Sunday, April 13, 2008
Sunday afternoon -- Went to see the World Premiere production of the new musical "Mask" at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Based on the true story of a young man born with a condition that caused his face to develop in a very disfigured manner, his imperfect mother who was his strongest defender and the group of bikers who became his family. Yes, a musical about bikers and their annual Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.
This show had the audience in the palm of its hand from the get-go, you could hear audible reactions to every twist and turn of the story and lots of hankies were pulled for the teary ending.
Personally, I found the story ultimately moving but I didn't really care for the half-rock/half-country music.
But I won't be surprised if this show, about facing the differences in all of us, goes a long way.