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April 29, 2008


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Mark Jeffries

The one that got me from Jones' blog was the guy who said, "but I don't like Sondheim anyway." To which I say, why the fuck did you drop $80 on a ticket if you don't like Sondheim? Oh, that's right--he's a BIC subscriber and one of those who probably also complains about the recurrence of "Mamma Mia!" and "Hairspray." As long as there's Hot Tix and the front row seats lotteries for the long-running big shows, it seems to me that a BIC subscription is one of Chicago theater's biggest wastes of money, especially because these days the shows that a subscription supposedly gives you priority on are going to be running long enough that you'll get to see them soon enough if you really want to.

Kris Vire

Ah, yes. I meant to mention that one specifically: "And as usual, Sondheim's music is totaly [sic] forgettable."

Really? It's forgettable? Is that why I've had a running repertory of Sondheim music looping in a corner of my brain for the last 15 years?

Marisa Wegrzyn

Sondheim is okay, but he just can't compete with Speech & Debate's "Casio Keyboard Song"


Don't worry Kris. You are not alone. In fact, no one is alone. And it's nothing that a weekend in the country wouldn't fix. Or a nice sip of chrysanthemum tea.

(forgive me my unforgivable references).


NOW DO YOU SEE ABOUT SPEECH & DEBATE!? It is truly an amazing and hilarious play. Stephen Karam is our age! That makes me feel like I've done nothing with my life.

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