- Special Sections
- Public Notices
“It’s a hard knock…uh… production.”
I was looking forward to the stage showing of “Annie.”
Ever since I was a little kid, I was mesmerized by the music and stellar voices in the 1982 film release starring Carol Burnett as the nasty, yet comical Miss Hannigan. I always thought it would be wonderful to see this family-friendly beloved musical on stage.
The opening night production at the Greer Garson Theater tarnished a lot of those memories with a sloppy, poorly placed orchestra performance that drowned out not only the singing, but the acting as well. The only thing the audience was able to hear clearly was Miss Hannigan’s whistle.
Opening night jitters aside, even the program handed out to the audience was extremely amateur and unprofessional.
From watching the movies, I was familiar with the lyrics of most of the musical numbers. Good thing, because I couldn’t hear any of the words. I couldn’t image how it would have been for those hard of hearing.
There was a screen at the back of the stage, projecting images of life and times in 1933 New York City. Would it have been wise to place the orchestra back there?
If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.
Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.
If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.