Monday, March 8, 2010

Word of Mouth

"Listen to that!
Did you listen to that?
Do you know what that means?
Let me tell you what that means —
Wait, no, anyone who even thinks it,
Don't say it, you'll jinx it —"
Stephen Sondheim
DAY 150:  Well, the "reviews" are in ... well, word-of-mouth ones anyway.  It's almost unanimous praise for Our Leading Lady.  I've heard from LOTS of folks who saw the show during Opening Weekend, and all but one or two have raved and told me how much they liked it.  This includes many of my most critical and honest theatre friends (and Charles Busch lovers!) who would tell me exactly what they thought if they hadn't cared for it (in a tactful and friendly way, of course :-).  Even my biggest critic, my MOTHER, who doesn't pull ANY punches saying what she thinks, really enjoyed it.  Most of these folks commented on how unusual a show it is - a HYSTERICAL first act and a mostly SERIOUS second act - but many of them, like me, find that fascinating about this script. 
It's particularly thrilling for me because I've had a really GREAT time putting this show together and I'm so VERY proud of the product.  I'm grateful for all of the support and ALL the positive feedback!  Two weekends left if you haven't had the chance to see the show! 
PS ... I couldn't pass up the penguin taking a bow ... ;-)

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