fauxklore (fauxklore) wrote,

Little Shop of Horrors

I went to see Little Shop of Horrors at Ford's Theatre yesterday afternoon. That's sort of a surprising venue for it, but the rationale is apparently that both musicals and science fiction are largely American cultural phenomena. I'm happy to see an historic site being used for something fun.

When you see a show you know well, the tendency is to focus on the performances. Jenna Coker-Jones struck just the right note as Audrey and had great chemistry with Christopher Kale Jones as Seymour. (Which is a good thing as they're married to each other.) I should also single out Elliot Dash as the voice of Audrey II. The only performer I thought was a bit weak was Evan Casey, who didn't seem quite menacing enough as Orin, though he did a good job of playing several minor characters. All in all, it was a fun afternoon and worth braving the tourist herds in the city for.

I got a late start on the day today but still managed to get over to Laurel to do a Volksmarch. I wanted to get a cemetery stroll credit so chose the optional 5K trail that went through Ivy Hill Cemetery, before going down to the Patuxent River and part of the historic district. But I didn't feel like doing a full 15K, so skipped the main route and did another of the optional 5K trails. That one went through the Laurel Lakes community and was pretty much bland suburbia. All in all, the path along the river was the nicest part of the walk.
Tags: musicals, theatre, volksmarch

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