Monday, May 25, 2009

Coming Soon to the Moore!

Wow, they sure used a lot of letters for this one! This looks potentially interesting. The whole intent of the Book It series is to bring books to the stage. Most of these are merely dramatizations of novels. But this one is a musical version of the semi-non-fiction book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. You know, the guy who wrote The Little Prince. Yeah, apparently this is about an airmail pilot flying around Argentina in 1930. I'm sure there has to be more to it than that. But it could totally work. I mean, they wrote a musical about Oklahoma, this country's least attractive state, and look how that worked out.

I do think it's kind of ironic that here's this thing called Night Flight by Saint-Exupery, a guy who went out on a night flight in 1944 and never came back. For years, some of the more fanciful declared that Saint-Exupery had merely gone off to live with his creation, the Little Prince on his asteroid, but over the past ten years or so, the truth has come out. He's totally dead. They found his ID bracelet, they found his plane and they even found the guy who claims to have shot him down. So yeah, he's dead.

Anyhow, this doesn't start till next week and plays for 10 days, so you won't be seeing much of the Moore's marquee for a while. I hope you can handle that.

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