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Posted by dwperkins 2013-02-07 22:39:02


Just saw Cinderella last night. What a disaster! Like Clear Day they changed the narrative to the point that it doesn't make any sense. Does anyone not think that O Hammerstein knew what he was doing in the original book? They have grafted a PC narrative to the original that causes important plot points to now make NO SENSE! The songs they added are so much filler and bog down the story. What a tedious production. The lovely score of the numbers that were meant to be in the show still enchants and the casting is good but to no avail with the horrible book.

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Posted by Gink 2013-02-07 22:43:37


Agreed. They went in the wrong direction and killed the kid appeal and in our case, the adult appeal, too.

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2013-02-07 22:45:10


I liked the Clear Day revival.

But, I agree that Cinderella was fine that way it was.

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Posted by WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel 2013-02-07 22:49:48


I had issues with Cinderella, but come on! The Clear Day revival was FAR worse. That thing was a mess and a half. A true train wreck. Cinderella may be muddled and boring at times, but On a Clear Day was shocking (plus the set and costumes were hideous to look at).

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Posted by egghumor 2013-02-07 22:50:02


Wow. Living outside New York now, CINDERELLA had hardly registered on my radar. I just assumed it would be a thoroughly professional, slickly-mounted production of stalwart and charming television musical that would do decent family business. But as dwperkins so aptly puts, from reading the many discussions on this board, this show is turning out to sound like this season's ON A CLEAR DAY...

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Posted by dwperkins 2013-02-07 22:58:57


and you liked the Cinderella costumes? The fairy godmother's gown looks like she it has a wrapped testicle on either side!!

The garish ballgowns of the chorus are absolutely hideous.

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Posted by dwperkins 2013-02-07 23:00:19


Gink, you are obviously a person of great insight and taste!

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-02-07 23:02:59


Oh come on, at least On a Clear Day had Jessie Mueller. Cinderella...yeah, I'll pass.

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Posted by broadwaydevil 2013-02-08 00:53:03


Cinderella has Victoria Clark and Laura Osnes. Casting is certainly not the problem.

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-02-08 01:03:35


I'll give you Victoria Clark. Osnes I have yet to be impressed by after three shows.

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Posted by AnythingGoes23 2013-02-08 04:21:39


Osnes was terrific in Bonnie and Clyde.

I haven't seen the show and not over NY til June and I can't say I'm so enthused to book to see it... If its still on by the sounds of it!

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Posted by Blockhead24 2013-02-08 06:11:52


she was also terrific in South Pacific and Anything Goes

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Posted by RaisedOnMusicals 2013-02-08 12:55:10


Dr. Perkins. Cinderella, worse than the revival of On A Clear Day? Do you know any psychotherapists?

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Posted by elmore3003 2013-02-08 19:07:18


I'd walk a mile out of the way to miss a Victoria "see how hard I'm acting" Clark performance.

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Posted by Owen22 2013-02-08 23:48:51


God save us from Laura Osnes fans...

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Posted by SamIAm2 2013-02-09 11:35:09


So sorry you missed the boat, Owen22; it's a fun ride.

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Posted by lupone76 2013-02-10 17:42:40


I did not see Clear Day, but I can tell you Cinderella is a charming and entertaining show. I was there during first week of previews and enjoyed it very much. My only complaint was that it needed to be shortened a tad and from what I've heard they did shorten it from when I went.


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Posted by RaisedOnMusicals 2013-02-10 19:00:27


True. A friend who saw it Friday night clocked it at 2:30 including intermission.

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Posted by justoldbill 2013-02-10 21:58:16


What have they done? Added the entire score of ME AND JULIET?

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Posted by PalJoey 2013-02-10 23:29:13


That would be interesting...