Thursday, April 12, 2007

Broadway, oy...

Yeah, so... Beauty and the Beast. Oy.

Certainly from a kid's perspective, the show is one hell of a good time. It's the exact story and scenes as the film--with real live actors performing all the good stuff. As theater? I could go into a critical dissertation of how bad it is. I could also go into a critical dissertation of how this is exactly how Shakespeare survived the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

There's nothing truly redeeming about the show itself. It does, however, give full meaning to the recently-classic MasterCard ads. The cost of the tickets was a hit to the budget, but nothing could beat Banana's giggles in the final minutes.