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Regent Park's Ragtime


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#1 Jamie Kenny

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:21 PM

Has anyone heard who will be appearing in Regent Park's Open Air production of Ragtime? Hoping Hannah Waddingham is mother...

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:01 AM

It's an odd choice of musical for them - I can't remember them ever doing anything that wasn't unashamedly feelgood before.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:17 AM

Mmm, like all those sweet little kiddies in Lord of the Flies.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:28 AM

I didn't see that so didn't realise it was a musical. Certainly a different choice of revival though which could be a commercial risk.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:03 AM

No, LotF wasn't a musical!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:17 AM

Into the Woods isn't particularly feelgood either!
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:17 AM

Or The Beggars Opera
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:25 AM

I love Ragtime, I'm excited for this. I've never seen a musical open air before.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:07 PM

Into the Woods gets done by schools (and the Open Air version was as feelgood as they come). The Beggars Opera was complete pants but it would have been thought of as a jolly romp in its day. I guess I'm alone in thinking this is a but of a change for them musicals-wise  :blink:

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:33 PM

Ragtime isn't exactly jolly, it's true, but the ending IS uplifting, it's not all doom and gloom. It is a large ensemble piece with big orchestrations, perfect for such a large open setting. I think it's an excellent choice.




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