One of the most magical moments I’ve ever had in a theater was seeing “Urinetown,” when the father’s spirit walked out on stage, stood on a box and other actors sprayed mist around him to show he was a speaking from the beyond. It served to be hilarious, touching and uniquely theatrical.
“Obviously Michael” could get there with a lot of script development, and the team pushing their creativity to the max. There were a few imaginative moments that showed where this show could go. The script has some unique and real observations on life and how we label each other at the young age of six.
They just need to push it and go for it. With lots of different worlds, levels of reality and dreams, I urge this new company to take a deeper look at the storytelling and how those moments that do work can translate to the rest of the piece.