Sometimes I think about smart or artsy people who are super smug about their own opinions, and I'm really glad I'm better than they are.
And then I realize I'm being smug about not being smug.
Last night I took Adia to see the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth production of Beauty and the Beast at Mount Baker Theatre.
The first act was almost 2 hours long. People, there is no excuse for that. NONE. Especially when you have the breadth and depth of talent the kids in this show exhibited. The director has some serious explaining to do. Especially since I'm pretty sure all those skits during set changes? Those boring, trite, nonsensical skits? Yeah, fairly certain those are NOT actually in the play, and here's your theatrical legality lesson of the day: It is ILLEGAL to change a play - to add or subtract anything - without the permission of the person/organization that holds the rights. And I'd say it's a fair bet that Disney is not giving permission for its plays to be altered.
The director could get in some serious trouble if anyone turned him in.
As a playwright, I have a big enough stick up my ass about this issue to do just that.
Good thing for the director that I'm super lazy.
I don't think this blog post is going to be beneficial to me when I contact them about working or volunteering. Look at how much I don't care. (I'm also smug about saying what I think.)
3 weeks ago