Saturday, October 28, 2006

Cosi - an unbiased* review

Damn! but we've got some talent in this State. When auditions were called for Cosi, we had more callers than we could comfortably look at, and director Grant Malcolm had the enviable/unenviable task of whittling down over 30 auditioners to a cast of 11. So, what we've ended up with is the best of the best. And it shows.

For a play like Cosi to succeed, it depends upon teamwork, timing and the cast's ability to
switch seamlessly between near farce and heartbreaking drama. If the reaction of last night's audience is anything to go by, this production is more than successful. All the black-outs, and even some of the scenes, were applauded by nearly 150 very appreciative patrons.

Some of the cast I've worked with before with GRADS and I knew just how good Eliot, Seton and Scott were going to be. The rest I hope to work with again.

Coming soon: auditions for Henry V!

* a wholly inaccurate use of the word "unbiased"


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