talked about Season 1 of this fabulous little show? It was really hard to condense everything that is wonderful about it into a few short paragraphs. The show is so rich with thoughtful detail and tiny nuance that if I'd try to list every instance of "aha!" It would take, oh I don't know, an 18-week serial mining each episode for it's wonderful content.
LUCKILY, that is what is now happening!
Friend and fellow-blogger, Johnny D had been writing re-caps of Smash and Glee from the perspective of a musical theatre actor for DC Theatre Scene. In the summer hiatus (and also Smash's permanent hiatus), he's taken on the challenge of re-capping every episode of the behind-the-scenes farce-drama and collecting varying perspectives on how "true-to-life" it is. Since I shouldn't talk about it from the real-life perspective of where I have worked, I'm contributing as a Shakespeare fan and "afficionado."
So! Here's Episode 1:01 Oliver's Dream featuring John's outstanding re-cap; a few words on familiarity from small-but-growing-fast-theatre Artistic Director, Michael Dove; and me!