Video Goodspeed's MAME

morosco
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BrodyFosse123
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Video Goodspeed's MAME
Posted: 4/29/12 at 01:26pm
Before anyone else asks, like I was about to -- yes, Pitre DOES wear a period wig in the show, unlike on this dress rehearsal video of "It's Today":



So what does that make you, Brody? A zero-trick pony? - Wanna Be A Foster .........................The only power brody wields is in his own mind, joe. But it's amusing to watch him pretend nonetheless. - tazber
BwayLover
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Video Goodspeed's MAME
Posted: 4/29/12 at 02:46pm
Actually, she doesn't. I was there for the first preview and they ended up changing the wig - it now looks like her real hair, which is much, much more flattering. And it looks period enough.

The important part is - Louise is SENSETIONAL as Mame, and Judy Blazer is a complete hoot. I loved the entire production and plan on visiting it again as soon as I can!
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Mildred Plotka
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Video Goodspeed's MAME
Posted: 4/29/12 at 02:59pm
I assumed she'd be wearing a menopause wig, not a period one...
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Phantom487
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Video Goodspeed's MAME
Posted: 4/29/12 at 03:21pm
Yes, I've also seen the show - the wig is almost identical to her real hair. The blonde curly wig was only for the photo shoot.
morosco
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Video Goodspeed's MAME
Posted: 4/29/12 at 04:21pm
I think I love the choreography.
BrodyFosse123
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Video Goodspeed's MAME
Posted: 4/29/12 at 04:23pm
I stand corrected and thank you for the advance info. I have just cancelled my ticket order as I refuse to see a production of MAME without a Mame Dennis sporting a short 20-30's era coiffure.

Thank you again.
So what does that make you, Brody? A zero-trick pony? - Wanna Be A Foster .........................The only power brody wields is in his own mind, joe. But it's amusing to watch him pretend nonetheless. - tazber
henrikegerman
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Posted: 4/29/12 at 04:38pm
Robotic, mechanical, joyless choreography. It needs to be effervescent and it's joyless.
Updated On: 4/29/12 at 04:38 PM
TheatreDiva90016
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Posted: 4/29/12 at 05:32pm
Really BF?!

You won't see it based on that?


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best12bars
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Posted: 4/30/12 at 07:29am
^ And this is coming from a guy who does wigs professionally for a living.

I refuse to see Evita until she changes her nail polish. It's the wrong color.
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madbrian
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Posted: 4/30/12 at 08:40am
Nothing about that clip would inspire me to make the trip up to Connecticut to see this production.
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Phantom487
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Posted: 4/30/12 at 09:51am
Having seen the show already (and planning to see it again!!), I'll admit that wasn't the best clip to use to promote the show. It truly is a stunning production - Louise and Judy are stellar. Wait till the reviews come out...... just sayin'...
best12bars
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Posted: 4/30/12 at 10:06am
Glad to hear they're good.

But why would anybody post a promotional clip where the orchestra sounds like crap (seriously, are those professional musicians?), and Louise looks like she's dressed for the gym ... hardly a "dress" rehearsal.

Are they trying discourage sales?

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Updated On: 4/30/12 at 10:06 AM
TheatreDiva90016
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Posted: 4/30/12 at 11:11am
^^^^^^
I agree, and that poor trumpet player....


I have seen plenty of horrible wigs on stage, but I wouldn't not go see a show just because of one finale wig.
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Patash
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Posted: 4/30/12 at 11:47am
Clearly Mame's hair in that clip was bothering HER a lot more than me!

I agree about that orchestra. There were times I lost track of the actual tune -- horrific!

I'm curious if she ever uses the bugle or if it is simply handed to her at the end to hold aloft?
Phantom487
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Posted: 4/30/12 at 03:32pm
She does in facet play the bugle at the begining of "It's Today" at the top of the staircase, as Mame traditionally does.
goldenboy
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Video Goodspeed's MAME
Posted: 5/2/12 at 02:43am
In that clip... Louise looks like she's from 1975... fresh from Mama Mia while the rest of the cast is wearing perfect 1920's outfits.

Is that the way it's done or was her real costume not ready in time. Please advise.
TheatreDiva90016
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Posted: 5/6/12 at 04:14pm
Oh dear.

It looks like she is wearing a wig, that look exactly like her own hair...
REALLY?!
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