|re: Thoughts on Bat|
||Jacqueline 04:11 pm MST 03/05/17|
|In reply to:||Thoughts on Bat - Steve10086 11:11 am MST 03/04/17|
|Thanks you for sharing your thoughts and experiences. It's good to get all takes on the show early in the run. They need to be clear if seats have an obstructed view and the stones are a possible issue for all front rows in most venues, I assume. Great point. I saw the first two shows and loved the first night but really loved the second night. I think the show is much more layered than it seems at first. The open and close of act 1 ... to me....are perfect. The show is not 100% but I didn't feel they had far to go get it there. Huge talent... especially Andrew and Rob. I think it's great that we can disagree and discuss with civility. Seems we have one of the few forums like that!|
> Have to say, I didn't really enjoy the first act at all -
> in any way 😕 The second act was better - better
> songs, better paced, better lead actor! First show I've
> ever been to where someone comes on stage in the interval
> to announce the alternate (who had been playing the lead)
> cannot continue and for the second act the part will be
> played by the actual main lead guy. Generally that works
> the other way around!
> I don't like the set at all. Staging sections in parts of
> the set that the audience cannot see, and then filming
> them to project on a screen, is not innovative - it's poor
> set design. You don't go to the theatre to watch
> something on a screen.
> And if you're sitting at the front almost everything is
> blocked by the set and the stupid boulders strategically
> placed to obstruct most of the action. I think the set
> design is a shambles.
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