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[Nov. 25th, 2005|08:28 pm]
Saw Fiddler on the Roof (with Rosie O'Donnell) today. Fiddler was the first musical I ever saw on Broadway back when my family first moved back north.

I think I liked the first version (with Topol-- but not in the same role as Rosie :) better, but that could just be me misremembering. Rosie didn't quite fit her role properly, and the cast in general couldn't seem to decide between flippant and in some cases downright weak acting and trying to make it a over-serious tragedy.

In any case I thought the lighting was pretty pale and ugly. Even Les Mis had more color-- and they did most of the lighting with the same 6 beam projectors.

[User Picture]From: ryanov
2005-11-26 05:14 am (UTC)
Mr. Stage crew is a little picky, eh? ;)
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[User Picture]From: mizmoose
2005-11-26 05:46 am (UTC)
My first thought: He went to the theatre with Rosie O'Donnell?

My 2nd thought: Rosie O'Donnell played Tevye?

My 3rd thought: I remember seeing the movie in the local village theatre with my older sister -- it was so long the movie had an intermission. That was, like, a zillion years ago.

I wonder if that movie theatre even still exists...
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From: dr4b
2005-11-26 08:14 am (UTC)
What on earth role was Rosie O'Donnell? Eek.

I take it you're back from India, too, then :)
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[User Picture]From: stalkingmsd
2005-11-26 02:29 pm (UTC)
Rosie played Tevye's wife, Golde. Harvey Fierstein played Tevye.

Now that I think of it, I think Rosie might have done better as Yente, the matchmaker...
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