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I have never seen this show, heard the music, looked at a script, or anything at all so I'm just taking a shot in the dark.

How is the sinking done? Is it just talked about or is there an actual visual effect?


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ditto


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With a lot of work, and a few hydraulic assisted platforms, yes, you do get to see the sinking.

Unless you're like the cheap b@stard producer who tried to hire me to do the sinking and insisted on seeing the full size ship onstage. Then you get jack! (complete. idiot.)


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I've heard there were numerous occasions on broadway where the sinking didn't work properly.

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Not when I say it. It worked wonderfully well.


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The sickest thing is, I was in a house in Arkansas a few years ago for an Oz, and Titanic had just been there and crashed three linesets! Thanks, jackholes!

I HeArTE Titanic!

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if done right the sinking works fine. we only had the sinking happen in the scene with Andrews in his steroom. and the audience was quite impressed.

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I have thought about this many times and wondered...couldn't just make a giant half titanic made of fabric? inside the ship you could have some sort of mechanism that slowly collapses from the bottom up. Put some fog around it and...bam! Instant shipwreck. The half ship would be placed center stage with the tip up towards the ceiling.


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Uhm, you do realize that Titanic was 990 feet long and over 70 feet from keel to top of the forward funnel, right? So even a "half" version is 440 ft long, or 40 ft wide, or 35 feet tall...and god would I hate to be the poor bastard to have to sweep and mop a stage like that without a dozen other hands.

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Ummm...Are you joking, or what? :?


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Tinker Rigger wrote:
Uhm, you do realize that Titanic was 990 feet long and over 70 feet from keel to top of the forward funnel, right? So even a "half" version is 440 ft long, or 40 ft wide, or 35 feet tall...and god would I hate to be the poor bastard to have to sweep and mop a stage like that without a dozen other hands.


When I said, "half the ship" I meant half of the model that you would use for the sinking. Of course the ship wouldn't be a full sized replica...use some common sense.

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yes - i agree ----- the set is on hydraulics and slants to one side during the sinking - and looks really effective......


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