Page: 1

Flower Drum Song

BroadwayGypsy Profile PhotoBroadwayGypsy Profile Photo
BroadwayGypsy
Chorus Member
joined:8/28/03
Chorus Member
joined:
8/28/03
Flower Drum Song#0
Posted: 11/12/03 at 1:15pm
I got a chance to check out the national tour of Flower Drum Song...and all I have to say is...it was an amazing show! Jose Llana's voice was amazing and to that little Yuka Takara...A STAR IS BORN. What a voice! Emily Hsu who played Linda Low was remarkable...I absolutely enjoyed every minute of her "I Enjoy Being a Girl." The rest of the cast was strong, and those costumes...WONDERFUL! The colors and the creativity of each costume...You must see the costumes in "Chop Suey," they are absolutely adorable.

If the tour is coming to your area...check it out. You will not be disappointed with one minute of it. What a fun night! What a great show...its easily giving my favorite show Man of La Mancha a run for its money!

The show is an A+!!!! I'll definately being checking it out again before it leaves on the 16th.
Sunfish
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/03
Broadway Star
joined:
6/11/03
re: Flower Drum Song#1
Posted: 11/12/03 at 1:37pm
Where is the tour now? Is there a schedule posted somewhere?

I seem to remember a lot of talk about the tour being very limited in terms of how many cities it will visit.

I just can't help but have a fondness for this show from my "formative years"....I'd like to see what they have done with it. I know the whole book was rewritten.....I have an intrinsic distaste of this in principle, but would be open to seeing the new version.
BroadwayGypsy Profile PhotoBroadwayGypsy Profile Photo
BroadwayGypsy
Chorus Member
joined:8/28/03
Chorus Member
joined:
8/28/03
re: re: Flower Drum Song#2
Posted: 11/12/03 at 1:39pm
I saw it in Sacramento. They are only stopping at 4 places, last I heard. I think their next stop is Seattle, but don't quote me on that. Try looking the dates up online.
ChrisLovesShows Profile PhotoChrisLovesShows Profile Photo
ChrisLovesShows
Broadway Legend
joined:5/19/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/19/03
re: re: re: Flower Drum Song#3
Posted: 11/12/03 at 2:32pm
I saw the tour in Dallas and also enjoyed it. I commend Dallas Summer Musicals for their role in resurrecting the tour after it was initially cancelled.
"Do you know ChrisLovesShows?" "Yes. Why, yes he does!"
i luv stevo Profile Photoi luv stevo Profile Photo
i luv stevo
Understudy
joined:10/8/03
Understudy
joined:
10/8/03
re: re: re: re: Flower Drum Song#4
Posted: 11/12/03 at 2:37pm
I also saw the show in Dallas, and loved it. The costumes were beautiful. You should definitely see it if it comes near your area.
Starlight
Stand-by
joined:8/8/03
Stand-by
joined:
8/8/03
re: re: re: re: re: Flower Drum Song#5
Posted: 11/12/03 at 2:46pm
I saw Flower Drum Song on Broadway and really enjoyed it. There were certain aspects that could have been developed a bit better, but for the most part it was wonderful. Lea Salonga was in it and that was a real treat. For the most part it doesn't take itself too seriously, but then it will hit you with a really profound moment. I've always loved the movie, and the show was just as special.
"Best to take the moment present as a present for the moment."-ITW, Sondheim
TxTwoStep Profile PhotoTxTwoStep Profile Photo
TxTwoStep
Broadway Legend
joined:5/24/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/24/03
re: re: re: re: re: re: Flower Drum Song#6
Posted: 11/12/03 at 5:47pm
i saw it in LA before B'way and it will be in Houston in January. Can't wait. There is some neat Longbottom visual stuff, and i want to see how it has changed since the Mark Taper.
Will: They don't give out awards for helping people be gay... unless you count the Tonys. "I guarantee that we'll have tough times. I guarantee that at some point one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life..."
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/15/03
re: Flower Drum Song#7
Posted: 11/12/03 at 7:03pm
Do you think there'd be any interest in reviving this on Broadway?
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
Sunfish
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/03
Broadway Star
joined:
6/11/03
re: re: Flower Drum Song#8
Posted: 11/12/03 at 7:17pm
Uh...is that a joke, Dollypop?
Maggie Profile PhotoMaggie Profile Photo
Maggie
Broadway Star
joined:5/21/03
Broadway Star
joined:
5/21/03
re: re: re: Flower Drum Song#9
Posted: 11/12/03 at 7:19pm
He he he
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/15/03
re: re: re: Flower Drum Song#10
Posted: 11/12/03 at 7:28pm
Those who know me realize that I'm extremely glum and lack a sense of humor. Besides, if God wanted us to be happy, how come we never see pictures of Jesus smiling?
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
Maggie Profile PhotoMaggie Profile Photo
Maggie
Broadway Star
joined:5/21/03
Broadway Star
joined:
5/21/03
re: re: re: re: Flower Drum Song#11
Posted: 11/12/03 at 7:31pm
Yep, he's a real hard-ass!
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/15/03
re: re: re: re: re: Flower Drum Song#12
Posted: 11/12/03 at 7:34pm
Definitely a hard-ass! However, as we speak of posteriors, has anyone seen Albin's lately? It's getting so large it can be used for a breakfast nook!
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)