Friday, 22 April 2011

"Calendar Girls", Royal Alexander Theatre, Toronto

Tonight Gord and I saw Calendar Girls.

Meet Miss January, Miss February, Miss March, Miss April, Miss May and the seven other members of a very ordinary women’s club as they spark an uproar with a charity fundraiser. It’s a calendar! But one with a difference. These ladies will drop everything for a good cause!

I love the movie so was looking forward to seeing the play.

Here's Gord getting goofy with a poster before we went in.

And here I am just as we are entering the theatre.

I hate to say it but I didn't enjoy the play at all.  I found it really boring and bland ... and even considered leaving at the intermission (we had a drink in the lobby instead).

Between the poor sound and the bad fake accents, sometimes it was hard to here what they were saying. Our seats were pretty good ... middle of the theatre to the left.

The highlight was when they took the pictures for the calendar ... yes, they went topless and the way they did it was clever.

Here's the Toronto Star's review ... I have to agree with them.


Mandy said...

That is a shame, I loved the film - but not everything transfers to stage so well.

Feisty Crone said...

Too bad, I really loved the movie. Pictures are great though!

Suburban Princess said...

That's too bad...the movie was so good!

Angelique said...

Happy Easter Dear

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Galaxy Girl said...

Aw that is really too bad! I was maybe going to check it out! Thanks for the heads up!

Lord of the Wings said...

That's sad to hear. It must have been poor to consider leaving half way.

Better luck next play!

JCB said...

So sad it was disappointing. The movie was fun.