all that glitters

Last week, I was sent over to the Chicago Theatre to photograph a dress rehearsal for Cirque du Soleil’s new vaudeville show “Banana Shpeel”.

The press relations’ folk directed me to the first row of the balcony.

I had a great view of the stage.

It is so easy to shoot well-lit, overly produced shows like this. It is pretty much monkey work.

From the vantage point I had, it was difficult to inject much creativity into the photography.

The one opportunity I had to play was near the end of the 2nd act, when a blizzard of confetti was dropped onto the performers and some of the glitter landed in the main aisle.

©2009 Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune


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