Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Breaking Up is Hard to Do", Stage West, Toronto, ON


Gord and I saw Breaking Up is Hard to Do at Stage West today.

Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics including, "Where the Boys Are", "Sweet Sixteen", "Calendar Girl", and, of course, the chart-topping title song.

Definitely not a great play ... very cheesy.

Tony LePage was good as Del Delmonico, the self-obsessed singer at Ester's Resort ... the rest of the cast was so-so.

Gord and I have had a subscription to Stage West for about four years ... five plays a year along with brunch for $200 each is a great deal!

But we found that the calibre the last couple of years of the plays and the brunch has gone downhill so we haven't renewed ... so today's was our last one.

The best play we saw there was Rocky Horror Picture Show in August 2005 ... it was fabulous!

4 comments:

Drowsey Monkey said...

I love Stage west

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Wel, that sounds like a Bummer. Too bad the quality of their work has gone downhill so much.

I don't know that show, but I have a real problem with people taking established HIT Songs and trying to write a "play" to fit all of the songs----It usually doesn't work for me. Ut seems completely manufactired in a kind of phony way. Just my feelings though

Julie said...

At least it had some good music :)

Tina said...

i havent saw a play in years. maybe i wont if they are going downhill now :(

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