Post by Phantom of London on Jan 23, 2019 21:34:17 GMT
Aida is the one that got away and has baffled theatre fans like me, why it never did happen. Disney/Elton John/Tim Rice would sell tickets. It must be one of the most high profile hits on Broadway, not to come over? Can anyone think of a bigger show?
Why it never came over is anyone's guess, even though many years back it was rumoured to go into the Savoy, but as we know that never happened.
Now it would be a good one for somewhere like the Curve Theatre, Leicester to do and see what happens - it could end up going into the West End via this backdoor route or they could get a UK tour, saying that though, this paragraph is irrelevant if Disney wont release the rights to the UK.
I ADORED AIDA. I saw it three times on Broadway. Yes disney did plan to bring it over but sadly the numbers didn’t work, one exec said it was about money? Odd as it was in Germany. They then stopped and focused on Poppins. Such a shame - I loveeeeeeeee the score! Visually it was amazing too. Ten times better than the disappointing Frozen I saw in November. Aida had a decent set! Ha.... #stillnoicecastle
The book is a tad pedestrian, I agree, but the score was thrilling and the design concept they came up with for Broadway was pretty damn cool. I think the score still stands, but I'm not sure the design would be as cutting edge or stylish as it did in the early noughties.As someone mentioned earlier, there's a Dutch concert of it this summer.
I’ve never understood the mentality of repeatedly saying how much you have disliked a performance within that shows thread. It’s like “Hey guys, me again. Don’t forget I hate this one. Bye.”
We all have likes and dislikes. Reiterating the same point over and over again just looks as though you’re putting off people who might want to see it and enjoy it. There’s enough negativity in the world without the need to stick it on repeat.