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A Play




Went to a play last night and realized -- no, confirmed --- that I don't want to hear anyone sing their lines. I wouldn't call this a musical or an opera, rather some kind of horror in between the two. There were a few actual songs, but mostly just lines being delivered alternately in a singing and regular voice.



It was also in a tiny theater where audience sits on same level as stage, and the actors are about three feet away. From here I could see stuff I shouldn't normally be able to see, like lipstick on teeth, or bra straps or the guy who didn't have time to zip his pants when he changed after the last scene.

I found myself watching shoes scuff the floor, cleavage being squished together, the sheen on nail polish and nose cobwebs swinging...everything but the play.

Still, it was fun...

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Made me think of taking my nephew to see Nightmare Before Christmas when he was a kid. Neither of us knew anything about it, other than it was stop-motion. Part of the way thru there was a song, and I thought, "Oooooh, shit..."

I thought, well, at least I hear kids really like songs in shows and stuff. But I looked over at him, and he was tensed up. Then there was another song, and I heard him say, "Oh no...."   Then there was a third song, and he closed his eyes, threw his head back, "Please, no more singing."



We both loved the movie, and the songs aren't annoying when I watch it nowadays. But I had no more patience than a ten year old when I first saw it.

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