Lisa Rothstein’s Event Journal

Company 2 920
Friday July 12, 2013 / 8:00pm (Preview)
2 tickets
Section C

How was your experience?

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Show was well-directed and as bittersweet as I remember, with all those great Sondheim tunes I'm still whistling 2 days later ...however, we were mystified by the casting of Bobby. The rest of the cast felt much more "theatrical" to us, with a lot more presence onstage, bigger voices and really immersed in the time and place, while the lead seemed to have wandered in off the street 10 minutes ago and really could not handle the demands of some of his songs. I won't say it spoiled it for me, but his look and his performance did not fit with the rest of the production. The "Not Getting Married" song was the best I've ever seen it done. She stole the show. "The Ladies Who Lunch" was also well-done by a fine actress, and the memories of Elaine Stritch and others who have sung it is a tough act to follow.

Help others enjoy a great night out

We arrived early and were royally peeved that the parking lot was full of non-theater-goers, but the attendant told us they had no way of enforcing the use of the lot just for Cygnet until 6 PM. We got a pass to the Hacienda parking but it is a TREK. If you are going on a Saturday night, you might do better coming AFTER 6 when the lot is suppoed to be just theater parking and some of the squatters may leave.