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Member Name: Jane2
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Birthday: 9 - 16
Gender: Male
Location: NYC
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Currently Listening To: wheezing

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  • Darren Criss in Hedwig  May 27 2015, 12:42:13 PM

    Yeah I was wondering how many years it has been since you last posted.

  • Darren Criss in Hedwig  May 27 2015, 12:33:48 PM

    I agree with this a little. Same could be said about Rock of Ages. The show is so well written, with a great score, that it doesn't matter much who plays Drew. As long as he can sing the songs and move around the stage.

  • Darren Criss in Hedwig  May 27 2015, 11:34:02 AM

    thanks for posting those two clips, Apple. I just loved both of them. They guy had the right attitude, loved  his voice and his choreography. 

  • Actors Breaking Character  May 27 2015, 10:56:28 AM

    "Darn that unprofessional Mike Tyson, amirite?"


  • Billy Elliott  May 27 2015, 08:35:18 AM

    " it shows that "success" is not the main reason for the father to become proud"

    The father would be proud of his son no matter what, success or not. It makes for a great story though, that Billy realizes his dream.

    Anyway, art is subjective, and we all have our opinions. My experience with the show was not the same as yours. 

    Thanks for an interesting discussion, Mikey and Dave.

  • Billy Elliott  May 26 2015, 11:57:11 PM

    That was a very well thought out and written post, Mikey. I do believe you accurately outlined the meaning of the show.

    I thought the film took it in a different direction, meaning that dance was a key theme. It focused first that dance is not a sissy thing, and also that Billy's need to dance came from the core of his soul, and yes, the community came together to support him.

     The ending was important because it was the result of all that came before it - yes, the

  • Billy Elliott  May 26 2015, 09:46:10 PM

    This is a theater board so I'm not surprised most posts are pro the show.

    I'm not going to look for a film board but I'm sure it would be reversed.

    Doesn't matter, I can watch the film anytime I feel like!smile

  • Actors Breaking Character  May 26 2015, 09:43:49 PM

    I once saw a play where the lead character was hardly ever IN character.

  • Billy Elliott  May 26 2015, 05:46:27 PM

    "but a lot of the film's fans disliked the movie's ending too (too much of a happy ending"

    Oh god forbid it should have a happy ending! After the sad backstory, it was necessary and done expertly.

    , "but a lot of the film's fans disliked the movie's ending"

    p.s. A lot of the film's fans loved the movie's ending. And a lot of the show's fan's disliked the show's ending.


  • Billy Elliott  May 26 2015, 05:32:05 PM

    All I can say is that I'm sorry you saw a Cinderella ending.

  • Billy Elliott  May 26 2015, 05:21:44 PM

    "it really emphasizes the point of the show, how Billy is a lost child and tries to find his way in life. It makes you feel more for him than the standard Cinderella stor

    Poor Michael is left at home with his bike while Billy walks off with a suitcase. Not the point at all.

    The point is so much more profound. Did you  miss the addressing of a gay stereotype, did you miss the politics going on in the country (which was a main theme to this story), did you miss the be

  • Billy Elliott  May 26 2015, 03:32:07 PM


    The ending of that film told us that Billy was able to fulfill his dream. The moments when his father saw his boy soar into the air, and the sudden intake of his breath at that moment made for a powerful impact that I'll never forget. Sorry you missed that.

    The show I saw ended with Michael on the stage. I walked out of that theater so disappointed I couldn't wait to see the film again.

    "everyone turns out great."

    Who said? Writing the sequel

  • Billy Elliott  May 26 2015, 02:23:03 PM

    I thought the show was entertaining, and that's ok with me. However, the film was far superior for me. It had the emotional impact that the show lacked, especially the ending. Although I've seen the film a dozen times, I will still watch the entire thing again, just for that spectacular ending.

  • What do you think of this casting listing?  May 26 2015, 02:00:55 PM

    "Not only is it "fair" to say all white people are racist, it's accurate. It's input DNA."

    Including you, right?

  • Official JCM as Hedwig (2015 Edition) Thread  May 25 2015, 07:50:21 PM

    wow, that is a major gift! The original cast, and Stephen and the gang! And that was when JCM could reach all the high notes which are now lowered!! I don't know where you found that video. The one going around on fb is the new one, not as good.

    Thank you, Pal Joey.

  • Worst Experience Right Now at MATILDA  May 22 2015, 11:22:46 AM

    ^ is that really what the ushers were doing? In that case, a letter is necessary, and perhaps suggest to them that in cases where they're half hour late, quickly filling up the rows is the only way to do it, no matter who sits where.

  • Worst Experience Right Now at MATILDA  May 21 2015, 08:45:33 PM

    Moving your seat is the only and best solution.

    I can't tell you how many bus loads of kids arrive at the theater late. So, here we have a group of maybe 50 up to hundreds of kids late to the show. Then there's the problem of scanning them in. Some teachers have given each child their own ticket and scanning them each takes time. Some teachers are holding the tickets in large packets and each one still has to be scanned. Then there's the problem of escorting them into the house, an

  • Ladies and Gentleman....Taye Diggs is your next Hedwig  May 18 2015, 10:22:08 PM

    "And I find the choice interesting- having a black Hedwig changes some of the dynamic of the character's obsession with American pop culture. Part of the appeal of Luther to him is how distinctly American-Other he is when compared to the small, awkward, white girly-boy Hedwig. He's American. He's cool. He's confident in his sexual identity. He's big. He's black, which makes him rare and almost exotic on the other side of the Berlin wall.

    Granted, I'm not saying it's a wrong choice,

  • Ladies and Gentleman....Taye Diggs is your next Hedwig  May 18 2015, 10:17:56 PM

    "Seriously, what does it matter what color his skin is?"

    don't know, Joey.

    "Isn't JCM's "little slip of a girly boy" just a metaphor for everyone's otherness?"

    up to interpretation, Joey. To me, no.


  • Ladies and Gentleman....Taye Diggs is your next Hedwig  May 18 2015, 09:46:26 PM

    'Taye Diggs is only 5 foot 10 inches (shorter than all the others except Darren)'

    Incorrect, idiot

    rollin, rollin, rollin'  Yah, Rawhide!