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re: Very minor opening night glitches

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daveake 04:43 am MST 02/19/17
In reply to: re: Very minor opening night glitches - Lordy 04:33 am MST 02/19/17

She did say "Very minor"! It's in previews, and the producers *want* to hear about these things so they can fix them; they even had questionnaires handed out at the interval including questions about what we *didn't* like. It's entirely appropriate to be discussing those things.

That said, and even without my inevitable Stein-bias, that first preview was heads and shoulders above any other musical seen. TdV will never seem the same.

Dave

> Cmon! It was the first ever show. Things will be added
> and taken out as it evolves. I thought it was brilliant
> for an opening night of a preview of the first ever show.
>
> > This was an amazing show and for all that these are
> > technically previews it looks pretty much finished to me.
> > However, they were handing out feedback forms at the
> > theatre so they're obviously aiming to tweak things to
> > make it even better.
> >
> > Here's what I noticed...
> >
> > 1) The wet stage - how they got insurance for several
> > things I have no idea, I would love to have seen the risk
> > assessment form! The cord round Strat's neck and the dolls
> > head being fired into the wings are scary enough but the
> > slippery stage needs does actually need addressing before
> > they accidentally kill Andrew. I really hope he didn't
> > hurt his back last night - that was a nasty fall.
> >
> > 2) Stage combat. They need to work on this. Someone got
> > punched repeatedly at the start of Act 2 but no knaps
> > happened so it was entirely silent. You need some sort of
> > sound effects to make it look real - particularly if the
> > victim is lying down so their reaction options are
> > limited.
> >
> > 3) Microphones - a few technical hitches. Really felt for
> > the actress who found that hers was switched off for her
> > solo line. Assuming they will have fixed that by tonight.
> >
> > 4) Not 100% sure about the dancers at the back of Paradise
> > by the dashboard light. There's a lot going on already
> > there with Falco and Sloane and the baseball stuff.
> > Dancers as well is a bit much, although I would feel sorry
> > for them if their bit got cut.
> >
> > 5) I want all of "Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire"!
> > It's one of my absolute favourite Steinman songs! How
> > could they cut it short like that! That's like getting up
> > and wandering off halfway through sex!
> >
> > Other than that... perfect.
> >
> > Ax


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