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The test was multiple choice and I have a feeling I passed. Often, it seems, plays in Waukesha fall on the same weekend. Today four plays in the city were ending their runs, all at 2:00, and I hadn't seen any of them. Waukesha Civic Theatre was performing Wit, North's Northstar Players presented Antigone, West's West End Players performed Little Shop of Horrors and Carroll University's Carroll Players offered "Proof".
Not to be outdone, St. John's Northwestern Military Academy was hosting their 33rd Annual Military School Band Festival this weekend, with entrants from around the country. The military school concert and jazz bands were scheduled to perform for free at, you guessed it, 2:00 Sunday.
Even though the price was right at the Delafield Academy, I talked to people who'd seen the North and West plays. I decided West's Little Shop of Horrors was the best use of 2:00 Sunday based on what I'd heard. The Freeman's Julie McHale gave the play such a great review that I really couldn't pass my one chance to see this great production.
It was a great play, and because it was a musical it was like a two for one deal. The stage set was phenomonal. The two story skid row block was well built and sturdy and moved flawlessly at scene changes.
The singing was practiced perfection. I especially liked "Ronnette's" many entertaining pieces.
The man-eating plant itself was a wonder to behold. Made in Hollywood and trucked in from New York, the beautiful and large prop came to life with help from two actors.
It was a good play well worth the ticket price. Congratulations to the cast and crew.