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« Reply #60 on: November 01, 2006, 09:09:44 AM »

Oh, sorry, haven't heard Gray Gardens yet, but will have to pick it up.
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« Reply #61 on: November 01, 2006, 09:18:12 AM »

Great rant, BK, that could be extrapolated into truths that lie far beyond the Broadway stage, and even far beyond the world of entertainment.

In Psych 101, you learn about GROUPTHINK, the potential dangers when a group of people approach a problem. "Too Many Cooks" is another name for it. These Broadway shows lose their momentum and move away from their very reason for being due to overthinking and too much noise in the system. The creative arts suffer because they've surrendered the idea of a singular vision and given in to the tools of marketing and second-guessing.
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« Reply #62 on: November 01, 2006, 09:20:55 AM »

I can honestly say the folks behind "Lestat" fell into a major trap.
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« Reply #63 on: November 01, 2006, 09:22:11 AM »

My meeting is one-half hour later than I thought.  Didn't stop me from getting there too early and wondering where the heck everybody was.

Had I looked at my paperwork earlier...I'd have seen the truth of it.  I may be slow, but I DO get there.
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« Reply #64 on: November 01, 2006, 09:23:36 AM »

There are blue skies...smiling at me

Under some grey fog, I see.




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« Reply #65 on: November 01, 2006, 09:25:04 AM »

Not to appear too ignorant (but I guess I am!) but what are buttons? We use buttons sometimes on the end of promos---it's just a short little line or quip after the end logo. On a musical CD, is it a reprise of some sort?
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« Reply #66 on: November 01, 2006, 09:29:45 AM »


Personally, I found Rises Again to be a disappointment after Abominable.  However, it's worth seeing if simply to set you up for the much more delightful charms of a third film of similar premise, Theater of Blood, which pairs Price with the appealing Diana Rigg.


I think THEATRE OF BLOOD is much better than PHIBES. Although similar in the themed killings and the female assistant, Price's character is better drawn. I don't think one needs to see either PHIBES movie to enjoy THEATRE OF BLOOD.
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« Reply #67 on: November 01, 2006, 09:31:00 AM »

A button is the final note of a musical number - like putting a button on a gag, it caps the number.
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« Reply #68 on: November 01, 2006, 09:46:09 AM »

As for headset mics, all I can say is, yuck. I remember going to a show once, and there was a brief preview for the CIVIL WAR musical, and all these soldiers had their headsets on. No, that wasn't distracting, didn't take me out of the piece at all :(
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« Reply #69 on: November 01, 2006, 09:57:06 AM »

Bruce - Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the reading/workshop process in such illuminating detail.  Fascinating information.
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« Reply #70 on: November 01, 2006, 10:04:11 AM »

First post huzzah!

How did that happen?

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Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
« Reply #71 on: November 01, 2006, 10:05:34 AM »

Boy, when the U.S. Post Office works, it's great! Tom, the Playbills arrived this afternoon. I went home for lunch and they were in the post box. Thanks!
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« Reply #72 on: November 01, 2006, 10:06:17 AM »


Happily, I have worked with elmore since 1993 and he has never resorted to those kinds of cheap, sleazy orchestration tricks.  


I may surprise you on "The Brain!" :-*

I've had a profitable morning in the library; I copied out a bass part for a turkey I arranged called "Christmas In Manhattan," and I  tracked down some song books to make lead sheets on three of the four military songs I need for underscoring in "The Brain."  I couldn't find "Anchors Away," because - I think - it may still be uinder copyright.  A Google search may turn up something!
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« Reply #73 on: November 01, 2006, 10:08:58 AM »

Not to appear too ignorant (but I guess I am!) but what are buttons? We use buttons sometimes on the end of promos---it's just a short little line or quip after the end logo. On a musical CD, is it a reprise of some sort?

The "button," DR edi, is the final note or chord that tells everyone the number has ended.  They can be subtle or quite unsubtle depending on the tone of the material preceding it or the tastes of everyone involved.  BK and I know one performer who thinks he's Judy Garland and wants a BIG BUTTON on everything he sings.
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« Reply #74 on: November 01, 2006, 10:11:06 AM »

I have to hit Staples now and pick up the supplies I know I set aside but clearly did not pack: an eraser, A big felt tip pen for titles, and a pencil sharpener!

Ta!
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Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
« Reply #75 on: November 01, 2006, 10:36:30 AM »


Ask BK:  may have missed it whilst being E&T, but what do you think of the OCR of Grey Gardens?  It's the first show in a long time I have played repeatedly, to increasing delight.

