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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?

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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#1
Posted: 7/23/10 at 1:34am
Just finished listening to the OBC recording of this underrated musical, I really, really like it. I'm surprised that neither ENCORES! or Reprise have done a concert staging of this show. I would like to see what they would do with the material. It would also be interesting to see who they would cast.
Updated On: 7/23/10 at 01:34 AM
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#2
Posted: 7/23/10 at 3:15am
I saw the original with Michelle Lee and worked on the tour with Lucie Arnaz and John Gavin. The show is a mess and the ending is, frankly, so depressing. Nice score, though.

Ps, I never liked "Two for the Seesaw."
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#2
Posted: 7/23/10 at 10:56am
I would love to see them do this. I think Idina Menzel would make a very good Geittel. My big fear is who do we have, male dancer wise, that could play David?
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#3
Posted: 7/23/10 at 11:17am
Menzel did come to mind when I was thinking about an actress who could play "Geittel".
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#4
Posted: 7/23/10 at 11:23am
She does seem the obvious choice. I listened to the cast recording the other day and was thinking how nice it would be also if Encores did the show
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#5
Posted: 7/23/10 at 11:29am
@ allofmylife: I love "Two for the Seesaw".

@ Jordan Catalano: Yes she does seem the obvious choice. Mandy Gonzalez also came to mind as well.
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#6
Posted: 7/23/10 at 11:38am
But is there a nice, WASP-y leading man around?
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#7
Posted: 7/23/10 at 12:22pm
I think the score has its moments. I like the finale, despite its sadness. Perhaps. I'd rather see them tackle an obscure Kander and Ebb show first though.
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#8
Posted: 7/23/10 at 12:32pm
I am a huge lover of Cy Coleman and would love for this to get a staging. The score is a little uneven imo, but the good far outweighs the mediocre. And I consider "Nobody Does It Like Me" to be a bona fide classic.



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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#9
Posted: 7/23/10 at 12:36pm
If they can do APPLAUSE, the can do SEESAW.
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Posted: 7/23/10 at 12:38pm
Yes! I'd also like them to do "Raisin".
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#11
Posted: 7/23/10 at 12:58pm
BTW, I'm thinking the Kritzer and Patrick Wilson for SEESAW.
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Posted: 7/23/10 at 1:07pm
^^^That's brilliant casting, BB.^^^
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#13
Posted: 7/23/10 at 3:59pm
I also agree with Borstalboy! (What is this world coming to?)
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#14
Posted: 7/23/10 at 5:06pm
Kritzer and Patrick Wilson for SEESAW

That deserves a Facebook group.
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#15
Posted: 7/23/10 at 5:41pm
Yes it does, but not until Encores does The Golden Apple.
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#16
Posted: 7/23/10 at 5:48pm
Yuck. Awful show.
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#17
Posted: 7/23/10 at 7:08pm
I say an Encores! season of Seesaw, The Golden Apple, and The Grand Tour.

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Posted: 7/23/10 at 7:14pm
I'm almost tempted to start a facebook campaign to get this going...
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#19
Posted: 7/24/10 at 8:56am
I swear to God, there has to be some kind of rights f**kery going on with THE GOLDEN APPLE...there's no reason why no one has tried to do a concert of it yet.
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#20
Posted: 7/24/10 at 10:28am
SEESAW - Another sweetly charitable view of New York. (The New Yorker).
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#21
Posted: 7/24/10 at 4:05pm
SEESAW was the first broadway show I ever saw....I admit, I don't remember all that much safe for Michelle Lee and Tommy Tune...sat in the VERY last row of the then Uris Theatre.....it'd be great for Encores to do it. Someone needs to revive shows that never get revived...not just the same old same old. (Don't get me wrong, I like the same old's as much as anyone does...but lets see something else that we can rediscover)
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#22
Posted: 7/24/10 at 6:59pm
The people who run Encores are snobs.

They should do fun but flawed shows like Seesaw, Golden Rainbow, I Had a Ball, etc., with STARS. I am not paying good money for C-level stars.

I want Seth MacFarlane and Anne Hathaway in a show, not Leslie Kritzer, whom 16 people know and care about.
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Isn't it time that ENCORES! does SEESAW?#23
Posted: 7/26/10 at 12:22pm
i like the score from Seasaw but if you listen
all the songs sung by Michelle Lee sound almost identical
strange to me her voice does not change at all during any song
always the same very bland sound mostly
..I do like it but the show is kind of
"dated"