Sunday, June 10, 2012

Let's Write a Song About the Electric Chair

Went to the Saturday matinee performance of Kander and Ebb's "The Scottsboro Boys" -- a stunning show.

This show is an in-your-face look at racial injustice in America's history.  Using the racial stereotypes made prominent in minstrel shows, this tuner packs a wallop.

Susan Stroman's creative staging makes use of basically an empty stage and a few chairs to tell the tale.

It's a shame this show didn't do better on Broadway, though it's easy to understand how the topic didn't lend itself to commercial success.

I also had a delightful time walking around San Diego's beautiful Balboa Park.

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