Apologies for this belated post – fighting a nasty cold & cough this week. Yes, opening night (November 11) was sold out. So VERY sold out. Read MooneyOnTheatre’s review at http://www.mooneyontheatre.com/2011/11/13/review-sylvia-alumnae-theatre-company/ and you can hear all about it!
The audience was engaged from start to finish, laughing almost continuously. And more than a few of us got a little verklempt at the end – I won’t spoil it except to reassure you that it is a happy ending. Alumnae Theatre’s former bloggergal, Cathy McKim, who now writes her own blog, posted her impressions at http://lifewithmorecowbell.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/alumnaes-dog-gone-hilarity-tips-city-shines/#respond
Random things I enjoyed: Sylvia’s adorable butt wiggle when she’s happy. Sylvia in the park, telling Greg, “I have to check my messages”, and going to sniff at a post! Greg’s astonished face when Sylvia goes berserk (complete with blue language) upon spotting a cat. Kate and Sylvia squaring off. Phyllis and Sylvia’s strained meeting. Tom and Greg man-bonding over their women troubles.
And after goggling at the get-up that actor Mary Joseph wears as Leslie the marriage therapist, I just had to ask, HOW do you get into that costume? Mary tells me:
“The cast arrives and starts putting on their initial costumes one hour before show time. Even though I am only in the second act, I have to start dressing at the same time as my colleagues because it takes me the full first act to pour into that unitard. Each time I enter on stage it takes me a full 5 steps just to get my legs moving and when I sit it is like bending cardboard in half. But I do look good, don’t I ?” 🙂
Yes, Mary, you sure do! See it for yourself – “Sylvia” runs until next week Saturday, November 26. Performances are at 8pm Wed – Sat; 2pm Sun. There will be a Talkback after this Sunday’s matinée – reservations not required for matinée.
Purchase tickets online at www.totix.ca for Thursday – Saturday shows, or reserve and pay cash at the theatre anytime. firstname.lastname@example.org 416-364-4170 Box 1. Thursday – Saturday tickets are $20, Wed is 2-for-1, Sundays PWYC.