This is just an FYI for those of you that heard rumors.
Apparently, there were two complaints about some of the content of this show. One during the senior matinee and one from Opening Night. Keep in mind these are just 2 complaints from out of over 100 people or so. We addressed the complaints to the satisfaction of MP principal Mr. Rose (who attended last night) and all is good. Mr. Rose says he enjoyed the show and judging from the reaction of the audience, pretty much everyone else did too!
One of the challenges of doing a modern show (that's not Disney or "Shrek") is that the shows are written for today's more mature audiences. One thing that we cannot do according to the contract that I signed in blood, is change any dialogue in the show. The changes made to the show to appease the offended are not dialogue related and are more movement based.
If you hear of any more complaints or comments about the show that are negative, please let me know. This is why we'll probably never do "Spring Awakening" or "Rent" on the MP stage. Marysville is just not ready for that.
Thanks for doing an awesome job with the show. Overall, the comments that I've heard have been very positive and everyone agrees that it's a fun show. You should be proud of your hard work and how far you've come since those early days of 1st rehearsals. I love how this show turned out and I am proud of you.
Don't let the negative outweigh the positive. Have fun!
Agreed...and there's a larger point here, too: pelvic thrusts and other cheap sexual gags do not fit this show!! Even "world class alcoholic" Roman Bartelli would not have done those things on a Broadway stage in 1928; it just wasn't done. And that's the point - the scene in question is a flashback to 1928, and we can't mix our time periods up. The Man in the Chair can bring it up in his narration, but our 1928 should remain pure!! That's my view, anyway. K
Talked to Mr Rose again this morning. He appreciates the efforts made to "clean up" the show. He understood that we couldn't change some things (it's written in the script or essential to the plot), but thanks you for taking out the "add ons." . As you discovered Saturday with an receptive audience, the show is pretty funny on it's own.