Well, the show is open and I’m feeling withdrawal pains.
We had four virtually sold-out previews and an extra rehearsal to adjust the timing and secure the laughs in the final show. Then on Saturday, November 11, 2017 we opened to a lively sell-out audience. People on the waiting list got in because a few regular subscribers were unable to use their tickets.
Energy was high and responses were quick. That almost telekinetic connection between audience and performers was especially evident. There were obvious Jane Austen fans in the crowd who chortled at every inside joke. At one especially sweet moment, there was an audible sigh from a group in the audience. That response and energy only fed the sharpness of the performances.
Three reviewers have now seen the show. Two reviews have been published and we expect one from the Houston Chronicle shortly.
The Houston Press gave a generally favorable, if slightly tepid review. The main objection being that like Jane Austen’s books and most romantic comedies the ending is a bit predictable. The girl gets the boy. Spoiler alert! That’s what we want.
On the other hand, Doni Wilson of Houstonia magazine loved the show.
We will let the ticket-buying public decide. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this could become a perennial favorite for Main Street Theater audiences.
The show runs through mid-December, so contact MST for tickets online at mainstreettheater.com. Or call the box office at 713-524-6706.