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Theater Gunshots

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Theater Gunshots#126
Posted: 1/28/20 at 10:47am

Can someone who's seen A Soldier's Play tell me how many gunshots are used in the production and if they're done with blanks or as a sound effect?

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Theater Gunshots#127
Posted: 1/28/20 at 1:16pm

ElleMusical2 said: "Are there gunshots in:

Waitress

Come from Away

Dear Evan Hanson

Thank you!
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No gunshots in any of those!

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Theater Gunshots#128
Posted: 1/29/20 at 2:04pm

The worst gunshots for me were in A Bronx Tale. SO jarring, and even in the worst house seat, it rang in my ears. FYI - I have no sensitivity to gun shots. They just came out of nowhere and were so loud. 

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Theater Gunshots#129
Posted: 2/10/20 at 4:29pm

I’m not sure if this really counts, but I recently saw Matthew Bournes’ adaption of Swan Lake and there’s actually a gunshot in the show in either act III or IV I think. And there’s also another gun that do not go off in the show. I watched this part in the lobby because I got so nervous about it.

However I asked the usher when to expect it (bless her heart for being so nice about it, she let me in after it happens because she could tell how nervous I got. She said “when you see the black gun come out cover your ears”. The other gun (the Princes’ pistol) doesn’t go off.

The gun that does go off is a blank (although I was told it wasn’t very loud).

Here’s the fight scene that is also on Wikipedia and from what I remember seeing on screen:

 
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When the Prince recognizes the imposter/secret detective at the ball, I believe the Prince pulls out a pistol and threatens to kill his mother. Then he begins to go mad and his girlfriend tries to stop him but the secret detective pulls out a pistol and shoots the girlfriend and kills her. 

 

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Theater Gunshots#130
Posted: 2/10/20 at 5:00pm
In case anyone is worried (and considering the Khmer Rouge is a big part of it, it’s understandable), the only gunshots in Cambodian Rock Band are heard in the distance, amongst a lot of other noise. There ARE guns on stage, but they’re not fired. This might not be the case in other productions, but there aren’t any blanks being shot at Signature in NY.
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Theater Gunshots#131
Posted: 2/10/20 at 5:57pm

LizzieCurry said: "In case anyone is worried (and considering the Khmer Rouge is a big part of it, it’s understandable), the only gunshots in Cambodian Rock Band are heard in the distance, amongst a lot of other noise. There ARE guns on stage, but they’re not fired. This might not be the case in other productions, but there aren’t any blanks being shot at Signature in NY."

There are some physical things in Cambodian Rock Bank that might make some people uncomfortable.

 

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Theater Gunshots#132
Posted: 2/10/20 at 6:36pm
Yes, but this is a thread about gunshots.
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Theater Gunshots#133
Posted: 2/17/20 at 3:54pm

Without spoilers, any gunshots in Fiddler On The Roofs current tour? 

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Theater Gunshots#134
Posted: 2/17/20 at 3:58pm

Mike Barrett said: "Without spoilers, any gunshots in Fiddler On The Roofs current tour?"

Yeah, the Russians shoot the fiddler right off of that roof.

 

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Theater Gunshots#135
Posted: 2/18/20 at 2:08pm

JSquared2 said: "Mike Barrett said: "Without spoilers, any gunshots in Fiddler On The Roofs current tour?"

Yeah, the Russiansshoot the fiddler right off of that roof.


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So I'm taking this as a no... this is meant to be a serious thread so I think answers like this are generally not helpful. 

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Theater Gunshots#136
Posted: 2/18/20 at 4:24pm

Not sure if this is a west side story spoiler since it's well known, but just in case I'll put the little box. 

 
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I saw the revival a few weeks ago and I don't think this will change in previews, but when Tony gets shot the sound is thunderous. I think the entire orchestra (myself included) physically jumped when he was shot. it was so sudden and ear piercingly loud for no reason. my ear was ringing from how loud and sudden it was. just a heads up if you planned on seeing the revival.

 

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Theater Gunshots#137
Posted: 2/19/20 at 2:29pm

Safe to say that it's a recording then & not a blank? You make it sound like it's louder than a blank could even be.

 

amandap213 said: "Not sure if this is a west side storyspoiler since it's well known, but just in case I'll put the little box.

 
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I saw the revival a few weeks ago and I don't think this will change in previews, but when Tony gets shot the sound is thunderous. I think the entire orchestra (myself included) physically jumped when he was shot. it was so sudden and ear piercingly loud for no reason. my ear was ringing from how loud and sudden it was. just a heads up if you planned on seeing the revival.

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Theater Gunshots#138
Posted: 2/19/20 at 3:21pm

There's a gunshot (blank) in the 2nd act of "Girl from the North Country."

 

 

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Theater Gunshots#139
Posted: 2/24/20 at 3:12pm

There's a gunshot (blank) in the 2nd act of "Girl from the North Country."

I'm seeing this tonight, could you give a hint of the moment the gunshot happens? Thanks!

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Theater Gunshots#140
Posted: 2/24/20 at 3:33pm

The Headlands

 
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There were two scenes where some loud static is played, but I don't remember what it was preceded with and FWIW I personally didn't find it bothersome.

There's a scene near the end where a character makes a finger gun and it appears almost certain that a gunshot or loud sound will follow. You can relax, as this does not happen.

 

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Theater Gunshots#141
Posted: 2/24/20 at 6:58pm

TrChSpHa said: "There's a gunshot (blank) in the 2nd act of "Girl from the North Country."

I'm seeing this tonight, could you give a hintof the moment the gunshot happens? Thanks!
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Putting this in a spoiler tag but it doesn't really need it - 

 
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There is an establishing shot of the gun in the opening number but it does not go off. Late in the second act there is a standoff between the wife and another character, she runs off and runs back on with the gun. You'll have enough time to cover your ears, she comes on carrying it straight in front of her and then points it to the ceiling to let off the shot. Single shot, and then back to enjoying the show :) 

 

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Theater Gunshots#142
Posted: 3/2/20 at 5:00pm

Any news about gunshots/loud effects in Hangmen