Sunday, August 23, 2009
Live Theatre ~ "Breaking Up is Hard to Do", Stage West
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!