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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2012 8:16:39 PM PDT
chuck70 says:
paul baretsky............maybe thats why esparaz just stood there,mouth agape............because the actors WERE parading around ha, ha. well it did have a little run in n. y. even so, i didn't sit there long enough i believe 45 min. was all i could watch.

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 6:26:22 PM PDT
I never saw it, but I felt "Assassins" was a bad idea. Those people wanted attention, and putting them in a Sondheim musical certainly granted them their wish.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2012 6:23:18 AM PDT
Unfrtunately I did pay to see it when Roundabout revived it. I wasn't around for Lincoln or Garfield's assasination but I know where I was an what I was doing when the President Kennedy was killed. Watching the replay of the videos of Mrs. Kennedy reaching out for the Secret Service agent the trunk of the car brought back the horror of the time. I left the theatre angry and insulted that all the creative people behind this would dare see it as entertainment. If they wished to write a musical about the loss o the American dream, as Sondheim put it, did they have to glorify these murderers, which is what they did. A dreadful idea, which I regret having paid money to see.

Posted on May 1, 2012 1:48:02 PM PDT
I dislike most everything by Sondheim, he is extremely overrated. I would also add Wicked and Momma Mia to the list. In fact I have not enjoyed most shows from the past 25-30 years.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 1:51:20 PM PDT
Joe Hart says:
I don't believe it! I'm not alone after all. I agree with every damned word you said! - though a times I like listening to the OBC of Chess, and I liked the movie of Chicago.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 2:46:48 PM PDT
Frederick you're a man after my own heart. There is very little that is memorable anymore. You can pluck some songs from a Sondheim show but to listern to the whole score is usually quite tedious. Everything he writes is so cynical which probably reflects his own life. With the exception of Being Alive, not much of his work moves me. Wicked has a terrific story but a dreadful score which is making Schwartz quite rich. Frankly, I'd rather see a good revival of RAGS for which he wrote some excellent lyrics. Momma Mia is just plain stupid that gives a lot fools an opportunity to dance in the aisles of a Broadway theatre.
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Posted on Jun 1, 2012 6:20:22 PM PDT
Hated Victor/Victoria - not a good song in it ("Paris Makes Me Horny" - Really??!?). Not funny at all. I know it was Julie Andrews, but she was not in good voice, and, really, too old for the role. Should have left the movie alone. People all around me were commenting at intermission what a disappointment it was. Remember when Julie Andrews turned down her Tony nomination because of the lack of any other nominations for the show? There was a reason why it didn't get any other nominations. What a bore.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 11:27:07 PM PDT
what are you talking about? Sunday With George? Or Assassins? Two Dif Shows. Explain.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 11:57:16 PM PDT
Joe Hart says:
Very different. One was a pretentious bore, the other an unpardonable unconscienable outrage - both from the same clumsy untalented hands!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 8:58:16 AM PDT
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E. Rogers says:
I have to say I thought "Sunday in the Park..." not only boring but obscure. This was given by students at AZ State University, and they usually do a great job. I had not seen this show before, so had nothing to compare this performance to. "Assassins" was given by a small, semi-professional group and was very well done. I thought it fascinating. I would go to see another production of it. I saw nothing outrageous about it. Ed Rogers

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2012 2:37:24 PM PDT
P. Avallone says:
Make that around 6 people who were bored. I actually saw it twice thinking there must have been something wrong with me the first time. Same reaction. The opening and closing were great. Other than that, forget it!!!

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 5:44:52 PM PDT
I don't think The Scarlet Pimpernel was that bad, just underatted. Some say it is one of the biggest money losers in Broadway history. Oh and Percy was in no way romantically involved with the bad guy. Have you read the book or seen the movies?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2013 12:41:18 AM PDT
Re: Scarlet Pimpernel. I have read the original book and watched the excellent film version with Leslie Howard. I was not referring to the characters being romantically involved, but I was referring to the actors. Sills the actor seemed to be more romantically desiring of Terence Mann the actor then he was of the actress playing his love interest.
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