SweetLips22 said: "One thing I HATE is when the audience claps along to the 'bow music' and there is no increased level of applause when a featured performer appears. My pathetic little clap is lost amongst the 'sea of claps' until the roar for the Star happens.
I just feel for the hardworking performer who misses out on hearing their usually well deserved applause.
Must learn to be a happy little clapper[along]."
I agree, th
Patter Song Jun 7
2013, 04:38:38 AM
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What was wrong with The Color Purple? Aug 7
2011, 04:50:50 PM Compared to previous incarnations of the story, it was dull, dispassionate, and confusing. And there is no excuse for a story so musical to have such an utterly forgettable score. I actually can't remember a single song. I can, however, hum the theme to the movie.
That sums it up for me. The storytelling was muddied and confused, that Lion King bit that opened the second act added nothing, and the score-by-committee was dull and lacked anything to coherently pull it all togethe
Blood Brothers: at the line "Why didn't you give me away Mam? I could have been him." The point of the entire show in two short sentences. Les Mis: when the ensemble return at the end of the finale. Sunday in the Park with George: at 'Beautiful' in the London production of the revival. Combination of lighting, leaves and actress....
What Celebrities Have You Seen at Shows? Feb 7
2011, 02:21:22 PM
My friends and I sat directly in front of Trevor Nunn at 'Gone with the Wind', but didn't realise until we'd made some rather loud derogatory comments on how we felt about the show at the interval..
Also behind Andrew Lloyd Webber at an early preview of Bombay Dreams and again at The Woman in White, behind Richard Eyre and Cameron Mackintosh during the Bristol tryout of Mary Poppins, and next to Germaine Greer at the Menier Chocolate Factory for the opening night of A Little Night Music
Most cherished piece of Broadway memorabilia Feb 2
2011, 02:08:22 PM
Not technically Broadway, but a poster from the RSC run of Carrie starring Barbra Cook and an original front of house display from the 1975 London production of A Little Night Music.
The Musicals where NOTHING happens! Feb 1
2011, 08:08:48 AM
But it is wrong to say that nothing happens - peerrjb outlined the plot and there's plenty going on. It's just that what does happen, and the speed at which it unfolds, doesn't engage you. Which is a different question, surely?
Your favourite orchestrations Jan 4
2011, 04:48:51 PM
Jonathan Tunick and William David Brohn were the two that sprung instantly to mind - Company, Into the Woods and Ragtime are particularly brilliant.
Has anyone read 'The Sound of Broadway Music - A Book of Orchestrators and Orchestrations' by Steven Suskin? Excellent book, highly recommended for anyone interested in the subject...
"Kimberly Grigsby always seems to find a way to work herself into the performance, whether it's called for or not."
Really? I've only seen her conduct Light in the Piazza and thought that her music direction was easily the best of all the shows I saw on that trip - does she usually make more of her part?
They didn't realize what they had... Aug 9
2010, 08:05:54 AM
About 7 years ago I found the Judi Dench 'A Little Night Music' recording in a normal high street shop for £12.99 (about $15) which then came up on the till at only £3. I had no idea how hard it was to get at the time or that it was regularly going for up to $100 on eBay.
I've also bought an original London cast Phantom poster, a Les Mis Barbican (pre-West End) poster and pre-opening posters for Miss Saigon both in London and on Broadway for about $10 each on eBay.
Photo Flash: SHREK National Tour - First Look! Jul 21
2010, 06:23:22 PM omg, they got rid of songs?!....i just said "donkey pot pie" bcuase it looks like the same scene lol will the record them or anything....i think it'll be silly not to....it would make money from them...anyway haha,
It is more possible that there would be a recording of the forthcoming London production, but even that is unlikely...
What shows would you like to see produced by the Meiner Chocolate Factory? Jul 13
2010, 05:46:55 AM
What a peculiar attitude some people have – Broadway producers have never had the interest, imagination, or balls to revive A Little Night Music or Sunday in the Park with George until the Chocolate Factory came along (and the 2003 La Cage revival was hardly a roaring success critically or financially); I know that the prevailing opinion around here seems to be that shows should never ever be changed from the sacred original productions, but surely the fact that a small self-funding 150 seat pro