History HarsherInHindsight / Theatre

29th May '18 10:01:11 AM snichols1973
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* When Creator/TheMarxBrothers were performing the UsefulNotes/{{Vaudeville}} circuit in a small Illinois mining town, Jack Wells, the theater manager, pointed out a "No Smoking" sign (which was conspicuously placed so you could barely see it) to Groucho and fined him $10. Chico, acting as spokesman, informed the manager that unless he cancelled the fine, they wouldn't perform. Harpo proposed that they would donate $10 to the Salvation Army if the manager agreed to donate the $10 fine to the Salvation Army. He begrudgingly accepted, and later paid each of the Marxes $112.50 in pennies. As the train left, Harpo jokingly yelled out: "Here's hoping your lousy theater burns down!" The next day, the Marxes read that the theater they had just performed in the night before had burnt to the ground, and the rest decided that Harpo shouldn't speak in their routines.
8th Feb '18 7:10:41 AM Cryoclaste
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* The title song in ''{{Cabaret}}'' has always been an emotionally loaded number, but after the death of Natasha Richardson, who played Sally in the 1998 revival, it's almost physically painful to listen to, especially in the verses about Elsie.

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* The title song in ''{{Cabaret}}'' ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'' has always been an emotionally loaded number, but after the death of Natasha Richardson, who played Sally in the 1998 revival, it's almost physically painful to listen to, especially in the verses about Elsie.
28th Oct '17 8:45:52 PM TudorRose
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* "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" from ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' is sung by Christine as she deals with the feelings of grief she's been experiencing since her father's death. The father of Music/SarahBrightman (who originated the role) committed suicide in 1992.
20th Dec '16 11:07:03 AM Xtifr
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* The song "Try to Remember" from the musical comedy ''TheFantasticks'' took on a much more somber meaning after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Lyrics like "Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh so mellow... Try to remember when life was so tender that no one wept except the willow" reflected the loss of innocence many people felt right after the tragedy.

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* The song "Try to Remember" from the musical comedy ''TheFantasticks'' ''Theatre/TheFantasticks'' took on a much more somber meaning after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Lyrics like "Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh so mellow... Try to remember when life was so tender that no one wept except the willow" reflected the loss of innocence many people felt right after the tragedy.
26th Dec '15 9:13:04 PM jormis29
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* An example that doesn't have an event in real life mirroring it, (and played for comedy), the main antagonist of SisterAct, Shanke is singing about getting back his girlfriend after she saw him commit a murder. He uses the line, "When I find my baby, I ain't letting her go." The song is LyricalDissonance and sung to sound like a love song, but the verses following are actually about him drilling, shooting, stabbing, drowning, disemboweling, and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill giving "her skull a big dent with a blunt instrument"]]. He repeats the line after each verse, (including the first, where he already establishes that he wants to kill her) but by then we get the point.

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* An example that doesn't have an event in real life mirroring it, (and played for comedy), the main antagonist of SisterAct, ''Film/SisterAct'', Shanke is singing about getting back his girlfriend after she saw him commit a murder. He uses the line, "When I find my baby, I ain't letting her go." The song is LyricalDissonance and sung to sound like a love song, but the verses following are actually about him drilling, shooting, stabbing, drowning, disemboweling, and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill giving "her skull a big dent with a blunt instrument"]]. He repeats the line after each verse, (including the first, where he already establishes that he wants to kill her) but by then we get the point.
25th Oct '15 2:41:24 PM Maestrojosh87
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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Theatre/{{KA}}'' has a lot of {{Spectacle}} involving characters seeming to fall, sometimes to their doom, from the two moving stages that create its various settings. Sadly, it was during the climactic WireFu sequence that a performer [[FatalMethodActing actually fell to her death]] during the late show on June 29, 2013. After going on hiatus for investigation, the show reopened July 16 with the scene in question cut, then later readded with all the performers projected onto the wall, with the full sequence being reinstated completely as of late 2014.

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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Theatre/{{KA}}'' has a lot of {{Spectacle}} involving characters seeming to fall, sometimes to their doom, from the two moving stages that create its various settings. Sadly, it was during the climactic WireFu sequence that a performer [[FatalMethodActing actually fell to her death]] during the late show on June 29, 2013. After going on hiatus for investigation, the show reopened July 16 with the scene in question cut, then later readded cut. Soon after, the scene began to find its way back gradually, with all the performers projected onto the wall, with and now, as of late 2014, the full "Battlefield" sequence being reinstated has now been completely as of late 2014.restored.
25th Oct '15 2:36:30 PM Maestrojosh87
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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Theatre/{{KA}}'' has a lot of {{Spectacle}} involving characters seeming to fall, sometimes to their doom, from the two moving stages that create its various settings. Sadly, it was during the climactic WireFu sequence that a performer [[FatalMethodActing actually fell to her death]] during the late show on June 29, 2013. After going on hiatus for investigation, the show reopened July 16 with the scene in question cut. However the scene was later readded, but all the performers are projected onto the wall.

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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Theatre/{{KA}}'' has a lot of {{Spectacle}} involving characters seeming to fall, sometimes to their doom, from the two moving stages that create its various settings. Sadly, it was during the climactic WireFu sequence that a performer [[FatalMethodActing actually fell to her death]] during the late show on June 29, 2013. After going on hiatus for investigation, the show reopened July 16 with the scene in question cut. However the scene was cut, then later readded, but readded with all the performers are projected onto the wall.wall, with the full sequence being reinstated completely as of late 2014.
14th Apr '15 4:27:35 PM gkoch3
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** In the same article, Gamermann compared the opening scene where the Mute throws a handful of colorful paper squares in the air to the bits of paper that had filled the air all day after the Twin Towers fell.
14th Apr '15 4:20:21 PM gkoch3
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** ''Wall Street Journal'' critic Amy Gamermann [[http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2002-09-27/news/0209260416_1_fantasticks-remember-the-kind-melody recalled attending a performance of the show]] three days after 9/11, along with only about two dozen other people. By the end of the song, she was in tears. [[BreakingTheFourthWall So was one of the actors.]]

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** ''Wall Street Journal'' critic Amy Gamermann [[http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2002-09-27/news/0209260416_1_fantasticks-remember-the-kind-melody [[http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB100086742441207000 recalled attending a performance of the show]] three days after 9/11, along with only about two dozen other people. By the end of the song, she was in tears. [[BreakingTheFourthWall So was one of the actors.]]
14th Apr '15 4:18:10 PM gkoch3
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* The song "Try to Remember" from the musical comedy ''TheFantasticks'' took on a much more somber meaning after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Lyrics like "Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh so mellow... Try to remember when life was so tender that no one wept except the willow" reflected the loss of innocence many people felt right after the tragedy.
** ''Wall Street Journal'' critic Amy Gamermann [[http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2002-09-27/news/0209260416_1_fantasticks-remember-the-kind-melody recalled attending a performance of the show]] three days after 9/11, along with only about two dozen other people. By the end of the song, she was in tears. [[BreakingTheFourthWall So was one of the actors.]]
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