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Casting Controversy Shadows La Jolla Playhouse's 'Nightingale'

OMG, it's a Play to Stage. Feedback is valuable, scorched earth--not so much! This production is a very good and enjoyable start. The actors were just fine--in fact, in terms of Bobby Steggert and Charlayne Woodard (in one person's opinion), very fine. The music was great. The staging was pretty advanced for something at this stage. Loved the puppets. My family and I saw this as a myth/fable. We thought that that multi-cultural casting added value. Would it have been good to include Chinese actors? Sure. But it's a work in progress. Don't let the perfect get in the way of the good. I really support the issues of minority representation in theater. But, let's be honest: If I had a shekel for every Jew that complained of every Goy with a role in "Fiddler," I'd be a rich woman.

July 18, 2012 at 5:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )