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Towne Lake Players1
Average Rating Given : 1.00000
Reviews in Last 6 months :

Fiddler on the Roof, by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock
I've added some gray hair over this one
Sunday, June 3, 2007
First of all, I went to see this show because a couple of people are in it I know. I told one of them that if they wanted me to come out they needed to be prepared for the comments I would make. They've heard my opinions before and they're not always nice, but they are fair. This will be my first posted review on here, but not sure if it should be posted for what's coming. I know this is a review of the show, but let me start by giving you my whole experience from the beginning. I go to their website to find tickets and when the page opens, this guy starts talking, "There is a place...". It was the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Get that off of your website Towne Lake!! It annoys more than it markets. It just reaffirms to me that Towne Lake Players is nothing more than a haven for kiddies. They try to acquire as many children to that theatre as possible, because it's obvious they are more interested in money than quality. If you're a grown woman, or man, and you have any experience as an actor, you would never perform at this location. Their shows are mediocre at best and you feel like you're watching an episode of Spongebob Squarepants. The scenic designs? Pure crap. Their costumes are a mixture of old day jewish style along with hip hop. The lights were completely boring and unorginal. Don't get me going on the music. I can't rip on the actors though. They gave it their best, given the horrid directing they were provided. Gay Grooms needs to step aside and let an experienced director deal with shows of this stature and stick to the kiddie shows that she's good at. She does need to quit taking existing shows and changing one or two scenes just so she can have her name on the cover and claim she's a writer, but that's another review for another day. Be original for crying out loud! Tevye was excellent and rose above the pile of cow dung that was produced. He gave it his best and he was good. The remaining actors were trying very hard and it's obvious they have some talent there, but they just needed the direction to get them to their destination. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. Someone at that theatre decided to cop out and double cast the show so they can bring in more money. If you want an understudy, that's one thing, but they decided to double cast because they probably thought they could retire off the performances. Well, I really hope they do retire, because we can't handle this kind of quality much longer or those hard working performers in that show will move on to other things and give this wonderful theatre life a warranted adios. I went to their lost and found department and tried to recover my time but they couldn't find it.

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