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alive isn't sad // it is when it's over

Theatre meeeeeme.

List the last 10 things you saw at the theatre in order:

1. Mary Poppins (Broadway)
2. Richard III (BAM)
3. Seminar (Broadway)
4. On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Broadway)
5. Asuncion (Off-Broadway)
6. Dead Man's Cell Phone (SBU)
7. Sleep No More (NYC)
8. The Threepenny Opera (Broadway)
9. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Broadway)
10. Catch Me If You Can (Broadway)

Who was the best performer in number one?
Gavin Lee, who played Bert. He was SO GOOD and also very good looking. I'm a sucker for a guy who sings though.

Why did you go to see number two?
1. Kevin Spacey.
2. Kevin Spacey being Richard III.
3. I like BAM.
4. ???

Can you remember a line/lyric from number three that you liked?
"Writers aren't people."

What would you give number four out of ten?
Probably a six or seven. The music was great and the idea of making Daisy into David was brilliant and I was prepared for an awesome queer twist but in the end it didn't really say anything and it felt like a gimmick. If you're going to do that kind of reimagining, I think you have the obligation to say something with it. Like maybe gender doesn't matter as much as you think it does when you fall in love. But it just fell short in so many ways. :\

Was there someone hot in number five?
I would happily have curly-haired, neurotic Jew babies with Jesse Eisenberg.

What was number six about?
A woman answers a dead man's cell phone in a cafe and becomes involved in his life. It's kind of an odd piece about communication in the modern era.

Who was your favourite actor in number seven?
I don't know any of their names because this isn't really a "traditional" piece -- there is a souvenir program, but for the most part the play is in silence and you run around after actors, chasing them through the space. But there was one guy who I loved to watch -- and I'm pretty sure he was in Faust when I saw the company in London a few years ago.

What was your favourite bit in number eight?
All of it! The staging was magnificent, and getting to see it in German was great fun. The Act II closing ("What Keeps a Man Alive") was menacing and literally gave me chills! If I could just see that bit again oh I'd be so happy.

Would you see number nine again?
Gladly. This was the sixth time I've seen it. XD

What was the worst thing about number ten?
It didn't stay longer.

Which was best?
*whine* Probably Richard III.

Which was worst?
Dead Man's Cell Phone.

Did any make you cry?
1, 4, and 9.

Did any make you laugh?
All of them.

Which roles would you like to play in any of them?
Arachne would be fun I think, although somewhat less so in her cut down 2.0 version. Lady Anne in Richard III would be awesome, if only for that first scene between her and Richard.

Which one did you have best seats for?
Strictly speaking, probably Mary Poppins. I paid a little bit more for orchestra seats to treat my sister to a real Broadway show. Whenever I buy off TDF they tend to give "partial view" tickets which means that they are off to one side of the orchestra. Still fantastic seats though. Richard III was pretty good. I was sitting in the rear orchestra, but I was in the first row of that so I had no obstructions to the stage.
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