Sunday, July 19, 2009

And so it begins...

July 16, 2009 Wednesday
Rules of the Fifth Wall, by Clock Tower Ensemble
Studio theater at Brava Women's Theatre

$7
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On-line Review

It was an interesting take on theater and what the experience of being an actor is like. But, I felt as someone that isn't "in" the theater left out as an audience member. Though, it was inspiring to see so many young actors working in collaboration.













July 17, 2009 Thursday

Mortified!
$12
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Mortified ! I love the idea of reading from your journals from high school. I know mine has potential, but from what the six people who read tonight, everyone has similar horrifying experiences growing up.

If you ever get the chance in your city to go to Mortified, go!











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July 18th, Saturday
Rent Ave. Boy,

Play at the Box Car theater

An urban rock fairy tale

Book and Lyrics by Nick A. Olivero
Music by Michael Mohammed
Directed by Wolfgang Wachalovsky

July 16 – Aug 8

It was definitely an interesting experience being that this was a preview night. As I get more into the city, I see so much more experimentation with the arts. It is progressive, edgy and sometimes just downright bad. That is the experience of art though, the evolution of what an audience likes or dislikes. Sitting on scaffolding above the stage was an new and exciting way to view a show. That was about the freshest thing about this show. The plot and characters were stereotyped and the music was a bit rough. Also, for a RENT and Jonathan Larson fan, this was painful to see the copied material. It could have been a homage, but was quite cliche. All the actors and actresses were quite talented, just a difficult script to work with. I would encourage anyone to see it because this blog is all about supporting the arts, good or bad, experimental or historical. I think Box Car Theater will definitely have some outstanding shows this season and I will definitely continue to support them even though I was somewhat disappointed with this show.



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Free San Francisco Symphony Concert in Dolores Park (Mission Dist.)




Sunday, July 19, 2009

2:00 pm

Dolores Park is a perfect setting for the San Francisco Symphony in an afternoon of musical favorites including excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet, followed by Beethoven’s incomparable Symphony No. 5. Bring a blanket, pack and picnic and arrive early so you don’t miss your chance to meet members of the Orchestra demonstrating their instruments before the concert.

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It was free, the park was full of people, and live music = can't beat that :)

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