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re: Thoughts on Bat

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Jacqueline 03:17 pm MST 03/06/17
In reply to: re: Thoughts on Bat - Steve10086 02:00 pm MST 03/06/17

But Jim's songs are way above typical jukebox songs so they go a long way toward character development. I don't think the book is flimsy. A lot of themes are present. Deep, big themes.

> Yep, exactly, I was just hoping it wouldn't come across
> quite so obviously "jukebox" :(
>
> > By definition, the show IS a "jukebox" musical. It's
> > composed of previously released pop songs. We all know
> > that wasn't the intent, just how it worked out, but that
> > doesn't change anything. Only our little core of
> > Steinmaniacs will ever acknowledge that this was intended
> > to be first.
> >
> > > This is another indication that the show is a "jukebox"
> > > musical. It won't be taken seriously by a lot of musical
> > > theatre fans.
> > >
> > >
> > > > I guess this is where we disagree. You generally DON'T
> > > > run that risk at the legitimate theater. You call an
> > > > usher and get someone thrown out. At Rock of Ages or
> > > > Mamma Mia this was not a concern. I worry about the
> > > > future of the show if there are going to be some core fans
> > > > singing along with the score.


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