in the first change, there is a reason why she stays behind a scrim, because it isnt her but a double miming to her song.
on the DVD they filmed her so they can get closeups, but usually that section is a double
in the end she gets made up but her makeup is not as extensive as shrek, body suit/dress with the green boobs (it ends by the necklace) so all they really have to do is green up her face and slap on the nose (and new wig)
The broom is very low tech, in the straw section there is a tupe and they just shove a stick up it and wiggle the broom up the trap door and she grabs it. On tour it looks nicer because it 'floats' in from the wings on a wire.
The benches and beds and all other scenery is driven/pulled on by wenches in the stage deck with cables and motors and all that stuff
maybe someone in production staff just kept an eye on the person in that seat to see how they react throughout the show and if they dont seem like the sort who will want to or can, pick another nearby seat number?
regarding the cast bios and who is on, playbill is usually more accurate than the program inserts
But you cant beat the photos, I always buy one if available. can;t say what are my faves, but I can say what are come clunkers, Book of Mormon and Hairspray come to mind. Their layouts are terrible and the pics aren't all that great.
Overseas (London more recently) have just been combining the two with one program (souvenir brochure) that has includes all of the usual 'playb
for me, I kind of think Mamma Mia, Hamilton and Kinky Boots are one set, as not much changes, I've only seen Mamma Mia and Kinky Boots 'live' and they are both successful to me, and so is Hamilton from what I've seen.
somewhat similar thing happened to me last year, but with ticketmaster.
I had a ticket booked well in advance, i just happened to be recheck all my bookings 2 weeks before my trip only to find the show on that night was cancelled (basically they changed the nights that they are dark) anyways, i didnt get an email or anything, if I didnt happen to go check my reservation I would have never known it was cancelled and would have showed up to collect my ticket only to see the theatre
But back to topic, it all seems kinda odd to me nowadays that out of torn tryouts are so expensive, with practically the same production values as the finished broadway version, how much realistically can a producer change between the two especially when most of the times with big shows the broadway house is booked before the out of town tryout even starts.
Like if the producers realize that they HATE the visuals in the tryouts, how realistic is it for them to scrap and start over. Or
Not a drastic change, and the location is different, but looking at some of School of Rock photos of the theatre in london, it looks like they have changed up some aspects of the staging over there, looks to me like it is somewhat more 'in the round' but this is solely based on a photo so who knows, but it does seem like they use a turntable.
and if you think way way back, JCS broadway was totally different from JCS london a few years later
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