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re: The show means so much to ALL of us

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rockfenris2005 09:19 pm MST 02/19/17
In reply to: The show means so much to ALL of us - Jacqueline 05:12 pm MST 02/19/17

I had dreams last night about catching a flight somewhere. That's never happened before haha. I'm not making any promises but let's just see what comes up in the next few months. I saw a bit of "Heaven can wait" on Facebook and melted and shook. I don't know if I melted or shook first.

> I wish we could have all seen it. I'm sure with time, we
> will. The support and well wishes from everyone -
> including those that could not attend - means so much to
> Jim and the success of the production.
> > Wanted this to work so badly.
> > Remember the disappointment with "Dance of the Vampires"
> > and "Bat out of Hell 3".
> > And the pressure, with this, because it was "Neverland"
> > and also just Jim getting another musical produced in
> > general, something I really wanted to see him succeed at.
> > Pre-production on this one I think has been going on for
> > about twelve years, but of course goes back about nearly
> > 50 years, which they've said. Jim would have started
> > working on "Dream Engine" I imagine in 1968 which is 50
> > years next year. A big bonus for all this working out btw
> > would--at last--be a nice big box set for "Bat out of
> > Hell" like one of the Pink Floyd Immersion releases but
> > we'll see. I haven't got my hopes up.
> >
> > I deliberately didn't have my hopes up about this but I
> > was secretly crossing my fingers. I still am. You just
> > never, never know. And now the next thing is what the
> > reviews are going to be like. "Les Mis" is the longest
> > running musical in West End history, but that got some
> > shocking reviews back in the day, and I can just imagine
> > saying the usual stuff about over the top and bombastic.
> > As if these are bad things, btw. I don't understand how
> > over the top and bombastic is a negative thing!! Explore
> > those emotions to the fullest degree. Jim like Wagner
> > Verdi and Puccini before him is the embodiment for that
> > for me.
> >
> > I also always thought that "For crying out loud" and "I'd
> > do anything for love" in a musical is like Rodgers and
> > Hammerstein having "If I loved you" and "You'll never walk
> > alone" in "Carousel". "If I loved you" btw was also a
> > twelve minute long scene.
> >
> > I haven't seen the show. I don't know when I'm going to.
> > But I can also tell you, from down here, I could feel the
> > buzz. All the way over here. So that's really cool. I fell
> > asleep right around the same time Act One would have been
> > blasting away in the theatre. But were people going to
> > hate or love it?
> >
> > Again, so relieved & thrilled with what I'm hearing so
> > far. I have a feeling that none of us can ever quite
> > explain the feelings we get listening to Jim's music, and
> > experiencing those worlds, but I've tried to. For
> > instance, the chorus for "Braver than we are" is like
> > morning sunshine in Venice I imagine, and "Original sin"
> > is like mist in Transylvania and a wolf about to cry out.
> >
> > As crazy as this is going to sound, I fell in love as I
> > would with a person to "It just won't quit" and "Not
> > allowed to love". The opening of "It just won't quit"
> > just... can't explain that. I can only imagine what it
> > would have been like sitting in the theatre hearing that,
> > and "Not allowed to love" which I can't stress enough how
> > immense that song is to me. It's one of the finest songs
> > I've ever heard in my life and always wanted it to be out
> > there and stuff.
> >
> > Well, I'm really glad. And thanks for all the photos and
> > posts that have been forthcoming. I think I'm just more
> > relieved than anything else.

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