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PostSubject: Broadway anyone?   Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:48 pm

I wasn't quite sure where to put this thread, but I figure it doesn't really go with the TV/movie thread....


I found out yesterday that one of the families I care for is taking me to see the off-broadway show of Mary Poppins in November!! I'm so excited.....Mary Poppins is truly one of my favorite Disney movies of all time, and I idolized Julie Andrews after seeing that movie. It's probably my most-watched Disney movie. I have heard that this musical has received rave reviews, and my own parents saw it in New York and fell in love with it. So needless to say, I'm on cloud 9 right now! Cloud 9


So, have any of your been to a broadway or off-broadway show? If I was a wealthy woman, this is where my 'extra' money would go....I just adore musicals!! Love


Here's one of my favorite Mary Poppins songs....it's sure to put anyone in a good mood! Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:11 am

I'm SO EXCITED about this for you!!! I just know that you're going to have a wonderful time! And I can't WAIT to hear all about it!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:10 am

Love that avatar Savannah! Thumbsup And thank you!! Smiley Hug
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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:36 am

Sounds fun Amy! Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:42 am

Oh, that's awesome, Amy!! What a nice gift for you.


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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:11 pm

Thanks ladies! This is the same family whose father/grandfather died in that plane crash. They've had one obstacle after another this past several months (first his death, then their cat, then their son started getting seizures, then the mom broke her leg---she'll be on crutches for the next 6 weeks still!!)....it's just been a miserable time for them and I think they were looking to do something fun. I've done a lot of 'extra' for them throughout all this and they were looking for a way to show me their thanks, which is just SO sweet of them. Smile And, this morning, the mom told me she has the tickets and I thanked her once again. She said, "Well, it's appropriate---you're our Mary Poppins!" ShyGirl Made my whole day! Ooops
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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:54 pm

Well, lucky you! I have been wanting "Mary Poppins" to come here for years now. In fact, that is one of my major complaints every year when they announce the season and it isn't included. Actually, that and "Jersey Boys". That one will finally be here next year. So maybe if I complain a little louder I will get my wish and we will finally get "Mary Poppins". greenS


Anyway, as for musicals, I LOVE THEM!!!! My life practically revolves around musical theater and movie musicals! I always say that there is nothing more entertaining than someone spontaneously singing and dancing. grinsmiley I am basically pretty much obsessed with them. I have never been to a show ON Broadway but I do go to the theater quite a lot here.


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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:12 pm

So tomorrow is the day!!! I can't believe it's finally here!! wootwoot

Sorry I haven't gotten to your PM yet Miss Oleson....I'll get back to you after I see the show! EEEEEEK!!!!!! dancegirl


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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:14 pm

I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!
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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:30 pm

Thanks Savannah! I'm not really sure how I'm going to sleep tonight! greenS I'm sure you can relate to that. Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:36 pm

Have a wonderful time tomorrow night, Amy! I look forward to hearing all about it.


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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:15 am

I wish I was in your place! Please. tell us all you've seen there! Cloud 9 Bliss happydance

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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:46 am

Oh oh! I loooooove broadway shows! I can't ever go see them though because I have to work back stage. I help set up the stage, (Last week it took me seven hours!!) Then I head over to wardrobe to steam all the clothes, and it's rediculous how hard that is, and all ppl do when they are changing is throw them off and throw them on the floor! It's crazy crazy back stage! People start throwing off clothes before they even reach the dressing room! And sometimes the props break and we run around like crazy trying to find replacements. I really wish I could have seen Mary Poppins! Thats super amazing! I looooove that movie!


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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:58 am

I can't wait to hear all about it, Amy!


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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:43 pm

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I wish I was in your place! Please. tell us all you've seen there! Cloud 9 Bliss happydance

Vanesa.


