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Little Shop of Horrors- The line "We'll have tomorrow.." in "Don't Feed the Plants". Why couldn't they have cut that line after they cut the song "We'll Have Tommorrow"? It just reeks of sloppiness.

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MSam wrote:
I'll settle with the last word in "You Must Meet My Wife"....

Stephen Sondheim wrote:
I must meet your wife, / Yes, I must.

You think they're gonna say 'might'. So jarring that it doesn't rhyme.

Disney-Bway27 wrote:
"Wife" and "might" don't rhyme....

Stephen Sondheim wrote:
FREDERICK: Her reticence, her apprehension-
DESIREE: Her crust-
FREDERICK: No!
DESIREE: Yes!
FREDERICK: No!
DESIREE: Frederick...
FREDERICK: You must meet my wife.
DESIREE: Let me get my hat / and my knife!
FREDERICK: What was that?
DESIREE: I must meet your wife.
FREDERICK: Yes, you must. DESIREE: Yes, I must.

I dunno, that looks like a rhyme scheme to me.

MSam wrote:
Granted, but assonance, my friend.

What's assonance got to do with it? The words don't rhyme and there is nothing in the rhyme scheme of the song, neither earlier nor in this particular verse, that indicates that the final two lines should be a rhyming couplet in any case. As Elliot indicates, the rhyme scheme is far more intricate than that.

Carousel: There is a great deal about Jigger's throughline that isn't fully realised, both musically and dramatically.

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Post Re: What You Don't Like About [Above Show]
character development.
if Allegro was given more depth in its characters it would have been a great show as oppossed to a show that kind of paved the way for the concept musical. instead it would have pabved the way.

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Damn Yankees- While an enjoyable song, "Who's Got the Pain" sticks out like a sore thumb and only serves as a dance showcase for Gewn Verdon.

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Well like the movie they get the facts wrong about pot.


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There's very little in MFL I outright dislike. It's a wonderful show. I guess if I HAD to pick something I disliked, it'd be that the movie version brought George Cukor's Best Director win. It's not a bad film by any means--yes, it's overlong and, while not a bad thing, Harrison's performance has very little subtlety--but there are very little directorial decisions made in the film that deserve a Best Director nomination, least of all a WIN. There are some great moments (the frozen actors on the streets of London sticks out, as does the incredible Ascot Gavotte sequence) but overall, it might as well have been a filmed production of the stage show.

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Godspell

Too often, productions of Godspell sacrifice concept for gimmickry. This turns what is meant to be the show's innate strength into a weakness.

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Yakko wrote:
Well like the movie they get the facts wrong about pot.



Its supposed to gett he facts wrong. thats why the musical is a satire.

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Pippin

Although, as RainbowJude says above, Godspell often sacrifices concept for gimmickry, Pippin gives us tons of concept but the content lets it down somewhat. Especially the score - but this is a Stephen Schwartz show, so that is to be expected, no? A score full of ideas that are actually more insteresting than the score itself ultimately is.

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I don't like that this show is the 30th longest running musical in Broadway history. This show? This early Schwartz example of Wicked-syndrome? Come on... :wtf:

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Suffers from "troublesome book" syndrome. The last time someone adapted a Pagnol piece to musical theater, they combined the storylines of three of his films to create a fuller plot. Working from just La femme du boulanger hurt the writers considerably. That said, if you believe the Stephen Schwartz coffee table book, they were heavily revising it for years and finally arrived at "the ultimate version" just before Joe Stein's passing. Who knows? We may yet see a workable show out of it.

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Brother Marvin Hinten, S. wrote:
The last time someone adapted a Pagnol piece to musical theater, they combined the storylines of three of his films to create a fuller plot.

In fairness, those three films and the plays that preceded them were a trilogy. There's no reason why what worked for Fanny in in 1954 should automatically work for an independent adaptation of one of Pagnol's films in the 1970s.

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I don't like it when directors try to conceptually force some kind of overt, contemporary anti-war message onto the show. Pointing out the similarities to the wars America fights today just makes the whole thing seem dated, when it really is a very special kind of period piece. Surely people can make the links to Afghanistan themselves, if they want to.

I thought about naming Galt MacDermot's first musical after Hair, Isabel's a Jezebel, for the next musical in this game but it's truly obscure. So let's go with his Best Musical Tony Award winner from the 1970s:

Two Gentlemen of Verona.

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