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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#76
Posted: 11/6/19 at 11:10pm
I don’t think this is nearly as bad as everyone here is saying but we all know how catty these threads get. Just know it’s not gonna be the best thing you’ve ever seen but there’s a lot of good there too.
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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#77
Posted: 11/6/19 at 11:38pm
It’s literally been 4 previews. Go see it for yourself and then judge it. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ve learned that people on this board can be very..passionate.. when they don’t like something.
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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#78
Posted: 11/6/19 at 11:39pm

Yeah, go in with an open mind and if you enjoy it, enjoy it! It's theater, it's art. 

I wanted to like it because I actually loved Kitt's orchestrations and there are some really fun parts, but alas it didn't work for me in the end. And you'll at least get a kick ass rendition of "You Oughta Know." 

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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#79
Posted: 11/6/19 at 11:47pm

SouthernCakes said: "They should cut Klena’a song in Act 1. It wasn’t needed and wasn’t particularly interesting.

It’s just way too long. The scenes are long. The book is clunky. Why did the doctor walk in and say “Hi, I’m the doctor.” Is Cody trying to keep everything bland and non-specific? The rally was way too obvious.

I applaud you for going twice. This one is tough to sit through!
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They're singing about how they don't know how to solve their relationship and the last part of the lyric is "I am not the doctor"... enter the therapist and "Hello, I'm the doctor". I thought it was really funny.

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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#80
Posted: 11/6/19 at 11:48pm

Miles, do you think you will be here in the next few months? Why not past date?

 

edit: Oh wait. I think you said you are using points so it may be a 0.00 priced ticket.

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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#81
Posted: 11/6/19 at 11:56pm

uncageg said: "Miles, do you think you will be here in the next few months? Why not past date?



edit: Oh wait. I think you said you are using points so it may be a 0.00 priced ticket.
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I don’t know how past dating works. I’ve never done it. But yes, I used 1,000 AR points plus $54. I do hope to make it back to NYC again before June or July even if I do/don’t make it back in January. 

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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#82
Posted: 11/7/19 at 12:18am

You may be able to past date since you paid some money on the ticket.

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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#83
Posted: 11/7/19 at 12:26am

I guess I’m in the minority but I throughly enjoyed this show. I have been to 30+ Bway shows and I honestly think this one might be my favorite. Personally, I thought the show was very powerful. Vocally, physically (I thought the choreo was really really well done, especially when they were mirroring other characters like MJ or Bella), etc. There was not 1 person in the cast who I thought was even close to a “weak link”. Lauren didn’t get a full house standing ovation tonight but I would say a solid 20 people in the orchestra stood up, and applause lasted for a long while I’m only 18 so I guess I may have a different view on these kind of shows, but honestly I’m not a huge fan of rent or next to normal and absolutely loved this. There were a lot of different plot lines and yes one could make the argument that there were too many, but I did not find it messy or anything and thought that they tied it together well. PLEASE go into this show with an open mind if you haven’t seen it already. Everyone’s opinions are totally valid but personally, I don’t think this show is as bad as a lot of people on this thread are making it out to be. I have seen MUCH worse shows.

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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#84
Posted: 11/7/19 at 12:41am
What are the worse shows you’ve seen? Just curious!

(And I agree those moments were cool choreography, but they come back to back which makes it seem like a retread, and honestly the first time it’s used to was just confusing as to what was actually going on.)
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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#85
Posted: 11/7/19 at 12:52am

I can't wait for next week when I see it!

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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#86
Posted: 11/7/19 at 1:44am

khendo said: "I guess I’m in the minority but I throughly enjoyed this show. I have been to 30+ Bwayshows and I honestly think this one might be my favorite. Personally, I thought the show was very powerful. Vocally, physically (I thought the choreo was really really well done, especially when they were mirroring other characters like MJ or Bella), etc. There was not 1 person in the cast who I thought was even close to a “weak link”. Lauren didn’t get a full house standing ovation tonight but I would say a solid 20 people in the orchestra stood up, and applause lasted for a long while I’m only 18 so I guess I may have a different view on these kind of shows, but honestly I’m not a huge fan of rent or next to normal and absolutely loved this. There were a lot of different plot lines and yes one could make the argument that there were too many, but I did not find it messy or anything and thought that they tied it together well. PLEASE go into this show with an open mind if you haven’t seen it already. Everyone’s opinions are totally valid but personally, I don’t think this show is as bad as a lot of people on this thread are making it out to be. I have seen MUCH worse shows."

I'm in the minority with you. It's my favorite show. 

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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#87
Posted: 11/7/19 at 7:01am

I'm a biased participant, clearly, but I've found the negative comments on this show analytical and thoughtful, with every single post offering specifics about where the show's various elements fail.  Rather than catty, the comments feel infused with genuine disappointment.  The three major players constructing this piece are all highly gifted, with extraordinary track records, theatrical and elsewhere. Personally speaking, I've been intrigued with this show since I read the NY Times review in May, and leaped to change my schedule to use a Wed TDF offer.  This was the show I was most excited about this season.  And I rooted for it to coalesce throughout the long, meandering first act, holding out hope til the end.  But I'm not alone. At the intermission, the men's room line was peopled with head-scratchers, many savvy theatergoers rooting for the show as well.  The man who sat next to me (excellent seats, row F mezz) has seen everything, and is an investor in two shows.  He loves iconoclastic material and expressed it prior to the show beginning; he left at the intermission.