Oh Vanesa, I want to tell you every single thing but I'm afraid I'd bore you silly! LOL! Definitely something you have to experience to believe. Oh my gosh, it was just absolutely amAzing and I want to go again and then again!! stars The special effects were incredible and I was kind of left in awe at some of the stuff they pulled off! For example, Bert walks the entire perimeter of the stage (like, climbs the sides and up on the ceiling)...that was really cool, and my daycare kids' faces were priceless! Then there was a scene that mimicked the 'lets tidy up the nursery' scene in the movie. This time is was a kitchen, and the manner in which they 'tidied' everything up had my jaw open like a codfish! OhMy Laughing

And, the music!! Wow. I will say, Mary Poppins was the BEST as far as talent---I can't believe how wonderful she sounded and here this is their second to the last show in our town. How do broadway performers manage to always sound so incredible?! You'd have thought this was their first show. But wow, what a voice Mary has. You can tell she studied Julie Andrews to a ' T ' and really wanted to deliver a performance worthy of hers, and she truly did. Bert, on the other hand, left me wanting more. He didn't play 'British' well, and he really wasn't a thing like Dick Van Dyke's Bert....Dick was kind of 'over the top', which I liked...he enunciated his words so much and really was deliberate about everything. This guy was just too laid back, and he was the only thing I didn't like about the show. But trust me, all the other cool stuff made up for him! Wink (And he really is a good singer, I just didn't care for his acting). By the way, youtube has a bunch of the scenes from the musical! I didn't even know that was legal! scratchead Definitely check out "Step in Time". That one was awesome. I loved "Let's go Fly a Kite" and the "Just a Spoonful of Sugar scene" too. Oh, and then there's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious scene too. Ok, ok, I loved ALL of them!! Laughing

And, here's the souvenir I got....you didn't think I could walk out with nothing did you?! batEyes

http://www.disneystore.com/disney-store-official-site-for-disney-merchandise-mary-poppins-musical-carpetbag-keychain/mp/1201634/1000364/?Nr=pPublished:1&D=mary poppins&Ntk=All_Shopping&Nu=pProductID&Ntt=mary poppins&Dr=pPublished:1&Ntx=mode matchallpartial&Dx=


I SO wanted to buy this, but it was $40!! thud

http://www.disneystore.com/disney-store-official-site-for-disney-merchandise-mary-poppins-the-broadway-musical-parrot-head-umbrella/mp/1201636/1000300/?Nr=pPublished:1&D=mary poppins&Ntk=All_Shopping&Nu=pProductID&Ntt=mary poppins&Dr=pPublished:1&Ntx=mode matchallpartial&Dx=


I am totally going to be begging my hubby for this for my bday....I simply must have it!!! pray


http://www.disneystore.com/disney-store-official-site-for-disney-merchandise-mary-poppins-the-broadway-musical-charm-bracelet/mp/1210957/1000295/?Nr=pPublished:1&D=mary poppins&Ntk=All_Shopping&Nu=pProductID&Ntt=mary poppins&Dr=pPublished:1&Ntx=mode matchallpartial&Dx=


Yes, I am a sucker for Disney, but I've always had a special place in my heart for Mary Poppins---maybe since I've cared for children for 18 years! Wink Oh, and for a $5.00 donation I got a pink bracelet (the rubber kind) that says "Practically Perfect". batEyes


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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:24 am

*Squeal!* I can't speak for anyone else, but you couldn't possibly bore me not matter HOW many details you gave! I love hearing about it!

I love the souvenir you bought! And that parrot umbrella! HOW CUTE!! (I hope you have some really subtle hints lined up....like.....parrot-shaped pancakes for breakfast......and........crackers for a snack: "Bill want a cracker?"
On second thought.......maybe you'd better not use that one. ) I'm so glad that you had such a great time! And I'm pretty sure I'd have felt the same way about the Bert actor. I'm a big fan of Dick Van Dyke's and I'd "need" to see the character played in much the same way as he did it in the movie.

Thank you for "taking us with you"!!
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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:40 am

I also enjoyed hearing all you shared about the musical. It sounds like it was a wonderful experience! I love the carpetbag keychain souvenier. It's adorable. I'm so glad you had such a good time. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:35 am

I'm happy it was such a great experience for you, Amy!
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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:00 pm

Amy, you are too cute!! I'm so glad that you had such an amazing time. I love the keychain, but that charm bracelet is totally YOU! Thanks for telling us all about your evening.


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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:39 pm

I saw on a show recently that a family had the carpetbag in their attic all these years. It was the one that she carried...not the same one that she pulled the mirror etc. out of. They matched the pattern of roses to make sure it was the one. It sold for I think $500,000 --three times what they had hoped! Can't remember the show...




