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#161 Distant_Cousin

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:26 PM

View Postmallardo, on 07 May 2013 - 06:54 PM, said:

Of all the Sondheim shows THIS score is the one with the most idiomatically "popular" songs - deliberately so since the protagonists are songwriters trying to write hit shows.  If this score doesn't appeal then it's time to give up on Sondheim and admit your taste just isn't that sophisticated.

This kind of insidious snobbery does Sondheim fans no favours whatsoever.

#162 MS1995

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:43 PM

Yes, agreed! I love me some Sondheim, but so many of his fans think he is the only person who should be listened to and if you don't like him then you aren't clever enough!
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#163 popcultureboy

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:26 AM

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If this score doesn't appeal then it's time to give up on Sondheim and admit your taste just isn't that sophisticated.

Had this stopped at the word "Sondheim", it would have all been fine.

#164 mallardo

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:24 PM

You're quite right, popcultureboy - sincere apologies to those concerned.  Didn't mean to be such a snob. The lesson is don't bring a bad mood with you when making comments here.
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#165 Distant_Cousin

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:00 PM

View PostMS1995, on 07 May 2013 - 08:43 PM, said:

Yes, agreed! I love me some Sondheim, but so many of his fans think he is the only person who should be listened to and if you don't like him then you aren't clever enough!
Indeed, and I am a huge fan of Sweeney Todd, Company and Into The Woods!

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:05 PM

yeah Ive been accused of 'not getting' Sunday In The Park because I dont think the second Act is great

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:28 PM

To me, Sunday In The Park With George is two one act musicals put together. First time I saw it, I was very "what on EARTH is happening?"

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:36 PM

I wasn’t too impressed with this at the Chocolate Factory. The performances are now much stronger in the West End but I don’t think it’s a great production Plus I really miss the original book. The graduation scene really adds to it’s dramatic weight “why can’t it be like it was”

Slightly changing subject, I went to Paris a few weeks ago to See Sunday at the Chatalet, now that was well directed :rolleyes:

Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.


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Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:47 PM

Saw this this afternoon and really enjoyed it! Great performances from all and really liked the story and its progression (without going into spoilers). I urge you all to go :)
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:30 PM

I saw this last night as part of the WhatsOnStage outing and really enjoyed it and was quite moved. As good as the three leads were, for me Damian Humbley as Charles Kringas was a standout. I found myself humming and singing "Not a Day Goes By" under my breath all day.
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