Sound of Music - Papermill

Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
Sound of Music - Papermill
Posted: 12/3/12 at 08:00pm
They also added some songs that were in the movie but not in the original Broadway production ("I Have Confidence," "Something Good")
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Sound of Music - Papermill
Posted: 12/3/12 at 08:18pm
Hrm--but were the Captain's two cut songs, for the movie, in? They're faves of mine (it's nice to have some slightly cynical moments in the show). I admit, I think An Ordinary Couple is almost like a funeral dirge, and if Something Good replaced it, despite not loving some of the lyrics, I'm all for that.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Sound of Music - Papermill
Posted: 12/7/12 at 01:56am
I finally saw the show tonight. It's actually super easy and accessible to get there from NYC. I was there and back in no time.

I got the $34 dollar seats just to make sure I had a ticket, and then moved for a better view.

The show was great. Eric, the Captain barely sang at all, and only had Eidelweiss as his solo.

I thought the show looked great. Nice production values, and all the leads were great. The picture/posture they're using is awful, but thankfully the Maria doesn't wear that awful wig in the show.

I haven't seen the show before so I don't have much to say about it. It's kind of a strange ending, but I kind of like that. Thought the beginning song with the Nuns went on too long, and the wedding sequence was kind of slow, but other than that it was great. I hated the Max/ Captain / other Lady song.
NotScott
Chorus Member
joined:7/2/09
Sound of Music - Papermill
Posted: 12/7/12 at 10:22am
How bad are the $34 ticket views? I've never been out to Paper Mill and I'd love to see a show there but they charge nearly Broadway prices.
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Sound of Music - Papermill
Posted: 12/7/12 at 10:53am
A little advice about Papermill: avoid the mezz, it's VERY far away. I usually love front row mezz in Broadway houses, but not at the Papermill.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
siny
Broadway Star
joined:2/8/07
Sound of Music - Papermill
Posted: 12/7/12 at 11:01am
I actually preferred mezzanine to my $34 seat in the orchestra. In the orchestra, I had a tall person sit in front of me and block part of the stage, but their mezzanine has a steep slant and a great line of vision. Bring binoculars if you are worried about being too far.
But if it was not for that tall person in front of me, my $34 seat in the orchestra would have been great.

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