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#277917 Miranda Sings Live!

Posted paplazaroo on 12 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

View Postalec_e10, on 12 September 2013 - 07:44 AM, said:

I went to see Glee in Concert at the o2 (dont ask!!!!!) and sat next to a very camp young man who cried, screamed and shouted throughout the whole show. I am not an agressive person but I swear I nearly hit him.

I hear you, I was livid when I went to see Justin Bieber and it was full of teenage girls and don't get me started on the time I had my opera glasses crushed at a lady gaga show!

#277916 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted paplazaroo on 12 September 2013 - 10:52 AM

It reminds me of acorn antiques the musical except possibly less niche

#270158 Merrily We Roll Along @ Menier & Pinter

Posted paplazaroo on 25 June 2013 - 12:23 PM

View PostEastender, on 25 June 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

I go to a musical to hear catchy hummable songs and leave with a smile on my face. Not to have my eardrums worn down by tuneless discordant rubbish.
I'm sure I won't be the first to point out that this is the idea that this show is designed to oppose.

View PostEastender, on 25 June 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

I think you get my drift. Sondheim has written dozens of musicals but how many showstopping thumping good tunes can you name. Not many methinks.
Being alive, broadway baby, send in the clowns, not a day goes by, comedy tonight, side by side, not while I'm around,  losing my mind... the list goes on and that's not mentioning his fantastic work on West Side Story.

View PostEastender, on 25 June 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

Reminds me of when critics name their best films ever and come up with films no one has seen or heard of. Ask the genuine punter and you get the real answer - and it ain't Sondheim. Which, of course, is why his shows never run for long.
I guess it's hard to defend Sondheim without sounding snobby, you're right that the kind of people who like independant and arthouse cinema would be more drawn to Sondheim than a jukebox or an ALW. I guess maybe we should all agree to disagree and create two new labels for musicals, Feelgood leave your brain at the door Musicals and intelligent contributions to theatre as an artform.

#267632 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted paplazaroo on 04 June 2013 - 03:54 PM

I really didn't think the special effects and set was much to write home about, I didn't see anything they couldn't have done on a smaller stage.

#265723 The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

Posted paplazaroo on 17 May 2013 - 09:11 AM

Dayseat update, friday - got there at 7.30 and was 8th in the line, I got the last two seats. They sell the front row as dayseats (13 available)

#263276 Once London

Posted paplazaroo on 25 April 2013 - 11:06 PM

I was out tonight with a bunch of 20-35 non theatre friends who are all obsessed with the idea of getting BOM tickets, I mentioned they would love Once and they had never heard of it. The PR needs to do something because the few posters on the tubes and buses just look like another movie, they need to do TV appearances and more press or it will close soon.

#263036 Desperately Seeking Feedback

Posted paplazaroo on 24 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

Your show is great Pete, I'd recommend anyone interested in theatre to check it out for an honest look behind the curtain

#262033 What Are Your Favourite Musical Flops? Any Worth A Reinterpretation?

Posted paplazaroo on 14 April 2013 - 11:33 PM

All bobs women at the arts theatre was a collosal flop soon after Susan. Pete's show is brilliant by the way and well worth seeing for a fascinating view in to the west end. I'm not affiliated with him I just saw it in Edinburgh for free and was really happy about that!

Flops I'm interested in - Lestat, the pirate queen, dance of the vampires, Moby dick, Martin Guerre, batboy (even though it has a life in student productions), the beautiful game, lend me a tenor, gone with the wind, drowsy chaperone in UK. Didn't even get off the ground so technically not a flop but I'd give a right arm to see Jim Steinmans Batman musical! I'd also love to see the current broadway flop Hands on a Hardbody come over to the UK where I think it would do better!

#260094 Broadway Questions...

Posted paplazaroo on 26 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

Also check out Broadway sessions, a great late night cabaret! When I was there I just searched the forums for rush info and didnt pay full price for anything. Rush is the broadway version of day seats. It doesn't have to be expensive. That said, there isn't really anything great on at the minute, maybe wait till big fish opens

#258849 ALW ITV Specials

Posted paplazaroo on 18 March 2013 - 11:22 AM

Lol I just heard Ball singing 'The Perfect Song' I do t think it's intended for a show but it's pretty funny, really reminded me of 'The Song That Goes Like This'

#258801 Andrew Lloyd Webbers New Musical Stephen Ward

Posted paplazaroo on 17 March 2013 - 10:36 PM

http://www.yvonnefon...ephen-ward.html here's another one but nothing is original under the sun!

#258520 ALW ITV Specials

Posted paplazaroo on 15 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

View PostAnnasette, on 14 March 2013 - 10:32 PM, said:

And what on Earth is Simon (***) Cowell doing muscling in on anything to do with musical theatre? He has never been anything but derisive of it, although that wouldn't stop him exploiting it (or anything) if he thought it was going to make him more money.

I think the developments in the XFactor musical thread should answer that question.

#258411 ALW ITV Specials

Posted paplazaroo on 14 March 2013 - 11:15 AM

oh dear, was hoping for actual theatre actors!

#258278 ALW ITV Specials

Posted paplazaroo on 12 March 2013 - 10:14 PM

Excellent, will do! WOS forum represents! (I need to get a life)

#258013 West End Star Wattage

Posted paplazaroo on 10 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

View PostLynette, on 10 March 2013 - 08:50 PM, said:

I don't understand this thread. All the guys mentioned above are doing their jobs and we pay to see em do it. Who else do you want on the stage?   Of course if they are known to be good, their shows will sell well. Same with plumbers. If they plumb well, they get well known and much in demand.

But people don't get excited when lots of great plumbers are all fixing pipes in the same city at the same time