Even the 2002 revival having shown the witch growing old and ugly revert back for the finale.
I think it is less about the artistic than it is selling the song and having your star bow ugly. I have also heard it argued that she is dead, which I can't quite get my head around but if she was then all of the other dead folk appear as the
Official Into the Woods Movie Discussion Thread Oct 8
2014, 07:38:14 PM
I always thought that throwing away the beans was just invoking the curse, a second time around. The Witch says early on that her mother had warned her what would happen if she ever lost the beans.
I always presumed that by throwing the beans during 'Last Midnight' she was both punishing the onstage characters and saying 'Ok! Bring it! I want my powers back'
I also never saw the witch vanishing as being pulled away to somewhere but simply that the process of the curse was begi
Can Sophie be stunt cast? Aug 17
2014, 08:11:23 AM
A serious and none snarky question - Do you guys in the States say casted? I always just assumed that was a mistake.
Liza on new tour. Feb 19
2014, 06:52:33 AM
I actually rather enjoyed that. There so many performers who have stopped singing as their voice has aged/gone/been destroyed etc and as many fans desperate to have them shrug off vanity and keep going. She has the audience totally on her side. It would be tragic to watch a women who still believes she has the notes but she sends herself up. It is now part of her act and people are still paying.
What do you guys think about splitting the roles? There is nothing to say it can't be many years between the end of Act One and the beginning of Act Two. In fact if they want it to tie with the original movie, they really should be 40 plus. Obviously it doesn't have to tie with the movie but if you take into account the amount of confused audiences asking why there was no Elphaba in '
What does 'mugging' mean? Sep 8
2013, 01:01:06 PM
I would agree - I have always thought of mugging as a negative thing. Face pulling that takes you out of the moment. If it works in context I wouldn't call it mugging.
Well yes, I agree with that entirely but what I meant was interesting for the creative team/actors as with all the variations on choreography in CHICAGO - they pick and choose with every cast change. I am not a fan of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
BEST 12 BARS
When did fag/drag change?
What you wrote about SHOW BOAT was very interesting indeed. Reminded me of meeskite/jewish in 'If You Could See Her Through My Eyes'
Lyrics that have changed in Shows Sep 7
2013, 07:06:19 AM
In reference to Sally D Plummer - exactly, those lyrics did indeed change and because originally Dolly was to enter Ambrose in the singing contest (talent contest? not sure anyone?) at the Harmonia Gardens in which he would perform in the number 'Come And Be My Butterfly' it was in fact in the show until Carol Channing left.
re: Is there life after high school the musical Aug 31
2013, 04:13:20 AM
It's not a fun show to be in as there is so little to get your teeth into. It's no worse than many shows of its ilk but as stated the book is a mess. The songs are pretty weak but have the odd nice moment. As stated earlier they never quite take off.
thoughts on Aug 23
2013, 01:59:34 PM
I read this with great interest. Thank you to ART for such a detailed and interesting post.
My one question - if you remove anonymity do you not rob some users of their escape? There are all sorts of people who use internet message boards but the stereotype is there for a reason because some, not all of course, might be the sort of folk who struggle socially in real life. Or not even struggle, perhaps they just feel they have little to say.