Tom Stoppard's Rough Crossing Provides an Ocean of Laughs
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Few Broadway musicals are more beloved than The Sound of Music, and now you can see it live in a production by Lyric Opera of Chicago, with Hollywood star Billy Zane stepping into the role of Captain von Trapp. It's the story of Maria, an aspiring nun who takes a job as governess to the widowed Captain von Trapp's seven children. As she gradually earns the heart of the family -- and their father -- the von Trapps are threatened by the rise of the Nazis, and must figure out how to escape Austria. "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "The Lonely Goatherd" and the soaring title song are just a few of the unforgettable melodies in this classic work of musical theater. The cast includes opera stars Christine Brewer and Elizabeth Futral, Jenn Gambatese of Broadway's Wicked and All Shook Up, and Edward Hibbert of Frasier. Learn More
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This farce with English accents is suitable for a 45 minute sketch on TV but not a two hour production because the story is so simple (and simple minded). Sure, there's a few laughs but it is too long and repetitive. Besides, I had problems understanding all the lines because the actors spoke so quickly and one actor (Rice) I could barely understand at all due to his affected muffled voice. The story is very silly and not even as clever as many sitcoms on television. I do not recommend this except for people who will laugh at anything and have an evening with nothing to do. I am not a Stoppard fan.
Quotes & Highlights
“Filled with verbal pyrotechnics, shameless puns, outrageous literary allusions … ineffably charming.” —Chicago Tribune
“Alison C. Vesely’s sharply timed staging boasts a first-rate cast of clowns … a welcome comedic voyage.” —Chicago Tribune
“Inspired lunacy handled with master clownery…laugh-out-loud hysterical!” —Chicago Sun-Times, Highly Recommended