Your memory is probably accurate, Matt. I mean, it certainly sounds about right. I can’t believe that’s going back almost 22 years. And I certainly wasn’t familiar with the material before seeing the show, so the ways in which he bent or broke the script to suit his purposes may very well have flew right over my head. I’ve looked around a bit, but I’ve never found any footage of him in the role.
newintown, on the subject of clowns, my first experience with this show – and among the first professional theater experiences of my life – was seeing the tour of the ’94 revival with Jerry Lewis. I was 14 and a theater novice at the time – and already a fan of Lewis’ films, so read this testimonial with that in mind – but it remains to this day one of the five funniest shows I’ve ever seen.
I didn’t trot up to the mezz for a full look, Luscious, but I’d guess those options are correlative and should both be perfect. The next time I see the show, it will absolutely be from the mezz. I spent portions of the show gazing at it in envy.
I haven’t read the whole thread, so I apologize if this has been covered/mentioned, but I would strongly advise against the furthest-downstage “onstage” seats at tables. Firstly, they’re absolutely not onstage and shouldn’t be sold for those prices. You’re essentially on the orchestra level (yes, there’s a small lip, but come on), sitting against/directly below what there is of an apron, and so you’re craning your neck upward for t
I agree that it’s a misguided and/or misphrased question. My tastes gravitate toward more overtly “serious” theater, which I would prefer to describe as theater that challenges me intellectually. That said, a number of not-so-challenging musicals are among my favorites. THE PAJAMA GAME, GUYS AND DOLLS, and DAMN YANKEES come immediately to mind. And there are a number of serious-minded and challenging musicals that, for whatever reason, I have no use for. I feel