March 2, 2007

Joads With "Jazz Hands?"

I'm finally getting around to reading John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and just found out there's a new musical adaption that's eventually supposed to make its way to Los Angeles. (Okay, it's an opera, technically, but "musical" made my headline work better.) Based on this review from The New York Times, I'm not sure I need to check it out. Considering I've yet to watch the classic Henry Fonda film, maybe I'll stick with that. Why I'm so behind on the Steinbeck curve (I only just read and watched East of Eden last year) is beyond me. But I'm glad I started. I'm having all kinds of "Ohhhh — this is why everyone calls it a classic" moments. -- Amy

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