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Did the DRS tour finally close?

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Did the DRS tour finally close?#1
Posted: 4/6/08 at 10:35am
I hadn't heard anything about the tour in a long time, so I just googled it and went to the website. The most recent stop was in Memphis on like March 23rd. Did it just close last month? Is it on break? It should have ended a long time ago... why do you think the show did so poorly on tour? Did they need a big name? Was it all started because of the awful new opening number?
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re: Did the DRS tour finally close?#2
Posted: 4/6/08 at 2:08pm
It probably closed because the demand wasn't high, and it has been touring a while...I saw it in Boston - last March or April. I am not even sure it recouped on Broadway.

I don't think the opening number influenced the shows closing, but I didn't like it as well. I think they should've kept the original number.
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re: Did the DRS tour finally close?#2
Posted: 4/6/08 at 2:14pm
Nope. It's hitting CA in 2009 (Cerritos, 1000 Oaks, ect.)
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re: Did the DRS tour finally close?#3
Posted: 4/6/08 at 2:16pm
Will this be the same production though or a non-Equity tour?
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re: Did the DRS tour finally close?#4
Posted: 4/6/08 at 2:30pm
I think it's non-Equity and has been since Norbert Leo Butz left.
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re: Did the DRS tour finally close?#5
Posted: 4/6/08 at 2:32pm
Are you sure about that?

I saw it last year, and it was a basic replica of the Broadway production.
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re: Did the DRS tour finally close?#6
Posted: 4/6/08 at 2:52pm
The tour was Equity until last May-June and then resumed again this season around November as a non-Equity tour with a different creative team. Hope this clears up any confusion.
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re: Did the DRS tour finally close?#7
Posted: 4/6/08 at 3:09pm
I saw it in the end Feb., the talent was great but the set is so scraped they got rid of the part of Lawrence's house that is used a lot during Great Big Stuff, no back drop for ruprecht, got rid of the set of stairs.
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re: Did the DRS tour finally close?#8
Posted: 4/6/08 at 3:20pm
I think it's non-Equity and has been since Norbert Leo Butz left.

No, it's been non-Equity since DB Bonds and Tom Hewitt, etc... left.

Great cast; wretched show.
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re: Did the DRS tour finally close?#9
Posted: 4/6/08 at 3:22pm
I really liked the lights I just wish they had a better set. Also Freddy and Lawrence don't meet on the train either.
Updated On: 4/6/08 at 03:22 PM