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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:06 pm    Post subject: Musicals Lee sees Reply with quote

Hi.

Lee got a season pass to musicals and tonight she is going to see one called The Schlop and I which I believe is about a lady who has to go be a teacher for a King who has many Schlops.

Maybe she can post here if it was good and also if she thinks this thread was a bad idea then it was Snuffles' fault.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:51 am    Post subject: Sneech and I Reply with quote

Hi Gulliver!

I think the thread is a good idea. Hoo!

The opening was cool. They had a thin white blanket that looked like a sail billowing across the whole stage and then they released it and it floated away gracefully across the stage. Then they had a really elaborate and impressive ship.

I think this was the wrong week for this musical though. I was pretty uncomfortable listening to songs with morals like:

* If you're feeling anything but happy, just whistle and people will think you're fine

* I'm not sure of myself but I'll pretend I'm always right because I'm king

* Don't worry if he's mean or abusive, sometimes he also does wonderful things. :/

Those things are less easy to swallow in our new reality. So I left at intermission. Oh well!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject: Hoo Hoo Hook? Reply with quote

Hey Gulliver,

I'm going to see Finding Neverland tonight!

I'll let you know how it is!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:52 am    Post subject: I believe in fairies Reply with quote

Hey Gulliver,

Finding Neverland was pretty great!

In the opening song a real-life big fuzzy dog came out and me and the guy in the row behind me clapped for the dog, hoo hoo. Then later in one of the kid's imaginations, the dog turns into a dancing Russian bear- so there was a guy dancing with a bear-head, hoo hoo!

Two stuffies were in the musical and they both looked like Schlepps! Hoo!

The choreography and staging was pretty unique and fun! In the first song the "people of London" were hopping and that was pretty silly and made everything seem like you were watching from a kid-lens. There was also a funny song where the kids and the servants play make-believe under the dinner table while the adults are being snooty.

I also particularly enjoyed the "producer" who then inspires Captain Hook because he kept saying many Hook inside jokes from the movie Hook. Like he says "Good form" and "Bad form" a lot which is from that movie. And also he made a joke where he says "That's me" but he says it slowly so it sounds like "That is Smeeeeee". Pretty clever!

Anyway, it was light-years better than Peter and the Starcatcher. The songs were a little bit weaker but it was far made up for by the fun staging and great acting. The 2nd act made everyone cry. And they got a standing ovation! Hooray!

Definitely worth it!

Oh, and this was at the theater where Sneechilton will be, and I got to sit in the very seat you'll get to sit in for that, and it's a great seat! So that was good news too!

Ok have a good day, Gulliver!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:41 am    Post subject: Spare the woods Reply with quote

Hi Gulliver!

Hope you enjoyed watching Into the Woods with me last night! What strange stylistic choices those were. I'll tell the other bears about it:

* There wasn't really a set. Just some objects scattered about. Every actor was on stage the whole time, and when it wasn't their turn, they sat on objects and watched. There were no costumes, people just wore their petticoats and underclothes (kind of like the chorus in Hamilton). They had a few key items (red cloak, yellow hair, gold shoe). So it was all very "use your imagination" and low-budget seeming.

* The actors played instruments a lot, which I wasn't expecting. (Although there were 3 dedicated musicians on stage who never acted). Also the actors were double-cast a lot. So the girl who was Red Riding Hood was also Rapunzel was also the trumpet player. The actor who played the cow also played one of the step-sisters so that got a lot of laughs during transitions.

* Everything was very spare. They were doing the music with just the bare minimum instrumentation and sometimes they wouldn't even play music and characters would speak lines of dialogue they usually sing. I'm not a big fan of that! And the "dresses" of the step-sister were just curtains hanging on a rod held in front of them. I think the intent was to be clever and creative but to me if felt like low-budget community theater.

* The wolf was just a guy holding a stuffed-and-mounted wolf head on a plaque, like you'd see in a mountain restaurant. That didn't really work for me! But one funny moment was when Red Riding hood starts petting and cuddling the wolf-head as though he were a dog, hoo hoo.

* A guy played the cow with absolutely no costume attempt. He just stood there and said "moo". This resulted in a lot of laughs always and the cow was probably the best part. Strange choice though!

* Also I forgot what a downer the 2nd act is! Everyone dies! So weird! All the songs are about loss, death, parents, grieving. Hoo hoo.

* The singing was good and the transitions were clever. But really I pay expensive ticket prices to see elaborate forest sets with cool witch costumes and full on orchestras playing all the notes with lots of singing! Don't skimp my Into the Woods!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:30 pm    Post subject: Hello Reply with quote

Lee is going to see the Schlop of Malm-on tonight

Cool!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:02 pm    Post subject: Soft Hugs to all Reply with quote

Hi Gulliver!

Lee wanted me to tell you that tonight she is going to see a brand new musical called SOFT POWER.

I hope it is about bears and pillows and all things soft!

There was something about a writer from Sneech Awakening and an actress from Fun Home and anysneech, maybe it will be good?

Lee wishes you could come see it with her!

Just passing on the tidings!

Nibs out
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Correction Reply with quote

Nibs it is important to note that Jeanine Tesori is the musical composer and arranger of Fun Home. She also wrote the music and additional lyrics for Soft Power.

It is important to get these facts straight.

I hope there will be bears as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:45 pm    Post subject: Five million twenty five thousand six hundred cats Reply with quote

Hullo!

As you know Lee and I have declared Soft Power to be the worst musical of all time and we left at intermission barely lasting that long.

But we forgot to mention our favorite part!

As you also know strangely Hillary Clinton is a main character in this musical who gives speeches, tries to learn Mandarin, and does lots of tap dancing, and twerking.

But in one scene a lady pushes a double wide baby carriage on stage and Hillary's assistant says "Mrs Clinton, this woman would like you to take a picture with her cats." And Hillary says "oh all right". Then she walks over to the baby carriage and proceeds to be handed one at a time some soft cat stuffies, each one fuzzier than the last, and these stuffies are all piled into Hillary's arms as each one solicits a laugh from the crowd. We lost count at 14 cat stuffies, there were probably more!

Anyway, like much of the rest of the musical, we don't know why that scene happened but we do think it was the most stuffies ever on stage at once in a musical!

Fuzzah for those cats!
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