Sunday 22 March 2009

"Married Alive", Stage West, Toronto, ON

Gord and I saw Married Alive! at Stage West today.

Married Alive! is a new musical revue that celebrates marital bliss and blisters. Focusing on two couples, Erin and Paul, a pair of wide-eyed newlyweds, and Ron and Diane, more experienced “oldyweds”, the show touches affectionately on the adventure from these two vantage points. Married Alive! uses a variety of musical and dramatic styles to spin and have fun with various moments of the two couples we can relate to. From babies to empty nests, from stress to bliss, this musical takes a funny, yet affectionate look at married life, from Niagara to Viagra!

The Toronto Star only gave it one out of four stars so I wasn't expecting much. My friend, Franca saw it, though, and said it was funny.

And it wasn't too bad. There were some so-so moments but also some funny ones.

The two female leads had been in Boeing, Boeing, which we hadn't liked. Sweeney MacArthur was the husband in the older couple and he was funny. Jamie McKnight, the husband in the younger couple, was good too.

As usual, I ate too much.

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