SPEAKING OF MUSICALS

Nobody will mistake A Midsummer Nights Dream: The Musical for opera (and thanks, Suzanne).

Rene Moreno took the version developed at the Dallas Theater Center back in the ’70s by Randy Tallman and Steven Mackenroth, updated some of the jokes, and gave the whole thing a retro go-go, very un-PC spin, with lots of frame-breaking, self-referential jokes (a little like Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, now that I think about it).

Denise Lee plays Titania, and she has the best musical numbers, as you’d expect. But Anthony Ramirez as Bottom is so funny, especially in Pyramus’ death scene, it’s hard to breathe. The whole thing runs a little long, but who cares?

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