Scandalous, Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Performers, pre show announcements.
winston89 Profile Photo
Broadway Legend
Sweet Christ, I really hope this isn't going to obsessions like show curtains are.
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Kelly2 Profile Photo
Broadway Legend
Seriously. Most shows use a standard announcement, no? I mean, the creative/funny ones are generally the exception, not the rule.
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
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Broadway Legend
I saw Scandalous and Drood; to my recollection they didn't have pre-show announcements of any note that I remembered, although Drood might have made some commentary in the opening number, given the loose, improvisatory feel as the cast makes it's way onto the stage from the audience. I was too giddy to remember any specific jokes.
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
Playbilly Profile Photo
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Saw Drood a couple of days ago. There was no announcement. For me, an announcement would have dampened the loose "beginning" of the show with the cast interacting with the audience. The actors would have to break character since there were no cell phones in Dickens' time.
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Drood has none.

I like Virginia Woolf: "[bla bla bla] My name is Edward Albee...enjoy the play."

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Broadway Star
I was at the final performance of Scandalous today. They just had a generic announcement telling people to turn off cellphones, etc. and that the performance would begin momentarily.

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