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show and other stuff.
Saw The King and I last night. Seth was unimpressed. I thought it was a good production, but I wasn't blown away. The actor who played the King of Siam did a great job. Sandy Duncan did a fine job but she just grates on my nerves. Not sure what it is, but she bugs me. Fortunately, she didn't come flying out on a wire. Oh wait, wrong musical. Last night was opening night at Wolftrap, and there were a few bumps in the road. In the second act, there were several times when the microphones were either off or malfunctioning. So that made it difficult. That was the only really egregious thing that happened, though.

I have a very stupid question, though. There are several of you on my friends list that can probably answer this. If the spotlight is shining on someone, the shadow behind them (not the one on the ground...the shadow directly behind them on the curtain/background) is upside down. Why is that?

Anyway, Seth and I got home late and crashed, both of us grumpy and sleepy. Getting up this morning was not easy for me. Around 4:30 or 5 (I think), Pipsqueak climbed up on the bed all full of purrrrrrrrr and curled up right next to me purring and purring and purring and purring and purring and purring... Eventually she got tired of waiting for attention and went away, but it was really cute while it was happening. Didn't help me get up, though. She gave off alpha waves and sent me back to sleep.

And now, I should return to work.

Current Mood: cranky cranky

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gwiii From: gwiii Date: September 1st, 2004 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)
the stage was shiny enough to reflect the shadow on the curtain behind them, inversing the image?
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: September 1st, 2004 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was a good production but I am spoiled by Broadway quality shows--Thoroughly Modern Millie was a better show. I think the best part of the King and I were the costumes. They were very chic. The guy who played the king has a tremendous voice and got down the mannerisms very well. We got home late and crashed also. I was starving for no reason whatsoever and ate a cheese sandwich. Yum.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 1st, 2004 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought the set and the costumes were stunning. I didn't think the performances were all that amazing. Though I did enjoy the King. (Also the crown prince did a great job)

I felt like aesthetically they really captured the flavor that I wanted to see, but the acting/singing just didn't really do it for me as much as I'd have liked, with a few notable exceptions.
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