The reviews are in...
...and they are glowing!
Comments like "I've seen this in London, in Paris, and in New York,
and this is by far the funniest production ever!" and "You
are looking at getting this show to Broadway, aren't you?" and
"This is completely glorious!" are just some of the comments
we heard every night.
You don't think you
"like opera"? Neither did many in our audiencesbut they left
raving about "the best thing NCTC has ever done" and "a
total delight from beginning to end" and "pants-pissingly funny"!
This delightful musical
work is one of the most perfect comedies of all time, and in Dale Lyles' new
translation, it comes alive for a modern audience. Can Figaro and Susanna
get their wedding day off the ground? The lecherous Count, aided and abetted
by a host of wacky characters, is doing his best to stop it, and it will take
every twist of the plot to make things turn out right by the end of the day!
29, 2002; directed by Dale Lyles
feet..." sings Figaro [Scott Beckom] as he measures the storage
room the Count has given him and Susanna for their new bedroom.
"On the dawning of the
morning of our wedding..."
Susanna [Rachel Gordon]
and Figaro sing of the joys they expect to find together.
sings of outwitting the Count in "Dance with me, Count."
[Craig Humphrey] finds that his plans to make sure Figaro "goes
down for good" are exciting to his former housekeeper Marcellina [Allison
and Marcellina almost come to blows over Figaro: Marcellina loaned him a
thousand crowns, and if he can't repay her, he has to marry her.
pageboy Cherubino [Andrew Kreeger] discusses his predicament with
Susanna: the Count found him hiding in her cousin Barbarina's room and wants
to exile him.
don't know if I going or coming," Cherubino bemoans his general adolescent
state of horniness.
the hell now?" In a series of events too complicated to go into here,
the Count [Dale Lyles] once again finds Cherubino hiding, as Susanna
and music teacher Basilio [Matthew Bailey, Jr.] look on.
by Figaro, a chorus of servants praises the Count's many virtues.
the Count has sent Figaro to join his regiment in Seville, Figaro sends
him off with "Pack your bags, hit the road": Susanna helps him
to "grow a mustache, prove your daring."
during the final aria of Act I.
heroes close out Act I.
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IV A family portrait