Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?

Littleshopofcarrie
Featured Actor
joined:12/9/12
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/18/13 at 03:52pm
What is your favorite floor elevator stage entrance/exit?

Updated On: 12/18/13 at 03:52 PM
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/18/13 at 03:54pm
First thing that comes to mind is Show Off, from Drowsy Chaperone.
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artscallion
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/07
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/18/13 at 03:56pm
All That Jazz
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jonartdesigns
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/04
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/18/13 at 04:01pm
I second the velma-vator and add
Frank in Rocky Horror
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Marianne2
Broadway Legend
joined:3/28/08
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/18/13 at 04:14pm
The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot.
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Tag
Broadway Legend
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Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/18/13 at 04:19pm
The Genie entrance/exit in the upcoming Aladdin is probably the only good thing about the show.
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/18/13 at 04:25pm
At Trinity Rep, for several years they did A Christmas Carol. They have a small model of Big Ben rise up to stage level and Scrooge flies over the clock. Such great imagery. Such great magical theater.
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darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/18/13 at 04:28pm
I enjoyed the two bookend floor elevator entrances and exits in Mary Poppins- her almost toaster-like shooting up from behind the family in Act 1, and the gleefully absurd sequence when she sends the rival nanny to hell in a birdcage in Act 2.
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/18/13 at 04:58pm
Ursala's death in Little Mermaid.
willrogers2008
Featured Actor
joined:12/9/08
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/18/13 at 08:30pm
Gregory Hines entrance in JELLY'S LAST JAM. Unforgettable.
justincharacter
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/13
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/18/13 at 08:46pm
The Witch's exit in the 2002 revival of Into the Woods, at the end of "Last Midnight".
justincharacter
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/13
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/18/13 at 08:46pm
Double post...
Updated On: 12/18/13 at 08:46 PM
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 12:01am
^ YES! I LOVED how she swirled into the deck in a flurry of red fabric after shedding her skin and hair. So creepy.
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theatregeek6
Featured Actor
joined:6/19/13
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 07:24am
Seconding "Show Off" from Drowsy, if only because the exit itself is mentioned in the lyric.
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 03:57pm
Lola's entrance in the Damn Yankees revival.
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evic
Leading Actor
joined:3/5/04
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:02pm
Chita as Velma in original Chicago..........thrilling
Hex3
Stand-by
joined:11/7/08
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:13pm
I have to agree with the Witch's exit at the end of Last Midnight in the 2002 Into the Wood's revival. It was very creepy and the visuals (her tearing off her hair and bits of her dress) with the spinning downward was just fantastic. I must say that I didn't like much about this production but this was definitely a highlight. And I know that you can find clips of this scene. But believe me when I say that it can not compare to have seen it done live. I didn't see any of it coming and it was just wonderfully shocking. The Witch's transformation was also handled with the same elevator. However, for that it lifted and spun her into the air. Two fantastic stage effects.
AEA AGMA SM
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Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:55pm
"Lola's entrance in the Damn Yankees revival."

It's been so long that I only remember how they did it on tour, which did not involve a trap, as I recall. From my recollection of the tour there was a set piece (maybe a furnace/boiler) in Applegate's apartment that had doors that swung open with a mylar shimmer curtain inside through which we first see Lola extending just one leg, then the rest of her followed.

Now I'm racking my brain trying to remember if it was different on Broadway, but that is coming up on 20 years since I saw it! (which is crazy to think of in and of itself)
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Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 05:04pm
"Now I'm racking my brain trying to remember if it was different on Broadway"

I think wasn't Bebe brought up from underneath the stage. Was she on a piece of furniture? A bed or sofa? I can't remember.
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Wildcard
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 05:11pm
Red Death in the Phantom of the Opera
morosco
Broadway Legend
joined:7/10/04
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 05:18pm
Sweeney's rise from the grave in the original production of Sweeney Todd.
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 06:20pm
morosco - I second that. Everything about the original SWEENEY was breath-taking.
Skywalker3
Stand-by
joined:5/4/08
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/20/13 at 04:54am
I loved the entrance of the 'Greek Chorus' in Legally Blonde.

The exit of the mine workers in Billy Elliot at the ending of 'Once we were kings' is absolutely thrilling and gives me goosebumps every time!
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/20/13 at 10:13am
I love the Witch's entrance in "The Wizard of Oz" even more than the melting-it scared the crap out of me as a kid.

I also love the Mine Workers' exit in Billy Elliot as well as the original entrance of Sweeney Todd (saw that as a kid, too, on TV, and it really scared me).

An addition-the Phantom's Act 2 entrance is pretty cool.
The Distinctive Baritone
Broadway Legend
joined:8/28/04
Favorite Floor Elevator Entrance/Exit?
Posted: 12/20/13 at 10:42am
Applegate in the Damn Yankees revival.