I am a 22 year old college student who LOVES musical theater (and yes, my birthday really is September 11). I am an unashamed CATS fan (and I'm not afraid to get into arguments about it!) and if I could get to New York more often, you wouldn't be able to get me out of the theater district.
re: Mentally Impaired Audience Members Feb 8
2008, 09:04:05 PM
"I went to a show once where I was sitting on the side of the orchestra and I was near a very ill man in a huge wheelchair. He had some sort of apparatus--oxygen or a respirator perhaps--that was making a very quiet clicking, whooshing noise through the entire show. I wasn't annoyed. I was actually happy the theatre was able to accommodate the man and his equipment so he could see a show. I'm guessing there were a lot of places he couldn't go, and he was alive and alert and perhaps really in nee
Smoking at TLM Jan 24
2008, 12:53:07 PM
"I don't know what kind of child you were (are?), but most kids would get highly upset if they saw that."
Okay, I was an easily shaken-up child (in fact, I still can't watch Charlotte's Web without sobbing), but seeing a guy on a cigarette break outside the theatre would not have rated very high on my childhood trauma list.
re: Goodbye Spelling Bee! Jan 20
2008, 03:01:14 PM
Such a shame to see this go! I saw it twice when it came to Denver and I would have loved to see it on Broadway. Have a great show tonight!
re: GUN SHOTS? (again, sorry) Jan 19
2008, 01:14:51 AM
I don't remember POTO having gunfire. Are you perhaps thinking of the chandelier's power-up?
re: I Am Mystified By the Success of MAMMA MIA! Jan 15
2008, 06:09:11 PM
I don't get it either. I saw it once, on tour, and I was not impressed. Or entertained. Of course, I'm not an ABBA fan to begin with, so I'm willing to bet that's largely why I didn't like it.
Are the programs available online? They didn't have them in Denver and I must own one.
re: THE LITTLE MERMAID Reviews Jan 10
2008, 11:59:04 PM
The costume line is pretty spot-on, I have to admit. I can't help but think what they would have looked like if they could have gotten Ann Hould-Ward for this. I think she did a great job on B&TB.
re: THE LITTLE MERMAID Reviews Jan 10
2008, 07:50:36 PM
They're already phasing out JJ and Cody? The show hasn't even officially opened yet! That's some high turnaround...
re: re: re: Weird Broadway Dreams...... Dec 26
2007, 01:38:34 PM
The other night, I dreamed that my school was doing Carrie and I was Carrie. We deviated from the script; Tommy killed me instead of Margaret, and he also made up a duet that we were supposed to sing as I lay dying. Good thing it was only a rehearsal...
re: My Answers to Little Mermaid's Problems Dec 14
2007, 01:44:11 AM
Your idea for the overture is very similar to what they did early in the Denver run. After the overture, the curtain came up on an underwater scene, with a few chorines and Flounder skating around and them scattering when the ship began its descent. I didn't care for it, and I guess that was the general consensus, because when I went back the show opened with projections of fish, waves, etc.
re: Family Guy Musical References Dec 14
2007, 01:37:13 AM
In the episode where Chris becomes a famous avant-garde artist, there's a spoof of Everything's Coming Up Roses.
Another of my favorites, from the King and I episode: There's a quick clip of Brian auditioning by singing If Ever I Would Leave You. That was the moment when I fell in love with Seth MacFarlane's voice. Damn, that man has a sexy, sexy voice...
And it seems that nobody likes the ending. Is nobody at Disney paying attention to what fans are saying? I don't think there's been a single positive thing said about the denoument. Hop to, Disney! Start paying attention!
re: '...The HELL?!' moments in productions Dec 10
2007, 02:12:32 AM
The Denver Center did Hamlet about 5 years ago and everything was fine and dandy until the very end. You know how the show ends on Fortinbras' speech at Elsinore? Well, they did the speech, but the play ended with his troops pointing their guns at Yorick, and a big ol' shotgun blast when the lights went down. We were on a HS field trip, and all of us were looking at each other and going "WTF did they do that for??"