Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Composer is Dead

So, what we did on New Year's Day was go see Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead. It didn't get the best write ups, but we only saw them after we had bought tickets. Which in the end was a good thing. It was really interesting in a multi-media sort of way. He/They really did a great job teaching about classical music as well as plays (who is the director, etc). Given the amount of repetition within the piece, I was reminded of Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. And the puppets were pretty freaky (Phantom Limb puppeteers) but fascinating. The orchestra was comprised of puppets; the woodwinds had reed heads, the horns had horn heads, etc. Freaky.

Here's a discussion by the author and someone else (?) about the play.

It was nice to have a special event for the New Year...


Tera said...

Heyyyyyyyyyyy there NoR! HNY!

Churlita said...

That sounds pretty entertaining at least. There is always so much to do in the Bay Area. I miss that place.