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The scent of ‘sugar… butter… flour… love…’ was in the air as I entered the American Repertory Theater last night.
I first read about ‘Waitress’, a musical based on the 2007 film of the same title, early last winter when it was announced that Diane Paulus would direct, Sara Bareilles would compose the music and lyrics, and Jessie Nelson would write the book.
I, for one, did not imagine that the story of a young actor traveling to Uganda to do humanitarian work would make good musical theatre (I had a similar thought when “Pippin” – the story about Charlemagne’s son – was first produced on Broadway in 1972 and look what happened there). I was thrilled to be proven wrong last night when I attended a preview of “Witness Uganda” at the American Repertory Theatre. Read the rest of this entry
I love good theatre – I grew up in New York where there was never a dearth of quality shows to see. Boston’s theatre scene is on a much smaller scale, but one things we do have that’s high-quality is the American Repertory Theater. The shows being produced this season range from the story of LBJ’s first year as president to a production of ‘The Tempest’ with Teller doing magic. The current production, which I saw in preview, is ‘The Heart of Robin Hood.’
This play is a re-imagining of the legend of Robin Hood – I am not going to tell the story because I don’t want to spoil it for any of you who may see it. And see it you should! Read the rest of this entry
The day was filled with wonderful live performances – theatre, though, not music (although there was a little music thrown into the mix)!
The day started when I got on line (I’m from New York – we get on line, not in line) at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts at 9:05 a.m. in order to score one of a maximum of $25 standing room tickets for the matinee performance of “All The Way”, a world premiere of a play by Robert Schenkkan about the first year of LBJ’s accidental presidency. I was the third person there, so I felt confident that I’d be able to buy one of the prized tickets.