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Author:  what_the_heck013 [ Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:57 pm ]
Post subject:  What do you guys think of this show?

I was just recommended the title song from Sunset Boulevard and I absolutely love it. So I'm curious to know what you guys think of this musical as a whole.

Author:  Hans [ Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:27 am ]
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I think it's a missed opportunity. The score is boring, and the source was treated with too much respect for the good of the musical. Instead of being a show of it's own, it's more like a stage presentation of the movie with overlong songs that spells out what the movie treated more effectively and subtly.

Author:  Sweeney Hyde [ Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:33 am ]
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There is a lot of repitition in the score, as is with most ALW shows. You know...the repeating of Jealicle Songs for Jeacle Cats some 8000 times...The Woman in White largely being three songs repeated over and over again to new lyrics...etc.

There are definately songs from it that I love though. I enjoy my recording of it very much (American Premier).

All in all, I think that it is one of Andrew's better shows and was worth the effort.

Author:  Hans [ Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:00 pm ]
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Sweeney Hyde wrote:
All in all, I think that it is one of Andrew's better shows and was worth the effort.


It's definately better than anything he's written afterwards.

Author:  Salome [ Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:18 pm ]
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I enjoy alot of the score..The Ladies Pating..with one look..grwatest star of all..new ways to dream...Suunset blvd..every movies a circus...

other things are repititious as was mentioned..the performances were outstanding.
Glenn Close,George Hearn,Alan Campbell and Alice Ripley all wonderul.

Author:  what_the_heck013 [ Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:35 pm ]
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Yeah, repetition is always one thing that I never liked about ALW (he never seemed to get the idea of a musical motif that Sondheim has mastered)... but I think this has become my favorite ALW score.

Author:  jcstar [ Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:45 pm ]
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It's his best post-PHANTOM show.

Andy.

Author:  Mara [ Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:05 am ]
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I think Sunset is underrated, I like it much more than anything except Phantom and Evita. It is repetitive but I think many of the lesser known songs are really great.

Author:  Salome [ Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:25 am ]
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Mara wrote:
I think Sunset is underrated, I like it much more than anything except Phantom and Evita. It is repetitive but I think many of the lesser known songs are really great.


please..its so much better than Phantom.

Aspects of Love is still Webber's best show though. followed by Evita.

Author:  Mara [ Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:50 am ]
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It's BETTER than Phantom but I like Phantom more. Like many people here, I have a soft spot for it but I can recognise its faults and shortcomings.

Author:  jcstar [ Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:55 pm ]
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Salome wrote:
Mara wrote:
I think Sunset is underrated, I like it much more than anything except Phantom and Evita. It is repetitive but I think many of the lesser known songs are really great.


please..its so much better than Phantom.

Aspects of Love is still Webber's best show though. followed by Evita.


ASPECTS OF LOVE is a load of rubbish.

Andy

Author:  what_the_heck013 [ Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:34 pm ]
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I really think that Christine Ebersole would make a fabulous Norma Desmond.

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