For several weeks now, Storm Large
has been appearing on stage in L.A. at the Mark Taper forum, in a revue called "Harps and Angels"
of songs by Randy Newman
, the pop singer/composer/pianist. Large performs along with Michael McKean and Katey Sagal (best known as the mom on Married . . . with Children
). The reviews? The Los Angeles Times
did a strange thing and reviewed
the show by asking Newman what he thought. Newman, not surprisingly, was positive, saying "I don't have a face that's got a smile painted on it in any sense," he said. "It's a difficult effort for me, these [facial] muscles. But I was happy on the inside. Some things I loved, and I think it'll be an entertaining evening."
The L.A. Weekly
sent a real reviewer, who was quite taken with the show, calling
it "smart and absorbing," though it didn't mention anything specifically about Storm.
Unsatisfied, we asked Tres Shannon
, the co-founder of Voodoo Doughnut
, to help out. We learned he was headed to L.A. to see the show so asked him to write his observations. Here goes: