I think not. As a fan of musical theater (genetic), I just have to comment on this photo that came from the Decorah Public Opinion on-line. This is a promotional piece for the New Minowa Players (think Waiting for Guffman) for their upcoming production of "Pippin." You know, the kids are cute and everything, but does this particular action shot make you want to run out and buy tickets? You've got two kids sleeping in the back row, one in the front row with a bandana who IS NOT committed to the little jazz hands that all the other kids have reluctantly put on and looks like he might try to sell me some weed and a cute little scene stealer on the right in the black dress, all leaning in and everything with only one little jazz hand going. And the costumes? Like they just crawled out of the third grade and on to the stage. I am outraged! Outraged!
(Fussy theatrical critique brought to you in honor of gay pride being celebrated this weekend in many parts. And by celebrated I mean political candidates setting up booths in the park to pander for votes, booths full of leaping women and fairies on sticks called 'art' and many booths of rainbow bandanas for your dogs and cats. At least that's how it goes here. zzzzz.)