Another flurry of shows is getting ready to open in the next two weeks, starting this weekend with Richmond Shakespeare’s “Elizabeth Rex” and Barksdale’s “Butterflies are Free.” Next weekend, Sycamore Rouge, Firehouse and Barksdale/Willow Lawn will be opening shows. Sneaking in there will be “The Who’s Tommy” at Theatre VCU – opening tomorrow night. It’s not a professional show but I’m recommending it to anyone and everyone because there is a boy near and dear to my heart playing the young Tommy. Eric Stallings – a standout in last year’s “Altar Boyz” at Swift Creek Mill – will be the grownup Tommy and the show is going to be a technical whiz-bang, based on what I’ve seen in rehearsal.
For those who might wander back here after my long absence, I can’t promise that the blogging will continue. Beyond my usual general crazy busy-ness, I’ve had a little bit of a crisis of faith as far as Richmond theater goes. Some of the reasons for that may or may not show up here in the future. In the meantime, like so many other things, it’s one day at a time.