Critic-at-large Warren Gerds praises ‘Metropolis’
The one-night-only presentation of Metropolis at the Weidner Center April 28 met every expectation and ended with a rousing ovation for UW-Green Bay faculty members Kevin Collins and Randy Meder and composer Michelle Mcquade Dewhirst, as well as the team of singers and musicians. “Any way you slice it, the score is formidable. Its level of ambition is in keeping with the ambitiousness of the film. And the UWGB team of 78 musicians who presented the cornucopias were up to the task in impressive ways – wholly disciplined to what the score was saying, on a rigid timetable of the film.” Critic-at-large Warren Gerds had this to say, and plenty more.