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Well I always feel its absence when I see a production where it's not done--even though I didn't think Marshall did much with the moment in the 95 revival for D'Amboise


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The thing I always thought would have worked better is to make it a full-cast moment, and not just an avant-garde solo for one dancer. Go the old dream-ballet route: use Bobby and his girlfriends, use the couples, etc. Not everyone is Donna McKechnie.

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The thing I always thought would have worked better is to make it a full-cast moment, and not just an avant-garde solo for one dancer. Go the old dream-ballet route: use Bobby and his girlfriends, use the couples, etc. Not everyone is Donna McKechnie.

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To be fair it gives Donna's character a moment that otherwise she doesn't get (the other girls do). It may have been a bone to Bennett too to do one real dance number--the rest of the piece he had to choreograph for people who couldn't dance (ie making What Would We Do Without You feel like a parent's Day routine, etc)


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Also, to be fair, in many productions, Donna's character would be the Cantor in Getting Married Today- a singer's showcase.

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cathy usually doesnt do the soprano soloist because it needs to be a soprano its usually jenny or april.

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Monsieur D'Arque wrote:
Also, to be fair, in many productions, Donna's character would be the Cantor in Getting Married Today- a singer's showcase.


Well not in any I've seen... I'd rather see her dance :)


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I wouldn't mind having the dance in the show.

I would, personally, like the contrast, and use of the piece.

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I'm not at all offended they took the dance out. I always hated the song as a whole. Easily my least favorite Sondheim "song", if it could be called one.

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Yeah. It's like it belongs in a different show. I like the music, but not that it's in Company and an interpretive dance.

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Monsieur D'Arque wrote:
Yeah. It's like it belongs in a different show. I like the music, but not that it's in Company and an interpretive dance.


The "song" belogns to David Shire who arranged it (he did the dance arrangements in general). Sure it doesn't belong in the modern revised (badly IMHO) script of Company that easily but I dunno how anyone could see that video of the first production's tour and not say it belonged big time in the original production. Even its staging was more complex than " asimple interpretive dance on an empty stage" or whatever.

This is an assumption but I expect most people who dislike it saw the show without it first and see it now as a sort of unecesary addition.


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Why do you think the revisions to the script were bad? Just wondering.

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