Author Topic: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?  (Read 9955 times)

Sean

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 9435
  • The Godfather of Gore
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2010, 04:25:38 PM »
The family went to see Mary Poppins on Broadway 2 Sundays ago.  I think it was the Broadhurst Theatre.  Great trickery used for the special effects on stage. 

My mom and 5 year old loved it.  The 18 month old was home with the in-laws.

furiousveggie

  • New Recruit
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 35
  • I have to return some videotapes.
    • Twitter
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2010, 04:32:51 PM »
I was in London this past fall (on my birthday actually) and I saw a West End production of Othello. It starred  Lenny Henry as Othello.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0377901/
:F

| Andrew |

LundyAfterMidnight

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 3308
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2010, 06:00:55 PM »
It's been awhile but:

Bowie in The Elephant Man ( twice, Chi & NYC)
Vincent Price & Michelle Lee in Damn Yankees
Carol Lawrence in Sweet Charity
Shirley Jones in Sound of Music
David Cassidy & Nicolette Larsen in Jesus Christ Superstar
Joanne Werley (sp?) in Gypsy
Tim Conway & Tom Poston in The Odd Couple
"Well friends, that's all there is to life: just a little laugh, a little tear." - Prof. Echo (Lon Chaney, Sr.)

zombiehorror

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 5601
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2010, 07:22:31 PM »
Way back when I was still in middle school I saw a college production of Edgar Allen Poe tales, the only one I can recall for sure that they did was The Tell Tale Heart.  At the time it had a profound impact on me I remember it being very well done (& acted) for such a small production.

Wizard of Oz~probably the only play I've seen with anyone of note, Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) played the wizard

Disney's Beauty & The Beast
A Christmas Carol
Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables
Spring Awakening

Sean

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 9435
  • The Godfather of Gore
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2010, 03:44:09 PM »
Way back when I was still in middle school I saw a college production of Edgar Allen Poe tales, the only one I can recall for sure that they did was The Tell Tale Heart.  At the time it had a profound impact on me I remember it being very well done (& acted) for such a small production.

Wizard of Oz~probably the only play I've seen with anyone of note, Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) played the wizard

Disney's Beauty & The Beast
A Christmas Carol
Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables
Spring Awakening

The Poe stuff sounds great.

Gillman-Fan

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 1607
  • Built from the grave up.
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2010, 04:20:01 PM »
The only horror-themed stage play I've seen was the traveling version of DRACULA starring Martin Landau in the role Frank Langella perfected on Broadway. I think it was 1985. I thought Landau was great in it but our local (Peoria, IL) newspaper panned his performance. Wonder what they thought of his Lugosi performance decades later?

LundyAfterMidnight

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 3308
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2010, 08:00:23 PM »
Looking at the program from 30+ yrs ago when saw Shirley Jones in Sound of Music, the show also featured a young Sara Jessica Parker as one of the Von Trapp children.
"Well friends, that's all there is to life: just a little laugh, a little tear." - Prof. Echo (Lon Chaney, Sr.)

Radioactive Rod Whitenack

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 1733
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2010, 08:14:04 PM »
We're kind of lucky in here in Louisville because Actor's Theater has been doing different productions of "Dracula" seasonally for many years. It has become the Fall equivalent of "A Christmas Carol."

Sean

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 9435
  • The Godfather of Gore
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2010, 08:59:43 PM »
We're kind of lucky in here in Louisville because Actor's Theater has been doing different productions of "Dracula" seasonally for many years. It has become the Fall equivalent of "A Christmas Carol."

KIND OF lucky?  That sounds great, Rod.

Unknown Primate

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 7875
  • Legend of Wildcat Creek
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2010, 10:10:32 PM »
Big Swan, the Vinnie "D&D" is a play I am very sorry I never got to see--he felt it was the best thing he'd done in the latter half of his life.  You're a lucky guy to have seen that!
I have seen two stage performances and both were excellant.
joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat  and diversions and delights w/vincent price


My Mom got to see "Diversions And Delights" with V.P. back in 1977 (I believe).  I was just asking her about it the other day.  Lucky!
" Perhaps he dimly wonders why, there is no other such as I. "

DollFace

  • Private First Class
  • **
  • Posts: 96
    • Facebook Page
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2010, 12:40:26 AM »
Shameless promotion: I'm in Grand Hotel: the Musical (in St. Louis, MO) and it's set to go up in April. I'm really excited and telling everyone how great it's going to be. I'm playing Greta Garbo's role in the movie ver.

Other than that I just saw William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" a couple nights ago. Very well done, great comedy schtick throughout. Really had the audience laughing.
The frilliest goth girl you'll ever know

Sean

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 9435
  • The Godfather of Gore
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2010, 11:03:36 PM »
Shameless promotion: I'm in Grand Hotel: the Musical (in St. Louis, MO) and it's set to go up in April. I'm really excited and telling everyone how great it's going to be. I'm playing Greta Garbo's role in the movie ver.

Other than that I just saw William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" a couple nights ago. Very well done, great comedy schtick throughout. Really had the audience laughing.

That's great.  Maybe you could share some pics of the production here when it's done.  I'm sure the board would love to see them.

coughcool

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 505
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2010, 08:43:17 AM »
Man you fellow board members have seen some wonderful shows. I have only see at a Dinner Theater staring Grease. No stars probably pulled some people of of the audience to help out. 
"Soylent Green is People"

"Some folks like water, Some folks like wine, But I like a taste, Of straight strychnine."

"This Is Who We are"

zombiehorror

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 5601
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2010, 08:11:25 AM »
Way back when I was still in middle school I saw a college production of Edgar Allen Poe tales, the only one I can recall for sure that they did was The Tell Tale Heart.  At the time it had a profound impact on me I remember it being very well done (& acted) for such a small production.

Wizard of Oz~probably the only play I've seen with anyone of note, Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) played the wizard

Disney's Beauty & The Beast
A Christmas Carol
Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables
Spring Awakening

Add Young Frankenstein to my list~A great show you could really tell the actors were having a lot of fun with the material.  Seemed to be a bunch of ad libbing and just general tomfoolery on stage, I probably could have seen this again the next day and gotten a completely different show.

long live kong

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 2998
Re: What Stage Productions/ Performances Have You Seen?
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2010, 12:17:33 PM »
My sister is a set designer based in London and I'm ashamed to say I've only seen one of her shows, it was her first production and believe it or not the play was Frankenstein. Although I've only seen one I have been backstage on a few which was fantastic. I'm going to stay with her in the summer and will make a point of seeing another then.

My father is shall we say a little 'old fashioned' and recently he saw a production my sister designed about two gay lovers. There was apparently lots of kissing and as he put it 'naked cavorting' on stage and when I asked him what he thought of it he said he was 'aghast.'  >:D
Monster lovers never grow old....