| What is the best Stage Performance You Have Ever Seen? Nov 12
2018, 01:28:42 PM|
The one that still still haunts me to this day is (And I am not being sarcastic....it was breathtaking) was Justine Bateman as Lulu in "Lulu" at the Berkeley Rep.
Musical was probably Marin Mazzie in Ragtime.
| Wildhorn's Monte Cristo May 24
2016, 04:44:43 PM|
I think one of the problems is that Frank tends to write for the middle road. He is the Lloyd Webber of America in many ways. He had some respect early on and then had some major misfires. I genuinely enjoy many of Wildhorn's songs. It is a shame cause alot of his stuff is quite catchy.
| Unpopular Opinions May 24
2016, 04:41:12 PM|
Here is one from a blast from the past. I actually enjoyed parts of Thou Shalt Not. There I said it.
| Saddest Bway Performances May 24
2016, 04:36:15 PM|
No one has mentioned it but in the revival of Follies but when Rosalind Elias sang "One More Kiss" -- the audience may not have known who she was but at 82 she could hold the entire theater in your soaring operatic voice. You could literally hear a pin drop at the Kennedy Center when she hit the last note. There was literally a beat or two and then the place erupted in applause. I had tears streaming down my face.
The other was the end of Marry
| Good Parts of May 8
2016, 02:17:49 PM|
I agree with the comment about how "One Last Kiss" is the true soul of Follies.
I always enjoyed the song but then when i saw it on stage, it gutted me. It hit me so hard and blew me away.
Poo Musical "Thou Shalt Not" ;-- two good parts. "Take Her to the Mardi Gras" and watching Norbert Leo Butz basically become the legend that he is now performing.... "Ain't it Sweet"
| Miss Saigon movie? Mar 11
2016, 08:52:17 PM|
I think it could be quite epic if done right.
| Report Abuse Links opinion thread Mar 11
2016, 08:48:37 PM|
I use my own name 'cause I do not "hide" behind my computer.
You can be critical of someone.... that is fine.
But when you bash them 'cause you think it is funny (for their looks or such) then you cross a line.
Maybe I am a Polyanna (and I can handle it if you want to bash me) but calling someone a C on the page or a retard is rude. How would you feel if you were calling your sister, mother or daughter a C or you had a child with dis
| Riedel on the spring musicals Mar 11
2016, 08:42:38 PM|
I have a good friend who works behind the scenes of Waitress and the buzz surround it is excellent.
| Good Musicals with Bad Books Mar 8
2016, 11:44:55 AM|
Chess had some of the most amazing music. I have seen about twelve different versions and while most of them where not great...
I think the Sacramento Music Circus version and the Danish Cast Recording (with Stig Rossen) were the best put together.
| Call me odd... most disturbing plays? Mar 3
2016, 12:13:10 PM|
I remember how incredible "LULU" was when I saw it at the Berkeley Rep.
SPOILER: The ending was really intense when jack the ripper slices Lulu's mouth off and it is in his hands dripping blood.
| Annie (Modern Stage Version) Feb 17
2016, 02:13:19 PM|
They actually have a stage version of Grease 2 called "Cool Rider" I have the recording.
I think an update of Annie may actually work if done right.
| Passion ~ Themes etc. Feb 14
2016, 09:37:14 PM|
I had a fabulous conversation with someone about Passion and how this was very first true love story written by Sondheim. It is his "love letter" to his partner Peter Jones.
| Tonys by Theatre? Feb 9
2016, 10:42:10 AM|
I think it is a cool idea.
They have listed Emmy Winners by TV Channels (i.e HBO, NBC etc)
They also have listed Academy Awards by Studio
So it would make a good project.
| The Future of Movie Musicals & Film Adaptations of Musicals Feb 9
2016, 10:29:45 AM|
Some posted CHESS as a movie.
I love that idea. But if they did it they have to do the 2001 Danish Version. The music and the way it was put together made the most sense to me.
But yes i would pay big bucks to see that.
| Alice Ripley as Norma Desmond? Feb 9
2016, 10:25:49 AM|
Never thought about this but this was amazing! i think she would do wonderful.
| Anticiated Shows That Failed to Live Up to Expectations Jan 1
2016, 08:13:13 PM|
Thou Shalt Not
| Batman on Broadway Nov 29
2015, 09:29:01 PM|
I actually have some of the songs from the Jim Steinman "Batman" -- I love his music so I enjoyed it.
| Broadway Shows that are rearly revived? Nov 29
2015, 09:55:55 AM|
Phantom of the Poopera
A funny thing happened on the way to the Flatulence
| Monologues from musicals Nov 20
2015, 10:40:45 PM|
I always thought the two monologues from A Little Night Music during Send in the Clowns always was very powerful.
| Very moving play experiences Nov 20
2015, 02:43:01 PM|
I usually see musicals when I go to Broadway for some reason so my moving play experiences are not from NYC.
I remember seeing "lulu" at Berkeley Rep and being absolutely blown away. It was one of those shows that has haunted me for years. I still remember the end with Jack the Ripper literally holding Lulu's lips in his hands "saying such a pretty mouth... such a pretty pretty mouth" -- haunting and stunning.