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Review: Prometheus Bound

3/08/2011 11:36:00 PM
Little bit of trivia before I start.  I was informed yesterday by bloggery reader Tim that the correct spelling is St. Paddy not St. Patty.  I learn something new everyday.  Now on to the show.   Media rep dwillens swung by on Monday to check out Prometheus.  Here's what he had to say:
Prometheus Bound is exactly as it's advertised, a rock opera adapted from an ancient Greek tragedy. The real joy of it is in the sheer amount of talent that has been poured into it, both by the creative team in planning, and by the cast, band, and crew in each performance. The script and lyrics really convey Prometheus's torment and rebellion, while still including some witty lines to break the tension.

Despite the lack of stage action in the original play, the choreography comes across as dynamic and exciting. It fully takes advantage of Oberon's unique setting, where the audience watches from the midst of the performance space. (This is the same theater where the Donkey Show is staged.)

Serj Tankian's music has a few System-style thrashers, but definitely showcases the breadth of his talent for composition, including slower lyrical pieces, interesting instrumentation, and plenty of opportunities for the cast to show off their vocal talents. The three part harmonies sung by the Daughters of the Aether were particularly sublime. The band members manage to move from guitar to sitar, trumpet to flugelhorn to clarinet, violin to trombone to mandolin, and give great performances on all of them.

Overall, I had a great time at Prometheus Bound. The only thing I wanted was more time to watch all the great talent on display around me. I guess that means I'll have to go again...

Now it's my turn to go.

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1 Response to "Review: Prometheus Bound"

  1. Emily Said,

    For those who haven't seen "Prometheus" (or want to go again), it's in its LAST week of performances--don't miss it! For $10 off all tickets, use the code "probo10" at

    Posted on 3/28/11, 4:01 PM


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