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BWW TV: Rachel York Leads 101 Dalmatians Musical Tour!

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EvanK
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It looks very cute.. Nice idea with the stilts and oversized sets.
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This is what modern-day Summer Stock looks like.
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Count me out.
lovesclassics
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Well, count me in. re: BWW TV: Rachel York Leads 101 Dalmatians Musical Tour!
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Poor thing.
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The clips looked great up until the end of York's song.
The kids... no... just... no.
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Awful. What's with the "dog's point of view" costumes/sets? They just look stupid and ridiculous. York sounds great as usual though.
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It's based on the original book, not on the Disney movies that changed things. The author Dodie Smith conceived the people as odd-looking giant "pets" and the dogs as much more "human" in behavior and scale.
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Rachel York sounds great, but that production looks like a hot mess.
"Somethin's comin', I don't know what it is but it is gonna be great!"
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My words exactly: HOT MESS.

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tdl83
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I saw it in Atlanta....In a word...."terrfic" Granted not all the video makes it looks as it really is....the show is wonderful as is the score, orchestrations,and the performances...Great job for direction by Jerry Zaks and choreography by Warren Carlyle
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Wow... if that doesn't qualify as a HOT MESS I don't know what does. I'll hand it to Rachel, though, she sounds fantastic. I wonder how long it'll be before someone falls down during a performance...
Rant, Wickud, Rant, Wickud, Rant! We're not gonna pay Rant! 'Cause everythink is Wickud!

"Leave Walt Disney Theatricals new sparkling production of The Little Mermaid on Broadway alone!!!"

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"It's based on the original book, not on the Disney movies that changed things. The author Dodie Smith conceived the people as odd-looking giant "pets" and the dogs as much more "human" in behavior and scale. "

Umm not really. I grew up with the book and recently read it to a niece-- But if thinking that makes you justify how ugly the set is in your mind, more power to ya.

Still I admit this is nowhere the disaster I expected--I was thinking something like that tour of Casper the friendly ghost the Musical Chita Rivera did.
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^ What?! There was a Casper The Friendly Ghost musical?!
Rant, Wickud, Rant, Wickud, Rant! We're not gonna pay Rant! 'Cause everythink is Wickud!

"Leave Walt Disney Theatricals new sparkling production of The Little Mermaid on Broadway alone!!!"

lakezurich will be played by Paul Groves in the BWW musical
lovesclassics
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tdl83,

So glad to hear you enjoyed it. I'm really looking forward to seeing it when it comes through. I don't understand the hate for the video. I think it looks great! For a family show it looks very entertaining. Sets and costumes seem quite inventive, and the music is really catchy and fun. I laughed in several places at the lyrics. Plus Rachel sounds awesome! and the kids seem very talented. Most definitely not a "hot mess."
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Loveclassics I couldn't agree more.....the best argument is to have seen it ....period.

It is a wonderful show.....cleverly designed as well.
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This show looks like crap. Absolute crap.
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
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That is hideous.
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lakezurich--there sure was. Toured for about a year or so. Chita Rivera plyed the villainess. Two clips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX8zeUBHcX4
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rctalHqsYHE

It was kinda similar to this Dalmatians--a Summer Stock style tour for families, no aspirations to Broadway, one big Broadway name (in this case very big). Chita needed the paycheck I guess (I haven't decided if it honeslty is all that more embarassing than her role in Merlin)
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I agree Rachel deserves 1000x better than this nonsense. Did you see her climbing the stairs on those stilts, so carefully. She sounds amazing.

I second that someone is going to fall and break their neck. What a crummy dangerous gimmick for actors to have to go through.
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this is ridiculous to put actors on stilts and to have humans dressed up in dalmatian clothes pretending to be dogs AND to have real dalmatians on stage all at the same time. The segment with all the kids jumping around looked like some school play.
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I can't wait for a youtube video of someone falling.
Rant, Wickud, Rant, Wickud, Rant! We're not gonna pay Rant! 'Cause everythink is Wickud!

"Leave Walt Disney Theatricals new sparkling production of The Little Mermaid on Broadway alone!!!"

lakezurich will be played by Paul Groves in the BWW musical
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God she sounds great! Can she be in the next revival of Gypsy?
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A revival of Gypsy is more in line with what talent like hers should be doing.
"The sexual energy between the mother and son really concerns me!"-random woman behind me at Next to Normal "I want to meet him after and bang him!"-random woman who exposed her breasts at Rock of Ages, referring to James Carpinello