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