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#299818 Time To Support Theatre On Forum!

Posted theatregoss on 09 April 2014 - 03:57 AM

Is it just me that is fed up with people on this forum bitching about shows left right and centre? Even if the show hasn't opened yet. I think theatre should be championed and any new show applauded! I'm sure that people on here with their negative views on everything don't think that they are commenting on people's jobs (on/off stage). I'm all for having an opinion (it would be boring if we all liked the same things) but sometimes it comes across as bullying just because you don't agree on a show. It's time for this to stop! Please support shows don't wish their gone before they've even opened!

#298873 From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre

Posted billyboy on 31 March 2014 - 12:24 PM

Ok, we all get the picture by now. You don't like this show, but there's no need to make fun of it. There are people like myself who love this show. For me this is one of the best musicals in recent years. We all have different opinons about shows and we should all respect that others might think differently.

#283497 Favourite Actresses Who Can Sing 45 +

Posted Epicoene on 11 November 2013 - 02:09 PM

View Postalec_e10, on 21 October 2013 - 11:36 AM, said:

Judi Dench
"Who can sing" it says in the title. And before you jump in here's what Judi herself says ''I can't sing; everybody knows that. I don't pretend to be able to sing. But I can act it.''

#297389 From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre

Posted SeanyB on 20 March 2014 - 02:14 PM

Saw this last Saturday, The cast were great, the staging brilliant,the choreography OUTSTANDING in parts,  the songs (for the most part) good....It was just let down by a VERY slow plot. Glad I saw it before it closed :)

#295160 Walking Out

Posted JoeM on 05 March 2014 - 09:12 AM

Certainly not me. I have a philosophy and I abide by it and it makes more sense to me than walking out of a production because it's "predictable". If it was so predictable why not predict it before buying the ticket? For some of us maybe money hasn't come so easy and we've had to make sacrifices to indulge in our love of live theatre.

And a final point, walking out is particularly selfish where it concerns a sold-out production and you've denied someone the chance to see something. Like the touts who can't be bothered to fill the seat they haven't been able to use to scalp someone.

#295908 Top Hat.

Posted Dawnstar on 09 March 2014 - 07:09 PM

I wish they'd announce the cast - well, the leads at least, I realise it may be a bit early for them to have cast the ensemble. Much as Iove the show, given how many times I saw it in London I'm not chasing the tour round the country till I know who's in it!

#296351 From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre

Posted richard2711 on 11 March 2014 - 11:42 PM

I went along last week and really enjoyed it even though I didn't have high hopes. I loved all the military choreography! I haven't seen Darius in anything else but I rather enjoyed his performance. I saw Jeeves and Wooster in the same day and wasn't that impressed with that when I expected to love it so it was quite the day of surprises!

#295659 Unexpected Moments!

Posted Matthew Winn on 07 March 2014 - 05:45 PM

If we're doing to discuss assaults on the audience, when John Barrowman was playing Billy Flynn in Chicago he managed to let his cane slip out of his grasp and it hit me squarely in the nads. I missed most of the next half hour of the show.

And then there was the time in Mamma Mia when Alex Jay threw a glowstick at me.

Perhaps I should stop standing in the middle of the front row shouting "This show sucks! Why don't you get proper jobs‽"

#292572 War Horse Advice

Posted Steffi on 12 February 2014 - 08:04 AM

View PostAlexandra, on 11 February 2014 - 10:37 AM, said:

My mother was quite bored and found the cod German accents laughable, as did I, actually.
I admit I actually had problems understanding what was being said in German in the show - and yes, I am German.

#294199 Why Is Webber Crucified Whilst Sondheim Revered?

Posted Titan on 25 February 2014 - 06:07 AM

Modern family is superbly written TV so not sure your making the point you think.

I like both but think ALW definitely gets a rougher ride. Especially when people complain he repeats melodies, something Sondheim also does.

I think the main issue is the element of Sondheim fans who think they are somehow above anyone who doesn't like Sondheim and if you dont like it then you just dont 'get it'.

#294175 Why Is Webber Crucified Whilst Sondheim Revered?

Posted Jim on 24 February 2014 - 11:42 PM

I've enjoyed some of Sondheim's work - Passion especially - but you are correct, his music sounds very similar - has it's trademark dissonant sounds amidst some nice melodic motifs.  For some, that's considered more "intelligent" or edgy, artistic.  Because ALW has more mass-appeal and attempts to write for more commercial purposes, and people claim he's "borrowed" musical phrases from others like Puccini, his work is dismissed   I've always found the arguments to be pretty snobbish and insulting.  For ALW to find inspiration in different stories, try to come up with music to capture the story/moods/feelings etc even if it is derivative of something else, and make it accessible/enjoyable to theatregoers is not easy by any stretch of the imagination.  Ask Sondheim - who's Into the Woods is probably the most successful of his ventures which opened the same year Phantom did and has been revived in NY three times while Phantom's original production is entering it's 26th year

#293294 Forum Members Singing

Posted SuperSecretBoyband on 18 February 2014 - 01:48 AM

My cover of On My Own

#293603 Happy Days The Musical

Posted Mrs Lovett's Meat Pie on 20 February 2014 - 11:36 PM

Er.....no one on here gave it a bad review! We just slagged it off without seeing it THANK YOU

#293227 Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Posted DGPerc on 17 February 2014 - 12:57 PM

There are a number of actor/ musicians on stage, however an orchestra plays throughout in the pit - as it should be!

#293179 Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Posted djp on 17 February 2014 - 05:47 AM

View PostJME52K, on 16 February 2014 - 10:18 PM, said:

I'm really surprised that they have let Sam do both. He's still in DOI so probably another week of
Alex Hammond. He really is very good so if you want to see a really slick show, you will not be

Sams skating improved a lot this week -  having spent longer doing it ...he survived thanks also to  one of the silly  twists some of these shows can't resist. Seems to be an argument for doing one thing at once.