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re: Very minor opening night glitches

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Ali 05:09 am MST 02/19/17
In reply to: re: Very minor opening night glitches - daveake 04:43 am MST 02/19/17

I agree actually. Tanz was *very good* but I think this is better. Jim has secured his legacy here and found a permanent medium through which his songs can be performed live for centuries to come!

And yes, that's exactly why I posted that. They want feedback and to be honest it's very difficult to find anything they could improve. I liked the dancers in Paradise better tonight. Fight choreography still needs sound effects when the music isn't playing though. ;)

Ax

> 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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