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A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol#0
Posted: 12/4/03 at 7:35pm
I wanted to see it this year as it is supposed to be the last year

I got tickets but I must say something regarding Madison Square Garden . They have about 20 to 24 ticket windows. About 60 % were closed ( with Christmas season & Simon & Garfunkel yet). They than have the audacity to charge a $ 4.50 "Facility Fee" to each ticket over $ 15. They have no tickets under $ 15 unless they are in the restrooms. Therefore 2 people pay $ 9 for the privilege of walking thru the front door. I rarely go to the garden & now it will be never. As Chico Marx used to say "That's Chutzpah"

THe Shuberts & the Nederlanders are pikers with their "restoration charges" compared to these guys. The Shuberts etc are petty thieves but the Garden boys are Willie Suttons

Bah Humbug - I will enjoy the show though

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re: A Christmas Carol#1
Posted: 12/4/03 at 7:47pm
I've had it with these extra fees! I didn't renew my subscription with the Metropolitan Opera because the service charges were more than the price of a single ticket on my subscription. I resent the "thetater preservation" charges--or whatever they're called. If the theater owner wants to preserve the theater, then the money should come out of that organization's bankroll, not ours!

Excuse me while I dash off another e-mail to Elliot Spitzer!
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Updated On: 12/4/03 at 07:47 PM
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re: re: A Christmas Carol#2
Posted: 12/4/03 at 7:50pm
Good Luck. Unless Spitzer sees another way to boost his popularity for his run for Governor in a few years, he will not be interested

All his crusading remings me of "Superman" ( sorry to offend 1 person out there who does not like me mentioning this name ) Spitzer's campaign song should be "Doing Good" (Sorry again)

Re restoration charges, you pay to improve their property & they probably take it off their taxes . Either they double dip & take a tax deduction or they take in this money & I wonder if they report it. Nice litle deal they have. Wonder when they will try & increase the "restoration charge" as you know they will

The best is shows like "Gypsy" that instead of the production eating the $ 1.25 extra charge they charge the full $ 100 & let the theater owners than tack on the extra fees to bring the ticket to over $ 100. It stands out like a sore thumb instead of being hidden in the $ 100 price
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Updated On: 12/4/03 at 07:50 PM
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re: re: re: A Christmas Carol#3
Posted: 12/5/03 at 5:00pm
Why is a Christmas Carol closing this year? I also wanted to see it this year for the last time but I don't think I'll be seeing it.
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re: re: re: re: A Christmas Carol#4
Posted: 12/5/03 at 6:13pm
Official explanation is they lost so much of their audience after 9/11 that they never recovered from it . It is also probably very expensive to produce & is located away from Times Square. Both ticket prices are high so people are choosing Radio City Over The Paramount's Christmas Show
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re: re: re: re: re: A Christmas Carol#5
Posted: 12/5/03 at 7:38pm
It is sad that this is the last year. It was a great show.....
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re: re: re: re: re: A Christmas Carol#6
Posted: 12/5/03 at 7:43pm
Cast members have never been fond of performing in this version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The theater was designed as a concert venue and the backstage facilities aren't up to the demands of a show this size. Actors have crawl space under the stage to get from stage right to stage left. Also, the performance schedule is a killer!
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re: re: A Christmas Carol#7
Posted: 12/7/03 at 7:39am
I know the comments I'll get from this, but it's the holiday's....humor me.
For those of you who have see it, how's the choreography? I've only seen bits from the commercial. I'm assuming it's nothing TOO complicated but I may be wrong. I'd still be interested in seeing it just for the choreography.

Aside: I still think it's admirable that Ms. Stroman still does this show every year, especially after the tragic death of her husbanfm who was the" original director. Suposedly she hasn't changed the directing, that is, she keeping it the way Mr. Ockrent originally did it. But I'm still impressed especially after "Contact", "The Producers" and her other shows. I mean she was doing this before "Contact" and everything. Somehow in my mind that makes her seem grounded because let's face it there is NO way she's earning anything remotely what "The Producers" is paying her.
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