3. I just found some old documents from when I worked as an ASM on a “semi-staged concert reading” at Barrington Stage Company…starring Sandy Duncan. She was wonderful and I will never say a bad word about her.
The first is a document titled “Mame Facts”. I remember being asked to read the novel and the original play and find any “factual information” about Mame Dennis. I don’t know if this is all I found or all that made it into this version of the document.
2nd is a snippet of the script, which the PSM and I retyped so that all of Mame’s lines were jumbo sized. I chose this particular section of the script because it contains the business about Mame not knowing what the date was. It’s one of those details that tends to vary from production to production (Patrick arrives on October 1st in the Auntie Mame movie), and everyone was having a hard time mapping out a time line if he arrived on October 1st. I don’t remember WHY that seemed too condensed (it means that everything from “It’s Today” leading up to Vera describing what will be “The Man in the Moon” takes place in the span of 29 days), but regardless an October 1st arrival date was not acceptable. Whilst wearing my dramaturg hat I realized that Patrick’s arrival date in the NOVEL was July first, and so that’s what we went with.
Who sings the higher part in “Die Schatten”? I seriously feel like I’m losing my mind, because I can watch the same clip twice in a row and think Rudolf is singing higher the first time and der Tod is singing higher the second time. It seems like it might switch depending on the performers? Does it even switch during the song? And is it possible that there are versions of Uwe doing both?
Help me, trollers of the Elisabeth tag. You’re more only hope.
because of the concept and the story you appreciate every single note of music in a very literal way. and everything was so elegant and tasteful. And smart. Flawless? Of course not. But really wonderful.
Guys. GUYS. I don’t know why, even after the whole Bollywood number, I didn’t realize that Katherine McPhee’s British/Indian boyfriend on Smash was the lead in Bombay Dreams! I have an entirely new respect for him AND his stupid stupid plotline. Like, I’m crying now because he didn’t get Press Sexcretary or whatever. I have never seen the show, but there are a lot of numbers from the London Cast Recording that I rather fancy, most especially this number. Naturally it was cut for the Broadway production (what?).