What Was The Worst Piece Of Theatrical Trash You Sat Through This Year?

Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
"Best of" threads are fun, but these are more funner.

For me it was THE ANARCHIST.
little_sally
Broadway Legend
joined:1/15/04
Ghost, no, wait...Scandalous, definitely Scandalous
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
capnkidd
Broadway Star
joined:9/11/04
Just about every negative thread written on this board, like this one. It's one of the reasons I hardly ever lurk here, and seldom post.

People post these kinds of things to "prove" how clever and sophisticated they are, and it really has the opposite effect.

Plum
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joined:3/4/04
If this thread has already caused you more agony than any show you watched this year, congratulations! You're good at picking out shows for yourself. I'm glad you had so much fun at the theater this year.
Marianne2
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joined:3/28/08
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capnkidd
Broadway Star
joined:9/11/04
"If this thread has already caused you more agony than any show you watched this year, congratulations! You're good at picking out shows for yourself. I'm glad you had so much fun at the theater this year."

"Agony", Plum? Hyperbole, and your word, not mine. Absolutely any time I spend in a theater is an improvement over reading people bitching about how bad the theater they saw was. To me, these threads are pointlessly negative - I'm glad you enjoy them, I guess?
James885
Broadway Legend
joined:5/2/05
It wasn't on Broadway, but this past May I saw a horrific community theater production of West Side Story where the entire cast (including the Sharks) was lily white. It also didn't help that the actor playing Tony was virtually tone deaf.

"You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!" - Betty Parris to Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Updated On: 12/27/12 at 08:46 PM
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Million Dollar Quartet - I left halfway through because I couldn't take it anymore.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
little_sally
Broadway Legend
joined:1/15/04
So, are we not supposed to express how awful we thought certain shows were? Wouldn't be much fun then.
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
capnkidd
Broadway Star
joined:9/11/04
It's all about extremes, little sally. Calling people's work "trash". Saying " I couldn't take it anymore" or equating watching any performance as "agony". Just seems silly to me.

Anyway, a question was asked. I gave my answer. You don't approve of it. I suppose we'll both live.
Broadway Baby8
Understudy
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End of the Rainbow
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Knowitall
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joined:11/14/12
You have it for Jeffrey. Good, he is a total looser
Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
I was pretty lucky this year. Scandalous was the only show that struck a cord to me as truly bad. I'm lucky that I got to see it for free. I still can't believe that I saw a show like that on Broadway.

I didn't really care for Cyrano either, but that was again free and some of the performances were beautiful when I wasn't asleep. Still Cyrano isn't nearly on Scandalous' level.
Updated On: 12/27/12 at 09:10 PM
Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
What an absolutely moronic and hateful thread. Butt not surprising, considering who started it.
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Every show is always good always.
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
I thought we had all decided (more or less unanimously) that even though "Lucky Guy" was not this year, it was, by far, the most execrable piece of garbage ever.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
Plum
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/04
I'm glad you enjoy them, I guess?

Now who's putting words into someone else's mouth?
RENT_is_Wicked2
Stand-by
joined:4/4/11
Scandalous and Magic/Bird.
Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
"What an absolutely moronic and hateful thread. Butt not surprising, considering who started it."

Thanks!!!
stevenycguy
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joined:12/7/05
bjh2114
Broadway Legend
joined:4/19/06
Broadway: Scandalous. Hands down.

Off-Broadway: Last Smoker in America. So bad.

London: Detroit. Didn't bother seeing it here since it was so terrible there.

If I had to pick one of the 3 that felt like the biggest waste of time, I think it would be Last Smoker. At least Scandalous was humorously bad at points.
GatorNY
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joined:6/19/08
I guess, for me, it was Romney's performance in the first debate.
"The price of love is loss, but still we pay; We love anyway."
Newsiesgirl67
Swing
joined:10/25/12
THE ANARCHIST
So boring!!!!!!!
Picture a handsome heroicly charismatic Plain spoken know-nothing Skirt chasing cocky little son of a- Lie down with dogs and you wake up with A raise and a promotion. So he's a flirt, a complete ego maniac The fact is he's also the face of the strike What a face Face the fact that's a face that could save us all from sinking in the ocean. -Katherine (Newsies) Superboy and the Invisible Girl Everything a kid oughtta be He's immortal, forever alive Then there's me I wish I could fly And magically appear and disappear I wish I could fly I'd fly far away from here -Natalie (Next to Normal)
SNAFU
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/04
Ghost. I knew it was going to be bad when it opened with that Christmas Spectacularesque opening of flying to Main Street in DUMBO by flying through New York from the Battery to the Bronx! Annoys the hell out of me when they do not get geography right!
Those Blocked: SueStorm. N2N Nate. Good riddence to stupid! Rad-Z, shill begone!
OperaBwayLover
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/07
For me, it was a local production of Anything Goes. The only good song was the staging of the title number (which heavily borrowed from the recent B'way revival); the rest was acted/sung in a highly cartoonish manner.
Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Oooohhh.... How could I forget the worst thing I've ever seen in my entire life: Showgirls the Musical. It was poorly done at a Non-Equity Theatre in Chicago. I actually left at intermission. Just terrible.

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