This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Last night

Tonight will be the last performance of the Carnegie Players' "Red, Hot, and Cole," a play featuring the music of Cole Porter (born in Peru, Indiana) and set in an overview of his life.
I like the costumes and set. The musical accompaniment was limited to piano, percussion, and guitar, but was well done. The play itself was largely a vehicle to showcase the music, and was not all that interesting. The problem with community and school theaters doing musicals with many singing roles is that usually the talent pool is not deep enough to bring it off given that we are so used to professional performances from television and the movies. I thought the Carnegie Players bit off a bit more than they could chew. But check it out for yourself and see what you think.

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