I volunteered with some friends to usher a local theater show. Laughter on the 34th Floor is a comedy about a pack of wacky comedy writers in 1950s New York. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy being an usher. The white shirt with back pants combo reminded me of my college job, but the production was delightfully hilarious and we had a great time. Here’s to small local theater!
I recently saw Rossini’s Cinderella at the San Diego Opera house. It was my first live Rossini, (I’ve watched The Barber of Seville on the screen). This was another comedy. The Lone Ranger proves Rossini’s music can charge, but it also swoons beautifully. And the sets were truly extraordinary. I’ve been a set enthusiast since high school.(Yes, I was that kid). It’s not the point, I know, opera is about music, but I say, throw awesome sets into the great music and, wow. Classic theater.