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Little Shop

LouW95
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Little Shop#0
Posted: 9/28/03 at 10:02am
I am not on the payroll for Little Shop, just glad to see great audience reaction and sold-out houses. Any hit for Bway is good.
Cant understand the intent of some of these postings.
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Al Dente
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re: Little Shop#1
Posted: 9/28/03 at 10:27am
Uh, huh! Sure, you're just a completely unbiased new poster. Buddy, please. Sold out houses? Really? Are they all using their coupons from McDonalds tray liners offerring them 50% off for tickets to LS? I'd be cheering loudly too if I wasn't stupid enough to pay full price for that show. "Can't understand the intent" of some of the LS shills. :)
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re: re: Little Shop#2
Posted: 9/28/03 at 10:33am
I always wonder about "sudden" posters. But, I still wish the success of the show. It may be fun for some.
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Al Dente
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re: re: re: Little Shop#3
Posted: 9/28/03 at 10:47am
I'm not wishing for the failure of LS or any show (that's Michael Reidel's domain) I'm simply sick of mediocrity being touted as brilliance. Kerry Bulter's Audrey is mediocre. The show is mediocre, the 3 girls are mediocre, the direction is mediocre. And no, that's NOT okay or acceptable when you're being asked for 100 dollars per ticket. We shouldn't be "dumbed down" this way and it shouldn't be acceptable. I don't care about Ms. Butler either way. I have nothing to lose OR gain at her success, or demise BUT I'm not going to sit here and pretend that she's great, or even good, when she's not. And it's not enough that she was good in her little side kick role in Hairspray. I (and again, I'm speaking for MYSELF), need more to go on than Penny Pingleton. The "greatness" she displayed in that role, did not carry over.
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re: re: re: re: Little Shop#4
Posted: 9/28/03 at 11:06am
Al. I wonder about the people that feel the need to post in every thread their opinions. It's almost as if they have too much time on their hands re: re: re: re: Little Shop


You stated that "that's NOT okay or acceptable when you're being asked for 100 dollars per ticket. We shouldn't be "dumbed down" this way and it shouldn't be acceptable."

Again I will state that there are over a thousand people a night seeing the show who seem to genuinely be having a good time. Having not spoken to all or even ONE of them, I'm in no position to speak for them though. But if people leave that theater having had a good time and a smile on their face - then they have not been cheated one bit.

If after the show started or after the curtain came down people were running to the box office demanding their money back - then I would have to say there was a problem.

And I'm also tired of people (not you per se) of talking about people being "followers" and feeling that if they have spent 100 dollars they have been "programmed" to think they had a good time.

I don't know about the rest of you.. but the more money I spend make me that much more critical of what I have seen. So if I leave the theater having enjoyed myself, it is because I feel I have had a great bang for the buck. I am MUCH more likely to be forgiving of a production that I saw cheaply.

As for dumbing down broadway - I agree, it's not ideal. However, in this current economy, era, whatever you want to call it - if shows are appealing to the masses (the ones many look down on as hillbillies, rednecks, pedestrians.. whatever term you want to use) then more power to Broadway because fostering the shows which some might considered "dumbed down" will perhaps allow producers to bring the occassional "risky" venture to the public.

I appreciate your PASSION, Al Dente - you are clearly a person who takes their theater seriously. However misguided I (my opinion) think your way (and number of ways) of stating it are.
The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity -- Harlan Ellison.
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re: re: re: re: re: Little Shop#5
Posted: 9/28/03 at 12:17pm
I guess the cheering audience at the preview of LSOH my wife & I saw were applauding mediocrity. The same could be said of all those who have supported the mediocrity of POTO & Les Miz over the years. You want to say that LSOH is mediocre because you say so. No it is your opinion nothing more & nothing less. You pay your money & you have a right to say what you want. Just because you say a show is mediocre does not make it so just as me saying a show is great does not make it so either. They are only opinions. Let others make up there own mind, one way or the other. This is what my wife & I do
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cmleidi
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re: re: re: re: re: re: Little Shop#6
Posted: 9/28/03 at 12:52pm
I saw the show last Sunday at the evening performance. My question is: Why should people pay up to $100. to see this? I don't ask because of the quality of the production, but the film version is nearly identical to the current production save for the ending. Why shell out the big bucks when you can rent the movie?
cmleidi
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re: re: re: re: re: re: Little Shop#7
Posted: 9/28/03 at 12:53pm
I saw the show last Sunday at the evening performance. My question is: Why should people pay up to $100. to see this? I don't ask because of the quality of the production, but the film version is nearly identical to the current production save for the ending. Why shell out the big bucks when you can rent the movie?
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re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Little Shop#8
Posted: 9/28/03 at 1:37pm
Exactly what I said way back in my original review. The movie is far superior to the current bway mounting and is probably under 20 bucks (or so) to own and even less to rent.