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Author Topic: What is Last Play, Musical, Comedy, Drama, Dance, Opera, etc, you saw?  (Read 6477 times)
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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2013, 10:29:59 PM »

^ So which is it ... Play, musical, comedy, drama, dance, or opera? :D

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A mixture. :)
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« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2013, 08:11:39 PM »

One of the opera houses here in NYC is closing, I believe...

All the businesses are going out of business!

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« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2013, 08:38:43 PM »

One of the opera houses here in NYC is closing, I believe...


Not an opera house, but an opera company. The New York City Opera has declared bankruptcy after 70 years, for want of a paltry seven million dollars. An amount our mayor probably keeps in the sugar jar to use for tips.

It's a shame.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/arts/music/new-york-city-opera-files-for-bankruptcy.html
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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2013, 07:52:04 PM »



A couple of weeks ago I saw the Cirque Du Soleil's production of this. I'm not a big fan of Michael Jackson but the tickets were a gift. I'd never seen a Cirque Du Soleil show before so I was hoping for plenty of acrobatics and the like. While there was a couple of numbers involving acrobats, most of the show was just a lot of dancers. It was all done well but I wasn't blown away by it all.

3/5.
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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2014, 04:52:11 AM »



What great musical! This has been running for nearly 9 years and it's still packing in the crowds. I hope the film sticks close the musical version and we get to hear complete song numbers, not just snippets.

5/5.
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2014, 07:49:36 AM »



What great musical! This has been running for nearly 9 years and it's still packing in the crowds. I hope the film sticks close the musical version and we get to hear complete song numbers, not just snippets.

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I am soooooooooooo jealous.   ;)
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« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2015, 03:46:57 PM »

Last week, a group of us went to see Turandot at the Sydney Opera House. My nieces' boyfriend was playing one of the guards. It was the first time I'd been to the opera and I had a terrible head cold, so I wasn't feeling the best and while opera isn't my cup of tea it won't be my last opera.



http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/oa_2015_turandot.aspx
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« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2015, 09:53:36 PM »

Come back to New York sometime and I'll take you to the Met! :)
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« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2015, 08:36:40 PM »

Heading out tonight to see Geoffrey Rush in a production of King Lear. This will be my first play I've attended. Can't remember seeing any back in school. Looking forward to it. :)
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« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2015, 08:48:51 PM »

I like watching plays, though I don't get to very often. That might be why I've never posted in this thread before!

Normally what I see are college productions (generally at the schools where I work), or some community theater. A few months ago I saw The Wiz and Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.

Heading out tonight to see Geoffrey Rush in a production of King Lear. This will be my first play I've attended. Can't remember seeing any back in school. Looking forward to it. :)
Sounds great! I'm not familiar with King Lear though.
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« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2015, 12:06:15 AM »

King Lear is one of Shakespeare's greatest. If it is done well, the effect can be shattering. Geoffrey Rush sounds like potentially a wonderful Lear. I'm eager to hear your report, SK!
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« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2015, 02:45:44 AM »

King Lear is one of Shakespeare's greatest. If it is done well, the effect can be shattering. Geoffrey Rush sounds like potentially a wonderful Lear. I'm eager to hear your report, SK!

My first play won't be my last. I thought it was brilliant. I mean I may not be the best critic since I can't compare plays and actors but this production blew me away. Just actors on a stage with no scenery or props except for a couple of chairs but I think that made me concentrate more on the actors and the dialogue. At nearly 3 hours I wasn't bored at all.

What struck me the most was that, you can have great actors in film and TV but after last night, I think stage actors are a cut above. Can't quite explain it but it's all live, no retakes if you fluff a line. Things like that.

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« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2016, 12:28:09 PM »

I went to see Mary Poppins three weeks ago.  It was put on by the local high school, and Mary Poppins was played by the daughter of my son's choir director.  The cast was fantastic.  Our area is blessed with incredibly talented young musicians who are willing to spend a large part of their free time in choir or orchestra.  Some of them also spend time in local theatre.  It really paid off.  The performance was thoroughly fun and beautifully done.  The pictures are from a dress rehearsal.

   
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« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2016, 12:20:13 AM »

Saw Billy Crystal live on stage last night. Just brilliant. Two hours of anecdotes from his life. The famous people he has worked with and become lifelong friends with. Just a great two and a bit hours of laughs.
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« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2016, 12:59:51 AM »

Saw Aladdin, The Musical, last night. Absolutely brilliant. Going again next month. That's how great it was. The sets were amazing, cast were great. Just an all-round fantastic experience.

5/5.

http://www.capitoltheatre.com.au/
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« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2016, 11:14:57 PM »

I don't get to the theatre too often but last night I saw Kenneth Branagh in in John Osborne's "The Entertainer" 
At the Garrick theatre in London's West End..
This is the play first performed in the late 50's starring Laurence Olivier who eventually in 1960 played the lead role of fading music hall entertainer Archie Rice in the film version..

Over all I enjoyed it... Branagh was very good tho the ghost of Olivier looms large. The cast were good in the main especially Greta Scacchi .... I'd say a solid production with good performances that somehow failed to ignite...


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« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2016, 02:14:52 PM »

Not sure where else to post this...

I went to see the new Picasso exhibition here in a London's National Portrait Gallery today and thoroughly enjoyed it.
He's always been one of my favourite artists and it was a real thrill seeing some of his really famous works intermingled
With lesser known ones...

Followed by a couple pints of London Pride in a pub nearby... All in all a good day...
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« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2016, 06:44:18 PM »

Hmm, maybe we should start a "What was the last art exhibition you went to?" thread? ???
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« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2016, 10:48:04 PM »

Might be quite a quietish thread.. ;)

I've been to quite a few over the years but the New York Museum  of Modern Art is still the standout...
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« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2016, 03:36:17 AM »

My first viewing of a ballet today.

The Imperial Russian Ballet are in town and are doing The Nutcracker. I enjoyed the performance more than I expected. Very well done.  8)

www.russianballet.com.au/
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