Well, I hope to god you guys are wrong because if it's all about spectacle and getting what you pay for then what's the future of the theatre? I don't mean to get all apocalyptic but that is the tail wagging the dog.
Oh I hope I'm wrong too, and hugely anticipated big spectacles can still fail (I'm looking at you, Love Never Dies). But with prices constantly going up (Book of Mormon has pushed the top price to £69.50, before fees) and ever more premium seats being added, shows like A Chorus Line don't stand a chance. Not only are they on the back foot with the lack of names and lack of spectacle people want for the small fortune their night is costing them, but it's also squeezing out the very people it's aimed at.
Lester, you don't seem to get how this or any show works. You want a scene in the rehearsal hall downstairs where the cast are learning the lyrics to the song??? How exciting is that! Does that give you more bang for your buck ( or pound)? And would that be instead of or in addition to the Zack-Cassie scene and Paul's monologue which now occupy that spot onstage? Do you want all of it or just the cast stuff BECAUSE IT'S ANOTHER SET?
Do you really not get that the bare stage with the white line is the essence of the show? Do you really equate ticket prices with the opulence or otherwise of the set? Honestly, it's a very odd and rather disturbing consumerist esthetic you are proposing.