Sunday, June 22, 2008
Not on Broadway Anymore
My return to the small theater scene in Los Angeles landed with a thud Friday night when I saw the dreadful "Nymphony in 12D" at the Meta Theater on Melrose Avenue.
Allegedly a sex farce, this show -- written and directed by Gib Wallis -- is about a Nymph (a fairy with a mission) who lives in the walls of the Ansonia Hotel in New York where she makes singers great in exchange for their physical attention.
Cute idea -- terribly executed. The script has some funny moments but the actors have been directed to perform with these awful voices and accents. The props are cardboard cutouts. And a handful of tepid songs are shoe-horned into the script.
Oh well -- it takes some low lying valleys in order to have beautiful mountains.