Tonight's Prom

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Tonight's Prom

Postby Pepper Pig » August 11th, 2017, 6:40 pm

Meant to flag this up earlier. BBC4 8pm. Oklahoma.

If it's your sort of thing then the John Wilson Orchestra is absolutely the best in the world.
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Re: Tonight's Prom

Postby Ratatouille » August 11th, 2017, 6:57 pm

Sorry P but we are distinctly underwhelmed by tonights offering. So ate just settling down to watch the NYO's Rite of Spring recorded last week.

Don't get me wrong I love Okahoma but I need the pictures.
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Re: Tonight's Prom

Postby Pepper Pig » August 11th, 2017, 7:17 pm

That's why it's on TV, BBC4 Rats! Nearly live stage production.
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Re: Tonight's Prom

Postby Zosherooney » August 11th, 2017, 10:15 pm

We have just watched it.....Superb.... I lurve musicals and this type was ballet/almost opera.... very very good. Thank you for the thumbs up PP...
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Re: Tonight's Prom

Postby cyprusmoira » August 12th, 2017, 6:01 am

Fantastic :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

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Re: Tonight's Prom

Postby earthmaiden » August 12th, 2017, 8:18 am

Ratatouille wrote:Sorry P but we are distinctly underwhelmed by tonights offering.


Me too, far too much faux American dialogue and not enough music. Stage or film scenery adds another (much-needed) dimension to a musical. With a few notable exceptions, I don't think I'm a huge fan of musicals.
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Re: Tonight's Prom

Postby StokeySue » August 12th, 2017, 8:35 am

Not a fan of musicals in general or Oklahoma in particular but I caught the very end and it's been bugging me ever since which musical I saw Belinda Lang in on stage, she was good.

Having said which, it was Glen Campbell night last night and caught him singing My Boy Bill from Carousel backed by the RPO. Wow, he really could sing, wonderful, very different from the usual version.
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Re: Tonight's Prom

Postby cyprusmoira » August 12th, 2017, 12:22 pm

earthmaiden wrote:Me too, far too much faux American dialogue and not enough music

That was the original version, there was one song that I had not heard before.
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Re: Tonight's Prom

Postby StokeySue » August 12th, 2017, 1:08 pm

I saw the first NT version of Guys and Dolls, with Julia McKenzie, I think I may have seen Belinda Lang in a juke box musical with some McGanns in it :D
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Re: Tonight's Prom

Postby Pepper Pig » August 12th, 2017, 4:59 pm

cyprusmoira wrote:That was the original version, there was one song that I had not heard before.


There are two that are often cut. The very dark one which Jud Fry soliloquizes, and Ali Hakim with the chorus singing "it's a scandal, it's an outrage". I thought Curly and Jud Fry were superb. Was less impressed with the girls except for Belinda.
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Re: Tonight's Prom

Postby suffolk » August 13th, 2017, 7:51 am

Talking of the Proms ... Did anyone hear the world premiere of Judith Weir's oratorio In the Land of Uz from Southwark Cathedral yesterday afternoon? Marvellous! And conducted by David Hill as his last performance with the BBC singers and the Nash Ensemble.
I don't sing with choirs nowadays, but thought it would be a great piece to perform, especially as is about 30 mins and doesn't need many musicians.
So glad I caught it as I was driving home :D
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Re: Tonight's Prom

Postby PatsyMFagan » August 13th, 2017, 9:18 am

I often get Groupon/Living Social offers for music events at Southwark Cathedral .. a good price (tickets usually half price) .. never taken them up on the offer yet though. I like the thought of Vivaldi's Four Seasons .. I am a light-weight when it comes to classical music ;) :oops:
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Re: Tonight's Prom

Postby Busybee » August 13th, 2017, 1:39 pm

Been watching this on catch up..........loved it, but I am a sucker for most musicals. My mum and dad were in their school production of Oklahoma a fair few years ago ;) . I grew up listening to musical soundtracks.

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