Anyone seeing FOLLIES in LA tonight?

ljay889
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Anyone seeing FOLLIES in LA tonight?
Posted: 5/3/12 at 10:37am
If so, please answer the important question. What color is Victoria Clark's dress?

Does she have the extended entrance and exit like Bernadette?

I hope someone will be there tonight or this week.
#sadandtransparent
LALALand
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 11:51am
Have tix for the 9th and the 12th. Can't wait!
rosscoe(au)
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 12:01pm
Next Wednesday afternoon for me
Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
E.Davis
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 12:03pm
I swear to god if that dress is red........


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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 12:04pm
She should have worn green.
themysteriousgrowl
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 12:16pm

She worn green the last time.
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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 12:19pm
That's a good point. And you just KNOW People magazine would call that bitch out for repeating herself.
rosscoe(au)
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 12:29pm
Victoria does the show nude!
Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
Wildcard
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 12:41pm
I don't really care what she's wearing as long as her "Losing My Mind" is less sultry than her performance at Encores
brettarnett
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 12:48pm
Wildcard: YESSS! I have been trying to describe what I didn't like about her interpretation of the song and you did it in one word. I'll be going next tuesday and I'll let you know.
ljay889
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 12:55pm
I don't believe she had really found the character at Encores! I'm hoping LA will be a big improvement. Her vocals will be glorious, that's for sure.
#sadandtransparent
PianoMann
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 01:10pm
Losing My Mind at Encores was just... bizarre. I'm sure her character has evolved since then, especially through the process with this cast, so I'm hoping to hear her performance isn't anything like Encores (at least for Losing My Mind; I didn't see the actual performance, just clips).
macnyc
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 01:13pm
Can anyone recommend a hotel not too far from the theater? Thanks!
brettarnett
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 01:13pm
I'm glad I'm not the only one who was completely dumbfounded by the sensual take on losing my mind.
Elphaba
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 02:03pm
have tix for June
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broadwaybabywannabe2
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 02:07pm
THE LOS ANGELES OMNI HOTEL...not a bad hotel actually and it is basically right across the street by one block or so...
nealb1
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 03:57pm
The Omni Hotel is down the street as is Hilton Checker's and The Biltmore. All within walking distance to the theatre.

I'm seeing the show on June 8th & the evening on June 9th.
Gaveston2
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 04:07pm
I haven't lived in Los Angeles for 8 years, but when I used to work for law firms downtown, visitors usually stayed at Checkers or the Biltmore, as nealb1 suggests. From either it's a two or three block walk up hill to the Music Center.

Brett, I'll be at Follies on Tuesday as well. I'll wave from the mezzanine.
PalJoey
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 04:11pm
BroadwayWorld changed the color of Sally's dress once...we can do it again.
yr pal,
joey




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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 04:20pm
I hope she's wearing a skin tight bright pink mini skirt with some fierce FM pumps and enormous hoop earrings.
SonofRobbieJ
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 04:27pm
You could certainly make an argument that Losing My Mind is about sexual frustration. I didn't mind the sultry take...and I certainly enjoyed the rest of her interpretation of the role. I just didn't feel like the sang sat in the right part of her voice. I felt like it needed to be taken up...maybe to the Barbara Cook key.
Gaveston2
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 04:56pm
Clark's You Tube clip from the ENCORES production reminds me of Marilyn Monroe singing, "Happy Birthday, Mr. President." Sally ain't THAT sultry! (Though Clark's voice sounds amazing.)

Somebody needs to send a memo to Sallys everywhere:

"Re: Losing My Mind

Don't try to compete with the big numbers before and after by overacting. If you sing the song well enough, you can stand out by underplaying it. Less is more here. Keep that in mind and the audience will walk out remembering Phyllis' dress, but humming YOUR song.

Sincerely,
Dorothy Collins"
Wicked Fanatic
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 04:57pm
I'm leaving in 3 hours for the 1st preview and very excited to be seeing this again the 1st time that I've seen it since it was at the Shubert Theatre in 1972--Yes, I'm old! Looking forward to seeing everyone but will finally be fulfilling a long time wish to see Elaine Paige--LIVE--in a musical production :) Will comment after the show but will be very late as the drive to and from the Ahmanson is not quick for me.

Any other specific things I should look for besides the color of the dress and her entrances?
Gaveston2
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 05:00pm
Wicked, I look forward to hearing about anything that stands out to you.

(I, too, am looking forward to seeing Elaine Paige. I met her a few years ago, but I've never seen her on stage. Couldn't get in to her EVITA in London in 1979. Not a spare seat to be had.)
macnyc
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 05:00pm
During the wonderful tap number, Who's That Woman, see if Paige crashes into the wall at some point! And enjoy the show.

Updated On: 5/3/12 at 05:00 PM
f13overture
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 05:14pm
Any1 going next thursday? cuz that's when i'll be there

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