Barbi came back? How courageous. It really is easier being a big fish in a small pond than vice-versa, I guess.
So, you interview one of the finest actors working today, and then the headline is "Cherry's Jubilee?" 20 years and that's the best you could come up with?
It's well known that Perry Tannenbaum works harder than any arts writer in this city ever has,and is nearly obsessive about seeing as many shows as possible, largely to insure fairness when it's time to hand out awards. Everyone is entitled to their opinons, but some of the nitpicking and snarky comments here by anonymous or simply one-named (i.e., chickenshit) readers are ridiculous. I don't always agree with Perry's take on Charlotte theater, but I frankly don't want a critic who kowtows to the people he's reviewing, either. Quit your bitchy b.s. and grow up.
Yes, Heather was amazing in Climb My Mountain.
I know you didn't really care for Climb My Mountain Perry (remember, it was only a workshop performance), but there were some outstanding performances in the show that should be nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Musical = John Price as Mr. Tucker, Best Supporting Actress, Musical = Heather Leanna as Megan.
...for your years of service to Charlotte's performing arts. I look forward to your work every week.
Getting a CL Theatre Award is like getting a degree from Bojangles University.
I'd like to know why PT tears apart some actors' individual performances when reviewing shows, but then turns around and nominates them for these "awards"?
Can he not remember what he wrote, or is he just plugging holes while throwing together these meaningless "nominee lists"
First, thanks to Creative Loafing and Perry specifically for covering the complete Charlotte arts.
I realize there are column restraints, but could you list the production companies with the nominees in the future. I'm afraid the average reader thinks these must be traveling PAC shows that they missed. - thanks.
You overlooked some deserving perfomances in my opinion, especially from Collaborative Arts'
PS. where is the full list promised?
I agree. This production of The Crucible was awful!!! I wanted to slit my wrists 30 minutes into it. It is bad enough that this show is over done and dated it, but Matt Cosper's direction was so unoriginal and boring he should be banned from TC for life!!!
I disagree. While there were some moments that seemed to last forever, I found the show to be quite profound. I thought that the actor playing Paris was credible in his on the edge potrayal. I do agree women were the stronger actors from smaller roles like goody putnam and tituba to larger roles like mary warren and elizabeth, the women were much more convincing! I think Matt Cosper did a nice job with very tough material!
Yeah, this show was dreadful. Like watching 20 people beat a dead horse for two solid hours. As tannenbaum points out, Putnam & Rev. Parris were particularly awful, a cartoonish nightmare.
The female contigent of the cast fared much better, but overall I'd give it a D+.
Cosper's talents as a director seem better suited for some blackbox theatre that caters to the gay bath house crowd instead of such mainstream fare at TC.
Perry: I have read your reviews for some time now...but I have to say you got it wrong with Fiction. I saw the show this past weekend and thought it was the worst thing I had ever seen. The set was awful and the acting was even worst. If this is what is going to be going on at Spirit Square, I say let art die in charlotte now!
I can appreciate Perry's review of Royal Shakespeare Company's productions in Davidson and even his review for the symphony, but I can't believe he devoted a measly square inch of print to reviewing local theatre productions in Charlotte--specifically less than six sentences for Intimate Apparel and Mr. Marmalade each??? I usually look to Perry's reviews to see if I want to spend my hard-earned $15-$25 per ticket at a local Charlotte theatre company but he's left me literally worse off than when I picked up this publication. It's a shame to devote that much print to a touring theatrical production (a production asking me to drive farther and spend $50 a ticket--that doesn't even include a place to sit for three hours for that matter!) when the local companies rely so much on reviews of their productions to draw in audiences and revenue.
When will you give up your snide remarks toward "The Observer." Just because you didn't get the job when you applied doesn't mean you can continue your public bashing of them. I would also be willing to bet more readers know who Molly is than Cherry. That's unfortunate, sure...but you must remember, more people have seen "16 Candles" than "Doubt" or "A Moon for the Misbegotten" (where Ms. Jones was also excellent).
He's right, folks, I suck. It's a fun show, though - come see it.
"delicious accord" ???
Jesus, what an asshole. As if Theatre in Charlotte needs a little MORE pretentiousness.
Even worse, are the theatre companies that shamelessly pander to this asswad.
PT,do you put all these 4 dollar words in those articles you write about new Western Sizzlin' openings and such in The Fort Mill Times??
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