Marie, Dancing Still

This is the title of the show we saw last night. It’s a new musical, trying to make it to Broadway.

I think it has a chance, and I would be able to say, “I saw it when…”. Aside from the actors and dancers, they did some projections on the scenery that I thought were compelling. In the opening number they add color in brushstrokes as Marie dances around the stage. During intermission they projected Degas’ sketches for the sculpture on the curtain.

The picture frame effect around the stage was also a nice touch. The singing was good as well. Carl thinks they may be missing a hook song, the one you leave the theater singing.

All in all, an entertaining night out.

And the Mariners won, again. 7 and 1. Carl did attend batting practice before the show. He wanted to hear a former charge’s choir sing the anthem (during their practice run), and spent some time with her parents and grandparents. He also got 4 baseballs. And for those that stayed for the game, it was over well before the play, just 2 hours 16 minutes.

Time for an early evening.

3 Responses to “Marie, Dancing Still”

  1. margiegf Says:

    What a great day-the arts and sports! It looks like an intriguing play. (but Carl is right that there has to be a hook song)

  2. Esther Says:

    I saw this also and felt that the treatment of the career and character of the artist was unfair to say the least. It is degas, known to have always been kind to children, who has inspired many dancers. Since almost all of this is invented, they unfortunately took countless cheap shots at a great artist.

    • raincharm Says:

      Interesting take. I was feeling more that Degas was surprised by the unintended result. Marie clearly felt the result and did not consider intent in her reaction. The only foreshadowing I saw was the friend (can’t remember her name) saying you won’t be able to take it back. Certainly a fiction, and I am not versed in the history of Degas or Paris at this time to judge the potential veracity of the story arc. That said, I did not come away feeling that Degas was a bad person. Passionate and driven, but not bad.

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