Sorry my fine friends: I’ve been lazy…
Well let’s see..
Last night the fam attended a invite only dress rehearsal for ‘A Christmas Carol ‘ put on by CLT(Auburn’s community theater)
It was good, but a few things bear reporting.
1) the ghosts of xmas past/future we’re…interesting.
Past was played by a young gal in a miniskirt/santa suit
Future was played by a young gal in a skimpy angel dress ..
Future should always always be scary.
She was not scary.
It just didn’t feel like Dickens to me..
Not to mention, there was nor eerie Marley/door knocker prop. I missed that .
And speaking of Marley, his number finished with a dance routine with a bunch of otherworldly minions, and his final lines closely paralleled those of Beetlejuice.
It made for a mostly comedic version of the classic tale.
As many of you know, comedy is not my primary bent, though I love to laugh.
But this is a setting where I look forward to a truer adaptation of the original.
On the plus side, there were some very good vocal pieces.
All that said, it was free.