Let My People Come: A Sexual Musical at Stage 773
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The last date listed for Let My People Come was Saturday December 31, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Let Porchlight Music Theatre's Ain't Misbehavin' transport you back in time to the golden age of jazz, when hot spots like the Cotton Club played host to the music of 1930s Harlem, and where swing music, jazz and stride piano infused the entire country with renewed energy. This Tony Award-winning show is a song-filled celebration of the timeless music of Thomas "Fats" Waller, who penned more than 400 songs during his career -- many of which have entered the classic repertoire of jazz standards still popular today. An energetic ensemble of talented performers brings down the house with a musical parade of Fats Waller's most popular hits -- rowdy, raunchy, humorous songs that encapsulate the moods of an era and reflect Waller's view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play. Learn More
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I went to the show with three friends, all of us involved heavily in theatre. We all agreed that we enjoyed the show, but also had a few things that we all had qualms with:
The nudity: I almost felt that the show cheats the audience--anyone who does any research knows that the original production had *lots* of nudity in it. And the show was meant to push boundaries of what the audience would find comfortable in 1974--so, in 2011, why does this production have three of the dozen or so actors actually disrobing fully, and only in the last 45 seconds? If you're going to do Let My People Come, DO it. Your audience is mature enough to handle it. If the actors can't, maybe they shouldn't have been cast.
Sound quality--only one singer in the entire show ever had a mic, and only for one song. When she had it, the speaker was turned up so loudly that I couldn't bear to listen to it--I'm sure she did a great job, but I couldn't tell over my ears ringing. Over all, the lack of any kind of area mics made hearing the lyrics (which, when heard, are really funny) pretty difficult.
The show is a review--meaning, there is no cohesive plot to follow. Personally, it's hard for me to stay focused for an hour and fifteen minutes when it's just songs--this isn't anything against the production, if that's what it is that's what it is, but I hadn't realized that before I went in to the show.
I did enjoy the show--but it was far from perfect. I guess my biggest frustration was simply that there were a couple of obvious things that I think could have improved it.
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Fantastic singing, excellent dancing - and a very well-done production. Not for the faint of heart, this is an adult performance for sure that takes an honest, raw look at our human sexuality. HIGHLY recommended for the open-minded!
This production features nudity and sexual situations. It is not recommended for children.
Performances begin on time. The house manager will seat latecomers at a time and location that will minimize distraction for other patrons.
Smoking is not permitted in any public area of Stage 773.
The use of cameras or recording devices is strictly prohibited.
Wheelchair-access and other special access is readily available; the house manager will provide information and assistance.