On a breezy Tuesday afternoon, many Manhattanites were sitting on the newly opened Highline and enjoying the gardens overlooking Chelsea. It was underneath this public park that fifteen teenagers decided to take over a plot of land and plant a party.
“Why not bring a culture to the Highline and try to make it more than just a walkway with a garden,” said Spencer Brown, 16, welcoming people on the street with what he called a “mobile” lemonade stand. [click to continue….]
The lunatic is on the grass.
Roger Water‘s echoing voice rang out from all sides as lasers collided on stage into an image of a roughly drawn man walking on the grass. The theater is large, and one could hear dozens of audience members singing along to Pink Floyd’s Brain Damage. Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs. The beams reorganized to form a dice, chains made of daisies, and finally a smile. By the time the “lunatic is in a hall” rang out accompanied by another literal image, it is obvious that the creators of Paramount’s Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular were not taking any creative liberties.
The show’s idea, to accompany Pink Floyd’s music with cerebral lasers, holds a lot of promise. A cave-like space splattered with roaming lights would seem to be an accurate physical representation of Pink Floyd’s psychedelic space rock. Millions of people agree since the show is the longest touring theater show in American history. However, if one were to judge the show’s value void of its musical advantage, it fails to be innovative in a medium where there is room for much innovation. [click to continue….]