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Hello, Ethel!
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:34pm
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I just wanted to say hello to everybody on here. I am a frequent theatergoer and fan and my grandson recommended I join a fan club for musical theatre. He did some research and found this board for me and helped me set up an account, and I figured I would introduce myself. I go see shows all the time in New York, but I've been disappointed in shows for the past decade or so, but there is always good theatre to go see in New York somewhere, you just have to find it. The first show I ever saw on Broadway was She Loves Me, which I don't remember too much about other than being quite cheerful. The best thing I ever saw in all my life was Ethel Merman in Hello, Dolly!, and I have never seen anything quite as good as that. I hope to have some fun here on this forum!
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:36pm
Welcome :)
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Elfuhbuh
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:41pm
Welcome to the board!
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:41pm
Hi! Welcome to the boards. :)
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CATSNYrevival
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 03:12pm
Why is everyone being so nice? Not that I mind, it's just freaking me out.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
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Musical Master
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 03:21pm
^We're welcoming a brand new member. It would be extremely rude form if we weren't giving new members a nice hello.
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 04:28pm
I was totally expecting something Book of Mormon related, but hi there! Welcome to the boards.
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 04:31pm

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Posted: 8/24/14 at 04:34pm
Hi there
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
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Patti LuPone FANatic
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 06:52pm
Hello...."Hello Ethel": I'm sure you'll do fine in here. This board can get a bit vicious at times. But, since you probably have a great deal of experience working with children, you'll do o.k. in this board. Most people in here are decent and very knowledgeable about all things theatre.
Susan Haskins (Theatre Talk): "I love children. That's why I work with Michael (Riedel)."
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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 07:00pm
Mary......Ethel?
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 07:01pm
Welcome from me too (and I LOVED She Loves Me!!).

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PalJoey
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 07:16pm


Nothing good has ever come from a poster who felt the need to introduce him- or herself.

And nothing good will come of this.

Your grandson should have warned you. You just put a curse on yourself, "Grandma."


yr pal,
joey




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PalJoey
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 07:34pm
yr pal,
joey




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RaisedOnMusicals
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 09:00pm
Interestingly, the role of Dolly Levi was actually written for Merman but she turned it down, as did Mary Martin. But Ethel was the last Broadway Dolly when she took the role in 1970.
<--------Curtain call, opening night of A Little Night Music, Dec. 13, 2009
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 09:22pm
"I know what a show-stopping song is. I know what you get a Tony for. Neither of those songs were it. And Sheryl Lee Ralph didn't even get nominated. Even with the new material. You know as an artist when somebody's giving you material that will stop a show. Give me the material. I know how to stop a show." - Tonya Pinkins Blocked: mjohnson2
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 09:25pm
Be careful...some ROUGH FOLKS on this board...
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 09:30pm
Welcome!!
I can't even! Ughh! Don't you...don't you understand? I'M IN TECH!!!
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Hello, Ethel!
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 09:49pm
Well thank you all for the warm welcome, and also to "Pal Joey" for being insufferably rude, or possibly sarcastic. Thank you in particular to "Sally Durant Plummer" for the link to that other post, and if "best 12 bars" is still on the site, thank you to him or her for that post, which was very nice to read.
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Showface
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 09:51pm
PalJoey was being sarcastic. He's actually pretty insightful and wise, especially when it comes down to Follies. Hope you enjoy your time here!
I can't even! Ughh! Don't you...don't you understand? I'M IN TECH!!!
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Hello, Ethel!
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 09:53pm
Alright, well apologies to "Pal Joey" if he actually was being sarcastic. My grandson did warn me about nasty posters and I've got my guard up whilst waiting for them.
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 10:08pm
Don't worry Ethel, most of the time they are sarcastic and a lot of them are really smart. I think you'll fit in perfectly.
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loliveve
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 10:11pm
Hello and welcome! I think it's very cool that you got to see Ethel Merman in "Hello, Dolly!"
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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 10:21pm
Mary.....Ethel?
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PalJoey
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 11:57pm


Your grandson played a nasty trick on you, kind of like pushing you down a flight of stairs.

Did your grandson neglect to tell you that starting a thread that basically says "Hello, I'm New Here! Don't Be Mean to Me" is pretty much the same thing as saying, "Hello, I'm an Attention Whore!"?

What your grandson neglected to tell you was that new posters just make screen names and start posting. The only people who make threads called "Hello! Look At Me! Look At Me! LOOK AT ME!" are the same old trolls who have been haunting the Internet since Al Gore got his first hard on.

Take my advice: If you're a real granny, delete this profile, start another and REFRAIN from starting with a thread like this.

And if your an old troll, what an asShole you are to do this again.




yr pal,
joey




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Updated On: 8/24/14 at 11:57 PM
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tazber
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 11:58pm
If you think that PJ's post was "insufferably rude" then I take it you haven't bothered to read any other threads on this board yet.

You'll probably want to learn to take things a little less personally.




....but the world goes 'round
Updated On: 8/24/14 at 11:58 PM

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