Seperite said: "The music from Phantom is some of the best known in the entire canon of musical theater, but no one goes around humming anything Piangi, Carlotta, Firmin, Giry, etc. sings or says."
I have to admit I frequently hum or sing “Notes/Prima Donna” to myself on my drive home from work. I get how some people wouldn’t like all the simultaneous singing in the verses, but I love the way the voices all combine into a beautiful discordance of so
The first national tour for the Roundabout Cabaret revival. I saw it in December 1999 at the Curran with Joely Fisher as Sally and Norbert Leo Butz at the Emcee. My girlfriend and her friends bought the tickets and took me and the other boyfriends along. I literally thought it was going to be a cabaret show and was dreading the evening. Plus, I hated my job and had just given my notice without another job lined up so the cost of dinner and the show was weighing on my m
Okay, I finally saw the show today and I fell just short of loving it. But it was really, really good.
Regarding the costumes, I mentioned earlier in the thread that I personally am not a fan of athletic attire for non-athletic purposes. However, I think it was quite effective here. Plus, it wasn't really athletic attire but more on that in a minute. Much like the movie used hippie attire to signal to the audience that this was role play set in t
Caissie Levy and Vocal Health Oct 26
2019, 02:57:04 AM
I saw Caissie at Feinstein’s SF tonight, and her voice was in amazing shape (especially considering it’s getting smokey from the Sonoma fire; my throat’s been bothering me). She did songs from Frozen, Hair, Ghost, Rent, Waitress, Aretha, Carole King, and Stevie Wonder. It was a fun and funny evening, and she was so gracious meeting with people after the show (including my 8-year-old). It’s a shame someone wanted to revive old rumors about her because you couldn’t meet a nicer person.
The show seemed to go along smoothly until the scene inside the church in Godric’s Hollow. The scene starts with Ginny standing over Albus sleeping on a pew. She stood there for a long time, and I was beginning to think to myself the director should have trimmed this overlong pensiveness when the Stage Manager or someone announced that there’d be a brief pause due to technical issues.
After 5 minutes or so the scene resumed, but it seemed to
If it was at the Orpheum, then it was May 1993 because I saw the same tour. Irene Cara played Mary Magdalene. I can’t remember much of the show other than I feel like the cross was illuminated by fluorescent bulbs. I think that’s why I’m looking forward to seeing this new production on Sunday; it’s been too long.
I was there. I won the Hogwarts House Homecoming lottery, so my daughter and I were able to attend the Gryffindor party at Bartlett Hall. Although the instructions had said "light appetizers," there was quite a decent spread: margherita pizza, calamari, Impossible sliders, kale salad, etc. Not sure if ATG or Carole threw the parties, but it was much nicer than I expected. Then at 7pm we were led over to the theater chanting "Go Gryffindor." No
Jesus Christ Superstar Musical at Bass Concert Hall, Austin, Texas Oct 13
2019, 04:43:46 PM
I’m pretty sure the idea behind JCS is that it’s a contemporary re-enactment of the happenings surrounding the crucifixion. That’s why Judas says “if you’d come today” in the title song. I’ll see the show in San Jose in a couple weeks, so I’ll hold off on judging the costumes until then. However, I will admit I’m not of a fan of sweatpants and “athleisure” outside of the gym. However, if they’re going to have the cast dress like today, I suppose it’s representative of the current. After all, th
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco Oct 12
2019, 02:25:01 AM
I won the Gryffindor pre-show party and lottery as well. My daughter is such a Potter fan that I decided to go for it even though it will be two school nights and we have to come from San Jose as well. It’s a unique opportunity that won’t come around again, so I’ll have to make it work. I guess it’s my lucky week because I also won the Hamilton lottery on Tuesday for the first time ever.
PatrickDC said: "I saw that on SFist today. The name is perfect and immediately tells the general public (not us theater nerds!) what it is about. Harkens back to the former season title “Best of Broadway” before SHN scrapped that name. I don’t remember why or when, but it’s been at least what, 20 years?"
It's been SHN for so long, I can't recall but I think it was somewhere in the '90s. But even when it was Best of Broadway,
It may be up to the local promoter. Check with your local venue to see its plans. You might also look to see if Jacksonville offers rush tickets. SHN in San Francisco sells rush tickets through TodayTix.
Taylor Louderman’s honesty Sep 13
2019, 11:30:14 AM
My first job out of college was as a department manager at Macy’s. It was physically demanding having to be on my feet all day. My days off were only consecutive once per month. It was tough because I never felt like I got away from the job. I might close Monday night, have Tuesday off, and then have to be back Wednesday morning
I sympathize with stage actors because they labor under a similar model without getting two consecutive days without work. Some touring markets don’t even give
Phone rings, door chimes, in comes COMPANY! Aug 31
2019, 12:12:29 PM
I’ve never seen Company before. When I checked Telecharge yesterday it recommended for ages 8 and older, but the comment above referenced cunnilingus on stage. For those who saw in London, do you think this is more appropriate for an older audience than 8?
1) Chris Bean apologized at the start for the ticketing mix-up for 1200 people who thought they had tickets to Hamilton. That joke obviously works in NY and in SF for now, but what does that joke change to if Hamilton isn’t concurrently running in the city?
2) When Bean is looking for Charles’s journal, two audience members shouted to him where to find it, which led him to lecture
bear88 said: "It's a unique show, certainly worth seeing on tour for the right price."
I used Goldstar to get tix for the Sunday matinee: $49 Orchestra before fees. My wife had wanted to see it on our NY trip in January, but it was in its closing weekend on Broadway and was sold out. We ended up seeing The Waverly Gallery instead; quite a contrast. We’re looking forward to this.
I was fortunate to see Caissie twice during her LA run, and I did not detect vocal problems. In fact, she restored my interest in Wicked. I had seen it on Broadway with Idina at the 1-year mark. Idina's ferocity and ragged vocals in Defying Gravity blew my girlfriend and me away such that we turned to each other at intermission and said, "That was amazing." Then I caught the 1st National Tour in San Francisco in 2005. SJB was out injured, and Eden w