|re: Thoughts on Bat|
||Steve10086 02:37 am MST 03/06/17|
|In reply to:||re: Thoughts on Bat - Jacqueline 04:11 pm MST 03/05/17|
|Thanks Jacqueline. It is incredibly rare to find a forum like this on the internet where you can actually speak your mind and be allowed to have your own opinions without being banned just for not towing the line.|
The thing that the Bat musical does get 100% perfect is the songs - they sound as truly amazing as they actually are, and it's a thrill to hear. Except for "Who Needs The Young" which I have to say I dislike intensely.
I just struggle with some of the other aspects of it.
One thing I hadn't mentioned before was the choreography, which I honestly felt was laughable. Some really cheesy moves, and sometimes it distracts from what's happening on stage - I think it was "It Just Won't Quit" that was a prime example.
You're spot on about Rob and Andrew - very impressive performances (and not just because Rob is basically sex on legs!).
I am praying for a cast recording as the show sounds so good, and to have a recording of that stunning performance of "What Part of My Body" would be brilliant.
I am very nervous for the reviews as I see lots of comparisons to We Will Rock You being made. I'm afraid the show will be considered a "jukebox" musical, which in musical theatre circles is not a good thing. I know Jim has been writing these songs for years, as part of the world he's been creating all that time, but the resulting show feels very contrived with a lot of scenes happening purely to allow the song to be sung. I think I was just hoping for something "better" - like Tanz der Vampire, which is a true musical, and an incredibly good one.
I hope the set fits better in London. I'm seeing it from the front of the Stalls again, so am a little nervous. The Coliseum has a massive orchestra pit though, so hopefully it won't be as "in your face" as Manchester.
> 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!
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