Sunday May 6, 2007 / 6:30pmThe Light in the Piazza
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How was your experience?
The biggest problem with this performance at the OCPAC was the sound, which was quite poor. At the beginning the orchestra overpowered the actors and singers so they could not be heard adequately. Then for the whole performance much of the pronunciation and/or the sound system made it very difficult to understand what was being said or sung. I managed to try to follow the story with about 25% of the words being understood. Yes, I realize that part of the script called for Italian, but that was not the problem. The singing of Christine Andreas was excellent (reminding me of Barbra Streisand) but much of her speaking was hard to understand.