King Kong the Musical happened. Did it need to happen? No. Did it happen? Yes.
*Spoiler* King Kong doesn’t sing.
One of the quoted reviews says “redefined musical theatre” and I really hope it doesn’t…. Lord have mercy.
In the video it says it redefined the MUSICAL. Not musical theatre. The structure remains the same. I think they are implying that they have been able to incorporate new technology into a musical that seems to remain with the classic structure (dance numbers, love plot, etc.) - Many people, including myself, believed Ghost made a mark on the technological advances that can be brought to the theatre. This show does the same thing with its set and puppetry design, but remains true to the classic structure that we all know and love.
Is this a good show? I have no clue. But I wanted to give the creators (and the person who claimed that this show redefined the ‘musical’ gets the benefit of the doubt.)
I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate on the same frequency there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk.(via versteur)
Everyone’s opinions and beliefs in this world are valid. You don’t have to agree with any of them. This whole Ferguson situation is awful. BUT the corrupt policemen/law enforcements involved have a valid opinion. Racism is NOT okay. But keep in mind racism is TAUGHT. Anyone who is seen performing racist acts came from an unfortunate upbringing and have decided not to change because it is rooted in them. People CAN change. Some do not wish to change. Understand that although racism is awful, people will remain racist because THEY BELIEVE IT TO BE NORMAL AND OKAY. I am DEFENDING THE PEOPLE NOT THEIR BELIEFS. You cannot help the fact someone is against a race. You can only respect someone even if they are unwilling to respect you. And yes, this even means where death is involved. We know that fighting fire with fire is useless. Holding your tongue and refraining from violence in retaliation is NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE, but it CAN be done.
Continue to spread love and support. That’s all we can do. If you believe in the power of love and support then we can build a better tomorrow.
If by ‘fuck the police’ you mean fuck the corrupt, prejudiced, racist system then yes, fuck the police, but if you mean fuck the police for stopping you from smoking weed and getting away with illegal behaviour then no, fuck you.
I’m so done with race jokes.
Every single one of them.
They aren’t funny.
They only perpetuate racism.
You want racism to stop, then stop with the ‘jokes’
MORE: Beautiful original TRUE musical theatre scores like The Bridges of Madison County
LESS: Jukebox musicals every season. No one needs Sting on Broadway.
As of now, Broadway is commercialized and will not thrive like it does now without jukebox/movie based/etc musicals. The large majority of theatre-goers are tourists. Although original work is most appreciated, familiar material help to make keep Broadway alive. We need both for a happy balance. Although I agree that musicals, like Legally Blonde (musical based on a film), are brilliantly well-crafted with an original score, I do think shows like Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Motown, and Beautiful bring out another side of theatre that isn’t seen with original work. They show appreciation for work that has come before. Furthermore, each show can bring something new: a documentary-based style with Jersey Boys, jobs for the black theatre community (this isn’t meant to be racist. But truly.) with Motown.
I understand the annoyance with jukebox musicals. (I believe there are only 5 on Broadway currently, with plans of one to close next month.) So, thankfully new-work outshines jukebox musicals on Broadway.
This is just my opinion and wanted to share. :)
Without [WICKED], I would not have my husband. We literally got married when we were working together on WICKED. We went to the courthouse one afternoon and that night, we were singing “As Long As You’re Mine” as husband and wife. No one knew we had gotten married, it was a quiet thing—weeks later, we had a larger service in Italy, but for that one day, no one knew. There are so many memories that connect us to that show. It shaped the course of our lives.Stephanie J. Block (via broadwaycom)