On Tuesday, I saw Little Shop or Horrors
at TPAC. I went into the show having never seen the movie (or any other theatrical production), so I knew only the basic plot summary ֠boy meets girl, boy meets man-eating plant, boy meets evil dentist, hilarity and murder ensue ֠so while I had nothing against which to judge the performance, I thought it was a very well done production. I'd seen only two TPAC musicals before ֠Fosse
& Phantom of the Opera
֠neither of which impressed me. The Phantom
run was so embarrassingly bad that it made me yearn for the days of Michael Crawford. But Little Shop of Horrors
revived my faith in Broadway tour groups. The three girls who sang doo-wop songs throughout the show were my favorite characters.
The boyfriend came with me to the performance. He had seen the movie and said, "I liked it, but Steve Martin makes a much better dentist." That may be true...Steve Martin makes a much better anything (except husband to Queen Latifah). But this TPAC performance is definitely worth a see. Unfortunately, it ends Jan. 30 (Sunday), so you should probably hurry up if you want to get tickets
And for your not-daily-but-pretty-frequent odd news link:Anheuser-Busch launches new beer
I am against this beer for three reasons:
1. I will never drink anything called B-to-the-E. And I like box wine, so if I think a product is trashy, you know you have a problem.
2. However, it might be better than Jaeger bombs (Red Bull + jaegermeister) of which Vanderbilt frat boys are so fond.
3. They use the term "malternatives" to describe malt beverages. Whoever came up with that term should be shot. The same goes for the "metrosexual" culprit. And Paris Hilton.