How were the arts part of your life this past week and weekend? Did you catch Roar of the Greasepaint
or Velocity of Autumn
like your BAMirror reviewers did (see below)? Or were you at the Dance Stories performance at Binghamton University?
Were you in the audience when the Downtown Singers performed Dvorak's Requiem
? (As a member of the chorus, may I take this opportunity to say "thank you" for that standing ovation.) Or did your musical tastes run more to Chubby Checker?
Please share with your fellow blog readers.
Reviewed by George Basler
The famous American playwright George F. Kaufman glumly observed that “satire is what closes Saturday night.”
Kaufman wasn’t talking about The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd, but he could have been. The musical, which opened this past weekend at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center in Owego, is a collection of first-rate songs sabotaged by a pretentious, contrived plot that makes for a long evening.
The 1964 show -- with book, music and lyrics by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse --...