Barnum DVD

Littleshopofcarrie
Leading Actor
joined:12/9/12
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/19/14 at 01:27pm
I recently stumbled upon one on ebay and wanted to know if it was worth buying...
Rob
Broadway Legend
joined:5/3/03
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/19/14 at 01:53pm
YES!
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Jorge21
Chorus Member
joined:11/30/13
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/19/14 at 02:06pm
It is! Michael Crawford is great.
MCfan2
Broadway Star
joined:4/29/06
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/19/14 at 03:48pm
Yes indeed! Michael nails the role, and it's a spectacular production all around.

Updated On: 1/19/14 at 03:48 PM
trentsketch
Broadway Legend
joined:6/25/09
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/19/14 at 03:51pm
It was on Netflix for a little while. It's great. Definitely worth it.
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/19/14 at 05:20pm
It recreates the original Broadway staging, except Michael Crawford actually does more circus tricks than Jim Dale did.
South Fl Marc
Broadway Legend
joined:6/23/04
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/19/14 at 05:43pm
And yet Jim Dale was SO MUCH better than the hammy Michael Crawford. I adored Jim Dale in the part. Michael was awful.
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TheatreFreak05
Broadway Legend
joined:1/22/08
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/20/14 at 12:00pm
I can't tell you how many times I have watched that DVD.
TheatreFreak05
Broadway Legend
joined:1/22/08
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/20/14 at 12:00pm
Double post.
Updated On: 1/20/14 at 12:00 PM
Eris0303
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/07
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/20/14 at 12:08pm
Yes! Love it. My favorite moments are when things don't go quite as planned and Michael's reactions. That's part of what we love about live theatre.
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Tink2
Stand-by
joined:8/7/08
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/20/14 at 03:46pm
Yes! The DVD is very good. I saw Jim Dale on Broadway and thought he was VERY good. I really like Michael Crawford in the role, too. He portrays such a lovable innocence in a role of such a master manipulator. However, I much preferred Glen Close's Charity to the actress in the DVD.
Demitri2
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/05
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/20/14 at 07:41pm
I too wish Glenn Close was on the DVD recreating her role. I also wish Jim Dale was too. I've seen Michael Crawford in all three of his Broadway roles but except for maybe PHANTOM was never that impressed with him. Jim Dale on the other hand won me over immediately in BARNUM. It's really a shame his performance wasn't caught on video.
sephyr
Featured Actor
joined:11/21/10
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/23/14 at 11:33pm
It's definitely worth it! Now in regard to the Broadway original cast, I'm listening to the cast recording now and I think Glenn Close was the better Chairy, but it seems like Crawford had more vocal energy than his Broadway counterpart. Was that just the quality of the recording or is this true?

Terri White is great in the role too. I don't like this version of The Museum Song without the ensemble at the end though, they made it seem more frantic.
Brian07663NJ
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/24/14 at 08:53am
LOVE this DVD. YES buy it!
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tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/24/14 at 09:02am
Just curious, how is the picture/sound quality?
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/24/14 at 06:54pm
Both are fine.
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Littleshopofcarrie
Leading Actor
joined:12/9/12
Barnum DVD
Posted: 1/25/14 at 07:05pm
Will definitely be buying it after these great reviews!! Thank you everyone and can't wait to watch!

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