Can someone help a dumb brunette from downunder? I read the topics about the tours and see that one is called a Sherry tour and the new one could be called the Dawn tour. So my question is - are these touring shows different to the Broadway/Sydney ones? I have heard that the Las Vegas show is shorter - is this right? Also, why are Broadway/London/Sydney called sitting down shows? This really confuses me as we don't use these expressions here. I would have thought that all the shows would be exactly the same.
Confusion regarding tours(4 posts)
They're called sit-downs because they're sitting down in one city for a generally undetermined amount of time. Although this term isn't used that often in London/NY/Sydney, more like in cities like... Vegas! And Chicago.
Vegas is shorter due to the culture of entertainment there. Generally they want people back out on the floor and gambling as much as possible. Compared to a lot of other musicals that sit down in Vegas, it hasn't been trimmed very much.
The tours can be slightly different if only to accommodate the infrastructure of the theatre. I don't believe Bob goes downstairs during "Oh, What a Night" on tour, since there isn't always room under the stage for him to do that, so he goes upstairs instead (and the line is changed from "Why don't you unwrap me downstairs" is changed).
Thanks Leanna. That explains it nicely. And as you probably remember, Bob goes upstairs in Australia.
You might be interested to know that there was a news item on our TV3 news when they were doing the Auckland auditions for the alternate Frankie and the voice over said that the auditions were for a Frankie to appear when the show comes to Auckland. I think they got that wrong!!!
Ha. That does happen here sometimes, too, when the venue of auditions is confused with the venue of the show. But it's possible they do plan to tour NZ. :)
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