Post by Mighty Jack on Feb 7, 2020 10:39:19 GMT -5
I posted a few thoughts on another thread, then got the idea to expand that into a fuller review at my film diary (letterboxd) just to record the memory of it. To sum it up...
shark made a few comments that struck me, as I was driving home, I too thought, "I laughed more tonight than I did the whole of season 12." And while the actress seems very personable and cool in those videos they post from time to time online, Synthia was pretty grating. However most of the skits were cute, I had some good laughs with Crow's safety song bit, and how they acknowledged the puppeteers at times ("I'm doing it, and without anybody's help!" celebrates Crow during one skit, while he's receiving obvious help. Big laughs from the audience with that)
NRNS was the movie and that was a gas, very funny. (I'm a Bruce Lee nut, so that stuff was golden!)
The venue was large, but not massive, they didn't offer tickets to the balcony, but the main floor was mostly full. The audience was really into the show, so there was a good energy all around.
I stayed in my seat during intermission and watched a couple of the cast play around with cleaning up the stage while interacting with the crowd that was still there.
Production values? As I mentioned elsewhere, I liked that it was smaller in scale, more the cow town puppet show of old.
I didn't get hung up on the ambiguous ending, they'll either return, or they won't (and they had fun with that... being confused by the continuity)
My only real complaint is why were none of these live shows (past and present) recorded so we could relive them again and again?
"I'm not a man who approves of definitions. Labels belong on luggage as far as I'm concerned; they don't mean anything in art" - Fellini
Well, there are three shows left in the tour, and two of them are back in NJ. Since it looks like the weather will cooperate, I couldn't resist and am going to the Red Bank show on Friday and the Montclair show in Saturday.
The tour finale is, I believe, in Washington state, and that's a bit far for me to travel.
Sorry to bump an old thread but I didn't want to start a new one for what might be a simple question: is there any way to watch the live shows anywhere online, or is it completely a live experience, no recordings made for later use? I thought there might be fan cams on youtube but I'm not seeing any. I wanted to see a full Emily "episode," basically.