(The picture is of part of our high school set and three of our four leads)
Saw The House of Blue Leave Friday, on Broadway. The one with Stiller, Falco, and Leigh.
I was so utterly disappointed.
The leads in my high school cast last year blew all three of them, plus the man playing Ronnie, out of the water. They were honestly just better actors by far.
Call me overly critical, but I would sit through the show with our leads one hundred times rather than sit through these professionals again. I mean, I’m sure they worked hard, and it’s a very tough play, but still…
My biggest issues were with Bananas and Ronnie. When our leads spoke and delivered monologues, I was uncomfortable, I wanted to cry. Sometimes I wanted to laugh but I couldn’t because I would feel guilty. That is how it’s supposed to be.
On Broadway, the audience was hysterically laughing at them. They seemed like caricatures of the characters they were supposed to be. When our Bananas was killed, every part of me hurt. When Falco died, I was basically waking up from my nap.
I would go into it longer, but no one wants to hear a dramatic lit/Drama BA student rant about a, in her opinion, bad production. So, I bid you farewell for now.
ps. I promise I’m not just biased. But you’d just be taking my word for it ahaha