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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:20 am 
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Did The Fiddler on the Roof close? I don't know that I'd recommend it over others but it wasn't too expensive and my son saw a five-minute video of Cats and refused to watch another second. :help:

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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:27 pm 
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Cats is an odd one. It doesn't really have a story, but its mesmerizing. Its not for everyone though, but then what is? I know people who wouldn't cross the street to see Hamilton. I wouldn't see Brigadoon again unless I absolutely had to.

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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:42 pm 
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I saw Cats on Broadway many, many years ago (1982, I believe, when it first was on Broadway). I loved it at the time, but I don't remember much about it.

Of course, it was many, many years ago. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:06 pm 
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Fiddler isn't there that I know of, and on top of that, I saw it here last summer (which in no way compares to Broadway, but just the same, if I'm going to do this at all, it would be nice to see something new).


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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:28 pm 
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Oh, totally, I was just curious.

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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:20 pm 
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Well, I did that thing where I ask for advice and then ignore it. It's going to be The Great Comet. I'd been waffling around waiting for some sort of epiphany to help make up my mind, and for once, I got one. The show wasn't even on my radar before the Tonys last night, but as soon as I heard a musical based on War and Peace existed and was good enough to be nominated for 12 awards, I was sold (I read the novel as an angsty 20-year-old, and found a lot of meaning in it). B is enthused too because it stars this singer called Josh Groban that I guess women like? :) I'll do my best to report on it in a month or so.


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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
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Worth the trip for Josh Groban alone!

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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:14 am 
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So, great news. My production of Man of La Mancha is nominated for 3 awards. My Cervantes is up for Best Actor, my Aldonza for Best Female Singer and also our House Management team. There's also a chance we'll be up for Best Overall Show, but that is only announced on the night before the awards.


Well, we didn't get the nod for Overall, but we won Best Actor and Best House Management. Runner Up for Best Female Singer. More importantly, its raised my profile hugely if I want to do more directing in the future. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
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That's great! Any chance of you directing another Pratchett adaptation in the future?

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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:35 pm 
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Congratulations, Al!

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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
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And do you want to do more directing?

Congratulations! :woohoo:

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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
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Oh my goodness. That is amazing!! Congrats Al to you & your entire team.

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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
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Awesome! And I bet you'll pull off a best show sooner or later if you keep it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
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Congratulations, Alatar!

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 Post subject: Re: Musicals and Operas
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Too many talented people round here! :D Congrats, Al!! :D

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