Award-Winning Musical Adding Machine at SpeakEasy Stage
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The last date listed for Adding Machine was Saturday April 10, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, the creators of the Tony Award-winning musical Assassins, turn their attention to the westernization of Japan. This challenging period in Japanese history is told through the story of two friends caught in the inevitable winds of change. Mixing elements of Kabuki theater with the conventions of the Broadway musical, this is one of Sondheim's lesser known works, and a chance to see it performed is a treat. Pacific Overtures is a featured event of the Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword Initiative, now in its third year. Learn More
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Featured review from Tommy777
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The first 40 minutes of this musical was an excruciating experience, comparable to drinking castor oil while listening to Schoenberg. The opening number consists of a shrewish wife singing a whining, endless complaint to her husband while he stands there mutely for minutes on end. For your pleasure, the number is virtually atonal. This is a pretentious musical, devoid of drama, character, melody and point. Would recommend you have a tooth pulled instead.
Original music by Joshua Schmidt
Libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt
Based on the play The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice
Directed by Paul Melone
Music Direction by Steven Bergman
Choreography by David Connolly
Starring Brendan McNab, Amelia Broome and Leigh Barrett
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