Friday January 5, 2007 / 7:30pmPippin
How was your experience?
First of all, the show was not at Segerstrom Hall, it was at the older original Performing Arts Center that is located on the adjacent property. Obviously, the director had the night off. The sound was extremely poor as every time the few orchestra players to amp up the sound, the singers could not be heard. The lighting was so bright at times, that it was impossible not to be distracted by needing to squint to see the players. The man character was played by a black man who could sing a little, but thought it more important that the part be portrayed by a flamboyant gay than an actor who's gender preferences remain undercover. Pippin was often struggling to find the notes, and could be heard to be remarkably flat when singing. It was obvious that the part was beyond his vocal capacity. He was obviously chosen for his body beautiful. Micky Dolenz who doubled not only as Charlemagne, but as a chorus person and a third minor character lacked charm and charisma needed to make an adequate contribution. his fake beard looked as thought it was purchased at Walmart as part of a cheap Halloween costume. I would encourage anyone who is considering attending this to see it only if they need an excuse to get out. This is a poor quality obviously cheaply produced rendition of a musical that had potential to be a great production. Who decided that cheap is better? Save your money.