Game: Things I Will Not Do in Musical Theatre
So I fiund this hilarious list about things not to do when directing a Shakespeare play: http://angevin2.livejournal.com/148520.html
I thought we should do one for Musicals. So, judging from your own experiences watching, starring in, directing etc. what should NOT be done in a musical (a specific show or just in general?) I hoping to make this fun and funny, but feel free to add serious issues to the list as well.
1. If the Belle in your community theatre production of BATB is not yet out of highschool, it's probably going to be a bit awkward if your Beast is in his 40's and his 5-year-old daughter is in the ensemble. But kudos to prefessionalism making it work anyway.
2. Dancing zombie girls don't make the scene transitions in Sweeney Todd go any faster. They just look a tad silly and out of place.
3. A highschool probably shouldn't do Les Mis if they feel the need to turn Lovely Ladies into Lovely People. If they are that concerned about content, and they should just stick with Oliver! or Camelot or something. And if a school does go ahead with their badly censored Les Mis, for the love of God DON'T TAPE IT AND PUT IT ON YOUTUBE.