This weekend I actually had time to go see a few shows, so I threw on some 50’s gear and went to see Paramount’s ‘At the Hop.’
The theme of the show was 50’s music, with a focus on ‘the day the music died.’
I was particularly interested, because the day the music died is my birthday in RL (not the same year, however).
As I was watching the show, I was struck by what a nice job Paramount does of building sets without making them overly complicated.
Lotta opened the show with a lovely moonlit number.
A few trees, some grass, a nice background, a few particles – and a lovely set.
I can’t remember the name of the song she danced to, unfortunately.
I’ve slept since then. 😀
The next number was a group dance to the Banana Boat song by Harry Belafonte.
I love the cute little banana skirts.
Again, a fairly simple but very well done set.
One of the things Paramount does that I haven’t seen many places is use both the main stage and the apron to perform acts.
Their stage, like many, has an apron that sticks out into the audience.
(An apron is any part of the stage that is beyond the curtain, just FYI. I had to look up the proper name.)
Anyway, there would be an act on the main stage, and then an act performed on the apron.
This is a really efficient way to do things, as it lets another performer be rezzing their stage/props while someone is performing.
That makes for less wait time between acts, which is always nice from an audience perspective.
Lotta did a cute bathtime number to Splish Splash.
Again, a few simple props, but very effective.
I love the mosaic tiles on the floor.
There were a lot of good numbers, but I didn’t get pictures of all of them.
The closing number was Chrissy’s ‘American Pie’ number, which you can see on the Paramount blog.
The video doesn’t quite do it justice, but it was a very well done number.
If you haven’t seen one of Paramount’s shows, be sure to visit their blog and/or the theater to stay updated.
Path is always working on something! 😀
Their shows generally contain nudity, however, so just a heads up if that might be an issue for some viewers.
If you don’t mind seeing a little skin, it’s a great evening’s entertainment.
3 thoughts on “Paramount’s ‘At The Hop’”
Wow Kat. Thank you for a great Review!!!
Re Nudity: You came to the first show in six months where I didn’t . . . uh . . . disrobe. 🙂
Well, I saw you at Winds on Sunday, so it’s all good. *wink*
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