This piece feels cobbled together, both overthought conceptually (though the concept isn't really clearly tied to a specific take-away theme) and underdeveloped dramatically.  I was truly let-down that it didn't improve in the second act.  And I must say: if a minor character stops the show in the middle of the second act -- the only showstopper I observed -- the show has craft problems. This is not a case of "The Miller's Son" serving as counterpoint.  The biggest hit has been given to a character we barely know, and she steamrolls over the rest. It's thrilling for all the wrong reasons -- it makes us aware that much of the rest of the music doesn't feel theatrically purposed. Our inability to decipher the lyrics -- and we simply cannot 80% of the time -- makes the juke-boxing of the Morissette catalog an oddity, not a sharp idea well executed. 

I haven't posted much in recent years, but only weigh in when I have a strong feeling and want to share particulars and engage. I found the discussion in this thread very measured and respectful. But disappointment inspires evaluation of where things go wrong.  We're not catty, or mean-spirited, we are sad that an anticipated piece of musical theater doesn't quite work.  

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Updated On: 11/7/19 at 07:01 AM
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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#88
Posted: 11/7/19 at 7:24am
I think I'm in the minority here too. I saw the show in Boston but didn't love it.
I saw the first preview Sunday night and loved it. Was it just that I was extremely excited? Maybe. I have to go back and check it out again in a few weeks.
Regardless of thoughts on the overall production, can we agree that Elizabeth Stanley is fantastic and shines the entire time?
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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#89
Posted: 11/7/19 at 7:38am
Thank you Auggie. Very well said!
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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#90
Posted: 11/7/19 at 10:54am

SouthernCakes said: "What are the worse shows you’ve seen? Just curious!

(And I agree those moments were cool choreography, but they come back to back which makes it seem like a retread, and honestly the first time it’s used to was just confusing as to what was actually going on.)
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The worst show I've seen on broadway was Amelie. I was extremely bored and thought the plot was absolutely ridiculous. I also saw it closing night so you would think that would help it’s case but it did not. I also did not really like be more chill, as the overacting and some of the casting was just such a complete turn off for me. 

 

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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#91
Posted: 11/7/19 at 11:06am

Miles2Go2 said: "Also, if I couldn’t make it, could I change ticket to someone else’s name at box office?

Update: Whelp, I bit the bullet and bought the ticket. There was only one ticket left for only available performance I could attend if I’m in town so fingers crossed.
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Just got my confirmation email from AR. 

Seat Location: Orchestra O 104

Looks like if should be a good seat if not super close. Only concern is Telecharge seat map says front mezzanine overhang starts at Orchestra Row K. 

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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#92
Posted: 11/7/19 at 9:03pm

Miles2Go2 said: "Miles2Go2 said: "Also, if I couldn’t make it, could I change ticket to someone else’s name at box office?

Update: Whelp, I bit the bullet and bought the ticket. There was only one ticket left for only available performance I could attend if I’m in town so fingers crossed.
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Just got my confirmation email from AR.

Seat Location: Orchestra O 104

Looks like if should be a good seat if not super close. Only concern is Telecharge seat map says frontmezzanine overhang starts at Orchestra Row K.
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not bad view from O 109 Orch

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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#93
Posted: 11/7/19 at 9:46pm

I have sat in the very last row, house right Orchestra and had no problem with the view.

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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#94
Posted: 11/7/19 at 9:49pm
Great news. Thanks guys!
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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#95
Posted: 11/9/19 at 1:39pm
What age is it appropriate for? I’m 14 and I just saw a sign saying there’s distressing content including sexual assault and drug abuse, but the website said it’s 14+. I’ve seen Book of Mormon and Waitress already. Is JLP’s content at about the same level of appropriateness as either of those? What’s the worst thing that happens?
Thanks in advance.
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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#96
Posted: 11/9/19 at 1:46pm

jonah3500 said: "What age is it appropriate for? I’m 14 and I just saw a sign saying there’s distressing content including sexual assault and drug abuse, but the website said it’s 14+. I’ve seen Book of Mormon and Waitress already. Is JLP’s content at about the same level of appropriateness as either of those? What’s the worst thing that happens?
Thanks in advance.
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JAGGED LITTLE PILL is recommended for ages 14 and up: children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

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THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS CONTENT THAT SOME AUDIENCE MEMBERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING: STRONG LANGUAGE, DRUG USE AND ABUSE, AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE. THIS PRODUCTION ALSO CONTAINS HAZE AND STROBE.


What does your Mom say about your attending - 14 is a young teenager but can't comment on why... we haven't seen it yet

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Updated On: 11/9/19 at 01:46 PM
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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#97
Posted: 11/9/19 at 1:46pm
It’s currently 1:45 and they still haven’t opened the house. Wonder what issues they’re having or if they were making a change and it took longer.
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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#98
Posted: 11/9/19 at 1:59pm
My parents are a bit uneasy but I won the lotto so I’m seeing it now. What kind of sexual abuse is shown?
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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#99
Posted: 11/9/19 at 2:01pm

jonah3500 said: "What age is it appropriate for? I’m 14 and I just saw a sign saying there’s distressing content including sexual assault and drug abuse, but the website said it’s 14+. I’ve seen Book of Mormon and Waitress already. Is JLP’s content at about the same level of appropriateness as either of those? What’s the worst thing that happens?
Thanks in advance.
"

TKTS lists age guidance for JLP as 15. For reference, the TKTS age guidance for Waitress is 13 and for The Book of Mormon is 16. 

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Jagged Little Pill preview thread#100
Posted: 11/9/19 at 2:31pm
It’s nothing you haven’t already seen on Riverdale. Lol.