Wednesday, July 08, 2015
"It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!"
Last Friday Kim and I saw a play at the Alley Theater on Main Street. It was rarely-performed musical from 1966 called "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!" The first musical based on a superhero, it was fun to watch. I can see why it's not a well-known play: the music wasn't the most memorable, and the plot didn't make much sense (though that doesn't matter; like most superhero stories I've been exposed to, plot holes, silly character motivations, and poorly devised premises trump realism). But the actors sailed into with energy, and the intimacy of the small (and crowded) theater made it a good experience.