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Can You Think Of Shows To Tie In With The Royal Wedding Or Easter?

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:02 AM

Hi everyone

We're trying to do more fun Top Five and Top Ten features on Whatsonstage.com and we'd love input from you lot, our most knowledgeable readers. We've got two coming up that we're brainstorming at the moment.

Wherever possible in these lists, we'd like to first highlight shows that are currently in production, or coming up, so that readers may have an opportunity to see if they're interested. Beyond that, any shows, current or not, that simply best fit the stated theme.

  • Firstly, to tie in with the Royal Wedding, we're doing a run-down of plays or musicals that include weddings (or at least engagements). So straight off, we've got Betty Blue Eyes, Mamma Mia! and Much Ado About Nothing for current/upcoming. Any other ideas?

  • Secondly, shows to tie in with Easter, be they set around Easter specifically or dealing more generally with Christianity, the messiah, the resurrection, eg Jesus Christ Superstar. This one may be more of a mixed bag!

We'll let you know when the features are published, and in each we will, of course, credit any board users whose contributions we include.

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

Terri Paddock

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:22 AM

Godspell (which will run at the Union from April 13-May 7) is a good tie in for Easter.

As for Royal Weddings, Shrek and Princess Fiona marry in Shrek the Musical and they later become King/Queen of Far Far Away.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:30 AM

The Wedding Singer, surely! :)
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 01:18 PM

Antigone always puts me somewhat in mind of poor Diana.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 04:18 PM

High Society!
Easter Parade
Sweet Charity
Half a Sixpence
Kiss Me Kate.....why did it take me so long to thing of that one!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:49 PM

Surely the Globe's reading of the whole of the King James Bible over the Easter week deserves a mention

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:20 AM

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf for the Royal wedding.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:33 AM

Kiss Me Kate
Crown Matrimonial
The (Future) King and I
The engine roared, the motor hissed,
And who could see that the road would twist

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:58 AM

Sadly not on at the moment but Drowsy Chaperone for weddings!

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:03 AM

Mash-ups are popular these days, so I'm thinking of a re-staging of "The Producers", but instead of Hitler (so un-shocking, dahling, that it made for a good school musical last week) instead they decide to adapt Ballard's "Crash" via Cronenberg's film of the same material (1).  As song-book musicals are popular, too, they could throw in David Bowie's noted album of toe-tapping tunes and popular dance numbers "Low" --- Side 1 Track 5 "Always crashing in the same car" should make for quite a good Act 1 climax.

(1) Some acquaintances went to the DVD shop to get a heart-warming multi-stranded urban drama with Sandra Bullock and Thandie Newton.  Well, they got the right title, at least...

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