Thursday, August 21, 2008

In the pleasantly warm light of day

It occurs to me that some of the choppiness I felt in the musical last night might have to do with my seat, because
1) The orchestra was under my nose, and therefore quite loud. A bit jarring to get the speaker in your right ear and the real sound in your left.
2) I could always see everything and everyone moving in the opposite wing, which is a bit distracting and makes you think that nothing ever stops for long enough to have a scene.
3) I often couldn't see people's feet and legs, since I was looking UP at the stage. This sounds stupid, but I think it's true that if you can't really appreciate the blocking, you miss a lot of the continuity and creation of dramatic movement that can help link scenes/numbers.


Reflections on an Epic in the Making said...

Glad to hear you had an overall positive experience. I hope you get a chance to see it after opening once everything gets solidified.

Reflections on an Epic in the Making said...

P.S. You should submit your review to the site!

jodi said...

Ouch on those ears. i think I saw "Tommy" in 1993 or 1994 with very similar acoustics. It is quite an odd auditory experience.

Reflections on an Epic in the Making said...

Please share! It's a labot of love. :-)