soooo thrilled for all of you!! continued success!!! Love , Carolina
Camela is exceptionally cool (and talented). Bravo.
As a member of the cast of Camelot, I appreciate the more objective review from "Arterial." It is unfortunate, indeed, that an individual that is an anonymous commenter provides a better assessment of the show than the reviewer.
This "writer" is a hack. City Paper should be ashamed to give her a platform. I have never read any "review" by her that mentions anything more than superficial observations about the play she is watching. Her comment about how she understands how hard it was to put on a musical because she did it in high school is an insult to all artist and shows her shallow understanding of live theatre. I could go on but hey...at least she had costume envy. Do you understand depth of character? Theme? If you do why not prove it in your next review.
Thanks, Erica. Just added a scan of "Flame Nebula," which is still at large.
It would help to see photographs of the stolen artwork so someone isn't inadvertently purchasing stolen goods.
I'm sorry but this women clearly has no understanding of either the character of Lancelot OR Aurthurs as characterized in either "the once and future king" or the Musical. Maybe she's more of a fan of 1998 cartoon. Lancelots abrupt change is essential to the dramatic element of the play.
Will his bond be higher than Thomas Ravenel's recent polo-laden Hamptons D.U.I. takedown?
I'm so glad he was an idiot! They only caught him because the security footage was clearer when he came back for more. And I'm even gladder to get some of my paintings back, at least! Police say they have a lead on the rest of them... Flame Nebula is still missing, though, so please keep an eye out for random space paintings being sold somewhere seedy.
Wow! Love to know why he thought that was a good idea. Glad at least some of the artists' work has been recovered.
"we artist are giving a gift of making this ugly world more beautiful"
And doing it so humbly too.
Despite all your artistic gifts, there are still real problems in the world. Can your "beautiful" paintings feed a family living below the poverty line or reduce racial inequalities in civics and economics?
I just don't understand how some people think! What is he doing decorating his place by stealing original artwork from the library? I hope they catch this sorry person and punish him accordingly.
Sounds like it could be worth a look with a little more doctoring..
Do they not make a picture holder that has the mounting wire fit through a "holder" that will sound off if the picture is removed from it? It could be very simple, with a pressure switch that is held "off" by the weight of the picture, and goes off with a siren when the picture is touched? I'll buy the first one if they are on the market. And I hope the thief is given a substantial prison sentence for his efforts. What a piece of horse squeeze!
It's wonderful that PURE is finally working regularly with a set designer. I know their mantra was kamikaze theatre and actor only oriented, but a good set design is so visually stimulating and adds so very much to a production.
I had a 3x3 painting and a small uncle fester stolen from black chart .I had a painting stolen from vickery,s downtown,the mill ,urban outfitters,and an attempt made at joe rylie stadium.People need to understand that we artist are giving a gift of making this ugly world more beautiful .Theft of our hard work is not only a violation on us,but it is sad statement on mankind. This can hurt more people than just the artist loosing thier personal belongings.This is a violation on the community.
I still miss every one of those paintings.P hyman
Theres some nice dirt over here dennis. help me i'm bein repressed. see the violence inherent in the system.
It's only a model.
I have to disagree about the assessment of King Arthur. Firstly, if you expect him to be a "commanding leader," then you miss the point of the character. Arthur is not intended to be the confident, assertive king people imagine when they think of Richard the Lionheart. He was born a commoner and became king through circumstances that shocked and overwhelmed him. As his lines say, he never desired to be king and always felt ill at ease in his crown. Arthur ("Wart" - of course he isn't supposed to be your stereotypical kingly figure) is a "normal" person - he is shy and nervous before meeting his bride, he wants to be a just leader but is unsure of how to best rule his kingdom and constantly questions himself. He has the best intentions but becomes trapped in a situation where no possible outcome is good. All along he only tries to make the best of the situation that has been thrust upon him. This is why we feel so heartbroken for him, or at least I did when I saw the performance last night. There were plenty of tears in the audience, and this does not happen if the actor playing Arthur hasn't done his job.
Secondly, if you expect a more "kingly" rendition of Arthur's songs, you must not be at all familiar with the show. It was written with Richard Burton in mind, the most iconic Arthur, who is famous for his sing-speak style. Richard Harris and most if not all subsequent Arthurs of note have interpreted the role with that sing-speak performance. It is not only an homage to perform the role this way, it is the way it was intended by the writers.
As for Lancelot, I think it is not *his* transition but rather the way he is perceived by others that changes rather abruptly. It is written that way - after the miracle, everyone sees him differently. It is misleading to lay the blame for this on the person playing Lancelot, who does show an arc of growing humility, brief though it may be, before the miracle occurs.
I must agree about the musical issues. There were times that sounded jarring due to the singers and the orchestra not being together. I'm sure this will improve quickly (opening night always has hiccups). I don't believe this or any other issue has anything to do with the performers being volunteers. There is no theater in Charleston that pays actors enough to support themselves, so ALL actors you see in this town have day jobs and are giving their time for, at most, a small stipend. There is absolutely zero correlation between talent and paycheck. I do wish the Footlight D of D hadn't included that in the opening speech, because it is completely irrelevant and only plants expectations of disappointment in the audience. I, for one, was not disappointed.
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