Patti LuPone über Ticketpreise, Lautstärke im Theater und den “Cirque du Soleil”

You know, I’m very angry at the ticket prices in New York City, and I think it has more to do with greed than it has to do with anything else.

“Cirque du Soleil” – it’s the big, bad brother now. Cirque du Soleil taking a five-year lease on Radio City Music Hall is going to suck Broadway dry. … If you don’t know a particular playwright or a particular play and you’re facing a huge ticket price, what are you going to do? You’re going to go with what you know, and more people know Cirque de – the tourists come and people know Cirque du Soleil. They really are, I think, ridiculous now. Go back to Montreal.

My main complaint is that the productions are just too loud. You can’t have an intimate experience in the theater anymore. And that’s what it’s about.
It’s really about the unification of an audience, having a collective audience, individually, and listening. And we’re not allowed to listen any more because the sound level is too loud. And, I don’t know where the voice is coming from. It’s not coming from the stage any more. My eyes are looking at the stage, and my ears are searching for the sound that the mouth is producing. So, immediately I’m disenfranchised from my experience. «Hair” is a perfect example. The revival was just too loud. I remember seeing it originally; it’s an intimate musical. And this — I couldn’t understand any of the lyrics.

3 Kommentare »

  Markus wrote @ September 15th, 2011 at 20:42

Viele wahre Worte, die die Dame da gesprochen hat.

  Andreas wrote @ September 15th, 2011 at 15:33

Volle Zustimmung.

Sie hat sich ja auch schon mal wegen Handy’s, Essen & Trinken im Theater, etc. geäußert. Leider die Einzige bisher. Die schlechten Manieren im Theater, vor allem das ständige Gequatsche & SMS inkl. Voll”beleuchtung” gehört ENDLICH abgestellt.

  Manuela wrote @ September 15th, 2011 at 13:08

volle Zustimmung - die Frau weiß wovon sie spricht.

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