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

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Theater Thursday - Now. Here. This.

What: Now. Here. This.

Where: Available at Broadway on Demand 

Mom's view: Now. Here. This. is a musical by the creators of [Title of Show]. The show was originally a four person show which explores many aspects of life through a series of songs and dialogue.  An  expanded version of the show was created so that the show can easily be performed by groups of different sizes and diverse makeups. This version offers lot of flexibility with regard to the number of cast members as well as fluidity with regard to who can play each role in the show. The first production of this new version of the show was scheduled to be produced at the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSOA). However, when everything shutdown the entire production was moved online and produced virtually. The students do a terrific job with the show. Although the show is largely autobiographical and much, if not, all of it, came out of the lives of the creators, the students are so believable in their roles that viewing the show will make you think they wrote it about themselves. That is partly due to universality of the topics covered in the show and partly due to the commitment of the students in their roles. At times, however the show can be a little hard to follow because there is no real storyline or named characters and it jumps around from one thing to another. The songs are nice at least as sung by the beautiful voices of the OCSOA students, however, not particularly memorable. All in all, the show is most worth seeing for the wonderful performances of the students.

To learn more about the show, the creators, and this particular production, watch this episode of Stars in the House www.starsinthehouse.com/may-archive.''

To view the production go to www.broadwayondemand.com. You will have to set up an account, but setting up an account as well as viewing this particular production are both free. 

Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.