The Resource For Musicals



Mary Poppins Forum


Reply to topic  [ 37 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Supercali... dance? 
Author Message
Supporting Player
Supporting Player
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:27 am
Posts: 105
Location: London
Post 
would be cool if we could have a scanned copy. =D>


Thu May 24, 2007 4:19 am
Profile WWW
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 18, 2002 4:55 am
Posts: 1956
Location: Norway
Post 
Is it only me who find it inappropriate that Mary Poppins, of all people, engage in a WMCA-esque choreography?

I've seen it on youtube, and think it's tacky.

_________________
Image

Formerly known as Dvarg

\"Hans usually knows his shitt when it comes to theatre.\" - Salome

\"You all are f***ing crazy, except Hans, who is actually quite smart\" - Jennyanydots


Thu May 24, 2007 5:01 am
Profile
Supporting Player
Supporting Player
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:27 am
Posts: 105
Location: London
Post 
Dvarg wrote:
Is it only me who find it inappropriate that Mary Poppins, of all people, engage in a WMCA-esque choreography?

I've seen it on youtube, and think it's tacky.


nah, I don't think it's tacky at all. The song looked more interesting and really catchy for the younger audience.

I think what's tacky is if they start motioning to the audience to do the same during the performance.


Thu May 24, 2007 6:40 am
Profile WWW
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran

Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:54 pm
Posts: 3292
Post 
Ew! They do?!


Thu May 24, 2007 3:46 pm
Profile
Young Hoofer
Young Hoofer

Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:26 pm
Posts: 28
Location: texas
Post 
sherwills wrote:
Dvarg wrote:
Is it only me who find it inappropriate that Mary Poppins, of all people, engage in a WMCA-esque choreography?

I've seen it on youtube, and think it's tacky.


nah, I don't think it's tacky at all. The song looked more interesting and really catchy for the younger audience.

I think what's tacky is if they start motioning to the audience to do the same during the performance.




I DO(sorry for caps)n't remember them motioning the audience
on youtube.com


Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:26 pm
Profile
Off-Broadway Lead
Off-Broadway Lead

Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:00 am
Posts: 216
Post 
Maybe they do on Broadway, but that dance is actually pretty hard to pick up. I don't think anyone could realistically expect the audience to join in beyond standing up and clapping.

They shape out the letters with mime. The fact that the YMCA dance does the same does not render this device 'inappropriate'. You have to look really hard to find any vice in this show. If you thought the YMCA echoes were a bad example for your children, you'd have to explain exactly what the YMCA song and dance is and why you don't like it to them, wouldn't you?

_________________
Glinda bubbles. In much the same way other people cycle.


Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:26 am
Profile
Young Hoofer
Young Hoofer

Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:26 pm
Posts: 28
Location: texas
Post 
Mazz wrote:
Maybe they do on Broadway, but that dance is actually pretty hard to pick up. I don't think anyone could realistically expect the audience to join in beyond standing up and clapping.

They shape out the letters with mime. The fact that the YMCA dance does the same does not render this device 'inappropriate'. You have to look really hard to find any vice in this show. If you thought the YMCA echoes were a bad example for your children, you'd have to explain exactly what the YMCA song and dance is and why you don't like it to them, wouldn't you?


i mean on broadway,
whoa!
you're probably right!

because the only full song of the broadway version is

1: taped in the theatre
2:aimed at the ceiling

you're prbably right


Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:52 pm
Profile
Young Hoofer
Young Hoofer
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:54 am
Posts: 24
Location: USA
Post 
I've seen Mary Poppins twice on Broadway so far, and I have the program which I could scan, but it honestly won't help. Last time I saw it I also went to a workshop where Brian Letendre (who plays Neleus) taught us the Supercalifragilisicexpialidocious dance, and it's a little bit different than what it has in the program. In the Broadway dance, you don't spell out every letter at the end because it gets so fast, but in the program it has the actual letters because its a picture and not moving. (duh) Besides just learning the letters the transitions are pretty important too, so if you really wanna learn the dance, either take the workshop or study those videos on youtube!

_________________
Image
Kate (^Banner made by me!)
Currently: auditions for The Little Red Hen
Favorite Past Roles: the tree in my third grade play.


Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:34 pm
Profile
Off-Broadway Lead
Off-Broadway Lead

Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:00 am
Posts: 216
Post 
And of course the letters aren't always the same each time. 'A' has two versions, shaping 'A' and expressing 'eh?'.

_________________
Glinda bubbles. In much the same way other people cycle.


Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:41 pm
Profile
Young Hoofer
Young Hoofer
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:54 am
Posts: 24
Location: USA
Post 
So do "I" and "O"

_________________
Image
Kate (^Banner made by me!)
Currently: auditions for The Little Red Hen
Favorite Past Roles: the tree in my third grade play.


Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:54 pm
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 18, 2002 4:55 am
Posts: 1956
Location: Norway
Post 
Mazz wrote:
The fact that the YMCA dance does the same does not render this device 'inappropriate'. You have to look really hard to find any vice in this show. If you thought the YMCA echoes were a bad example for your children, you'd have to explain exactly what the YMCA song and dance is and why you don't like it to them, wouldn't you?


I don't find the song YMCA inappropriate. I find it inappropriate for the character of Mary Poppins to do motions that reminds everyone in the world of the YMCA song. She's not a disco queen.

_________________
Image

Formerly known as Dvarg

\"Hans usually knows his shitt when it comes to theatre.\" - Salome

\"You all are f***ing crazy, except Hans, who is actually quite smart\" - Jennyanydots


Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:00 pm
Profile
Off-Broadway Lead
Off-Broadway Lead

Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:00 am
Posts: 216
Post 
Hardly 'everybody in the world'. Like I said, it's a device that the two songs have in common. Can you really imagine Supercal - in which the main gimmick is the spelling - being choreographed in a way that does not spell it out? How else would you do it? And it looks nothing like disco.

_________________
Glinda bubbles. In much the same way other people cycle.


Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:54 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 37 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.