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Rate The Performances#1
Posted: 6/10/13 at 12:33am
Surprised this hasn't been started:
Opening: A+ (even with the magic disappearing box reveal)
TV Show: A+

True Colors/Memoriam: A-

Matilda: B
Bring It On: C
Christmas Story: A- - made me want to see the show
Kinky Boots - B+ loved the staging much more than the song

Cinderella: A
Annie: Hard Knock B, Little Girls B+
Pippin: A (despite CBS's best efforts to screw it up)

Rascals - F (mostly because it had little to do with theatre and caused the show to go long)
Motown - B


Updated On: 6/10/13 at 12:33 AM
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Rate The Performancex#2
Posted: 6/10/13 at 12:35am
This thread: XXX
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Rate The Performancex#2
Posted: 6/10/13 at 6:14pm
Matilda=A
Bring It on=B+
Kinky Boots=B
A Christmas Story=B

Pippin=A+++
Cinderella=A-
Annie=A-

Motown=B+
Rascals=F
True Colors=B-

Opening Number=A++
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Rate The Performancex#3
Posted: 6/10/13 at 6:37pm
My favorite thread every year!

In order from favorite to least favorite:

1. Opening number
2. Cinderella
3. Pippin
4. Annie
5. A Christmas Story
**I thought the above were great representations of their show and need no explanation**

6. Matilda- I just CANNOT understand what they are singing in "Revolting Children". I thought it was well-staged and I really like the choreography, but after seeing that song on 3 different TV appearances, I'm still left guessing the words.

7. Kinky Boots- I really wanted to like it. I think this number just doesn't read well on TV. I haven't seen the show, but from what I hear, this number is a showstopper. I enjoyed the performance of "Sex Is In The Heel" on The View much more and really wish they would have done that.

8. Bring It On- I loved this show, one of my favorites I saw last year. This number just lacked energy and the spark the show had. I really wish they had done "Born To Do" or "Cross the Line"

9. Motown- I just wasn't interested. Didn't really have a previous interest in seeing this show and really don't now either.

Overall, I thought the performances and broadcast as a whole were very good this year!
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Rate The Performancex#4
Posted: 6/10/13 at 6:47pm
Matilda=B- (I still can't understand the lyrics-good thing they put them on the chalkboard)
Bring It on=A- (I remembered how much I liked it when I saw this again-a lot of fun)
Kinky Boots=B+ (I loved the show but the staging here was strange to me-it didn't look like the show I saw.)
A Christmas Story=A- (they did their job-I'm hoping to catch it at MSG this season)

Pippin=A+ (the energy was amazing-gotta love it!)
Cinderella=B (the costume change is better in the show)
Annie=B+ (I want to see Jane Lynch now. I was left wishing I could hear Anthony Warlow)

Motown=D (Only reason it didn't get an F was the Jackson 5 stuff-that kid is terrific)
Rascals=C (Why did this have to be there?)
True Colors=A- (I thought this was a lovely tribute song to the individuals we lost this year)

Opening-A-
Closing-B+
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Rate The Performancex#5
Posted: 6/10/13 at 7:02pm
Opening: A-
TV Show Song: A
Bring it On: C-
Annie: B+ (Jane really surprised me)
A Christmas Story: A-
Cinderella: B (Wasn't thrilled with the quick changes)
Pippin: A
Motown: B-
Rascals: D
True Colors: A-
Matilda: B-
Phantom: C-
Kinky Boots: A-
Closing: B
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Rate The Performancex#6
Posted: 6/10/13 at 7:39pm
Opening: A+
TV Show Song: A
Bring it On: C
Annie: B+
A Christmas Story: C- (Dancing was great, was not impressed with the rest).
Cinderella: B+
Pippin: A
Motown: C
Rascals: F (Wuh...why?)
True Colors: B+
Matilda: A
Phantom: B
Kinky Boots: C+ (Really wasn't very impressed with this)
Closing: A-
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Rate The Performancex#7
Posted: 6/10/13 at 9:03pm
Opening: A+
TV Show Song: A+
Bring it On: D
Annie: D- (Jane Lynch just didn't do it for me. I also forgot how bad the choreography was)
A Christmas Story: C
Cinderella: A-
Pippin: A+++++
Motown: A
Rascals: F-
True Colors: A
Matilda: A
Phantom: A+
Kinky Boots: A+
Closing: A
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Rate The Performancex#8
Posted: 6/10/13 at 9:10pm
Opening: A+
Pippin: A+
Cinderella: A
Motown: A-
A Christmas Story: B+
Kinky Boots: C+
Bring It On: C-
Matilda: D+
Annie: D
Phantom: F
Rascals: F
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Rate The Performancex#9
Posted: 6/10/13 at 11:20pm
Opening A+
Matilda A
Cinderella A
Motown - B
Bring it On -C (where the hell was the huge cheer moves that the show is known for?
Rascals D (why?)
Kinky Boots - B
Pippin - A
A Christmas Story - A -
Annie - C (Jane did well)
Phantom - F
Closing - D
True Colours - B


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Rate The Performancex#10
Posted: 6/10/13 at 11:37pm
Opening: A
TV Show Song: A-
"True Colors"/In Memoriam: A
MATILDA: B+
BRING IT ON: C-
A CHRISTMAS STORY: B
KINKY BOOTS: C+
CINDERELLA: B
ANNIE: B
PIPPIN: A-
Rascals montage: D
MOTOWN: C
PHANTOM: D

