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Does anyone know what Kathy is supposed to represent in this song? April's thoughts? Her own? Bobby's?

Any help woudl be appreciated.


Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:51 am
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I've never seen a version (yet) that has included her dance.

However, talking with people who have seen it or gone over the original blocking for the scene, I've gotten the impression that it's supposed to represent the difference between just sex (Bobby & April) as opposed to genuine romantic lovemaking.

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right. But my question is more along the lines of how so. Is she supposed to be in contrast the whole time?


Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:17 am
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"Tick Tock" was used as an excuse for Michael Bennett to create a kick ass dance for Donna Mckechnie. Nobody could dance like Donna so it was later cut out all together. It saves fute productions from having to find an amazing dancer. It was a showcase number. It's sad because it leaves Kathy with no kind of solo whatsoever.


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She's the only one that solos in 'You Drrive a Person Crazy' isn't she? I would count that as a solo. I got the impression that the other two were her backups in that song.


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MorseCodeRain wrote:
She's the only one that solos in 'You Drrive a Person Crazy' isn't she? I would count that as a solo. I got the impression that the other two were her backups in that song.


That is not a solo performance. The other two get their own segments with Bobby.

Here is Donna doing the dance at 50. She is AMAZING!!! The last of the great triple threats.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jyiZH4HjU98


Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:40 pm
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Aw man I just got cast as Kathy and I was really hoping for a dance! I hope the production crew decides to put it in!

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they wont put it back. its been officially cut from the licenced script.

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Salome your knowledge nevails to impress--you CAN rent the original script, you just have to make sure it's what you're getting.

I--as a dance fan I guess--feel it's ESSENTIAL


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I feel cutting Tick Tock was the best thing that happened to the show.

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Oh why? Did dance tax the abstract capacities of your brain? :)


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It just wasn't "the right thing" for the show. It didn't fit the stylistic pattern of the rest, and was just a Donna McKechnie showcase.

I know, as a dancer, you love the concept of a dance piece in the show, especially one scored by Sondheim. But with the way the scene was set up, it just didn't add much to the show. I'm always inclined to think, as brilliant as Donna was, its weakness may have been that it was a dance SOLO, not a "dream ballet." This moment in the show, with Bobby hovering between sex and sleep, would lend itself well to a stylized group sequence showing the difference between lust and love. But just having Donna McKechnie come out and do a ballet on the subject, underscored by Bobby's off-the-cuff comments, didn't really solve the problem.

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