I have been working on Proof at Walterdale. We are a hair's width from Opening so that will mean my schedule will open up and I will be able to post in a more timely manner. I did manage to squeeze in a few shows over the last little while... better late than never!
A couple of weekends back I managed to get to Two One Way Tickets to Broadway's Forbidden Broadway at La Cite. It was a fun night of parody of Broadway musicals. I think it really worked for people who know musicals. I am not sure how it would play for people who don't know the shows and performers being mocked. It was pretty quick and the four performers all sang well and went for it. My favourite moments were an outrageous Carol Channing performed by Kyle Thulien and almost every time Kristin Johnston was onstage. She has an electric stage presence and is a quadruple threat as you can clearly add comedian to the list of singer, dancer and actor.
Last weekend I grabbed the last available ticket for the Saturday Night performance of NLT Bitches and Money 1878 at the PCL Theatre. This was a surprising departure from last season's shows. It was a non chronological steam-punk caper of sorts. Very well directed, acted and designed with an intriguing script that left you with a few more questions than answers. It was fun, but I do admit I wanted a little bit more, but I think that was the script more than anything. I liked the play with chronology and the absolute commitment to the choices. It was also a nice surprise in that I have seen two of the three actors before (Ben Gorodetsky and Andrea Jorawsky) but never quite in this way and it made me appreciate the depths of their talents more. The third actor (Laura Gillespie) was new to me and a delightful discovery. Nice to see three young and skilled performers bringing it with such an interesting piece.