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Post Bad productions vs. bad shows
In your opinion, can a poor production really kill a good show? If all the elements of the book, lyrics and score are right, will it show through?

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Post Re: Bad productions vs. bad shows
You'd think it would, but there are productions of good musicals so bad that it makes me rethink the whole principle of "if a musical is good, any production will be OK at the least". Six words: Les Mis, Blacklick Valley High School. :crazy:

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Post Re: Bad productions vs. bad shows
Mama Rose wrote:
In your opinion, can a poor production really kill a good show?


High schools do it all the time: http://broadwayworld.com/board/readmess ... ead=977760 (WATCH THE LES MIS VIDEO)

All you need are terrible singers and a crappy orchestra.


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Post Re: Bad productions vs. bad shows
Sweeney Todd is my favorite musical and I easily admit to having seen a bad production of it once. It was hard to watch. The writing can be golden, but good theatre is made such via the live performance and expression. If those elements are poor, the art will fail.

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Post Re: Bad productions vs. bad shows
Lets say that the better the show is the harder it is to do it bad. But with that said its usually takes more skills to do the really good shows right. And yes, you can obviously kill even the best shows with crappy artists (but thank god I havent seen it yet!) and you can cant say a crappy show with the world bests artists, it just want fly. (Saw it partly with Aniara, a world class ensemble, and a promissing setting and concept, but the end result was just a total fail, partly cause no one seamed to put any real interest in the show.)

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But then there are some shows that defy a "definitive" staging, and it's very easy to pick out what production didn't work. Jesus Christ Superstar, for example, has never had a definitive staging in my eyes, and likely never will. But there are a lot of ways to do it badly, in a manner that doesn't serve the work. (Gale Edwards' production comes to mind.)

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