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HereIAm
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joined:2/6/12
By Jeeves
Posted: 2/19/12 at 10:09pm
So, I know someone who has a VCR of this show when it was shown on T.V a while ago and I watched the first 20 minutes and it was painful. It really looked horrible. I was just wondering if anyone else saw this and how their experience was.
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My Oh My
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/07
By Jeeves
Posted: 2/20/12 at 01:34am
I saw the supposedly retooled version that played at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse about a decade ago.

Boring and live theatre to me is a strange concept that only this show out of all the shows I've seen helped make sense.
Recreation of original John Cameron orchestration to "On My Own" by yours truly. Click player below to hear.
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
By Jeeves
Posted: 2/20/12 at 01:56am
I like the score. It's a very small, simple show and not really like anything else Webber has written. I think it's cute how they use all the little props to make the car and window ladder and all the other little imaginative bits, but the show is entirely too long. It would be better if it was just short and sweet. I was definitely a bit bored watching the DVD, but again not because of the music or the story. It just feels like it goes on and on forever and it's not visually stimulating enough to hold my attention for that long.
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EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
By Jeeves
Posted: 2/20/12 at 02:12am
Was the DVD even ever releaed in N America? It aired on the Canadian Bravo network ages back, anbd I had the same reaction. It's by no means awful but the Wodhouse stories work best in quick dips anyway--the show felt like it just went on, and on, and on...
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
By Jeeves
Posted: 2/20/12 at 02:30am
^I don't think it was. I have the region 2 dvd from the UK, but I have a region free dvd player to watch it on.
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ErinDillyFan
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/06
By Jeeves
Posted: 2/20/12 at 09:10am
I saw a professional production 2 yrs ago and loved it. I have seen scenes from the DVD on youtube and it seems very similar.

But, I love shows that tell a good story with the minimum of props. The exasperation and bewilderment of Bertie just get better as it goes along.

My wife liked it and the pace shouldn't bother her because she likes "Downton Abbey" and "Gossip Girl" soap operas that move along at a slower than real life pace that I cannot fathom how anyone can enjoy.
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
By Jeeves
Posted: 2/20/12 at 11:52am
I was musical director/pianist on a production several year ago, and our audiences (we're a small Equity theatre near Chicago) LOVED IT! It's a show that didn't belong on Broadway. It works terrificly in an intmate setting.

 
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