Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
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Zoo Zoo

Last night Kitty and I went to see a performance by the Imago Theater Group called "Zoo Zoo." We saw the Imago Group back in 2005 or early 2006 with their show "Frogs." They had a few routines that used animal costumes. Zoo Zoo was supposed to incorporate anthropomorphic bits from that show with bits from another show.

If you're a fursuiter and the show comes to town, you should definitely check it out. It's a learning experience to see professional actors/performers/mimes bringing anthro characters to life. With that being said, however, I was a bit disappointed in the show. First off, it was very short, clocking in at only 75 minutes. It was billed as a family-friendly show, so they must have wanted to keep things short for the kiddies. The kiddies were another problem. Once again parents insisted on bringing children who were not ready for the theater. For every child I heard thoroughly enjoying the magic of the show, there was a screaming baby who had no idea what the heck was going on. Other problems with the performance included skits that went on for way too long and a couple of non-anthropomorphic skits that, while entertaining, should have been left out of this particular show.

The good parts about the show were that we were only 7 rows from the stage. I was able to get a wonderful up-close look at some of the masks/costumes. During the polar bear segment where there were 4 actors in quad suits, one actually climbed from the stage over the seats into our row. The maske/heads were pretty creepy looking, but the body suits were actually very nice. I was studying how they moved in the quad suits. They had the same problem I do when I perform in Quewe. Your butt tends to rise up as you walk which gives an unrealistic appearance.

With everything said and done, it was a lovely night out. We enjoyed a lovely dinner before the show, so it was a wonderful pre-Valentines Day date. We were also pleased to see dragoncrescent and eaglem16 there. Furs with class! *raises a pinky*
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