I trust the entire cast will be finding their way to Broadway shortly.”
granolagoddess on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:43:19
“I am 49 years old, I was in theatre in years in my hometown and then in Seattle. I worked with a lot of talented people. Many of the people I worked with have passed on or still work in the business. Robert Fitch originated the role of Rooster Hannigan in Annie on Broadway...I did Oklahoma and Annie with him. Gretchen Wyler did Hello Dolly with us. She originated the role of Silk Stockings on Broadway. Look them up. Then eff off. They don't have to find their way to Broadway, they created it.”
“From your comment, I understand you are a fan of the movie. However, it does not change the fact that you are unfamiliar with the original Broadway production...which is the basis of the NBC production. If you were, you would not have used the word "wrong".”
Dembabe40 on Dec 18, 2013 at 16:27:44
“Yeah, "wrong" as in "wrong according to the movie". I'm not unfamiliar with the original Broadway production, i just prefer the movie.
“Perhaps you could have done some quick research. It's actually easy to find that the NBC production was based on the original Broadway production.”
Dembabe40 on Dec 6, 2013 at 14:37:35
“I didn't say I didn't know what it was based on....GEEZ, people! I knew what it was based on. I SAID I HAVE ONLY SEEN THE MOVIE. I don't care what it was based on, I've seen the movie, and that was the basis for my comparison.”
“You really expect us to believe that a network production that was filled with Broadway veterans...Tony nominated/winners was better than a community theater production?
granolagoddess on Dec 9, 2013 at 01:34:38
“What you don't know is that our theatre workshop performance was directed by a tony veteran and leading actors....but all the kids were local yokels. I have performed with Gretchen Wyler, Robert Fitch, Barry Williams etc, etc. I have worked with the best, baby. And they thought we were just as good if not better than those they worked with in New York and LA. So there.”
“Misspelling aside, she is sadly true, or at least was in my first year at a California State school in 1992. I was pretty amazed that people actually had to take remedial english and math, which means really the most basic principles.
This is not to say that the people in attendance were not smart in other ways (like one doctor I know who can't figure out how to balance a checkbook), but one would at least estimate that at University level, the most basic elements of a third grade class would have already been satisfied.
Unfortunately, the outlook on this, assuming it's still true, should not be one of disgrace. It should be a driving force to find ways to make sure our children have minimal life skills, and that includes a passing understanding of our spoken language (majority language, including government signage), as well as the language that describes our very existence (math, with science).”