Thursday, May 11, 2006

Tommy

Radiant Theatre Productions
May 11, 2006; closes June 10, 2006

Karaoke-ish. Reminded me of post-performance college keggers with livingroom "Time Warp" floorshows (fun yes; art no). Loved immersive staging in concept, but lacked directed focus, with characters neither honed, nor owned. Unbalanced sound; often couldn’t understand lyrics. Infectious cast; instinctively sexy, spirited Ian Anderson-Priddy shows musical theatre in his blood.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Were you there for the preview? A little messy, but it sure was fun! Great vocal performances from a cast that can actually sing rock music. Definately worth going to on pay what you will Thursdays.

Anonymous said...

Ummmm . . . OK. The 50 word concept is interesting, but it doesn't really tell us what you thought of the show. I'm in the cast, and I'm not sure if this is a good or bad review.

Regardless, I'm glad you had fun.

Dan said...

The basic sentiment from reading this review is that this production sounded and looked like a night at Karaoke that's fun but far from artistic with unfocused direction and unbalanced sound. The production itself lacked according to this review but the cast entertained him so the actors were the play's only highlight. I think that sums up what one can expect to see fairly well.

Follow Spot said...

Thanks, Dan, for filling in the verbiage. Have you seen the show? I’d add that the challenge for this production is inherent in the dated score’s overblown story. As colleague mentioned: great album, lousy musical. This cast, at least, has fun, and there's something to be said for that.