Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Importance of Theater

The importance of theater varies. As a whole, I think it's pretty important -- that's why I'm still doing it -- but honestly the amount of characters spilled over Spiderman the Musical makes me feel that today, in that realm, theater is utterly useless.

Should reviews have been published? Should they not have? Who, really, cares? This isn't WikiLeaks here. Reporters did the thing they try to do, and in doing so they kind of betrayed the producers who were kind of stupid to think that they wouldn't do the thing they try to do.

One hundred convincing words or less on why this makes the world a better or worse place, or will be a memorable moment in our lives, gets a prize.


Ian Thal said...

Professional theatre reviewers tend not to not to publish reviews of previews or works in progress out of professional ethics. That said: it's Spider-Man. This means that there is a huge population of people who are concerned about this character, each with their vision of what is definitive about him-- and MOST OF THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT THEATRE CRITICS let alone regular theatre attendees.

I simply don't expect most obsessive Spider-Man fans to refrain from weighing in on the tiniest bit of gossip.

CultureFuture said...

The thing is, when you're talking about "Professional Ethics" in context of a preview of a for-profit show called Spider-man the musical, I just can't get that worked up about it.

Ian Thal said...

I'm not worked up about it either.

Most of the silliness I have seen is from the Spider-Man fanboys. If this were a show that didn't feature a intellectual property of that stature there would neither be the advance interest or the money.