I didn't get to see the production, thinking Gyllenhaal was just stunt casting. Holy crap, was I wrong. The recording is fantastic. I was moved to tears during Beautiful, one of my all time favorite songs.
It's hard not to hear Mandy and Bernadette in those roles, but this album actually made me forget them.
Saw the show yesterday when the cast was almost killed when a piece of the cube that got stuck under the lowering set piece caused the entire thing to fall forward before popping the piece out from under it (I exaggerate a bit, but for a moment it looked like the whole thing was going to fall over). I've loved the score of Falsettos for years. The changes didn't really bother me - they didn't seem to add much, but I don't think they took anything away either.
We saw this last night. We came out saying what everyone on this thread said - the music and performances were fantastic, but what the hell was the show about? My wife said, "This actually made me feel like I'm not smart enough to understand it." I think the show was just a mess as far as the book went - what there was of a book - but the music and the performances were truly outstanding. I'd want a cast album just to be able to hear some of those songs aga
Yeah, that Ragtime password was kind of painful. My wife leaned over to me and said, "Just say COALHOUSE!" That should have been WAY faster than it was, but it did give us "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat," so it does kind of even out.
The age differences weren't as noticable to me. I only really saw it at the Sondheim meetup and at the Why Didn't It Run panel. I'm in my late thirties - I got a huge kick out of Ben Cameron's reactio
The Why Didn't It Run panel was one of my favorite hours of the con. It went so quickly because it was fascinating. Viagas and Filichia know their stuff and it shows. Both are pretty opinionated and not afraid to speak their minds. It was definitely a highlight for me.
That's an excellent suggestion. Peter Filichia runs trivia games in his column all the time - I would guess if asked he would be willing to do it as well. (His panel about flops was awesome, btw - though I'm saying this as a personal friend of his).
That really sucks about the trivia. I had even volunteered to run that myself - I'm sure I would have done a better job! I think management was more interested in what was happening on the main stage then, though, so an email to them telling them about your experiences might not be a bad idea.
I really hope they fix the food situation next year. The content of stuff was so good I didn't realize I was hungry until night most of the time, but what wa
Ooof - glad I didn't go to the trivia then! I would have been really pissed!
The Rob Mcclure Sweeeney thing was DEFINITELY a highlight. I really enjoyed most of the performances I saw. I wish there was more than just Krysta Rodriguez at the cabaret, but with the snow, that was understandable.
I was most excited about the trivia before the con. When they said what they were doing on the main stage at the time, though, we chose to skip the trivia. I don't regret that choice, but I would love to know how it was if anyone went to it - maybe share some of the questions?