Sunday, April 05, 2009

Desdemona... I mean, Oklahoma

Today was a nice relaxing day. I had planned to go kite flying with Jennifer expecting big winds with the storm coming in. However, it turned out that the storm has been delayed,and the forecasts for both Martinez and San Francisco were calm with little or no wind.

So we stayed home. I did laundry, and painted a little. Then tonight I watched the Australian production of "Oklahoma!" with Hugh Jackman as Curly.

I had seen Hugh Jackman on "Inside the Actor's Studio" and he spoke about doing the musical. He said they had to speak the songs during rehearsal. Immediately the audience groaned because the first two lines of the musical are 'There's a bright golden haze on the meadow." Twice. The director told him, "If you can't think of a reason to say it twice yo0u can't say it at all."

It was also supposed to be a production that puts most of those done by Americans to shame

It was pretty amazing, and is well worth a watch.

(And for an explanation of the post's title go here.)

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