Saturday, August 17, 2019

SF Shakespeare's As You Like It

Oh my gosh, this was SO GOOD! I was reluctant to go - tired and with some work projects pressing - but I could tell that the girls really wanted to go, so I packed us up and we went.

SO glad we did!   I'm usually not a huge fan of the comedies, but this was a MUSICAL version. The music was great, the lyrics were fabulous, and the singing was fantastic! One of K's former teachers, Regina Morones, absolutely stole the show as Rosalind/Ganymede. She was hysterically funny even when she wasn't speaking, her singing voice is fabulous, and she carried the woman-pretending-to-be-a-man thing awesomely. Another of the girls' former teachers, Maryssa Wanlass was also wonderful as Jaques, the melancholy forest dude.  The actor who played both Charles-the-wrestler and Phebe was so good that we didn't realize until afterward that the same person played both roles.   I laughed so much!

We want to go again, already. I'd buy the CD if they were selling it somewhere! (Another of the girls' teachers composed some of the songs. Sometimes I feel so blessed that the girls have been able to work with such talented people!)  The girls kept saying all the way home, "they should be on Broadway!"  Agreed!

We read through some of the reviews and agreed with only the laudatory comments.  The SFGate critic saw awkwardness with the songs - must have been in earlier versions, as we saw nothing awkward about any part of the production.

Before the show

1 comment:

Karen said...

So glad you loved the show... one more weekend in RWC then come see us at the incredible Presidio!