But the play showed me that these buff swimmers are really no different than you and me. They would do anything for a chance at fame. The main guy in this story goes so far as to take the risk of using drugs to win. And in the end, he loses everything.Read More
And the gruesome tale continues BUT this time it's even bloodier…
King Henry VIII is shifting favors, once again. This time Anne Boleyn is in jeopardy. What's her quarrel with the king?
She can't give birth to a son.
Claire Zachinassian (played by Chita Rivera) comes back to visit the town where she grew up. Now, this isn't exactly a happy occasion. Forty years ago, Claire was betrayed by her love, Antone, when he married another woman. There was just one extra tiny problem. Claire was pregnant and was prepared to tell the town the whole truth. So, Antone went to court to make the case that Claire had slept with many other men. Therefore, he couldn't be the father. Jump forward to today and the town is bankrupt. Little does everyone know that this is all Claire's doing.Read More
At first, I was disappointed because the play revolved around Thomas Cromwell rather than King Henry VIII. The reason for my disappointment: I didn't know much about Thomas Cromwell or his importance. However, I came to realize the great influence Thomas Cromwell had on King Henry VIII, as his chief minister. I even started thinking by the end of the play that people haven't put enough attention on Cromwell when telling this story.Read More
I was very excited to see Shakespeare's Hamlet come to life. I first read Hamlet in high school and it left a lasting impact on me. Every time I see or read Hamlet, I pay special attention to each character's transition to crazy, because of Hamlet's pursuit of revenge. It just proves to me that revenge is unnecessary and that it leaves more repercussions than positive outcomes.Read More
1) I was expecting a show about ghosts because of the title.
I was wondering whether the ghost would be like Casper, a friendly ghost, or some ghost seeking revenge, like in the movie Unfriended. Just letting you know in advance... There were no actors playing ghosts in the play. I guess I took the title too literally.Read More
Jean Valjean sings "Look Down" and I can see on his face the hardships that he has faced from having been in prison for twenty years. Isn't the prisoner in a story supposed to be the villain? But this story couldn't have made a better mistake. Instead, watching Jean Valjean gives me the chance to follow his transformation.Read More
Once the show started, I didn't understand why people had their cell phones out and were taking pictures. It's a big no-no to have your phone out in a theatre, let alone to take pictures. I asked one of the staff members running around the show and I found out you could take as many pictures and videos as you wanted. Bonus! Well, as long as you don't use flash.
Fuerza Bruta had no clear story line but that didn't have any effect on my viewing of the show. I felt like the show brought me into a world of fantasy, where just about anything can happen.Read More
... the performance started like no other show I had ever seen, with our National Anthem but there was no one on stage. Everyone, including myself, stood up and most of the audience started singing along. Suddenly, someone in the back of the theatre began to sing in a beautiful operatic voice. We all stopped singing and turned around to get a glimpse...Read More