Archive for October 20th, 2007

Great Balls Of Fire

I went and saw Return To the Forbidden Planet last night at Theater Downtown. The Hubby was still out of town and wasn’t thrilled about seeing it because he had never heard of it and he avoids sci-fi.

Me…I have been wanting to see this show for years.

If you take the movie Forbidden Planet (which is based on Shakespear’s The Tempest), throw in Shakespearian dialog (actual and made up), and then add a bunch of 60’s rock and roll numbers that all fit into the story, you have Return To the Forbidden Planet. I know the show ran for sometime over in Tampa and each performance they had a different old time rock group playing the music.

Well, TDT is a non-profit theater so production values are shoestring but I really enjoyed it despite the flaws. I even bought one of the t-shirts – a deal for just $10. If you are in the Orlando area or nearby, go and catch this production. It runs next weekend and then a special Halloween performance. And some of you will enjoy the two young, blond twinks who wear skin-tight silver lame pants with ample “packages” in the show.