Sunday, April 25, 2010

Evening at the Premiere

The long-awaited Broadway premiere of If She Did It ended moments ago. The play, as you probably know, is based on the “fictionalized” story of a girl named Daphne Blain, better known as the Satin Strangler.

The show that was touted as a multimedia extravaganza of previously unseen proportions somehow exceeded all expectations. The dynamic interplay between newsreels and live video feeds was unparalleled. Many moments left theatergoers scratching their heads in disbelief.

We’d love to hear from anyone who saw the performance on Broadway, at a local movie theater, or through the live internet feeds. Sound off, New Jersey.


1. Posted by Mercutio

Amazing. Leopold The Great strikes again. This is his best ever. Nobody else leaves us mesmerized, trying to distinguish theater from reality. I have loved Broadway since I was a little kid, and this was the best show I've ever seen. It has the firepower of Les Miserables and the name-recognition of Amadeus, topped off with the multimedia wizardry that only Leopold can create. When the play opened with the presumed “live video” of the lawyer's office, the audience lurched back in synchronized horror. People were looking around as though there was actually a dead lawyer on the screen. It was brilliant.

2. Posted by MalibuBarbie

I took my 14-year-old daughter to see it at the local theater tonight. She's a big Destiny fan. She has the posters on her wall and several autographed copies of the book. She even got the Satin Strangler doll for her birthday.

There were so many shocking moments in the play, especially the opening scene at the lawyer’s office. We are not sure why that scene was in there, but it was the one that had us talking all the way home. Everything else was consistent with the story of the Satin Strangler and fit within a plot.

I love the way they had everything playing on all the screens on stage. The documentary cameramen walking through the audience were a little distracting at first, but after a while they blended in with the set. We’re hoping to see ourselves in the movie, similar to how we looked in the live footage shown on the stage tonight.

3. Posted by JustMe

OMG. It was incredible. At first when that lawyer appeared on the 20 foot screen, I jumped back and closed my eyes. Then I snuck a peek. I was like WTF. He looked totally dead. His face was all purple. How did they do that?

4. Posted by SaxNViolins

Unbelievable. I'm going again tomorrow. I agree. That dead lawyer was unreal.

5. Posted by Crazy4Crazies

How can anybody not love this stuff???


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