Sunday, December 31, 2006

December Catch-All

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Posted by Followspot December 31, 2006

Happy F**king Holidays/Toy Boat Productions
1941 Christmas from Home/Tapestry Theatre
A Tuna Christmas/Lakewood Theatre
The Holly Jolly Holiday Hullaboo … Too/Integrity Productions
Pageant (revival)/Triangle Productions
A Christmas Carol/Clackamas Repertory Theatre
Holiday Magic Breakfast/Lakewood Theatre Co.
At Such a Dizzy Height/Do Jump!
Three Years/Treegoda Productions
Biglittlethings/Imago Theatre
Christmas of Swing/Broadway Rose
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (revival)/Pixie Dust Productions
AmBushed Angels/Broad Arts
Babes in Toyland/Theatre in the Grove
The Most Wonderful Gift/Brooklyn Bay
Antidepressants/Arts Equity
A Taffeta Christmas/Public Playhouse
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)/Oregon Children’s Theatre
Twelfth Night/Slocum House Theatre Co.

Did I miss anything? (Apparently so!) Looks like we’ve learned to not only capitalize on the holidays, but in a diversified way. If audiences were there, then maybe all this activity is a sign. Or, at least, a happy intermezzo between the first and second halves of the theater season.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't think Triangle produced "I Love You" this year...

Follow Spot said...

That's right - my mistake - it was Pixie Dust Productions ...

Anonymous said...

This is based on a preview of "Misalliance" seen on Jan 7.
There is a good reason Shaw is still produced and it's not just that it is royalty free.
The guy is funny. As for this mounting: Upside: The supple lighting, charming costumes and deep casting.
On the downside: The McMansion set, the perfectly dreadful piano music (which abosultely killed the curtain line in Act 2) and the often aimless direction which has actors fingering various props at length for no reason at all.
Back on the upside: The direction is at times sharp and the actor worth the price of admission and the only one with true Shavian concert pitch energy: Darius Pierce. (And he is never over the top)
God bless him and God bless G. B. Shaw.

Anonymous said...

And P.S. Note to props: Sloe Gin is dark purple in color.

Follow Spot said...

Y'all can talk about Misalliance here and now if you want, but I'll be starting its own thread next week.

Anonymous said...

Darius Pierce is dreamy. Professionaly. Like, he gets paid for it.

Anonymous said...

I wish I got paid for being dreamy.

Anonymous said...

I saw Christmas of Swing at Broadway Rose while visiting Portland. I really enjoyed the evening. The actresses did a superb job of portraying the Andrews Sisters. They were very comfortable in the parts. The singing was great and the choreography seemed genuine to their act. The actors playing Bing and Abbott and Costello were so realistic even though they didn't look anything like them! The place was packed and the audience really ate the show up. Swing music can make a big comeback anytime! Loved seeing the musicians on stage also.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:19

Actually sloe gin is a bright syrupy red...

Chambord is dark purple. trust me professional NYC bartender here.

Anonymous said...

Joe Healy in Pageant makes the most attractive woman that I have ever set eyes on. In fact, the very kind I'd love to come home to every night...