Monday, June 22, 2009

Review of Mary Poppins at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. June 10, 2009

I went to a show and it was called Mary Poppins. I was thinking it was going to be just like the movie, but it wasn't. And it was a very strange version of Mary Poppins because she came back after the intermission. A new nanny came and that new nanny was very rude—just the kind that the father wanted. "Let's Go Fly a Kite" was in the middle. And none of the nannies that came to the house to be the children's nanny flew away in the wind. There was instead of penguins there were statues in "It's a jolly holiday with Mary, no wonder that its Mary that we love. When Mary holds your hand you feel so grand, your heart starts beatin' like a big brass band—baaaa!" Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious also came at a different place. It was danced differently. They made letters with their bodies.

My favorite part was when Bert made a kite for Jane and Michael. Bert was a funny character. And also very kind. And also very fun. "Chim Chim-in-ey Chim Chim Cher-oo" was a very fun thing to listen to. (That rhymes!) Bert walked on top of the wall in "Step in Time." How did he do it? He tap danced too. He was upside down on the wall which was very cool but I don't know how he did it.

Mary Poppins is a very kind nanny—kinder than the father wanted. The actress that played her must be very nice. Her singing was very pretty. She was pretty and very funny and also spunky and nice.

Jane and Michael were mean at first, then they turned nice. They loved their mother but they didn't love their father then because he was choosing a nanny they didn't like. They flew a kite with Bert and the Police Officer and they danced with a statue. They learned how to be nice and so did the father. I think the actors did a really good job—all of the actors. All of the actors did a really, really, really good job.

I thought the singing and dancing were awesome. "Practically Perfect" and "Brimstone and Treacle" were very good songs. And also the toy one—"Temper, Temper."

Everybody should come see Mary Poppins. And that is all I want to say. Good bye!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Review of Dirty Sock Funtime Band at Ravinia, June 13, 2009

Once upon a time there lived a little girl named Ada. She was a very sweet girl and she went to lots and lots of theaters. She went to a show called Dirty Sock Funtime Band at Ravinia. I got a CD. It was of Dirty Sock Funtime Band. It was a fun band.

The thing that I liked was that I wasn't scared of Mr. Clown anymore. He was a funny character. He had a pink wig. And I noticed something about him. His glasses matched his wig. I thought he was funny.

I really like Michael. And I got to talk to him. I said that I liked his scarf that he had on in the performance. It was gold, and it was sparkly. And he was the leader of the band because he was singing lots and lots of the songs. He was a fun leader.

I really like the girl in it—there's only one girl. Her name was Annie. She seemed like the dancer of the band. She was very pretty—I liked her dress. I thought that she was a very beautiful singer.

I really liked the music. They said about theirselves, "We are the Dirty Sock Funtime Band"—they sing it. They did one that was called a "No Good Reason Party"—I thought it was great. I saw a video of it on Jack's Big Music Show: it was better as a live performance. I liked it because I like how it was sung—loud. The energy was fast but I don't know why they were very fast. "A Hundred Thousand Clowns Catching Waves Day" was funny. It was funny how they sang it—he sang it very softly and then got fast. I really liked "Gazoopa" because it was about something that wasn't actually real. It was mythical. I like songs about those things. They did stuff that the Gazoopa did. We went around the place. It was fun and Mr. Clown was the leader. The "Super Spies" song was great. It made me feel very very scared. I liked feeling scared—I just like how it feels in my tummy. It was being scared like I was being scared of a play—it was not real and the way it felt was different.

There was a REALLY scary part. I got yelled at by the guard. And mom was about to say "This is a DANCE concert, man. The kids are supposed to dance at this concert. The band told them to dance."

Everybody come to see Dirty Sock Funtime Band because Dirty Sock Funtime Band is really fun. They'll feel very excited. See you some other time. Bye bye.