re: Marie Christine Sep 8
2009, 05:40:25 PM
Ok. I love this show. I've listened through the recording countless times, but admittedly - each time with a score in front of me. Unless the staging was absolutely captivating, I can not imagine myself surviving the show without being able to read through it as well. The chorus numbers are particularly complex. Can anyone explain the finale? Listening to it puts my mind into a spin! Such cacophony. It sounds like hell's boiled over...in a good way...
Good shows with unusual/bad staging Sep 2
2009, 07:46:37 AM
Ok, I love the Last 5 Years. It is a really great score and Norbet and Rene Scott were both fantastic, but looking at videos (the entire show is on the Tubes of You), the staging just seems really bizarre to me. The set, for one, reminds me somehow of Roman ruins, and seeing as how this is an intimate 2 person show, why would anyone think a complex turntable system was required when it's only used to make characters look like they're walking or to bring on ridiculous looking set pieces? (Most of
re: Wicked Question- Problems with it.. Aug 15
2009, 11:13:57 AM
The problem I have is the score. You have big bold operatic numbers like No One Mourns and No Good Deed, then horrific pop tunes like Dancing Through Life. Then theres numbers like Defying Gravity and As Long As You're mine that try (and mostly fail) to fuse the two genres together. And as always with Schwartz, if you can't think of a lyric, make words up or repeat them till it's painful. As for Winnie's book. It's pretty unimaginative. The 'jokes' only fly when the actors do them right, and
"Daaaawwwwwnnnn...not on christmas...not on christmas..."
re: Vote The Musical?! Aug 15
2009, 09:09:37 AM
Please elaborate Act4ever. Can you at least give SOME positives? Any standouts among the mediocre performances? Design? (I know it's only fringe, but still) Was the material at least somewhat smart. Funny?