Sunday, May 3, 2009

Everyday Rapture

I went to see Everyday Rapture, a semi one-woman show playing off Broadway (she has a band a supporting cast, but basically it's all her). It's an autobiographical story told through funny monologues and very, very engaging musical numbers.

The story is about a "half Mennonite" girl from the Midwest who's narcissism has been damaged or compromised by a narrow religious upbringing. She moves to New York to be a star, and eventually finds a way of being okay with herself. It's told through many references to Jesus and, brilliantly, Mr. Rodgers.

The star, Sherie Rene Scott, was infectiously charming. A wonderful stage presence, very talented, wonderful to watch. And, she has an amazing, versatile voice.

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