Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Sound of Music and then some

For years I have loved watching the all time classic Sound of Music, and when it was put on stage by high school students with some "special" participation of the faculty, I wanted to see what was to become of it.

The only thing I truly enjoyed was the musical part - that of which where Janina played the piano (Thank God it was a musical meaning there were lots and lots of great performance from my divine pianist) and the time Phily sang. Just that.

To make my point clear, in the original Sound Of Music, Baroness Eberfeld played by Doris Lloyd was superb! She was the exact icon of beauty and class. This time however, the "Baroness" was a complete deviation from what it should have been according to the role. It was actually quite the opposite. The "Baroness" turned out to be a total ugly slut with a below sea level stature. Artists should define certain roles when onstage (Oh yeah! She's not an artist), but my oh my, this girl cannot seem to be able to detach her own personality that it reflected on the role. It was pathetic and down right hilarious! I have never seen anyone try so hard and fail at it. Even my friends Gene Navera, Lallie Bucoy, Bheng Espinosa and Elmer who watched it with me couldn't contain themselves from commenting. Yes they did. I am such an angel right now I wouldn't put a single thing they said or else someone might commit another futile attempt at suicide.

Oh well, I am just so so so so happy that after the show, Janina and I went out with my friends and left the sordid event behind like an ugly memory better left to be forgotten.

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