|Playwright Larry Stewart|
The evening was fun from start to finish. Narrator Jerry O'Halloran warmed up the audience with lots of bad puns using artists' names. (There was a piggy bank with a ribbon on his podium, and he somehow missed the opportunity to include a joke about "counting the Monet.") He held up signs encouraging the audience to boo and hiss and clap along the way, and we were all too happy to comply.
|Bob Sween as Monet|
|Avice Sunter and Jay Stuart|
Larry peppered the dialogue with local references that had the crowd alternately laughing and groaning. He managed to work in the SlipKnot, the Perfect Caper and the ubiquitous "It's huge, Caroline, huge" ads. (If I never see another one of those, it will be too soon.)
All in all, it was a fun evening. Who cares that the actors stumbled a bit over their lines? It added to the frivolity of the evening. I, for one, give everyone who was involved enormous credit for putting on a great show.