Jun 16

Dr. Horrible, Revisited

by Nathan Atnikov · 1 comment

After soaking in the closing night of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog in Calgary, a few things are obvious. First, there’s some serious talent in this city. The guy who played the titular character (why can’t I find cast listings anywhere?) did a bang-on Neil Patrick Harris impression, and hit every note of his insecure, mildly evil character. Second, there is a serious lack of funds for Calgary’s stage productions. With a minimalistic set, it certainly helped if you were familiar with Dr. Horrible before taking in the play. “You saved me from that oncoming car!” she cried. “What car?” asked the audience. But that’s hardly a fair criticism. The fact is that Dr. Horrible was a totally enjoyable, if surprisingly short, production. Settling into our seats at 8:57 p.m., and shuffling out of the theatre at 10:09 p.m. with the sun’s last rays still hovering over downtown, it made for a great start to the night.

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