I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Still More Theater Saturday* - Inner Voices and Popcorn Falls

We were given free tickets to Inner Voices for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Inner Voices

Where: Barrow Group Theatre
             312 W. 36th St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 15 and Up

When: Through November 17, 2018


Mom's view. Inner Voices is a series of one act one character musicals. This year's edition focuses
on stories of family, lonliness, and love . The first is Window Treatment which is about a woman who is in love with the man across the courtyard. Although they have never met, she spies on him through her window, at times has stalked him, and is planning a whole life for the two of them. It is sad, scary and funny all at the same time. Farah Alvin, who stars in this musical, does a good of job of portraying the character in a way that keeps things more light and amusing  rather than scary and stalkerish which keeps the audience rooting for a character that in some ways could really be not quite likeable. The second is The Costume which is about a  young boy on Halloween caring for a hurt pigeon. Although this show is set in 1954, it is very timely and deals with themes of lonliness and bullying. Young Finn Douglass is so heartbreaking in this part that you just want to wrap him in a great big hug and make everything alright.  The final show is Scaffolding. which is about a woman and her relationship with her brilliant austic child. This show is also heartbreaking in its own way. Tony nominee, Rebecca Luker does a brilliant job portraying a mother torn between wanting to help her son move forward in life and knowing when to let go. Although the issue here is heightened by the son's austism, it is a dilemma any parent can relate to. All in all, each of three musicals is beautifully sung, powerfully written and very moving.

For more information about Inner Voices or to purchase tickets, visit www.premieresnyc.org.
We were given free tickets to Popcorn Falls for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Popcorn Falls

Where: The Davenport Theatre
             354 W. 45th St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and Up

When: Through January 6, 2019

Mom's view: Popcorn Falls is a show about a bankrupt town where the townspeople have one week to put together and put on a show to save their town. The twist is that although there are multiple characters in Popcorn Falls, all of them, even the female characters, are played by two men, Adam Heller and Tom Souhrada. The two actors do a terrific job of portraying the wide array of characters inhabiting the town. They skillfully jump back and forth between the different characters sometimes even within the same scene in this frantically paced play. Although the show moves along at a dizzying speed,  it is surprisingly not that hard to follow and to keep track of which actor is portraying which character at any given moment. All in all, it  is great fun and will keep you smiling throughout. 

For more information or to purchase tickets to Popcorn Falls, visit http://popcornfalls.com/#home.

And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Photo credits: All Inner Voices production photos by Russ Rowland.

*Still More Theater Saturday is an occasional supplement to our regular Theater Thursday posts. Additonal theater related posts can also be found in our perodic More Theater Monday posts.

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