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Fiddler on the Roof, by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock

Tuesday, May 29, 2007
2.0
I got to see the Sunset cast of this show. Tevye was absolutely fabulous!! I had trouble with the lack of character in Golde. This is my biggest hangup with community theatre, study your character, become your character! She could have at least tried an accent. I also do not understand these small venues trying to do these big productions.

Will Rogers Follies, by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Tuesday, May 29, 2007
0.0
Okay, I went with a friend who had comps. Sat. night hoping this, my favorite show, would have gotten better since the start of the run. Not so. The opening number was just as bad with no one still seeming to understand what they were doing. Z's fav just can't sing that part. Will's rope tricks statred out okay. I do not understand at all why a director would take an audience out of the show with making a joke about his numerous marriages. I didn't get it the first time I saw the show having no idea who he was. I feel sorry for his future wife. Stick to celebrities for that kind of joke. I had to explain that one to my friend. Will didn't get his Texas skip but that really doesn't matter. Anyone that can do any type of rope trick should be commended. However, he seemed tired, maybe from being humiliated from doing this show. I don't know what happened at the end of the show when Will kept looking back at the piano player and playing with his hat. If the piano player was off, as he so often was, it was in poor taste for Will to so blatantly point it out. Betty still bumbled her way through. I did feel sorry for her when stumbled and broke character during her torch song. She seemed to have finally made Will hate her as much as the audience hated her, he acted like it. Study your characters before you try to perform them. Clem taking the wig off of the manly sister totally took me out of the show. Grow up! The removal of one wig during a show is plently. The campaign number was excellent! But why did Z's fav. pinch Will's butt when she ran off? Again, grow up! All in all this show reminded me of a bad high school musical with frustrated old men thrown in because they needed a cheap thrill. One should never make an audience sit through the last show thank you's. That's what the program is for. After the show I did shake hands with Will, Betty, Clem and the older Z girl/woman. Of course I told them they were wonderful...ahh the warped world of community theatre.

Will Rogers Follies, by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, Adolph Green
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Friday, May 18, 2007
1.0
Having been exonerated of all alleged crimes regarding attacking the character of actors,I have been given permission to repost my review of this show.

The cast is not believable. The guy who played Will was more believable than the rest except that he is a wispy middle aged man. He looked as if he might break. Will Rogers was a much more rugged cowboy. The rope tricks were great though, KUDOS. Betty, well Betty was not so hot. Her voice is piercing and her acting overdone with too much venom. Betty Blake, according to her children, never held it against Will for lack of attendence in the home. She adored the man and this Betty does not portray that at all. The Z girls were no where near show girl material and seemed much more interested in upstaging Will. The little blond with the braces was the best. As for Z's Fav... better than Betty but...oh never mind. The cowboys- obviously they took what they could get. The six sisters were hilarious. Too bad wardrobe neglected them. The lighting was bad. There was no sound. The power point at the end took away from Will's farewell.

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