I was at the invited dress tonight. Not sure what the etiquette is as far as commenting on a dress rehearsal, but I will say that I was largely quite impressed by what I saw.
Mack & Mabel City Center Encores! Feb 22
2020, 08:49:05 PM
I saw it last night and feel generally pretty mixed about it, although I thought it was well worth seeing. I liked Alexandra Socha and Douglas Sills both very much individually but they were poorly matched as a couple. Given that the book shows so little of their relationship, the only way it might work is if they had remarkable chemistry, which they decidedly did not, in my opinion.
A few questions for anyone who knows the show well:
bwayrose7 said: "It still baffles me why he was hired in the first place. This is the second show he's been in that he's been noted as a poor singer and actor, with only dancing chops. He's also nearly twice the age of the character he's playing, visibly older than the rest of the cast, definitely not Latino playing a definitely Latino character, and on top of that, has this disgusting behavior in his recent history. He's not a "name" wh
I think Gideon Glick should have been nominated for Significant Other, and if it were up to me, he'd have won it too.
I'm still baffled that none of the awards bodies even nominated Spencer Liff for his choreography for Head Over Heels, which I thought was far and away the best of any show last season.
Does the theatre keep tickets that haven’t been used? Sep 1
2019, 01:16:48 PM
Yes, nowadays there is a digital record of every ticket and it is very easy to determine whether a ticket has been scanned. That does not mean that the box office doesn't keep uncalled for tickets. I'm not saying this isn't an antiquated practice, but it is absolutely still done.
BrodyFosse123 said: "Nope. They have no value and they are unusable as the info on the ticket has expired so they are trashed/recycled. "
This is not true across the board. I can't speak for every theatre, but I know for a fact that at least one of the major theatre owners does keep uncalled for tickets and does not destroy them until after the show has closed. Unused tickets are not entirely worthless as they may be used for past dating.
Past Dating A Ticket You Never Picked Up Sep 1
2019, 07:02:16 AM
My understanding is that unused tickets are good for the entire run of the show (or possibly the entire run of the show at its present theatre - so if you try to past date a Chicago ticket from the Shubert or the Rodgers, you may be out of luck.). A friend of mine who works for the Shuberts once related to me the story of a customer who was able to past date a Phantom ticket that was literally decades old.
Scarlet Leigh said: "So, legit curious about this one. To those that have already seen it, have they altered the script at all in regards to the status of Oklahoma as a state?
I mean there is a bunch of dialogue about Oklahoma being a territory and not yet a state. If they setting is changed to a modern one, where it's very much a state already, how is that dialogue handled? Not to mention pretty much the entirety of the song "Kansas City" being totally out d
"There are limits to artistic freedom, though, and Mr. Fish exceeded them toward the end of his Bard production, when his treatment of a scene of fatal violence took Mr. Chapin by surprise. For St. Ann’s, he has instructed Mr. Fish to find a different way."
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Betty Buckley in Hello Dolly Sep 27
2018, 10:50:54 PM
What a great picture of the lovely Stanley Theatre, Robbie2! Not sure what it has to do with my post, though.
Most of the physical production has been recreated if somewhat simplified. The biggest change is that the hat shop is no longer a single set piece. Instead, the door, work room, closet, etc are all separate units that are moved into place independently.
I don't know if the orchestra was reduced - the playbill lists about 5 players but there were clearly many more than that. (Perhaps the 5 are travelling with the tour and the rest of the musicians are local?) Th
adamgreer said: "poisonivy2 said: "Everyone's acting like Ambrose has huge attendance issues. She doesn't. I think she missed four shows in May because she was sick and hasn't missed any other shows. MFL isn't that much of a sell-out that people can't exchange tickets if they want to see her. Bart Sher was smart in that he cast an understudy (Kerstin Anderson) who had already done a national tour of The Sound of Music and therefore could carry an iconic s
I wonder what kind of schedule Bette will be on for these six weeks. Her return date is a Tuesday and the closing date is a Saturday, rather than the more conventional Sunday. I would be over the moon if they brought Donna Murphy back too (she was my favorite of the three) but I doubt it would be worth it to bring her back for just six performances.
I saw "Andy and the Orphans" yesterday, and aside from a couple small glitches (a few times, Debra Monk would refer to "Amy" when Eddie Barbanell was offstage), I would never have guessed that the play hadn't been conceived that way. For those wondering, in the "Andy" version, his girlfriend is named Tina Turner. Can anybody tell me the name of Amy's boyfriend?
There seem to have been some cuts, as the show yesterday ran about
M.O.A.I. said: "I heard from a friend who knows an associate producer on the show (no idea who) that the producers and crew were dissatisfied with Oak, and that he had vowed to learn the accordion but simply didn't. Thus the late start. Apparently not very professional, but this is all hearsay."
For what it's worth, I had heard a similar story from a friend in the industry connected to the show. I wasn't sure whether to believe it at the time,