Review of The House of Blue Leaves
Disappointment doesnt come close in describing how I and those around me felt during and after this was finished. You had to strain to see at some points since parts of the set were either dark or poorly lit. Even though this is a small theatre, it was hard to hear at times. Something that struck me as odd was when there was laughter from the audience, the actors didnt pause a moment, they just continued speaking. Ben Stiller seemed as though he was rushing through his lines to get this overwith. Edie Falco plays his wacko wife Bananas, but I couldnt help wondering how desperate she was to do this part when she was on her hands and knees barking like a dog more than once. Jennifer Jason Leigh was the one bright spot in this show but I cant say I would suggest you see it because of her. There isnt much comedy in a play where part of the plot involves a soldier thats AWOL, putting together an explosive in an attempt to kill the Pope. Overall, the plot lines didnt come across as humor, disturbing is more like it.
The House of Blue Leaves on Sunday, Apr 10th, 2011
Anything Goes review
Fun, fun, fun. I cant think of one thing that kept me from enjoying this musical. Sutton Foster was simply amazing during her tap dancing routine. Joel Grey was superb with all the energy he put in, as was the rest of the cast. The plot was funny, the music was catchy, and youll be humming or singing out the door and well down the street afterwards. Dont miss this!
Anything Goes on Sunday, Apr 10th, 2011