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stewart

Member Since 12 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 04 2013 09:47 PM
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In Topic: Once London

12 May 2013 - 07:14 PM

View PostPharaoh, on 12 May 2013 - 06:22 PM, said:

I was in exactly the same seat as you, craftymiss, and was thinking the exact opposite! I didn't want to be any further back. In fact, I think the Phoenix is the wrong house for it. Too big. Would love to see it in a small fringe venue, or somewhere like the Donmar. The emotional impact then would be even more intensified.

That's really interesting, I actually felt like the Phoenix was really well suited to the show. I didn't think it felt too big, although I do agree the show would be amazing in a venue like the Donmar. And couldn't agree more with your earlier comments about the show. At the end of it, there were tears. Lots of them. I saw the original Broadway cast, and while still fantastic, it feels like this company is connecting to the show in a much deeper way. Performances across the board are pretty sublime in my opinion.

In Topic: Once London

11 May 2013 - 09:10 PM

Went again today and this show is just absolutely phenomenal. I can't recommend it highly enough--if you're worried about getting the best deal, just show up the day of while the ticket sales are still a bit slow (as they are now, unfortunately). I showed up right before the matinee today and got a rear stalls seat for 19.50 and just moved up. Even if I had stayed towards the back, sight lines in this theatre are terrific. If you're worried about ticket prices, don't be. I hope very much that word of mouth starts kicking in and the seats are filled up every performance because they deserve it...however, until then, just show up and you'll get a decent priced ticket even if you miss out on the day seats or some internet offer.

In Topic: Once London

05 May 2013 - 02:31 AM

View PostABowlerHat, on 04 May 2013 - 10:38 PM, said:

They already did. And that someone else is called Jenna Russell.

Ha, very true. I've seen Jenna's performance as well--it would be a very close call for me. Both phenomenal in my opinion. Regardless, pretty great start to the season for musicals.

In Topic: Once London

04 May 2013 - 07:10 PM

Just back from the matinee and I have to say, this is REALLY something special. And this is coming from a HUGE swell season fan, big fan of the movie and I've seen the NYC version. This cast is really phenomenal. Stuart Ward was on as Guy and he and Zrinka had amazing chemistry. Unless someone else comes along with something pretty phenomenal, Zrinka needs to walk away with the Olivier next year. They both effortlessly capture the heart and soul of this piece. It is extremely moving and worthwhile. Our audience quite literally leapt to their feet at the end. Beautiful, beautiful show.

Do yourself a favor and go see this. Now.

In Topic: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

01 May 2013 - 01:52 PM

Has anyone day-seated recently for this? Curious as to when people start queuing.