Sunday, August 08, 2010

CST's 2011 season: 3 of 4 shows announced

Bobo's been taking a summer siesta, and he' s known about this for a week, but ... Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre Executive Director Laura Little announced last night (on opening night for Hairspray -- more on that later) what's on tap for most of their summer next year:

The Sound of Music (not done at CST since '94; received second-highest number of votes in their playgoers' poll)

Sondheim's A Little Night Music (recently revived on Broadway with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, who were even more recently replaced by Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch; it's based on Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night, which you must get on Netflix even if it is a '50s Swedish comedy in black and white, especially for the scenes when the actress engineers the confrontation of her two arrogant lovers and the failed-suicide-followed-by-pop-out-bed.

... and we'll off skip down the Yellow Brick Road in The Wizard of Oz.



At August 08, 2010 3:03 PM , Blogger Bobo the Theater Ho said...

Bobo was amused that the Spokesman's preview of Hairspray misidentified a picture of Patrick Treadway as Roger Welch. Surely prominent members of the local theater community are better known than that, I thought.

At least, I thought that until, before last night's show, a local actress (and Spokie winner) saw me in the lobby, gave me a big smile and said, "Hi, Jim."


At August 09, 2010 3:17 PM , Anonymous Bobo said...

The Sound of Music played at the INB Center (then the Opera House) in '03 and at the Civic in '07.


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