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Author:  sherwills [ Thu May 24, 2007 4:19 am ]
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would be cool if we could have a scanned copy. =D>

Author:  Hans [ Thu May 24, 2007 5:01 am ]
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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.

Author:  sherwills [ Thu May 24, 2007 6:40 am ]
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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.

Author:  Luc [ Thu May 24, 2007 3:46 pm ]
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Ew! They do?!

Author:  mr.musical9 [ Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:26 pm ]
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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

Author:  Mazz [ Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:26 am ]
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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?

Author:  mr.musical9 [ Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:52 pm ]
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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

Author:  SunriseSunset [ Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:34 pm ]
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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!

Author:  Mazz [ Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:41 pm ]
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And of course the letters aren't always the same each time. 'A' has two versions, shaping 'A' and expressing 'eh?'.

Author:  SunriseSunset [ Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:54 pm ]
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So do "I" and "O"

Author:  Hans [ Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:00 pm ]
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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.

Author:  Mazz [ Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:54 am ]
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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.

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