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A bit disappointed but still a fantastic play.,
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I love the play so I went to see this version when it was in theaters and enjoyed it. However, now that I have it in my own home, I remember some of the problems it had. There is a fine line between projecting your voice to be heard and shouting the lines, and unfortunately, a few of the cast members cross that. There are a few spots where the singing is off-key. And the acting is a tad awkward in several scenes. It really gives you the feeling that they just threw this together and there wasn't a lot of rehearsing. If you're a fan of the play then I would get it, seeing NPH, Stephen Colbert, and Jon Cryer in this is a real treat. But if you're new to the play I would not recommend this for your first viewing.
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Initial post: Feb 5, 2014 11:04:32 PM PST
Your comments are right on target. Being a short run, it does seem the cast isn't really comfortable yet. It would be interesting to see the 2006 revival cast (Esparza, et. al.) using this staging versus the John Doyle vision.
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