DR JMK - Playbill.com has a photo call of Grey Gardens up today here's the link http://www.playbill.com/news/article/103159.html
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« Reply #76 on: November 01, 2006, 10:40:35 AM »

I'm seeing Company tonight and Grey Gardens next Wednesday. I'm interested to see which songs are gone. I'm sure Revolutionary Costume for Today is still in because that was one of the most amazing second act opening numbers I have seen in a long, long time.
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« Reply #77 on: November 01, 2006, 10:50:07 AM »

I'm seeing Company tonight and Grey Gardens next Wednesday. I'm interested to see which songs are gone. I'm sure Revolutionary Costume for Today is still in because that was one of the most amazing second act opening numbers I have seen in a long, long time.

It was still there when I saw it.  That was early in previews.
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« Reply #78 on: November 01, 2006, 10:56:22 AM »

TOD part 2

And can you tell us more and/or perhaps post the article you are writing for Frontiers since most of us will not get to read it>

FRONTIERS is on-line.

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« Reply #79 on: November 01, 2006, 11:06:27 AM »

I dressed as a stressed-out editor yesterday. Nobody noticed...

Perhaps had you choosen to go undressed Attention Would Be Paid! :o

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« Reply #80 on: November 01, 2006, 11:07:13 AM »

Happily, I have worked with elmore since 1993 and he has never resorted to those kinds of cheap, sleazy orchestration tricks.  And no one loves buttons more than I, and other CD producers now regularly emulate what I do on big buttons on CDs (not that they'd admit it), and basically musicals do to - since they didn't pre-1993 (when I began doing recordings), I'd like to think they ran with my little idea.  They just ran too far and, as always, too much.  It's okay to do it on one or two numbers, but when you do it on ALL the numbers, it just becomes crass.

A button beats a fade out ANYDAY in my book....and I insist on them with a physical move to match the musical button - the audience always knows when the song is over!  It helps believe me.  The worst R/H offender IMHO is CAROUSEL...it is really hard to tell when the song ends....unless you REALLY REALLY KNOW.

If course NOTHING is a bad as ballet, when the soloists take bows in the MIDDLE of scenes and sections.  But when they bow, at least you know their part is over!
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« Reply #81 on: November 01, 2006, 11:08:10 AM »

Hey, JRand56, is that your kurta??

Yes it is!  But I did not wear the matching drawstring trousers - didn't want everyone to think I had worn my PAJAMAS to work.

Although it's the latest craze....having a party in your Pee Jays!  ;D
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« Reply #82 on: November 01, 2006, 11:08:29 AM »

Nice seeing you and your sister, DR JRand. Thanks for sharing.

Of course!   :D
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« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2006, 11:09:17 AM »

Cool pic of World of Wisdom, JRand. And it IS a cool bookstore. I urge anyone visiting central Indiana to see for themselves.

Thanks, DR RODZINSKI.  You and DR TPUNK and DR GINNY and DH RICHARD and DS ROB have all visited us!   ;D
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« Reply #84 on: November 01, 2006, 11:10:37 AM »

Charm, good sir, charm!

Me?  That CAN'T be it!  :P
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« Reply #85 on: November 01, 2006, 11:11:33 AM »

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BOOKMARKED in anticipation.   Thanks, DR derBRUCER.  8)
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« Reply #86 on: November 01, 2006, 11:12:46 AM »

Perhaps had you choosen to go undressed Attention Would Be Paid! :o

Well, if the idea of Halloween is to scare people, i might have succeeded...
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« Reply #87 on: November 01, 2006, 11:15:13 AM »

Since so many musicals are based on films these days---even musical films!---it seems like "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T" would be a perfect candidate.

Let's put on a show!
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« Reply #88 on: November 01, 2006, 11:15:30 AM »

DR CILLA LIZ - thanks so much for posting the Magritte!  LOL....I love that and am going to use it someday.   8)

Here is a photo of my sister Myrna and me from yesterday's festivities at Ye Owlde World of Wisdom.

I paid a visit to World of Wisdom

Imagine my surprise to find the contents of my ElectroLux offered for sale:



And I can't resist commenting on an "error" in the catalog:

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« Reply #89 on: November 01, 2006, 11:16:18 AM »

DR EDISAURUS - in answer to your DH's question....NO, the generation now in High School and College are NOT being taught projection....they are being turned into RADIO performers.

Our theatre has 195 seats, five rows - thrust stage...not one chair is 40 feet away from Center Stage....and yet there are people who will NOT speak up and be heard.
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