Saturday, May 30, 2009


For personal reasons I went south to see Footloose at the Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano.

Before going I saw the movie, an oddly dark and depressing piece. The songs were all done as background.

It was a relief to see the musical which is about normal teenage rebelliousness in a small town.

It worked because

  • of the highly professional backup band, completely hidden behind the set. They were a secret, I guess, since their names didn't appear in the program and we never saw their faces. (Hint: union)
  • of the high energy maintained throughout.
  • of the good and incredibly varied singing by the cast, led by Adam Tapha Hunt and Juliana Rotta. I also enjoyed the screamer Katherine Gutierrez.

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