|My Fair Lady
||[May. 16th, 2003|04:04 pm]
|||||ACRN, Ohio University, Athens, OH (High Bandwidth)||]|
As many of you will know, the Magdalen Players (college drama group) do a summer musical show early every Trinity term. It's held in the President's garden, is outdoors, is normally quite good, and is always well attended.
Last year I was thwarted in my attempt to go, as they'd sold out. Previous two years were great though (who can forget the song "it's hot in here" from "kiss me kate" being sung in the pouring rain?).
The original plan had been to go and see this year's play (My Fair Lady) as a Lifesaving social. However, Lifesaving socials have been a bit porely atended of late (eg Wednesday's Magdalen formal hall, where only 4 lifesavers wanted to go, and two of them dropped out at the last minute), and this was to be no exception. In the end it was just myself, Hilary, and Dom. Hilary's housemate Helen even managed to catch the apathy, and neglected to come along, despite having previously said she wood.
The weather was great, a pleasant suprise given earlier weather forcasts. Almost all the tickets were sold - I feel sorry for them tonight! Did get a bit chilly towards the end though, but what do you expect when sat outside in May?
Anyway, the play itself was excellently put on. The music was good, despite the small size of the band. The singing was good, and they'd done a lot of work ensuring that the accents came through in the songs, which really made it work. Speaking of the accents, they really had them down to a pat. The changes were as marked as you could hope for, and it really made it work stunningly. Casting was good, even if I did know distressingly few of them, and those I did were all Chemists.... It really worked well, a very enjoyable evening.
Well worth seeing, except they've probably already sold out for tomorrow night, and I doubt you want to see it in the rain....
Pity their dancing was shocking, but hey.... not that I was paying too much attention to it or anything, what with the Varsity dancesport match being tomorrow. No, never...