Sunday, October 26, 2008

"Boeing Boeing", Stage West, Toronto, ON

Gord and I saw Boeing Boeing this afternoon at Stage West, starring Peter Scolari (from Honey I Shrunk the Kids and Newhart) .

Bernard, a successful architect living in Paris, thinks he can easily cope with his three airline stewardess fiancées. It’s all a question of timetables and a reliable, long-suffering housekeeper who reluctantly has the role of romantic air-traffic controller. When old school friend Robert arrives, Bernard relishes the chance to show his wide-eyed visitor his first-class operation at work. Unfortunately, schedules change, flights are delayed and a new turbo-charged Boeing aircraft is introduced and chaos ensures in this hysterical whirl wind of mayhem and matchmaking.

I didn't dig it at all. It was silly and boring.

I'd read a review in the Toronto Star last month and they weren't impressed either (giving it a 2/4).

The names of the stewardess in the program were Gloria (American), Gabriella (French) and Grechen (German) ... yet in the play they were Janet, Jacqueline and Judith.

I couldn't understand the French stewardess sometimes ... according to the Toronto Star, she was Italian. I thought she was French since she worked for Air France and sounded French. She seemed to cross back and forth between a French and Italian accent, though. So maybe they started her off as Italian but switched her to be French?!

The German stewardess was very loud and abrasive, not attractive at all which is supposedly why Bernard only dates stewardesses.

So would I recommend it? No way.

1 comment:

LeeAnn said...

Stagewest is really reaching back to the 60's and 70's for some of these shows...can we say out of date!!