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'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz

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Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:28pm
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#2
Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:30pm
Haha. We both started a very similar thread at the same time. I'll clear mine :)
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#2
Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:30pm
Mama and Boy thanks for setting the thread up. Definitely going to plonk myself in here for a while. :)

Saw the show three times in Melbourne and am scheduled to see it at least another two times in Sydney, so will look to see if there are any changes, etc.
Updated On: 3/2/09 at 09:30 PM
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#3
Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:32pm
fab
its a shame the NY one has opened to massive panes, they should have just taken ours lol
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#4
Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:32pm
Gotta be quick with me around! x

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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#5
Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:34pm
Shane Jacobsen = a superb Nicely-Nicely ... Tituss Burgess = a riffing Not-So-Nicely-Nicely
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#6
Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:34pm
Gotta be quick with me around! x


....and there's the 'mullet' from Priscilla -The Movie!
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#7
Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:34pm
As I said in the Broadway thread, I saw that production in previews and honestly believe that the cast they had would have excelled with the Donmar production. Yes they could still have their characteristics/traits but they wouldn't have been panned across the board.

One tidbit from the Melbourne production that cracked me up was on Closing Night, Marina forgot to bring the anniversary gift onto the stage. So it was ad-lib time for a minute while she went off-stage to get it.

Oh and when they were performing Sit Down You're Rockin' The Boat at the Helpmanns, Marina was bopping around in her seat since she's one of the few who's not on stage in that number.

Today Tonight catch up with Magda and the cast in rehearsals last Friday (for the life of me I've tried to capture this interview - since I missed the first minute on my DVD-R but to no luck).

http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/video

I'm expecting A Current Affair to do another interview in the next couple of weeks too.
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#8
Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:37pm
I love that poster!
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#9
Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:40pm
Huh, Mama "....and there's the 'mullet' from Priscilla -The Movie!"

Shirley (more affectionally known as the mullet) was played by June Marie Bennett in Priscilla, the Movie. You're confusing her with Magda Subanzki (spelling) I think??

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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#10
Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:41pm
Sorry!
Wasn't Magda associated with this production at one time?Im sure she was !
I've put this thread on the Broadway board - let the dogs at it and see!!!! lol

Im off to bed its nearly 3
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#11
Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:43pm
Magda is Big Jule in G&D. She didn't however play the mullet in Priscilla. I too am going to bed :)
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#12
Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:44pm
So we going to post here or at the BW thread? LOL

Yeah Magda's going to be wearing a fat suit this time around.
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#13
Posted: 3/2/09 at 9:48pm
Definitely here! The West End board is sort of also an honorary Aussie board as well.

Snaps for Magda :)
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#14
Posted: 3/2/09 at 10:39pm
I swear if you're not careful I might do some YT linking to the Aussie production. :)
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#15
Posted: 3/3/09 at 7:30am
Sorry but Magda is a mistake in this production, and what is with her playing male roles? First in SPELLING BEE and now this.
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#16
Posted: 3/3/09 at 7:39am
I agreed with you on that when you told me last year. Its just so not fitting to 'Guys And Dolls' and just, just unnecessary!
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#17
Posted: 3/3/09 at 7:46am
Out of the cast originally I thought she was the weak link, but after seeing the Broadway production, I have to say yes they typecasted her with the male role thing (that and Bert's busy with Wicked these days), but at least they gave the character something to do in "Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat". Plus if you're with a winning formula you tend to stick with it. The season of Spelling Bee in Sydney broke box office record at the time.

The surprise packet of course is Shane Jacobson, won the Helpmann award for his role, which was well deserved. Though I must admit I do have a soft spot for Gary Mc. :)

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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#18
Posted: 3/3/09 at 7:50am
OK, here is the Australian Cast doing Sit Down You're Rockin' The Boat from the 2008 Helpmann Awards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8i1Hzr6YJg
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re: 'Guys And Dolls' Rockin' Em In Oz#19
Posted: 3/3/09 at 7:59pm
Shane was on "The Morning Show" this morning. While a heads up for Sydneysiders Lisa and Ian will be on ABC 702 9am shift tomorrow and will also sing.