Rock of Ages might be silly, it might be frivolous and it might even be the campiest, silliest, and cheesiest (yes, all three) Broadway production of all time – it’s also the most fun, hands down. I’d venture to say that if you have a pulse you’d like it.
No, fact number two is not a game I made up because I’m a 28 year old curmudgeon, but I was certainly excited about it.
This review is going to be something… completely different. A little magical, and a little sadistic… oh wait. Those are how one would describe the double-feature Unscriptables shows happening now at the Funhouse Lounge.
Portland’s local tech scene is pretty demanding in the events they put on — they want their geeky, braniac, knowledge-sharing cake, they want it tasty, and they want it entertaining too. And most of all, they want it free, and usually with some local microbrew beer involved. The usual bi-yearly local event at the Bagdad Theater, Ignite Portland 10, fits all these needs and then some.
The Julians (Kristen Buhler, Liz Bacon, Maria Karlin and Vakarė Petroliūaitė) have quite the self-promotion engine going, best as they can for a four-woman traditional singing group.