May 30th, 2013

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Good Cat News, THE PERFECT AMERICAN...

Amazy's ready to come home, she was one of those cats whose radiation levels go down quickly. I was expecting her to have to stay in for at least another week, maybe two. I'll have to try and sort out getting her back from Canterbury, so it will probably be Monday or so, before I can pick her up, but whee. A catless flat just ain't right.

Met helenraven at the Coli for Glass' THE PERFECT AMERICAN, and motodraconis joined us in the box at the interval. It doesn't have quite the musical power of some of the earlier operas, like my fave, AKHENATEN. but as  music theatre it was riveting. Director Phelim McDermott and designer Dan Potra gave it a very impressive 'look', which, of course, included some animation.  This study of Walt Disney's last days had a hauntingly dreamy, melancholy quality that I think will stick with me. I'd  known virtually nothing about him except that he was Not A Nice Man,disliked Women, Blacks, Jews, Liberals, etc.etc., overworked and underpaid his staff, and was maybe (or maybe not!) cyrogenically preserved at Disneyland.
This made me want to see if I can find a good (non-authorised!) biography.  Damn good show, all in all, and if you're in London, you should try and go.
evildonald
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