Reviews - October 2019
This review makes me sad.
Not because there's horrible problems with this production (there aren't) - the set is wonderful, the cast very talented (too talented, actually), the tech integrates well, costumes spot on...
Parts of the cast are Equity, which made my antenna quiver. Theater West End, that I noticed just last night, calls themselves 'The Only Professional Theater in Sanford".
So while the show was great, it's not really in the 'Community' pool I'm carving out for myself here. Theater West End is off my schedule, but should not be for any follower of theater in the area. SEE THEM, along with Mad Cow, Breakthrough Theater, Orlando Shakes, etc, etc. Just don't forget to visit the theater reviewed here - these actors, crew members and theaters don't have hundreds of backers and need our support!
Update: As if to verify, the Orlando Sentinel has posted their review, cementing that 'professional' theater label. https://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/arts-and-theater/os-et-once-on-this-island-review-20191012-xykymycwuvaezhnl652wlfr5se-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1AGpvuTBa4Zatb_umWqI2vMLsvpJNhoMYlsZIQnSJbT5agOfzsDSqGW90