Ghost Light (ghost_light) wrote,
Ghost Light

Thursday Theatre Thoughts

Buckle up, my Ducklings and Swans, we have another long one...

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie. The playwright states upfront that she wanted to create something historically accurate and seems to have succeeded in that. Unfortunately it is also very pedantic. At one point narration about the Civil War is being given by a Northerner, a Southerner and Susan B. Anthony...without ever mention Susan B. Anthony's name or giving any context. I did enjoy later scenes later when Rose Wilder strongarms Alfred P. Knopf into reading her mother's manuscripts, but this script would be better suited to a classroom than a stage.

A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas. Since our second show falls during November, our ED got thinking about Pioneer scripts. This is a nice little show about the family coping with the loss of Baby Freddie, a move into town and how change can impact those we love.

Stuart Little. This is the musical version of a show Ye Olde Youth Theatre did the last time I worked there. It's a charming show top to bottom that preserves the flavor of the book very well. It may be too long for us, unfortunately.

Frozen Jr. Yep. That Frozen. Not much else to say.

Mary Poppins Jr. Oh, I loved this! I feel like I don't remember the movie well enough after reading it, there were vast chunks I do not remember, but our ED suggested it may be that it follows the Broadway show closer than the movie. All the great songs are intact, though, and that made me very happy.

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