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Re:FLUFF STRANDS
« Reply #210 on: September 10, 2005, 09:34:48 PM »

I had my first MY FAIR LADY rehearsal today.  It seems like a very ncie group of actors and singers.  Still, it is kind of hard to believe that we open in twenty days.  YIKES!

When I was doing OKLAHOMA! and SEVEN BRIDES in rep one summer (outdoors in the middle of the summer in Tulsa, Oklahoma), we had four days to learn SEVEN BRIDES. Our schedule was this:

7:45 Wake up/Warm up
8:30 Leave for the theatre (our housing, which we paid for, was 45 min. from the theatre)
9:30 - 12:30 - Rehearsal
12:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 5:30 Rehearsal
5:30 - 6:30 Dinner
6:30 Performance call
7:30 Half-hour long 'pre-show' featuring the ensemble
8:00 Curtain, OKLAHOMA!
11:20 Final bows
11:25 - 11:45 Meet 'n Greet w/audience onstage
11:45 - 12:00 Change into SEVEN BRIDES costumes
12:00 - ? ? ? ? Run SEVEN BRIDES

We were NOT happy campers...
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« Reply #211 on: September 10, 2005, 09:35:45 PM »

DR Jason - Actually, Noah is one of the best friends of my roommate, Megan.  So...

:)

I think we need to arrange a meeting!!
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« Reply #212 on: September 10, 2005, 09:38:27 PM »

The original production may have run nine months, but it did not pay back its investment, and that's why I called it a flop.

I don't think any of Simon's plays since LOST IN YONKERS have paid back in their original runs. I'm sure with all the regional productions and stock shows, they are all in the black, but I was going only by the original show closing at a loss.

Well, then that would mean that most of the shows that have opened and closed during the past ten to fifteen years - or might even still be running - would be a flop.

And that would include a bunch of Sondheim.  I don't think the original production of Into the Woods made back it's investment in NYC.  And if it did, it was not exactly a sizable return.  And I know the revival of Woods closed in the red.  Passion ran just about a year, and won the Tony - flop?  Sunday in the Park with George?  The Forum revival?

Even ALW's Sunset Blvd...

Etc., etc., etc.

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« Reply #213 on: September 10, 2005, 09:39:41 PM »

I think we need to arrange a meeting!!

What are you doing Wednesday night?  We'll be getting together to watch "So You Think You Can Dance?"

-We'll talk.

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« Reply #214 on: September 10, 2005, 09:42:45 PM »

No plans on Weds. to my knowledge. Monday night I'm going to the opening of GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL and party, which should be fun. Anyone in the cast that I should say hello to on your behalf??
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« Reply #215 on: September 10, 2005, 09:44:37 PM »

OH!... I just thought of a flop that I loved...

Big or big if you prefer.

Yes, there were some "issues", but the power of the review(er)s really kept people away.  It wasn't that bad.

Oh, and Chess - at least the American production.  The car chase in the garage was "cool".  And Judy Kuhn was heartbreaking.

:)
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« Reply #216 on: September 10, 2005, 09:46:04 PM »

No plans on Weds. to my knowledge. Monday night I'm going to the opening of GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL and party, which should be fun. Anyone in the cast that I should say hello to on your behalf??

I'll have to check the cast list again.
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« Reply #217 on: September 10, 2005, 09:47:19 PM »

Well, I'll be tickling the ivories in about eight hours, so...

Goodnight.
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« Reply #218 on: September 10, 2005, 09:49:10 PM »

DR Jose: Do you have the 'updated' recording of BIG that MTI created? I'll see if I can find a copy at the office...
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« Reply #219 on: September 10, 2005, 09:49:23 PM »

I don't know. Maybe I'm just getting old (no comments). I've been very disappointed in the stuff that has toured to Phoenix lately. The season tickets are expensive (at least they are to me) and the shows are disappointing. This current season brings three shows they've already had here -- Annie, Evita, Joseph. Movin' Out was a disappointment. If I didn't have great seats, I'd cancel my subscription. I keep thinking next season it will be better.
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« Reply #220 on: September 10, 2005, 10:04:16 PM »

DR td, what does the infamous JoeCaps think of STAR!, another Fox golden oldie from the same period? I, of course, love it, another example of a flop movie that I loved.

Joe and I have never spoken, if internet messaging may be called talking, of STAR!  But, I'm sure everyone here knows darned well how I feel about it.  Astute readers of Scarlet Street magazine also know that I hold STAR! in high esteem.
Caps and I have talked about SOUTH PACIFIC, CAMELOT and 1776 in detail; BK knows all about the VALLEY OF THE DOLLS discussion since I'm the one who knows exactly where and when I bought my soundtrack album of it. . .

As for THE APPLE, I too have its soundtrack here on cd; then again, I also have the original soundtracks of MAME and AT LONG LAST LOVE on cd, too.




















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« Reply #221 on: September 10, 2005, 10:33:06 PM »

I have AT LONG LAST LOVE on vinyl. That's a flop that I find pretty enjoyable, mainly because of Ms. Kahn. I'm not saying it's a lost classic, but hardly worth the Golden Turkey kind of stuff it got.
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« Reply #222 on: September 10, 2005, 10:34:08 PM »

If the lady's naughty but proper
If the lady's chic-er than chic
If her escorts must wear a topper
And each man's the man of the week
If she rides around in a brand new foreign car
The chances are the lady's a star

If the lady's utterly charming
If the lady's chummy with kings
If her whims are close to alarming
And it's known she's thrown a few things
If they've got a drink with her name in Jilly's bar
The chances are the lady's a star

If her smallest party is really expensive
With tons of expensive caviar

If the lady is someone with the same credentials
Someone with the same essentials
Someone who is worshipped from afar

She's a genuine - positive - totally - marvelous - perfectly - wonderful
She's a (great big, great big) star!


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« Reply #223 on: September 10, 2005, 10:38:34 PM »

Is it an earthquake or simply a shock?
Is it the good turtle soup or merely the mock?
Is it a cocktail, this feeling of joy?
Or is what I feel the real McCoy?

Is it for all time or simply a lark?
Is it Granada I see or only Asbury Park?
Is it a fancy not worth thinking of?
Or is it at long last love?

Is it an earthquake, or simply a shock?
Is it the good turtle soup, or is it merely the mock?
Is it a cocktail, this feeling of joy?
Or is what I feel the real McCoy?

Is it for all time or simply a lark?
Is it Granada I see or only Asbury Park?
Is it a fancy, not worth thinking of?
Or is it at long long long last love?


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« Reply #224 on: September 10, 2005, 11:54:58 PM »

Back from a very long but wonderful day and evening.  I shall now write the notes and post them very soon.
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« Reply #225 on: September 11, 2005, 12:08:30 AM »

It's 3:10 in the a.m. Why am I still up? I'm going to shower and then off to bed. 'Night, all...
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« Reply #226 on: September 11, 2005, 12:21:44 AM »

Here's my post for the day. I don't have much to say except that I have to write a paper and I'm tired.
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« Reply #227 on: September 11, 2005, 12:29:48 AM »

New notes are up.
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