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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:05 pm

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Sorry I haven't gotten to your PM yet Miss Oleson....I'll get back to you after I see the show! EEEEEEK!!!!!! dancegirl
Oh, don't worry. Take your time! Smile Oh, I will have to tell you about that "Les Miserables" concert I saw, too. There is so much about that to tell. Including the fact that they are really going to be (finally) making the film version of the musical. Nick Jonas better be Marius in the film, too. If he isn't, I will be so mad! But I won't go into all of that now. I don't want to take up your "Mary Poppins" news with my "Les Mis" stuff. Smile

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Oh my gosh, it was just absolutely amAzing and I want to go again and then again!! stars
That is exactly how I felt the first time that I finally got to see "The Phantom of the Opera". And I ended up seeing that one 3 times! grinsmiley

Sorry to hear that the guy playing Bert wasn't as enjoyable to watch as the others (there is always one in the cast that isn't as good as the others - that is how it always is whenever I see a show, at least - but then again, I may just be nit-picky!). Despite everyone's criticism of Dick Van Dyke in there, he was always my favorite perfomance and character. I just love him.

Well, I am glad that you got at least one souvenir (I hope you get that bracelet - it is so cute). Didn't you get a program? That is the one souvenir I always make sure to get. In fact, lately - not including the LH musical where I bought a few things - I have been buying a program and nothing else. That umbrella is pretty good. If I ever get to see this, and they are still selling those, it would be awfully hard to not get it! greenS

Since you are a big fan of Disney, did you see "Beauty and the Beast" as the stage musical? I didn't see "The Lion King" when it was here. I love the cartoon, but I have no interest in the stage version. Anyway, I saw "Beauty and the Beast" twice when it was in town (when I had money like that to waste!). It is my 2nd favorite movie and the musical was one of the best that I ever saw. It is coming back next year, but I don't know if I will be able to go (there are a couple of shows coming that I have never seen that would be more important to see than one I have seen - even if it is "Beauty and the Beast"). If you EVER get a chance to see this one, though, GO SEE IT!!! I think you would love it! Especially with the Beast's transformation. I still can't figure out how they do it! scratchead

Great to hear you had such a good time. But all you did was make me even more anxious to have it come here! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:29 am

Amy, you are not a bit boring! You made your story about "Mary Poppins" so lively that you make me feel like going to watch it! I know that I can't since I'm so far from there, but it's really wonderful!

I can said the same than a blind Mary commented to her sister in real life: "Laura! You makes pictures when you speak!" Well, in your case, you makes pcitures when you writes! Thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:51 am

I'm glad you had a good time, Amy.


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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:34 pm

Savannah wrote:
*Squeal!* I can't speak for anyone else, but you couldn't possibly bore me not matter HOW many details you gave! I love hearing about it!

I love the souvenir you bought! And that parrot umbrella! HOW CUTE!! (I hope you have some really subtle hints lined up....like.....parrot-shaped pancakes for breakfast......and........crackers for a snack: "Bill want a cracker?"
On second thought.......maybe you'd better not use that one. ) I'm so glad that you had such a great time! And I'm pretty sure I'd have felt the same way about the Bert actor. I'm a big fan of Dick Van Dyke's and I'd "need" to see the character played in much the same way as he did it in the movie.

Thank you for "taking us with you"!!

Thank you Savannah! I know you would have LOVED this. LOL, I may have to implement some of your wonderful 'subtle hint' ideas to my man. Wink And, you said it right---there's just something to be said for trying to stick with an original version of such a classic movie. To essentially 'reinvent' a classic character for the stage just doesn't work for me.


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I also enjoyed hearing all you shared about the musical. It sounds like it was a wonderful experience! I love the carpetbag keychain souvenier. It's adorable. I'm so glad you had such a good time. Smile

Thank you Pam! I'm always excited when I have to get change out to pay for something now. greenS

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I'm happy it was such a great experience for you, Amy!

Thank you Rob! Smile

Teresa wrote:
I love the keychain, but that charm bracelet is totally YOU!

I know, right?! HeeHee Thanks Teresa! I will let you know when if I get it. grinsmiley

I'll be back in a bit to answer the rest! Thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Broadway anyone?   Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:02 pm

Gin wrote:
I saw on a show recently that a family had the carpetbag in their attic all these years. It was the one that she carried...not the same one that she pulled the mirror etc. out of. They matched the pattern of roses to make sure it was the one. It sold for I think $500,000 --three times what they had hoped! Can't remember the show...


