Saturday, March 11, 2006

The Full Monty

Pixie Dust Productions
March 10, 2006; closes April 15, 2006

All-star cast with individual strengths (Leif Norby, Susannah Mars a hoot) but in a weak vehicle. Clever lyrics; tone-deaf score; undistinguished, anti-climactic book that oughta be Act One of more complete transformation. Competent staging on elaborate-but-shoestring set. Vocals not always up-to-snuff. Fun enough, but it doesn’t really show you anything.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't really show you anything? You mean you don't get to see Rick Lewis' or Leif Norby's goods? Well, damn, that was the only reason I was going to go.

hotcha said...

Stanley Perryman as "Horse" steals the show, and Wade Willis kept the pace up. And Brian Bartley is so gosh-dern cute. A bunch of good guys.

Anonymous said...

Leif Norby is the most versatile actor working in Portland today, and demonstrably so, given the incredible range of genres and roles he has performed over the years. He is, not surprisingly, wonderful in this production.

happygirl said...

Yep, Stanley Perryman is great, but Leif Norby is perfection. Every move he made had me laughing so hard I cried! And when all those haphazard clothes came off at the end -- well, he didn't look like a mama's boy anymore! Yow!

Anonymous said...

Kinda collegiate, given the supposed calibre of talent involved.

Anonymous said...

Great orchestrations, especially when you look at the ages of some of the kids. Amazing talent... and the finale, well, that just speaks for itself. I love me some Leif Norby!

Anonymous said...

I gotta agree with the raves on Leif. He definitely is perfection and the most versatile actor in town. He just made me feel so bad for the character. He and Brian had wonderful chemistry together.

I also gotta say that he makes the sexiest nerd I have ever seen.

While it was disappointing that the audience doesn't get to see it all, I could have sworn I DID see Leif's goods just as the lights went out.

Man, I love Leif!