I'm not sure what to make of this, but I will say that watching a man with giant scissorhands dance and twirl his way around the stage feels a bit ... odd. A trailer of sorts for the staged Edward Scissorhands production -- scheduled to arrive in Brooklyn this spring -- has landed on YouTube in all of its blue-tinted glory. Help, I'm torn: part of me thinks it looks fantastic and beautiful, while the Edward Scissorhands fanboy in me simply wants to avoid it at all costs. Scissorhands isn't supposed to prance; he's pale, jaded and in love with a woman he cannot touch without impaling her through the chest.
The production, which, thankfully, is being presented without words (not sure I could take Scissorhands breaking out into song while dancing), opens up this March 14 at BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House. However, you'll have to be fast as it only lasts through the end of the month. Matthew Bourne created the dance-theater adaptation -- using Tim Burton's beloved film as the source material -- and is convinced the production will not only be wildly entertaining, but also pack a powerful message. He notes: "Even though the production is spectacular, outrageously funny and touchingly romantic, its simple message of tolerance and looking beneath the surface seems particularly important." Hey, if anything, it's amazing to watch the lead dancer somehow pull off his moves with these huge pair of scissors attached to his hands. That alone should be worth the price of admission ... which, in case you were wondering, ranges from $30 to $80 for a pair of tickets.