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Is it that time already: Rogue Festival 2011
You know how sometimes you wake up on Friday morning and can't figure out where the week went? Like, you know you went to work on Monday, and there is a haze of hump day in there somewhere, but it all went by so fast ...
That's my Februray.
Which is top of mind because March 3 will mark the official start of Rogue Festival and I am in two shows in various stages of completion. Plug: Mark "Birds and Bees: A Cost/Benefit Analysis" and "The Big Show" in your Rogue calendar.
If you haven't been to the performing arts festival, for shame. It's in its 10th year and continues to grow both in performers and audience. This year it looks like there are some heavy hitters. Below you'll find my must-see choices:
Everyone has at least one Carpenters song that they LOVE. It might be a guilty pleasure they don't talk about, but it still exists. Mine is Superstar. Plus, this is from Katie Lewis and Lisa Kao so you know it'll be done well.
This is actually my No. 1 pick for the festival and the Rogue show I have been waiting for since 2008, when the Rhoda Penmarks created and performed a live score for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. You can read more about this show over at the Fresnan.
I'll see anything this guy does, mostly cause I met him and I like him. But his stuff is good too. This year's he performing and showing the film he put together while he was here last year.
This is billed as guerrilla vaudeville Americana, which is enough to get me in the door. So, the marketing worked.
I always pick one show on name alone. This was it. And then I saw the promo flier. And then I read the performance blurb. It looks and sounds amazing.