Buyer and Cellar in a bigger house

WJR2
Understudy
joined:1/1/14
Buyer and Cellar in a bigger house
Posted: 3/20/14 at 10:23am
I just saw that "Broadway in Chicago" announced that Buyer and Cellar will be playing in one of their playhouses. How do you think this piece will work in a large house? I'm a little skeptical.
pathman2
Chorus Member
joined:2/12/13
Buyer and Cellar in a bigger house
Posted: 3/20/14 at 10:32am
That particular theater really isn't that big. It's not one of the houses that the big touring musicals go.
WJR2
Understudy
joined:1/1/14
Buyer and Cellar in a bigger house
Posted: 3/20/14 at 11:56am
Do you know how large the house is?

For some reason I pictured it going into the Oriental or something... which seemed odd to me.
AwesomeDanny
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/09
Buyer and Cellar in a bigger house
Posted: 3/20/14 at 12:17pm
It will play at the Broadway Plahouse, which seats 549.
HogansHero
Featured Actor
joined:2/26/12
Buyer and Cellar in a bigger house
Posted: 3/20/14 at 12:27pm
My recollection from one time there is that it does not feel like a huge house, but it is also not an acoustically friendly house. Other stops will be more challenging, but I would anticipate they will be up to all these challenges.
WJR2
Understudy
joined:1/1/14
Buyer and Cellar in a bigger house
Posted: 3/20/14 at 12:50pm
I've no doubt they've accounted for large houses and the issues, etc.

I'm just curious how it will play in a much larger house. I loved the intimacy of the show where it was off-Broadway.
broadwaybelter
Broadway Legend
joined:11/26/04
Buyer and Cellar in a bigger house
Posted: 3/20/14 at 01:54pm
It will be playing larger houses during its tour.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Buyer and Cellar in a bigger house
Posted: 3/20/14 at 06:26pm
I hope they expand the set, at least in dimensions. I found it odd that the walls would be so square. Gives by sightlines for people sitting on the sides. I know those sight lines didn't matter at Rattlestick because of the nature of that theater, but still.