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Rose's Turn Question

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Rose's Turn Question#0
Posted: 7/15/03 at 2:25pm
i absolutely loved Bernadette's performance of Rose's Turn on the Tony Awards
(how amazing that she even had to learn and perform a new abbreviated version of the number for the broadcast! and still delivered a goosebump enducing performance)

...on the broadcast there was no flashing

Roooooooooossssssssseeeeeeeee

behind Rose at the end of Rose's turn.

Is this the way it is done in the new production? Have they removed the flashing Rose as the end of Rose's Turn???

thanks folks:)
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re: Rose's Turn Question#1
Posted: 7/15/03 at 2:34pm
I'll answer this too. It's a bit of a spoiler for those who don't want to know . . .







SPOILER








The show's set is an empty theatre. Drops and pieces are brought in and out, (vaudeville style) but throughout, there
is a brick wall in back and a moving steel door that says "SILENCE". The wall stays in place all night until, "This time boys I'm taking the bows." At that point, the whole back wall lifts away, and a slew of neon marquees light up in all different styles and colors.

If you want to get a little sense of what they look like, go to the show's website: www.gypsythemusical.com A montage of photos comes up during the flash portion when you sign in. The center photo has some of the Rose marquees in the background.
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re: re: Rose's Turn Question#2
Posted: 7/15/03 at 2:37pm
magruder......i got shivers reading how it was done....it sounds awesome.....thank you so very much:)
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re: re: re: Rose's Turn Question#3
Posted: 7/15/03 at 8:47pm
Has anyone ever heard Betty Buckley's verson of "Rose's Turn." The way she characterizes the song, it sounds like her Rose is country twang. She has a country tone to her voice. Was it always like that or did she just do it for the role?>
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re: re: re: re: Rose's Turn Question#4
Posted: 7/15/03 at 9:37pm
I loved Bernie's performance on the Tony's. Very haunting! I'm eagerly anticipating the CD.
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re: re: re: re: re: Rose's Turn Question#5
Posted: 7/16/03 at 1:51pm
I loved Bernadette as Rose in GYPSY and I think it's a fine underrated production. I loved Bernadette's Rose's Turn on the Tonys. I wish it had been done the same way at the Shubert. I know there are traditionally marquees that light up behind her during the last section of the song. I found just the lights getting tighter and brighter as on the Tonys was much more effective. I think the signs are too much and overkill in the current production. They distracted me from Bernadette at a key moment. She, and the show, doesn't need them.
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Does anyone remember GARYSILVERMAN? This is the type of question he would ask.
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Anyone remember Streisand in Hello, Dolly?
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Better yet, does anyone remember Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly!? LOL Just kidding DP. As for me, I was not born until 1982 re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Rose's Turn Question
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