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Re: THE PIANO TUNER TUNES THE PIANO
« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2024, 09:41:25 AM »

Three!
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« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2024, 09:42:21 AM »

Here it is on Rosie.

https://youtu.be/Cv07o8Xa1W0?si=esQELuMe_hFRGEZ_


Thanks for linking that, John G. 

Everyone is so young - almost 30 years ago!
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« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2024, 09:42:21 AM »

I’m back to The Tin Star. The Elmer Bernstein score is a riot of melody.
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« Reply #63 on: June 08, 2024, 09:43:31 AM »

Here it is on Rosie.

https://youtu.be/Cv07o8Xa1W0?si=esQELuMe_hFRGEZ_


Thanks for linking that, John G. 

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Yes.
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« Reply #64 on: June 08, 2024, 09:46:08 AM »

I remember back then seeing TITANIC, I could fit in theater seats in the middle of a row with no discomfort. 
Did the seats get smaller? :) 
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« Reply #65 on: June 08, 2024, 09:48:51 AM »

Do theaters now have 14 seats in space that previously had 13?
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« Reply #66 on: June 08, 2024, 09:54:39 AM »

Brian d'Arcy James and Victoria Clark weren't stars yet at that point.
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« Reply #67 on: June 08, 2024, 09:55:31 AM »

The musical hadn't settled in to becoming a hit at that point. 
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« Reply #68 on: June 08, 2024, 09:59:03 AM »

Broadway top ticket prices certainly weren't hovering around even $100 yet.
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« Reply #69 on: June 08, 2024, 10:05:57 AM »

I suppose I'm up, but may try for another couple of hours - right now, four hours of sleep.
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« Reply #70 on: June 08, 2024, 10:06:00 AM »

I hear the dream ballet in DR Jrand73's Oklahoma! is a radical reinterpretation, though.
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« Reply #71 on: June 08, 2024, 10:09:40 AM »

Watching the arrivals in France for the state dinner attended by the Bidens.

Maybe in tribute to Emily Litella (played by Gilda Radner on SNL), I sometimes hear the announcers saying they're having a "steak dinner" rather than "state dinner."
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« Reply #72 on: June 08, 2024, 10:11:21 AM »

So glad DR ChasSmith is going to see Titanic. The rehearsal clips have been amazing.
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« Reply #73 on: June 08, 2024, 10:11:46 AM »

I saw the original Broadway production as well.
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« Reply #74 on: June 08, 2024, 10:12:46 AM »

Speaking of ballets, loved the video of Interplay that BK wrote about.
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« Reply #75 on: June 08, 2024, 10:14:54 AM »

I hear the dream ballet in DR Jrand73's Oklahoma! is a radical reinterpretation, though.


:) In the spirit of "Forbidden Broadway" - that could be for "Forbidden Indiana theater"
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« Reply #76 on: June 08, 2024, 10:15:40 AM »

In Forgotten Musicals on Facebook, someone mentioned Diana Canova playing Sally in Follies at LACC (she was terrific) and making Sally seem like a Tennessee Williams' character. Two which some woman enters the discussion saying, "I never saw a Sondheim woman who wasn't." I made a one sentence response, to wit, "Sondheim didn't create Sally, James Goldman created her." She retorts let's not fight it's just an opinion OKAY, then adds give it a rest. I respond in kind and basically say it's NOT an opinion that James Goldman created the character of Sally, it's a fact. Sondheim embellished the character through his words and music, but there would have been no character to musicalize and give lyrics to without Mr. Goldman. She can't stop  and replies that I got her name wrong (it's a weird first name that looks like DeeDee at first glance) and to not shove my opinion down her throat.

My temptation was to retort I can't think of anything more nauseating than shoving something down your throat, but I didn't. I simply replied that once again I wasn't offering an opinion, I was offering a simple fact and that it is she who should give it a rest. I said I didn't know who she was - but then I Googled her - and guess what? She was in the off-B'way production of something called The Last Starfighter, and she also did it at NYMF - yes, NYMF, where I played the role originally played by Bill Parry - yes, we shared a stage, old DeeGee Brandemour and I. Freddie, this woman is very foolish. I told her to block me if she doesn't like facts. Funny stuff. Freddie, you should chime in, just for fun, of course.
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« Reply #77 on: June 08, 2024, 10:19:09 AM »

I know her. This sounds like out of character for her.
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« Reply #78 on: June 08, 2024, 10:20:47 AM »

In my experience, at any rate.
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« Reply #79 on: June 08, 2024, 10:23:10 AM »

I hear the dream ballet in DR Jrand73's Oklahoma! is a radical reinterpretation, though.



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« Reply #80 on: June 08, 2024, 10:30:32 AM »

In Forgotten Musicals on Facebook, someone mentioned Diana Canova playing Sally in Follies at LACC (she was terrific) and making Sally seem like a Tennessee Williams' character. Two which some woman enters the discussion saying, "I never saw a Sondheim woman who wasn't." I made a one sentence response, to wit, "Sondheim didn't create Sally, James Goldman created her." She retorts let's not fight it's just an opinion OKAY, then adds give it a rest. I respond in kind and basically say it's NOT an opinion that James Goldman created the character of Sally, it's a fact. Sondheim embellished the character through his words and music, but there would have been no character to musicalize and give lyrics to without Mr. Goldman. She can't stop  and replies that I got her name wrong (it's a weird first name that looks like DeeDee at first glance) and to not shove my opinion down her throat.

My temptation was to retort I can't think of anything more nauseating than shoving something down your throat, but I didn't. I simply replied that once again I wasn't offering an opinion, I was offering a simple fact and that it is she who should give it a rest. I said I didn't know who she was - but then I Googled her - and guess what? She was in the off-B'way production of something called The Last Starfighter, and she also did it at NYMF - yes, NYMF, where I played the role originally played by Bill Parry - yes, we shared a stage, old DeeGee Brandemour and I. Freddie, this woman is very foolish. I told her to block me if she doesn't like facts. Funny stuff. Freddie, you should chime in, just for fun, of course.

She's also on "The Last Starfighter" musical's Kritzerland original cast recording.
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« Reply #81 on: June 08, 2024, 10:34:56 AM »

She's also a beloved neighbor here in this building complex.




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« Reply #82 on: June 08, 2024, 10:37:17 AM »

Her husband Dan is a sweet guy.
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« Reply #83 on: June 08, 2024, 10:44:21 AM »

Listening to Elmer Bernstein’s son, Peter, talk about his father’s music. He’s more than a son, in that he orchestrated his father’s music from the mid-1970s and on. He admits he’s no composer like his father was, but he also says Elmer couldn’t play a rock bass guitar worth a shit, which is more his gift.
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« Reply #84 on: June 08, 2024, 10:46:04 AM »

Blanche duLovett and Amanda Armfeldt are among my favorites.
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« Reply #85 on: June 08, 2024, 10:47:35 AM »

And is there an injured Southern belle more affecting than Joanne? I’ll drink to that. And one for Stella!
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« Reply #86 on: June 08, 2024, 10:50:34 AM »

And is there an injured Southern belle more affecting than Joanne? I’ll drink to that. And one for Stella!

I have always depended on the kindness of people who can get us to page 4.
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« Reply #87 on: June 08, 2024, 10:51:38 AM »

But since page 4 is so close
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« Reply #88 on: June 08, 2024, 10:51:56 AM »

It might be worth getting off page 3
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