I went to the Burning Opera last night at Teatro Zinzanni. Sorry, Burners, but it sucked. And I actually think I’m being pretty nice. Don’t get me wrong. I wasn’t expecting Cirque du Soleil, the actual Teatro Zinanni, or Beach Blanket Babylon, but truth be told…I’ve been more impressed with high school musicals.
Everyone looked like they needed about 100+ more hours of practice. It was so bad, I left during intermission. I’m embarrassed to say that I was actually encouraging friends to come along with me. What a mistake.
I seriously considered tweeting about it today, but figured, if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t fucking say it at all. But I think the Burners who produced the Burning Opera can learn from a little feedback. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, FUCKING PRACTICE. The opera sucked and my money would have been spent better any where else. I would have rather had two good glasses of wine than gone to see that production. In fact, I thought it was such a waste of time, that I left!
The singing and dancing was inconsistent. Umm, did you just pick your buddies? Or did you actually audition people? Yikes, what a disaster. Next time, when you’re producing a full-scale opera, maybe you should lay off the drugs. Otherwise, everyone in the audience will wish they were on some enhancer.