Friday night at Know Theatre was crowded. I'd say pretty close to sell out. Thrill Me is a great show if you like true crime stories and/or musicals. Only 2 characters and no intermission – the actors and piano player deserve a lot of credit for their performances since they could have easily claimed heat exhaustion by the end.
Greater Tuna at CSC on Saturday afternoon was sparsely attended but the actors (again – only 2) put on a great show for the 15 of us who watched. It reminded me of when side stage seating allowed the performers to look right at you. I hadn't been since the lobby and restrooms were remodeled – big improvement!
Once at the Esquire is a relatively short movie that seems long at times. It uses songs to establish characters/relationships and occasionally slips into a music video instead of moving the plot forward. Great story line shot in a semi-documentary style makes up for the slow spots. There were a couple points where I realized how action movies have influenced my expectations. At one point she walks down a dark hall and I expect her to be jumped by muggers but instead she finds a piano.