Wow, that is so cool Gin! I can't quite imagine! OhMy

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Oh, I will have to tell you about that "Les Miserables" concert I saw, too. There is so much about that to tell. Including the fact that they are really going to be (finally) making the film version of the musical. Nick Jonas better be Marius in the film, too. If he isn't, I will be so mad! But I won't go into all of that now. I don't want to take up your "Mary Poppins" news with my "Les Mis" stuff. Smile

Well, be sure to tell about it somewhere in this thread---that's what it's here for! Thumbsup Les Miserables is one I have not seen yet, but I would like to!


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Sorry to hear that the guy playing Bert wasn't as enjoyable to watch as the others (there is always one in the cast that isn't as good as the others - that is how it always is whenever I see a show, at least - but then again, I may just be nit-picky!). Despite everyone's criticism of Dick Van Dyke in there, he was always my favorite perfomance and character. I just love him.

Guess what? I never had any idea that Dick Van Dyke's accent was criticized so much, until I read it from you and then looked it up online! OhMy He was supposed to have a "Cockney" accent apparently. I just find it so funny, to hear now that he has taken such a razzing for it for all these years, yet I loved it! Laughing More than the accent though, I just really loved his enthusiasm and energy. That's the word---energy---this actor in the musical just seemed to lack and a British accent. HeeHee And funny, I read an interview where Dick says no one in the show ever gave him even a hint that the accent wasn't good, or that he should change something. He even had a voice coach!

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Well, I am glad that you got at least one souvenir (I hope you get that bracelet - it is so cute). Didn't you get a program? That is the one souvenir I always make sure to get. In fact, lately - not including the LH musical where I bought a few things - I have been buying a program and nothing else. That umbrella is pretty good. If I ever get to see this, and they are still selling those, it would be awfully hard to not get it! greenS

You know, I guess I'm just not a 'program' kind of girl...for $20.00 I'd rather have something I can wear (like the charm bracelet) rather than something I'd put in a box and never look at for another 20 years. That's just me though. Wink And, as much as I LOVE musicals, I just don't get to see them very often (even though we live in a 'cultured' city that has an awesome theater that puts on great shows consistently)...but yeah, they're a little too pricey for me to justify. If I could spend on myself though, THAT would be it!!! Thumbsup


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Since you are a big fan of Disney, did you see "Beauty and the Beast" as the stage musical? I didn't see "The Lion King" when it was here. I love the cartoon, but I have no interest in the stage version. Anyway, I saw "Beauty and the Beast" twice when it was in town (when I had money like that to waste!). It is my 2nd favorite movie and the musical was one of the best that I ever saw. It is coming back next year, but I don't know if I will be able to go (there are a couple of shows coming that I have never seen that would be more important to see than one I have seen - even if it is "Beauty and the Beast"). If you EVER get a chance to see this one, though, GO SEE IT!!! I think you would love it! Especially with the Beast's transformation. I still can't figure out how they do it! scratchead

Oh, I have NEVER seen Beauty and the Beast and that is my all-time favorite animated Disney movie. That was here a few years ago too, but sadly I missed it. Blue Hope it comes back again. And it's funny, I loved the animated version of the Lion King too, but didn't have any real interest in seeing that either---it was here last year.


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Great to hear you had such a good time. But all you did was make me even more anxious to have it come here! Smile

Awww, I hope you can see it, I have NO doubt you'd love it. Do you know if it IS coming there??


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Amy, you are not a bit boring! You made your story about "Mary Poppins" so lively that you make me feel like going to watch it! I know that I can't since I'm so far from there, but it's really wonderful! I can said the same than a blind Mary commented to her sister in real life: "Laura! You makes pictures when you speak!" Well, in your case, you makes pcitures when you writes! Thumbsup Vanesa.

Vanesa, what a sweet thing to say! Thank you, and I'm glad you enjoyed my descriptive analysis. Smile Sometimes I think I get a little carried away with having to describe things/events ( Yawn ),but I just can't help it! HeeHee

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I'm glad you had a good time, Amy.


Thank you Lori! Smile
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