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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN $450, 375, 120, 80, 60 THANKS MEL!

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These prices are intended for the rich, corporate expense accounts, and so the producers can capitalize early before all the "stars" leave. Prices will most certainly float back to reality when:

a. we find out that the show really stinks and reviews are bad

b. after several years when the original cast is long gone and Ashley Parker Angel is playing "Igor"

c. the cavernous Hilton Theatre swallows this show whole like all the musicals before it!


Updated On: 7/4/07 at 05:13 PM
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Thanks for the insight.
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HOLY S***! WHY HAVEN'T WE HAD A THREAD ABOUT THIS BEFORE?!?!?!

... oh, wait...
Updated On: 6/30/07 at 05:21 PM
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So sorry to bother you with a bit of commentary.....
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You stole my sarcasm thunder, Weez re: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN $450, 375, 120, 80, 60 THANKS MEL!
It's just a message board. Let's not take it too seriously.
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Why do I get the distinct impression that Mr. Brooks is starry-eyed, seeing nothing but dollar signs in front of his face?
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Excuse me? He's gouging people for the love of THEATRE, obviously!
It's just a message board. Let's not take it too seriously.
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Larry, nobody on here buys premium tickets for any show anyway, so your post (the 50th post on this topic) is pointless.

The tickets are $120.00. The same price as JERSEY BOYS, THE COLOR PURPLE, and LEGALLY BLONDE. It's nothing new.

Even if they were charging $1000.00 for premium seats, it wouldn't make a difference to anyone here, because nobody here buys premium tickets.
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Does anyone here buy regular tickets either?
It's just a message board. Let's not take it too seriously.
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Seriously, when the price of discounted tickets obtained with special codes and through special websites and organizations goes up, or the price of lotto and rush tickets soars to $450, then we'll have a real argument.
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Does anyone else realize that the $450 tickets subsidize our significantly cheaper tickets?
It's just a message board. Let's not take it too seriously.
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The $ 450 saets are for mel's retirement fund
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Thanks for speaking on behalf of all message board participants Ms. Sutton and for calling my comments pointless.

I'm so sorry that I don't troll these boards night and day, as I am sure I would've realized there have been 50 posts already about this!

Don't like the comments? Skip it and move on to a really important post by the umpteenth 13 year old that wants to know how to sit next to Melchior at Spring Awakening!



Updated On: 6/30/07 at 08:51 PM
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Someone's bitter.
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It's hardly bitterness.

It just gets boring when it seems like the only people here commenting are middle aged gay men and teenagers.


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Wanna Be A Foster got told.
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You do know that Wanna Be isn't actually Sutton, right?

And Hunter doesn't have talent? Okay...
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Yes, Hunter's talentless.

That's why, when the subject arises, many people are so indignant he received no award recognition for 'Urinetown'.

No, really, that's why. Honest.

EDIT: oh sads! The amazing larry64 edited his comment to remove his slur on Huck, no, Hooter, no, Hunter Foster! Guess that's *us* told!
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There is an argument to be made that the best seats are avaible to the rich and those who can afford them. It gives amo to the stereotype that that theatre is for the rich and not for the betterment of society which it should be.
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"I'm so sorry that I don't troll these boards night and day, as I am sure I would've realized there have been 50 posts already about this!"

Then just try using the SEARCH feature BEFORE you post.
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It just gets boring when it seems like the only people here commenting are middle aged gay men and teenagers.

I'm a 26 year old gay man. Sorry to disappoint you, Larry. And by the way, if you don't like the demographic of people who post on this board, why do you keep posting? If you're looking for 80 year old straight women, you're in the wrong community. I think I hear jdate calling your name...
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jesus tap-dancing christ you guys! this board is damn frustrating because people can't help but turn every single topic into something about themselves and each other! if you wanna bicker, PM each other and spare the rest of us! please!

I think Mel is counting his eggs before they hatch. The big names in his show aren't as big as Lane and Broderick and I don't think lightning will strike twice. I can see the show making good sales in the beginning with all the hype, but I can't see it lasting very long.

We'll see.
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I'm afraid I have to agree with larry64. Not about the demographic on the boards, but about how not all of us sit on this messageboard all night. Sometimes we just want to say something or ask something so we'll post it. And good lord who CARES if it's been posted?! If it's been posted already, SKIP OVER IT. Don't bother clicking on it if it bothers you so much.


And the premium prices for YF make me absolutely sick. But in agreement with everyone who said it, not many of us buy premiums seats anyhow.
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i laugh about this because last semester i did a research paper on Broadway in the 1980s and there was a quote said in the 80s how the top broadway ticket would NEVER go above 60 bucks


i guess someone was wrong lol
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"I'm so sorry that I don't troll these boards night and day, as I am sure I would've realized there have been 50 posts already about this!"

You would've if you did a search.
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When you see it's a topic that has been posted before and it bothers you so much, why do you even bother clicking it. To complain? What's wrong with half the people here?

And I never buy full priced tickets so the premium seats don't bother me so much.

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