Maybe this has been addressed a page or two back in the thread (though I did skim), but since it seems like there are limited theaters where this might transfer, I'm just wondering whether anyone has heard anything or what anyone thinks the chances are of a further extension at St. Ann's, for even an additional week or two? (i realize it was already extended once, before the reviews came out). Dropped the ball on this one.
If you're looking for tickets, Kimbo, there is a rush. I bet you'd get in.Also, I wanted to mention that I took the ferry over to Dumbo from Wall Street. It's a nice, short ride, and very pleasant on a nice day. The theater is right there near the ferry stop.
whatdoesntkillme said: "Has anyone had success with the mobile rush or cancellation line? Thinking of trying for tomorrow."UUUghhh.. I've been trying the rush on #TodayTix for several days - even down to watching the seconds and clicking at exactly the right time. I have had ZERO luck, even when it says there are tickets left, I click and it says they're all in someone's carts!!! Grrr. Are there Bots snapping these up? Anyone have any luck??
i also loved everything, staging, band, performances. and disturbing as it should be. and the ballet isnt even the best part, thats how good it is. and if you cant get a mobile ticket, i recommend just going there and say youre willing to sit behind the pole, and theyll probably accommodate you better than that.
Overall I really liked it, and appreciated Fish's choices even if I didn't love them all. I thought the cast was excellent all-around, and the whole production made the show fresh (unlike that recent Carousel revival.)I did not care for the dream ballet, and still don't really know what to make of it. If you don't know the musical, you're going to be really, really confused as to what is suddenly happening.The show runs almost 3 hours and I felt it, sitting in those hard wooden chairs. So be prepared. (Also, the lights are up for about 98% of the show and the woman right across from me decided to knit through the entire first act. It was so distracting.)
little_sally said: " I did not care for the dream ballet, and still don't really know what to make of it. If you don't know the musical, you're going to be really, really confused as to what is suddenly happening.That’s a broad generalization you’re making. My husband and I didn’t know the show and had no problem interpreting what was happening. Laurie inhaled opium/morphine and had a bad trip. Pretty straightforward, considering.
If anyone just happens to have an extra ticket for tonight, please let me know. I've tried to rush thinking I was fast but I'm just not fast enough! lol
If anyone has a ticket they are able to sell for tonight’s performance (10/17) let me know. I’ve been dying to see this show and had no luck doing the rush the past couple of weeks.
Decided to try the cancellation rush today for the matinee, got to the theatre around noon, they opened the doors for us and let us wait inside in a very organized line, took names at 1 (hour before show) and heres the best part... WE COULD LEAVE!! They didn't start selling tix til 1:55. Bravo to St. Ann's for such an impeccable cancellation set up. I was about the 9th person in line, and I did not have high hopes considering that one person could purchase two tix (20 bux CASH ONLY) but I GOT IN at 2pm on the dot, show started a bit late, trying to accommodate as many cancellations as they could, which I really appreciate. When the show started I did still spy some empty seats, as well as spotting the aforementioned obstructed seats, I was very luckily sat in the center section, third row, a perfect view.Note: I have never seen a production of Oklahoma! I have seen the film once, but I am very familiar with the score through owning many cast albums. My in short review is I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! A few key thoughts...The lighting of the entire production is stunning, it added to the immersion in a way for me, even during non-immersive moments; Black outs included. I also, contrary to some ppl here, thought the sound design was fantastic, never missed a word, but again I was seated pretty much dead center. I love how I went into this production thinking I was going to see one thing, and completely having my mind blown by what I actually witnessed. No, this is not your parent's version of Oklahoma! The orchestrations are beautiful and the band is excellent, I would not mind a cast recording of this production, though I do not see it happening, nor a transfer. Not every unique theatrical experience needs to move to Broadway, sure a longer run would've been nice, but I'd say see it while you can, if you can.I have been a Damon Daunno fan since Hadestown, and he has yet to disappoint me, his voice, its something special. While I wouldve loved Amber Grey, I definitely did not mind RNJ, she's another powerhouse vocalist, but also showed some of her subtle skills here as well. Mary Testa, nuff said! And Ali Stroker (a star), James Davis and Michael Nathanson, are all in great voice and very funny in their respective roles. Now that dream ballet, was it what I wanted it to be, no, did I fully understand it, no, but was it thoroughly enjoyable and did she dance the hell out of it, yes for sure. This is a great production of a classic R&H musical, that statement in and of itself is reason enough to go see this show.
Knew the show would be "different" but this was strictly a DIRECTOR'S production, having just touches here and there of what the show was really about. Yeah, I've been watching O! on stage and screen for many years but was still not prepared for the "imagination" of the director. R&H must be doing pinwheels in their respective graves. After seeing this last night, and then coming home to read the reviews (mostly favorable, but not all), still can't make sense of Fish's directorial decisions, and his fairly dramatic script changes, especially the end. Perhaps some of the additions come from the original GREEN GROW THE LILACS, but certainly not the end (no spoilers). And that "dream" ballet? Don't get me started...Agnes DeMille must have been cursing from the beyond to see her name so prominently used in the credits.This was a fairly psychotic blend of standard musical comedy and an experimental director's attempts to stretch the material beyond the breaking point. And I'm assuming that Ms. Jones is ill, as her singing was weak and hoarse most of the night, barely able to sustain notes. After reading the reviews, many of which commented on her singing, I felt a bit cheated. No understudies?
FYI, some seats are available for both of today's shows:https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/990289?_ga=2.121898507.1261294326.1540573387-2133182361.1537922030
The production closes today! Any insights on a possible transfer/cast recording?
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