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Psyche: A Vision Of Beauty

 

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"Psyche: A Vision of Beauty" trends more silly in tone than romantic as a modernized retelling of the Greek myth, but loose directing makes several punchlines fall flat, and purportedly emotional moments of love or anger feel weightless. Scene changes often last several awkward seconds, dragging down the pace of a script that already feels padded, and a few of the 12 cast members are soft spoken. They too often direct their voices upstage rather than toward the audience. Except for a solo in the overture, the cast doesn’t sing at all, either. The productions’ efforts are placed elsewhere: It’s a cinch to differentiate the gods at a glance thanks to excellent costumes they don—and the Greek garb flows prettily as the talented dancers perform both solo and group numbers in a variety of styles, from folk to disco, and even the memetic floss dance. The two and three-person lifts stand as "Psyche"’s most compelling attractions. Just don’t expect a musical that will move you. —Kevin Pennyfeather
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2/ 5


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Dates / Times:
  • 9:00 pm - 2018/08/19
  • 7:00 pm - 2018/08/20
  • 5:00 pm - 2018/08/22
  • 9:15 pm - 2018/08/24
  • 4:45 pm - 2018/08/25
  • 1:30 pm - 2018/08/26



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Posted 2018/08/21 by


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One Review


  1.  
    Sarah

    Great dancing! Laughed the whole time! For a community theatre group I was super impressed!! Costumes can’t be beat!





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