Floyd Collins: Boho Theatre in Musical About an American Dreamer
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The last date listed for Floyd Collins was Sunday July 15, 2012 / 1:30pm.
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When Kay quits her corporate job to teach English at a Chicago public school, visions of changing the world dance in her head. But in Principal Principle, a dark comedy written by former teacher Joe Zarrow (that now returns to Theater Wit by popular demand), Kay learns that plenty of things are broken -- the copy machine, the spirits of her fellow teachers and the system. Take a peek behind the doors of the teachers' lounge to discover the politics and people who come together to try and make a difference -- any way they can. Learn More
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The historical event detailed by the show was interesting. But the music from the show didn't really contribute much to the plot and really slowed down the pace of the show. Most of the music didn't really have a consistent melody, nor much rhyming, nor was it really in a bluegrass style most of the time. Additionally, the script didn't give us very much exposition before pinning the title character in the cave so you didn't have a chance to learn why you should care about him or his family's struggles, which were frequently refered to but never spelled out. The show was well acted and staged but the company was working with a poorly arranged script and score and they really couldn't fix that problem.
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A beautiful and moving production of one of the best musicals of modern times. The cast is generally very strong, especially the actor in the title role -- his acting and singing were astonishingly good. The music, by Adam Guettel, is rich,...continued
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