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re: Thoughts on Bat

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nowhere_fast 04:00 pm MST 03/06/17
In reply to: re: Thoughts on Bat - Steve10086 01:04 pm MST 03/06/17

For me,there is singing then there is SINGING.I was singing along for the whole show but you would have been hard pressed to hear me

As for musical theatre fans.Yes the show falls into that area of what you might call a juke box musical.In that its is made up of songs for the most part that have had a life before they were used in a musical
But so what?Do they want to see the same thing every time?
Kick turn kick chorus line and snobbish attitude that pervades the classical/opera scene.

No thanks not for me
I've often thought of Jims 60s and 70s work as arthouse.
Confronting at times and it took someone like todd rundgren to polish those 7 songs into something that might not have worked otherwise for the general music buying public and then the team that surrounds Jim has enabled him to go to do all the stuff that happened in the 80s

The same thing has happened here,They have taken the big hits and created something that works and may well be a hit and a money spinner for those involved which is a bonus





> 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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