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24th Nov '16 12:48:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil tours are usually two act affairs (two-and-a-half hours with intermission), but their non-touring productions (the various Las Vegas shows, ''Theatre/LaNouba'', etc.) usually have runtimes of 90 to 105 minutes with no intermission. This allows for two performances a night/ten performances a week and doesn't try the patience of audiences who would also like to gamble, etc. When the tours ''Theatre/NouvelleExperience'' and ''Theatre/{{Alegria}}'' were adapted for casinos, they lost their intermissions and at least one acrobatic setpiece in order to achieve a 90-minute runtime. In fact, editing "legit" shows has long been common practice in Las Vegas; ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Theatre/AvenueQ'', ''{{Spamalot}}'', and ''Film/TheProducers'' were all cut to 90-or-so minutes either when they opened or later in the run, dropping their intermissions among other things.

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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil tours are usually two act affairs (two-and-a-half hours with intermission), but their non-touring productions (the various Las Vegas shows, ''Theatre/LaNouba'', etc.) usually have runtimes of 90 to 105 minutes with no intermission. This allows for two performances a night/ten performances a week and doesn't try the patience of audiences who would also like to gamble, etc. When the tours ''Theatre/NouvelleExperience'' and ''Theatre/{{Alegria}}'' were adapted for casinos, they lost their intermissions and at least one acrobatic setpiece in order to achieve a 90-minute runtime. In fact, editing "legit" shows has long been common practice in Las Vegas; ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Theatre/AvenueQ'', ''{{Spamalot}}'', ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', and ''Film/TheProducers'' were all cut to 90-or-so minutes either when they opened or later in the run, dropping their intermissions among other things.
1st Jun '16 12:36:30 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Literature/NativeSon'' was adapted into a play in ten scenes with no designated intermission.
24th Apr '16 9:10:34 AM Prfnoff
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* ''The Student Prince'' is in four acts, eliding the first two acts of the original five-act play ''Old Heidelberg''.

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* ''The Student Prince'' is in four acts, eliding the first two acts of the original five-act a four-act operetta. The play it was based on, ''Old Heidelberg''.
Heidelberg'', had five acts; it's obvious that the scene change from Karlsberg to Heidelberg in the operetta's first act was originally the first act break.
24th Apr '16 9:07:01 AM Prfnoff
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* ''The Student Prince'' is in four acts, eliding the first two acts of the original five-act play ''Old Heidelberg''.
24th Apr '16 9:04:00 AM Prfnoff
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* Puccini's opera ''Madama Butterfly'' was originally supposed to be in two acts, with a long stage silence in the middle of the second act. (The Belasco play it was based on was in only one act, but was considerably shorter, starting at the point where the opera's second act begins.) After the premiere, many changes were made, including the division of the second act into two parts, with the curtain is lowered in between; the second part is sometimes billed as the third act.

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* Puccini's opera ''Madama Butterfly'' ''Theatre/MadamaButterfly'' was originally supposed to be in two acts, with a long stage silence in the middle of the second act. (The Belasco play it was based on was in only one act, but was considerably shorter, starting at the point where the opera's second act begins.) After the premiere, many changes were made, including the division of the second act into two parts, with the curtain is lowered in between; the second part is sometimes billed as the third act.




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* Music/GiuseppeVerdi's ''[[Theatre/TheMerryWivesOfWindsor Falstaff]]'' is a comic opera in three acts, with each act divided into two through-composed scenes of roughly equal length.
7th Mar '16 9:13:28 PM Prfnoff
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* ''No, No, Nanette'' has always been a three-act musical.

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* ''No, No, Nanette'' Nanette'', an adaptation of a three-act farce, has always been a three-act musical.
22nd Feb '16 2:10:52 AM PaulA
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* Many stage versions of ''Cinderella'' are in three acts, with the second act taking place at the ball (which is also true of ''Die Fledermaus'').

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* Many stage versions of ''Cinderella'' are in three acts, with the second act taking place at the ball (which is also true of ''Die Fledermaus'').''Theatre/DieFledermaus'').
2nd Feb '16 5:46:28 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' has eleven scenes with no act breaks in the script. However, the original production featured two intermissions.
2nd Feb '16 9:37:37 AM Prfnoff
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* ''The Vagabond King'' is in four acts, being based on a four-act play. The second intermission is supposed to be longer than the others.
2nd Feb '16 9:29:13 AM Prfnoff
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* ''No, No, Nanette'' has always been a three-act musical.
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