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Fine by me if you don' t see it, but I have seen the European Tour which had nudity during Acid Queen. The dancers were naked except for their private parts.

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Well, um... hm...

I think the director had a bad idea there. It simply doesn't work for the scene.

Oh well.

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This is the show our school is using for a Marching Band Show. It is very cool!

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jcstar wrote:
There should be a rule that says: If you're not going to do it right, DON'T DO IT AT ALL!


There is. You get sued if you're caught making unauthorized changes to a show you're producing.

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Yes I know. But the chances of a company getting caught/sued aren't very good (in my experience).

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jcstar wrote:
Yes I know. But the chances of a company getting caught/sued aren't very good (in my experience).

Andy.


Unless there are very big changes (but thats stating the obvious.)

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When I was 14, we did this show at summer camp. This was back in '91, so it was 2 years before the show opened on Broadway (we had a director who really used his imagination on this one, with amazing results). For the 'inappropriate material' during "Acid Queen" and "Fiddle About", we had people behind a sheet that acted out the proceedings, so all the audience saw were the silhouettes. It was a pretty cool effect.


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jcstar wrote:
Cripes! There should be a rule that says: If you're not going to do it right, DON'T DO IT AT ALL!


Joan Crawford, anyone?

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RTTugger1977 wrote:
When I was 14, we did this show at summer camp. This was back in '91, so it was 2 years before the show opened on Broadway (we had a director who really used his imagination on this one, with amazing results). For the 'inappropriate material' during "Acid Queen" and "Fiddle About", we had people behind a sheet that acted out the proceedings, so all the audience saw were the silhouettes. It was a pretty cool effect.


That's a good idea :)

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Or just use the version MTI licenses to high schools that cuts the Uncle Ernie and Acid Queen numbers?

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Brother Marvin Hinten, S. wrote:
Or just use the version MTI licenses to high schools that cuts the Uncle Ernie and Acid Queen numbers?


Then what the hell is the point of doing the show in the first place?

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The point of doing the show is that the opera is still successful and proves its point even without the Acid Queen and Uncle Ernie: Tommy had harmful experiences (his father the murderer, his cousin the abuser) in his childhood, and he rose above them (and the resulting deafness, dumbness, and blindness) to become the new Messiah in the eyes of many, only to tell them (in the Broadway version) that he wanted to have what the followers already had, and he didn't have anything new to teach them.

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