True Truth is, it really was impressive and especially gratifying to see/hear several Giant Step (Children's) Theatre alums blow the roof off the joint.
[For any newcomers, Giant Step Theatre is the group wherein I coach acting, choreograph dance-like spasms, and share a stage with as many as 80 3rd-9th graders. (See www.myspace.com/giantsteptheatre) We generally take a well-known fairy tale and twist it into something familiar-yet-fresh. For example, in February, we performed Snow White and the 7 or 8 Dwarfs.]
ANYway...one of the Les Mis cast members (a Giant Step alum) suggested that we do a twisted version of Les Miserables and call it Less Miserable.
And THAT, dear readers, is what got me thinking...dangerous, dangerous stuph. How about a show focused on:
- A hospital for folks that find it very painful to recline: Lay Misery
- Inventing a soft drink without as much carbonation: Less Fizzy
- An unmarried gal who works as a greeter at a Hawaiian airport: Lei Ms
- A bed-wetter: Lay Whiz