Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Review of Brown Paper Box Co.'s Now. Here. This.
The main idea for this show is that you should always be in the moment and not be distracted by anything. The first song, "What Are The Odds," was all about how amazing it is that we were all put together in the same place at the same time. I feel like this was a great way to start the show because it really got everyone hyped up for the show and it was really fun. And the ending song, "This Time," was all about being at this show together at this time. That one was more sweet than fun, and I liked it because it showed all of the friends' stories put together as one, which is what I wanted the entire show. They wanted everyone to be in the moment, so they didn't give you programs before. I love looking at the program and seeing what is about to happen. It is fun to anticipate and get excited for the show. I'm not sure what I think about always being in the moment. I like multitasking; I feel like I get more done when I work like that. Reviewing is kind of the opposite of being in the moment. It is all about reflection and I like it a lot. I do think that it is good to be in the moment a lot because then you don't miss what is right in front of you. But if you are always just in the moment, you could also miss something--like anticipation and reflection.
I really liked the song "Dazzle Camouflage," which was about fabulously blending in. Nick's character was going to a middle school pancake supper to perform the character Ed Grimley from SNL. He is trying to impress everyone at the school with his hilarity. I thought this was a really hilarious song and I loved all his impressions. The choreography (by Jenna Schoppe) was really dazzle-ly and I loved it. There is still a touch of sadness in the song because he knows that he shouldn't tell anyone now that he is gay. That is sad, but you know that eventually he does tell everyone, so it is not all sad.
People who would like this show are people who like grandmas, living in the moment, and dazzle camouflage. I think people should see this show. I liked it and when I reflected on it after the show I realized a lot of awesome things I hadn't realized in the moment.
Photos: Zach Dries
Posted by Ada & Mom at 2:29 PM