November 9, 2004 > The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers
by Heidi Leung
Ohlone College's Theater Department has put together a fabulous production of The Three Muskateers. Casting of characters was perfect, as were the costumes and sets. All actors were talented and developed their characters well.
The "good guys" left me gasping for their safety while villains had me rooting for their defeat. There was never a dull moment; in fact, there were many moments when audience members felt the tension of uncertainty even knowing the eventual outcome. The chemistry and connection between actors was finely tuned and aided the smooth flow of the storyline.
The faces that weren't seen - stage direction, props, lighting, etc. - did a great job as well. Costumes were beautifully designed, creating delight for the audience whenever a new character entered the scene. A special kudo goes to set designers for building scenes that were interesting and utilitarian. My personal favorite was the closet with an important and distinctive feature. Which scene? You'll find out when you come to see this theatrical gem.
The Three Muskateers is an action-packed, romantic comedy; a great compromise between a manly action film, and a passion-filled "chick-flick". Give up your lazy blockbuster night and go see The Three Muskateers at Ohlone College. It's worth it!
The Three Muskateers
November 11, 12, and 13
8 p.m., Jackson Theater
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont