trpguyy said: "bryan32 said: "I guess they wll be kicking them self for not doing a cast cd"
Not at all. A cast recording would have been a terrible investment to make (there are already countless recordings)... now imagine spending all that money to make a recording and then have the show close shortly after.
I wouldn't say countless, lol, well English ones, they are only 3 and one is hard to find. But i
Lot666 said: "Justin D said: "It is totally unrealistic to think that back then someone would be so casual with a sexual encounter as people are nowadays (and it happened more than once so you cant blame it on a one of spur of the moment thing)."
I disagree that such a thing would be unlikely in the show's era. I think people are, always have been, and always will be given over to romantic passions; the only thing that changes from generation to gene
Mister Matt said: "I mean, when people start going off on these things as "unrealistic" I want to remind them the Phantom, Christine, Raoul are all fictitious characters.
I can't speak for others, but for me, the problem is that the plot hinges on a backstory that is implausible within the realm of the original story and characters. Having your supporting characters go off the rails like pathetic lunatics at every tur
I assume the theatres themselves own some of the basic rigs, but more are added as needed.
The thing about that miss saigon photo, it is a pitty that the show was not intended to be more 'permanent' because they could do well with some masking around those box areas to fully black out that area.
I like when this happens because overall things look less distracting/clashing with the architecture.
Cats does it, but this is also a production design choice. same for P
Atleast over at the majestic if memory serves, I guess they knew they were going to be in for the long haul and at least painted their lights to match somewhat the ceiling.
One hand I love to see technology but other times it really is too much, was glad to see that not a whole lot was hanging from the roof of the palace for Sunset, and I also loved that in Anastasia (spoiler maybe) they make use of the blank side walls in that lovely song, it actually made me tear up.
As much as I would love that theatre to come back into theatrical use, I feel that gorgeous interior will get spoilt by all the light and sound rigs or even worse (cough) Mary Poppin's "bridge" thats still there at the New Amsterdam, ruining the look of that theatre's dome
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.