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lip synching? 

do you think they were lip synching?
yes 40%  40%  [ 6 ]
no 60%  60%  [ 9 ]
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Young Hoofer
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Post lip synching?
I saw it and i thought that they were lip synching--
1. no inflections in their voices when they were hanging upside-down. i tried this. it is considerably more difficult to sing when you are upside down.
2. the apes's costumes weren't banging against any microphones. and i didnt see any microphones either.
3. there isn't a conductor. there is a "musical coordinator"
4. they just didnt look like they were singing!!

any thoughts??

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Just because there was no conductor doesn't mean they were lip synching. Trust me.

And, if they WERE lip-synching, Disney would have hired good singers. They sound like crap, so I can't imagine that Disney would get those voices because they sound better than the actors.


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Yes there was a music-director if you were close enogh you could see him (i was in front row all 3 times i saw it). No they werent lip-Synching thet were trained to sing upside down, if you couldnt see the microphones, wow they were so noticible.

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I don't really know. I said yes because I was bored, but I do know what you mean.

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Are we talking about Broadway, Sweden, or Holland. Broadway, yes, Holland, no, I haven't seen the Swedish version yet.

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Whaaaaa?
They acutally lip synch in a live Broadway show?

What pathetic people... if you're going to be in a musical, you have to be a triple threat.


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Post Lip Synching in TARZAN?
I ain't down yet! wrote:
I thought that they were lip synching.... The apes's costumes weren't banging against any microphones and i didnt see any microphones either.

Just because you didn't see any microphones doesn't mean there weren't any. I suppose it didn't occur to you that they obviously weren't lip-synching all the dialogue too and that certainly wasn't hitting the back wall of the theatre on the merits of projection alone.

Broadway_Girl_For_life wrote:
I was in front row all 3 times I saw it. No, they werent lip-synching....

musicaltheatrefan wrote:
Are we talking about Broadway, Sweden, or Holland? Broadway, yes; Holland, no; I haven't seen the Swedish version yet.

Luc wrote:
They acutally lip synch in a live Broadway show?

So even though you've explained why you think there wouldn't have been lip-synching in Tarzan for fairly sensible reasons above, you're going to believe the actors were indeed lip-synching because of an unsubstantiated comment, even when someone else has offered the opposite information from an apparently first person experience of 3 performances of the show? Interesting application of logic there...

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If you're going to be in a musical, you have to be a triple threat.

Well, that certainly depends on the musical in question and certainly the mix of abilities in terms of proficiency in acting, singing and dancing respectively varies from performer to performer. Furthermore, extraordinary production challenges might require a tailor-made solutions. There are no absolute rules, although there certainly are conventions that a generally followed (as they should be).

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