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I'm doing Sweeney at the moment, and I'm in the Quintet. IE, I'm one of the crazys in the nuthouse where Johanna is. We're blocking that scene at rehearsal tonight, and they were talking about the lunatics literally dancing in the streets. Is that a new thing? Or have there been other productions with dancing there? Like, a legit huge dance number?

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Okay no.......just no........There's to be no dancing in Sweeney Todd......

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I could picture some really modern, very slight movement like pain.
No jazz hands.


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I could picture some really modern, very slight movement like pain.


I like that... alot..

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Awwww:( Not even if its a big tap number?
I was thinking the beggar woman could have an Ann Miller style solo in there..

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Thriller dance?

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Uh, when we did it, our asylum occupants just literally rolled and creeped around the stage. I can't imagine a choreographed dance.


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Uh, when we did it, our asylum occupants just literally rolled and creeped around the stage. I can't imagine a choreographed dance.


I can't imagine a choreographed dance, but I can easily picture one asylum inmate abruptly starting some sort of awkward dance and a couple of others trying to join in/imitate him/her...just not an actual dance routine for the entire group.

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OMG!!! I saw a disgusting production of Sweeney where there were choreographed dancing by the inmates. It was horrible. They all kind of did a line dance to show they are crazy. But everything was in time etc.

The production itself was horrible.


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Thriller dance?

:)


hahaha :lol:


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OMG!!! I saw a disgusting production of Sweeney where there were choreographed dancing by the inmates. It was horrible. They all kind of did a line dance to show they are crazy. But everything was in time etc.

The production itself was horrible.



WHYYYYYY?


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We just got our choreagraphy last night. Like... on the "swing your razor wide sweeney, hold it to the sky, freely flows the blood of those who moralize" they have us pantomiming a razor swinging in time, and then they have us doing something remarkably similiar to the thriller dance on the "Sweeney was smooth, Sweeney was subtle" round. -_-

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aworthyboyishe wrote:
We just got our choreagraphy last night. Like... on the "swing your razor wide sweeney, hold it to the sky, freely flows the blood of those who moralize" they have us pantomiming a razor swinging in time, and then they have us doing something remarkably similiar to the thriller dance on the "Sweeney was smooth, Sweeney was subtle" round. -_-


Seriously... why?! 8O


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