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  • The Play's the Thing: Theater Thread

    So, I'm watching the 1980 BBC version of The Taming of the Shrew, with John Cleese as Petruccio. He's great, of course, but the Katherine steals the show: Sarah Badel.

    I've never seen the pathos of that character played half as well. She is a thoroughly entertaining shrew, but also manages to make us feel her real anguish. The play is so problematic to modern tastes, but her performance is fitting and ironically more modern that anything I've seen in the 40 years since.
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    I'll be attending my first theater production in several years on February 25.

    It's a production of RENT.
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      TIL, in the original Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Liaisons dangereuses, the male lead (Malkovich in the movie) was played by Alan Rickman!
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        I went to see My Fair Lady on Friday night. I love musical theater and will always jump at the chance to go. Wondering if this was a preview before it heads to Broadway. Or just a traveling show (not sure if it's on Broadway now or not). If it's a preview, I hate to say this but they need to recast the role of Eliza Dolittle with either a British actress or an actress that can do a better British accent. The woman in the role was not very good. The show itself was delightful and the rest of the cast was solid but she just could not do the cockney version of the accent.

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        • #5
          In the last few months, saw Mama Mia 3 times on the Allure of the Seas, and just saw Grease for the 4th time in two weeks on the Harmony of the Seas.

          Before that was We Will Rock You on the Anthem of the Seas.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
            I'll be attending my first theater production in several years on February 25.

            It's a production of RENT.
            Missed this months ago. Love RENT. One of the best ever.

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            • #7
              mookie scheduled hisself a layover in london next month on a trip to the US. got a ticket to see hamilton that evening
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