re: A Tale of Two Cities= A Tale of Two Acts (8/20, 8 PM) Aug 24
2008, 12:48:29 AM
I saw it twice in Sarasota. Loved it. Haven't seen it in NYC. Agree the comedic gravedigger number can go. The stars and "guillotine slice" were not present in Sarasota. Loved Barbour in spite of Xenu and the RPF (google it). At first I thought the show's biggest problem was that epic literary musicals were not currently in vogue, but after reading some of the positive reports, I think maybe the audience for that type of show still exists and is underserved. That could be an asset for TOTC
Act 1 Shadows of the Night It Won't Be Long You'll Never Be Alone Argument Dover The Way It Ought to Be No Honest Way The Trial Reflection Letter from Uncle The Promise Round and Round I Can't Recall Resurrection Man Now at Last If Dreams Came True Out of Sight, Out of Mind I Always Knew Little One Until Tomorrow
The show is not sung-through, but there is a lot of sung dialogue.
The show does run just under three hours. It started at 2 and when I looked at my watch in the parking lot it was 4:55.
Saw Tale of Two Cities Today Oct 21
2007, 05:27:00 PM
It was very good but needs some work. The first act needs to be tightened. I also thought it needed a stronger opening to draw the audience into the story.
It really comes to life when James Barbour comes in, about halfway through Act 1. He owns this show. He gave me chills and had me tearing up more than once. Natalie Toro is also great. "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" was pretty amazing. Derek Keeling is okay but can't hold a candle to Barbour.
There's Always Me is my favorite part of the show.
re: Getting cheap tix to NY City Center's GYPSY? Jun 21
2007, 10:42:27 AM
I saw Wonderful Town from the gallery and it was just fine, especially considering my tix were $12.50 at TKTS. If I were in NYC I would definitely buy the $25 front gallery tix.
re: Dreamgirls DVD Special Packages Apr 30
2007, 06:36:42 PM
I'm buying the 3-disc for myself at Target, then I'm going to buy the single-disc at Wal-Mart for my mom for Mothers day. And keep the remix CD since she won't want it anyway.
re: Big River Jan 12
2007, 01:43:08 AM
I saw the national tour in the 80's and the tour of the DeafWest production. The DeafWest production was stunning, but, yeah, it's a little soon for another revival.