One Touch of Venus

Ultimately a forgettable musical, although the promise of music by Kurt Weill and lyrics by Ogden Nash had me hoping for more.
the cast was great, the staging was great, but ultimately the whole was not enough. Leaving the theatre, the phrase about the talking dog came to mind : “it was not what he said, but the fact that he talked at all!”. Maybe this play is the evidence that the restrictions of the mandate are getting in the way. Then again, maybe it was seeing “The Women” the same day that was the problem – you can only take so much New Jersey squealing!
I did really enjoy the dance number Dr Crippen> In fact I liked it all – just not enough.


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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2 Responses to One Touch of Venus

  1. Keith says:

    It's fluff and the only memorable song is "Speak Low" – mind you, one standard is more than most musicals produce.It was fun and well acted and produced, but I doubt I'll remember it a year from now.By the way, I am surprised Cathy didn't comment on Patty Jamieson who was a standout in both this and "The Women" – and she was brought up in Winnipeg. (Probably it's because she's a U of Winnipeg grad , not U of Manitoba.)

  2. Keith says:

    I withdraw my "By the way"; I don't know what I was thinking – that was Deborah Hay, who Cathy did tag. Whoops!

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