The rain is off (for now) and the show is on

West_Side_Story.jpg

Crews prep for tonight's Park Playhouse performance.

Crews are mopping up at Park Playhouse to prep for tonight's performance of West Side Story (the last two performances were rained out). And in spite of the heat and damp grass, audience members are already claiming their seats. If it's still a little wet out for your taste, you can catch a free performance Tuesdays through Sundays until August 17th.

Comments

Too bad the show isn't "singing in the rain". Hahahaha!! Get it?

And that is why my grandmother thinks I'm hysterical.

Can someone who has been to this help me? I am trying to reserve tickets online and I thought the show was free, but it's coming up as $14 per ticket. ???

@Kim--There is a charge for the reserved seats up front. The bleacher style seats are free, but they're first come first serve. Have someone bring a blanket or lawn chair and stake out a good seat early. It fills up fast.

I'm curious about opinions on this show. Among other things, the sound on Saturday night (8/9) was as bad as described in this mostly positive Gazette review: http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/jul/09/0709_westside/
That said, there were other issues: the transition from the end of Act 1 to the "pitch" was abrupt, to say the least. The pitch of a leading character's singing was off. Definitely enjoyed Guys and Dolls by the PP2 more.

Rog -- I've been holding off until closing week hoping that some of issues reported by friends who saw West Side Story early on will have dissipated.

Sounds like they haven't.

Now, it's the countdown -- time to find a dry evening between today and Sunday when I'm free to grab a couple of blankets, find a spot on the house left side of hill (I never get there hours early to scout out a seat on the bleachers), and think to myself, "This is an Equity cast?? Maybe I'm not as bad a singer as I thought!" Really, I do love Park Playhouse -- free outdoor theatre in the summer, in a beautiful park, that I can WALK to from home... can't beat that!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past summer week on AOA: + Lauren explored Hudson Crossing Park. + A historian said he's determined the... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

In an effort to appreciate the last few bits of summer, AOA is starting our weekend a little early. (We suggest you do the same,... (more)

Pizza o'clock

The results of this analysis of college takeout orders is probably indicative of one (or some) of a few things: 1) GrubHub is popular at... (more)

New York has a big economy, but...

Macroeconomic fact of the day: New York's gross domestic product (GDP) was $1.3 trillion in 2013, according to figures out this summer from the federal... (more)

A series of eight loud bangs

Mike DeMasi got a walkthrough of the process for imploding the Wellington annex in downtown Albany from the projector coordinator for the demolition company. Noted:... (more)

Recent Comments

I had the pleasure of experiencing protected bike lanes in Montreal recently. It really made for a fast, efficient way to move both bike & car traffic. As a biker, it was easy to see how to navigate a busy road, and it was nice to have a bit of buffer/safety from traffic (or just knowing that the possibility of a car swerving in to you was incredibly low because of these features). As a driver, it was nice to see all of the bikes in one area, so that you don't have the errant biker who decides to blow through most of the traffic signals the wrong way down a street.

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 2 comments, most recently from tim

A bit more about protected bike lanes in Albany

...has 19 comments, most recently from Hargh

98 Acres in Albany

...has 3 comments, most recently from Kobe

Moving help for hire?

...has 6 comments, most recently from laiskiainen (Jason)

Pizza o'clock

...has 1 comment, most recently from Michelle