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theaterfan14

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#283246 From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre

Posted mjr on 08 November 2013 - 01:39 AM

I tend not to get involved in conversations like this, but despite personal feeling towards shows, I feel it rather sad to wish them to close. If people started chatting online about your place of work closing because things were not going so well it would not feel great. The cast may not be your favourite, but there is a bloody good orchestra and crew working on this show, and I fear the worst or them! Think about those that are often forgotten in this sort of situation. I think its time some people grew up on this board. Its fine not to like a show, but try and be adult about it.


#256942 A Chorus Line

Posted wickedgrin on 03 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

I have seen ACL and it is a demanding show for the cast, but that is their profession and what they get paid to do - 8 shows a week. Other people in other professions (eg teachers) can't say "oh by the way I have another job to do every other Friday so I wont be here". I just feel that barring illness the cast should appear at every performance - people have paid high prices to see them and it is disrespectful to your audience not to appear because you prefer to be somewhere else.

Unfortunately I think there is a trend in the WE at the moment when some casts perform on almost a rota basis! Heather Hadley has a HUGE list of dates she is not "on" in the Bodyguard.

As for John Partridge presenting the lottery - presumably agreed when he had no other work and a way of keeping up his "profile". But frankly it is not good enough that he misses a peak Sat night performance of a show at the Palladium to "present" the lottery of all things. If I had paid £60 to see the show on Sat night I would not have been happy!


#255860 A Chorus Line

Posted fiyero81 on 23 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

I am back in Germany and saw the Wednesday matinee. Actually I just wanted to see the show for having it seen once in a lifetime so I expected some great dancing but was also not sure if I will be bored during the show.
At the end I was speechless, had tears in my eyes and was just so overwhelmed about this whole production. Its pure genious and it was one of the moments in my life I wasn't expecting. I have seen more than 200 shows, of course mostly in Germany, but no show made me feel like A Chorus Line did. Just amazing!


#255970 A Chorus Line

Posted cat123 on 24 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

I watched Every Little Step on Sky Arts today and it was fascinating! A very entertaining insight into the audition process that we don't often see and some great insights into the original production. It brought tears to my eyes and made me appreciate the show all the more.

Last minute trip planned for tomorrow night. Lovely!! I definitely think I've found my new happy place! :)