It was my very first time to volunteer for the Fringe Festival house mgrusher for Friday and Saturday night (29 & 30th)! I had the best time interacting with the cast turning the standard announcement into something I will never forget! ! ! I was given no warning. Just told I could just read my notice or play along. Well , I had a few surprises for the cast, didn’t. I? Thank you cast for a great memory. . .
Nice hour following a group of insane and hopeless actors audition for what looks to be a horrible adaptation of Anna Karenina. Show up early and you’ll see even more entertainment as some of the actors also arrive early and start warming up and conversing with each other. A bit uneven, but there are some very funny moments. It’s nice lighthearted entertainment. If you have seen Bad Auditions or Badder Auditions at the last two KC Fringe Festivals, then this will not cover much new ground, but some of the “new” auditions are pretty funny.
Belle of the Ball
This was a good show. Very funny at time and other times it was like they were just trying too hard. There was great chemistry between the actors but, and this may seem kind of strange, there was not as good of a chemistry between the characters. I hope you know what I am saying. Like you could see through the character to the actors and thought the actors were really good the characters were not so deep. I like the idea of this play though. I, though it has been a few years ago, was a part of that world so I could really relate. In fact it was the title that drew me out of the subs and into the city. I should mention that I really liked the venue. I have not been to Crown Center, (at least inside of it), for so long. Sitting in a theater where I used to watch movies was great nostalgia. The play was good just not great. It was worth the $15 to watch good actors deal with an okay concept and make it entertaining.