Post by lionessblack on May 10, 2008 19:49:57 GMT -5
That's fantastic, lol. I love Spelling Bee. I don't think I'd take just any kid to it, but if I knew the kid, and knew what they could handle, I'd totally bring them along. Considering, even with the content, it's ABOUT kids.
I dragged my whole family to it. Of course, I'm the youngest, but whatever.
Post by Penny Lane on May 10, 2008 20:12:17 GMT -5
I never had any desire to see Spelling Bee. Probably because I always hated (and I mean HATED) spelling bees in school. They seemed so dumb. My friends and I would always spell the first word wrong so we could sit in the back of the classroom and chat. While I was a competitive person, I was not competitive with spelling. No offense to anyone who has ever won a spelling championship.
Oh, she'd be a Spring Awakening fangirl. No question about it. She'd probably see it seven times, be a member of The Guilty Ones, friend all the cast members on Facebook, and write long dissertations on why she and Jonathan Groff are meant to be on her Livejournal.
Oh, and as for the Spelling Bee love - I've gotta chime in on that (lol, note my name).
Post by lionessblack on Jun 3, 2008 14:16:39 GMT -5
When I saw your username, logainne, I wanted to ask if it was a Spelling Bee reference, but I for all I knew, that was your name, and you had no idea what Spelling Bee was, lol. The first time I saw it, I was having the most horrible week, and I had seen Wicked at the matinee, and I went to Bee because it was next door and had lotto (since I don't have a student ID and couldn't do student rush for anything) and I was the only person not to win lotto, but they got me a $25 ticket (in not a $25 seat). It was exactly what I needed. I had never laughed so hard.
The only other time I've had that much fun, and laughed that hard, at the theatre (including the other times I've seen Bee) was seeing Cry-Baby in March. Just fantastic, fun theatre experiences.
Am I the only one that can see Stacey as totally trying out for the part of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde? Lol. Not sure of her singing abilities, but she was in Peter Pan... and can probably move well (book # 70) I can totally see her in that part if she had the singing and dancing capabilities.
Other plays I love are: Evita Chicago Tommy and Les Miserables all musicals i pretend that Stacey has seen too.
Evita closed on Broadway in 1983 (after four years), three years before the debut of BSC. The revival didn't happen until 2012.
The original production of Chicago ran on Broadway for two years (1975-1977), but the revival opened in 1996, while the BSC was still being published, so Stacey could've seen that version. Incidentally, that revival is still running (19 years later) and is now not only the longest-running revival but the 2nd longest+running Broadway show ever (after Phantom of the Opera, which is on its 27th year).
She could've seen Tommy (1993-1995) and Les Miz (original run 1987-2003), since they were running when the BSC was still active.
Another show I think Stacey and the other girls (particularly Jessi) would've loved was A Chorus Line (1975-1990), since it's about showbusiness and dancing. The setup is similar to American Idol (and the like), where the contestants compete and are drilled about their personal lives and their passions and dreams for the future, eventually whittling down the dancers to 17 and from those 17, the final 8.