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#272599 Short Video Taster For A Man Of No Importance

Posted SondheimLover on 17 July 2013 - 03:16 PM

I love the work of Ahrens and Flaherty. Still think Ragtime is my favourite all time shows. Interestingly, this show also has a book by Terrence McNally which makes me rather interested.

#269265 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted DeNada on 18 June 2013 - 02:19 PM

View PostHalpster, on 18 June 2013 - 08:12 AM, said:

really makes me chuckle to read back on some of the posts here and how the show is dissected and ripped apart....its a MUSICAL.....! try not to forget that....

Should we forgive a show its flaws because it's a musical?  If it had no songs, would it deserve harsher consideration?  The reason people dissect shows like Charlie to pieces is because we love musical theatre and want to see it done well.

It's nothing to do with wanting "soaring melodies".   Besides, we get one - Pure Imagination.  Nor would I want More Of Him To Love in a Lloyd Webber show (you'd never get it, unless it was By Jeeves or similar...).  Lots of shows don't have big lush ballads in, but they have strong, memorable scores - and Charlie just doesn't, IMO.

#269278 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted Zinone on 18 June 2013 - 02:44 PM

I must say "It's a MUSICAL" is among the more ludicrous justifications for a weak score I've heard.

#268022 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted Passing_By on 07 June 2013 - 03:08 PM

View PostRick2010, on 06 June 2013 - 10:42 PM, said:

Have heard the elevator went in tonight, and a couple more tricks/ scenes going in friday ;o) Anyone who went tonight?

   Are you working on the show? The cookery on Bid just hasn't been the same ;)

#267970 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted MrBarnaby on 06 June 2013 - 11:22 PM

I've just read some great things in twitter from people who saw it.. Many saying how amazing it looked.. Hoorah!!

#267588 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted freckles on 04 June 2013 - 06:36 AM

View Postdannyboyjohnson, on 02 June 2013 - 07:39 PM, said:

The strictest theatre ive seen for taking photographs is the Piccadilly, they are like hawks attaking prey if they see a flash!! Apollo Victoria has completly given up, you can take pictures of the Wicked stage before and after as much as you want, they wont say anything. I think thats because it has such a mass fanbase that people gave up telling off.

As I have mentioned before in this thread, I find that the staff at the Apollo Victoria allow pretty much anything. I love Wicked, but the audiences are dreadful, and allowed to be.

#267314 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Matthew Winn on 02 June 2013 - 05:29 PM

View PostJME52K, on 02 June 2013 - 10:08 AM, said:

That's why I was so amazed at the usher telling me not to take a photo of the tree. How is that going to affect copyright?

The problem with allowing some photography is: where do you draw the line? The moment you start allowing some photography you open yourself up to everyone with a camera arguing that that person was allowed to take a picture, so why can't I? So there are really only three options:

(1) Prohibit all photography.
(2) Permit all photography.
(3) Spend several hours a day arguing with every whiny self-entitled little shit who thinks he or she should be a special case.

#267309 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Lynette on 02 June 2013 - 04:59 PM

Totally brilliant. They should play this before every show in town. In the foyer.

#267130 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted freckles on 31 May 2013 - 03:24 PM

As we don't have a "good behaviour at a show" thread, I just wanted to say that I saw Charlie & the Chocolate factory this week at a matinee performance, packed out with children of course, several coach parties of brownies etc & they were all beautifully behaved. They were really engrossed throughout, it was lovely.
And the FOH staff at the Theatre Royal were brilliant too, obviously lots of booster seats needed & parties to sort out. They were really pleasant & enthusiastic & you got that feeling of going to the theatre being a very special treat, which jaded old me doesn't often get these days! I loved the doormen in red tail coats too.

#267307 King Kong - Melbourne

Posted Anthony on 02 June 2013 - 04:56 PM

Although I'm not from Melbourne as an Australian I am so pleased about this!

#267304 King Kong - Melbourne

Posted MS1995 on 02 June 2013 - 04:44 PM

Yes! I have been keeping an eye on this for a while! I Love the music from it! And the Massive Monkey looks incredible! I have never been more tempted to swim to australia before in my life!!!

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