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re: Bat Stage Songs ?

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Smeghead (rockman@REMOVETHISrealmofdreams.com) 12:19 pm MST 01/04/07
In reply to: re: Bat Stage Songs ? - Vin 11:39 am MST 01/04/07

They were both written for the scene where Baal convinces Wendy to run away with him... the difference is that BFG actually is about that... whereas Bat has very little to do with it... that is why the scene has Baal saying to Wendy "You'll like our home... Neverland... and Neverland feels... LIKE THIS!" and then he sings Bat Out Of Hell... I never liked that... He's kind of forced to put the song Bat into Neverland because he's using the name Bat Out Of Hell the musical as a promotional gimmick... so I hope he comes up with a better way of getting the song into the show.

> I've heard before that BooH and BfG were written for the
> same scene, but that seems odd since the one song ends
> with the death of the singing character, and the other, as
> far as I can hear, does not.
>
> I turn this one over to the Neverland Scholars among
> us...
>
> > I would love to see Surf's Up used (a fantastic song which
> > hasn't been heard much, and I can envisage a great staging
> > of this).
> >
> > I think Bad For Good and Bat were both originally written
> > for the same Neverland scene ??
> >
> > I prefer Bad For Good within the context of Neverland, and
> > I could see Bat therefore, being performed as a deliberate
> > encore (as Bo Rhap is in We Will Rock You & Dancing Queen
> > is in Mamma Mia)??
> >
> >
> > > In the original staging there was no song for that scene
> > > in the play. Jim wrote the song after the Neverland
> > > Workshop and claimed it was written for the scene where
> > > Baal takes Wendy's virginity.
> > >
> > > > I would love to see "Surf's Up" in there. What was Jim's
> > > > original staging? Was it Peter and Wendy slow dancing in
> > > > the surf? Why do I have that in my head?
> >

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