July 15, 2011 by Post Team
Stevie Nicks, Stevie Nicks meets the musical play Scotland in wild Troubadour Theatre Company’s mash-up “Fleetwood Macbeth,” now at the Falcon Theatre. (The program also makes an appearance at the La Mirada Performing Arts Center this weekend.) A concept that is not fully inspired delivery; the night is sloppy, good-natured silliness with one or two decent performances of Fleetwood Mac gems. Believe me, your unconscious still knows the lyrics of “Tusk.”
Congratulations to director Matt Walker and the clan to find the secret affinity between psychodrama this classic band of the 70′s and Shakespeare’s darkest power couple, but the results are mixed. Led by the Macbeth of shame (Ruslan Morgan) running on tartan thanes and large false feet, while the witches cavort in bustiers and fishnet stockings. No pun is allowed to move. (King Duncan: “You’ve probably heard of my donuts.” A strange sister “. Brocawitch I’m Erin, and I’ve burned a lot of whistles”) The best moments are when the comedy really comment on the game, as in the murder of Lady Macduff insane (Annalee Rawicz Arnold) and her descendants upset Mini-Me (Jason Turner) – the solemn scene was always ready to parody.
Despite the narrow band of five musicians led by Eric Heinly and power Lisa Valenzuela voices as Lady M, the songs of Fleetwood Mac does not evoke the spookiness you want, most are delivered in the same way: with a belt, supported by the chorus of witches. More work on these access agreements that are irresistible strong dramatic impact. To his credit, did not remain in Troubies welcome. As the man sitting next to me told the curtain call, “show fun, and you’re drinking by 10:00.”
- Charlotte Stoudt
“Fleetwood Macbeth” Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. 20:00 Friday, 4 pm and 8 pm Saturdays, Sundays 4 pm. No performances July 15 to 17. Ends August 14. And 27 – and 38. Contact: (818) -955 to 8101 or www.FalconTheatre.com. Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes.
La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. 20:00 Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 2 pm Sunday July 17. And 15 – 50. Contact: (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310 or www.lamiradatheatre.com.
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