The sh*tty camerawork was definitely the primary downfall for most of the numbers, although the really good ones managed to shine through regardless. I'll take crappy camerawork over the sound issues that have plagued the Tonys in the past.
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Updated On: 6/10/13 at 11:37 PM
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Rate The Performancex#11
Posted: 6/10/13 at 11:46pm
Opening - A+ (loved the high energy)
Matilda - C (not impressed with the song or choreo)
Cinderella - A (just wonderful)
Motown - C+ (weak/no comparison to the original Motown stars)
Bring it On - C (boring)
Rascals - F (wtf?)
Kinky Boots - B+ (fun/had heart)
Pippin - B (circus acts are not my thing)
A Christmas Story - A- (didn't like the film but this was fun)
Annie - C (Jane was one dimensional and not funny)
Phantom - D (way campy and it wasn't meant to be)
Closing - B (a bit anti climatic)
True Colors - B+ (Cindi is a star)
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Rate The Performancex#12
Posted: 6/11/13 at 12:12am
Opening: A (pretty solid with a few surprisingly hilarious lyrics)

TV Show Song: A+ (the best written portion of the evening, especially Laura Benanti's rant at Will Chase)

Bring it On: C (Enjoyable, but just very "meh")

Annie: B+ (Jane really surprised me)

A Christmas Story: B (the song was a bit cringeworthy, but the tap-dancing kid and Caroline O'Connor more than made up for it)

Cinderella: A- (this show is now on my must-see list)

Pippin: A+ (Although MJT hit a few sour notes, it was just the sh!t)

Motown: C- (Pretty Lousy. "Do You Love Me" would've been a better choice to rock the house)

Rascals: D (It would be an F if I didn't like the song)

True Colors: A+ (Every Memorial Segment on every awards show needs to be held up to this standard)

Matilda: B- (Still can't understand the words, although hearing Miss Honey's section of "When I Grow Up" made me tear a little bit, as I'm familiar with her character's backstory)

Phantom: C- (This was like a bad recreation of a 1980s MTV Music Video)

Kinky Boots: A- (Solid Performance, but they should've done "Sex Is In The Heel")

Closing: B+ (The lyrics were a bit sour, but Audra McDonald's general fierceness made me wet with joy)
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Rate The Performancex#13
Posted: 6/11/13 at 12:23am
Opening: A+ ( even though Mike Tyson was horrible on stage)
TV Show: A+

True Colors/Memoriam: B-

Matilda: B+
Bring It On: F
Christmas Story: C+
Kinky Boots D

Cinderella: A
Annie: Hard Knock B, Little Girls B
Pippin: A+
Rascals - f
Motown - D
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Rate The Performances#14
Posted: 6/11/13 at 12:24am
OPENING: A+

MATILDA: A-

BRING IT ON: C-

A CHRISTMAS STORY: C+

KINKY BOOTS: B-

CINDERELLA: B+ (the quick changes were praised so much that I was disappointed with the poor execution)

ANNIE: B (had no idea Jane Lynch could sing like that based on the songs she's given on Glee)

TV SHOW SONG: B+ (had a hard time hearing it with the applause)

PIPPIN: A

RASCALS: F

MOTOWN: B

PHANTOM: F (and that's coming from a fan of the show)
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Rate The Performances#15
Posted: 6/11/13 at 12:30am
Just wanna throw out that the line "Kathie Lee's a Broadway lyricist, so anything can happen" was the best diss of the night...Even my mother (who suffered through SCANDALOUS with me) said "Oh sh!t", they went there".
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Rate The Performances#16
Posted: 6/11/13 at 12:34am
Could anyone create this as a poll where you rank the shows by the numbers 1-5 (5=A, 4=B, etc) and they would turn into bar graphs? That would be interesting to see because of all the different interests.
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Rate The Performances#17
Posted: 6/11/13 at 7:29am
Opening: A+ - High energy and pretty funny !!
TV Show Song: A - Loved seeing Megan Hilty and liked the joke about Will Chase
"True Colors"/In Memoriam: A - touching and nice having Cyndi Lauper perform
MATILDA: B+
BRING IT ON: C
A CHRISTMAS STORY: B - Graded that high due to the kid tap solo
KINKY BOOTS: C+
CINDERELLA: B+
ANNIE: C - was not that impressed with Jane Lynch
PIPPIN: A-
Rascals montage: F - What were they thinking throwing this in to the broadcast?
MOTOWN: D - sorry, you can't match the original performers
PHANTOM: F - NPH makes fun of "Les Mis" and then you lip synch - lol






Updated On: 6/11/13 at 07:29 AM
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Rate The Performances#18
Posted: 6/11/13 at 8:38am
Opening: A+
TV Show Song: A-
"True Colors"/In Memoriam: B (photos were too fast or not well shown)
MATILDA: D (like the show)
BRING IT ON: C-
A CHRISTMAS STORY: B+ (might go see it this year, so accomplished what it needed to)
KINKY BOOTS: C+ (a number about two leads who can't dance; frankly, most of this show feels as though it came off a conveyor belt)
CINDERELLA: B
ANNIE: B (my friends were at the rehearsal, where they said she was much funnier)
PIPPIN: A-
Rascals montage: F (wtf?)
MOTOWN: C
PHANTOM: F
FINALE A (don't care how it happened, NPH singing about winners while Audra sang a counterpoint NYC song was pretty amazing)

OVERALL SHOW B (but why put on musical numbers from third-rate, closed shows and not let the great Cicely Tyson enjoy her triumph? Shameful)