Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Trish Dalton and Elisabeth Sperling (above, with Sperling on the right) have now made a documentary about this fated day and night which culls those 24 hours down to 74 minutes and shows us the coming together of this batch of creative folk, and then the creative process in action (or not) as the hours pass, and finally not the actual musicals themselves but what I am guessing are only the highlights from them, with the numbers edited together so that we jump from one to another to another to another and keep going around until a song or three are finished.
Cheyenne Jackson (above), Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tamara Tunie (at right, two photos above), Richard Kind, Nellie McKay, Rachel Dratch, Tracie Thoms, Roger Bart, Mandy Gonzales and more -- are game and have OK-to-good voices, and in some of those final numbers there are moments of lovely harmonies and some nice singing, even if the actual music and lyrics rarely rise above average. But come on: 24 hours? Gimme a break!
Quad Theater. So, if this sounds like your cup of musical theater, take a chance. You can see the schedule of performances, special events and personal appearance, as well as procure tickets, by clicking here.