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Old 10-24-2013, 07:55 AM   #16
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Some interesting stuff here.

I'm not surprised that they are auditioning all new talent for the show. I'm sure the current cast will have the advantage since they know exactly what portrayal is sought for each role. If somebody comes along that can do it better, then they should get the part. This isn't a seniority system.

I'm happy that Disney is moving this to a new theater and only hope that the seats are a bit more comfortable. I first saw FoLK in the non-enclosed theater and enjoyed it. Then we got a chance to see it for a special event at night in that same theater and found the lighting made the show much more dramatic. Obviously Disney recognized the advantages of enclosing the old venue and made changes. Lets give Disney a chance to show us just what they can do.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:58 AM   #17
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I'm sure the current cast will have the advantage since they know exactly what portrayal is sought for each role.
. . . it is a totally new show
. . . it is unlikely the same roles will exist in the same way



I'm happy that Disney is moving this to a new theater and only hope that the seats are a bit more comfortable.
. . . the current (old) theater was ONLY to be temporary
. . . seating and air conditioning were not thought to matter
. . . that is why it took so long to enclose the building and add A/C
. . . what was to be a 1-2 year temp show has lasted almost 15-yrs
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:19 PM   #18
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1) There is a big time gap from closing to new location opening.
2) The main reason is they are moving the OLD sound system.
3) The system is 15-yrs old, and was only temporary, like the show itself.
. . . the structure was only to be a temporary one
. . . that is why it wasn't enclosed
. . . and the line queues were not well designed for people flow or air flow
4) It hung around to to crowd popularity.
5) The new building will house a COMPLETELY new show and cast, but same sound system. *
6) Can anyone foresee a workman cutting something wrong and the system not working ?!?!?!?

7) Cheap Disney. Cheap Rohde.


* Current performers will be able to audition for the new show, but no
guarantees and no preferential treatment.

Thanks for sharing... Can't wait to see the new show and the new building!!

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Old 10-25-2013, 07:18 AM   #19
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How long is the gap between the closing of the old and the opening of the new show? I can't seem to find the dates anywhere although I know I've seen them (clearly wasn't paying enough attention at the time!)
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:22 AM   #20
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How long is the gap between the closing of the old and the opening of the new show? I can't seem to find the dates anywhere although I know I've seen them (clearly wasn't paying enough attention at the time!)
It closes on January 5th and may be down for 5-6 months. It's predicted to open in Summer 2014.
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It closes on January 5th and may be down for 5-6 months. It's predicted to open in Summer 2014.
Bummer - we're going January 19-24 and I love that show!
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #22
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Seen this show twice, once from the back SRO, once on the floor handicapped section. One was too far and standing was un comfortable, the other was almost too close. Perhaps in a permanent theatre both will be fixed. Makes so much sense to place this theatre in the Africa section, that is probably why it took so long!
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:25 PM   #23
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Bummer - we're going January 19-24 and I love that show!
17 to 20 here. If I am not there, start with out me.
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It closes on January 5th and may be down for 5-6 months. It's predicted to open in Summer 2014.
Thanks. I'm hoping it's open for our late June/early July visit. It will be what it will be, but always nice to hope
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I have my favorite characters in the show and the last couple times I was there, they weren't. I really wish I knew ahead of time which ones were there that show so I wouldn't waste time when my favorites weren't there. It's just not the same.
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Bummer - we're going January 19-24 and I love that show!
We're going January 20-27. I was really hoping to see it one last time.
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Can anyone post a link that gives Jan 5 as the closing date? I can't seem to find it anywhere, but I need to know since we are arriving on the 2nd. I want to make sure we can see it one last time
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I have my favorite characters in the show and the last couple times I was there, they weren't. I really wish I knew ahead of time which ones were there that show so I wouldn't waste time when my favorites weren't there. It's just not the same.
I've only seen it twice, but I *felt* like the same actors and characters were present. I'll definitely make a point to check it out this week.
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Can anyone post a link that gives Jan 5 as the closing date? I can't seem to find it anywhere, but I need to know since we are arriving on the 2nd. I want to make sure we can see it one last time
If you are arriving on the 2nd, you should plan to watch FotLK before the 5th. Because the cast was told it closes on the 5th, those shows on the 5th will be packed by other CMs, family members, and former FotLK performers.

If you wait for an "official" Disney announcement, it may be too late to alter your plans.
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I've only seen it twice, but I *felt* like the same actors and characters were present. I'll definitely make a point to check it out this week.
We watched the show last year twice, 2 days apart. While some of the cast were the same, not all were. I took photos of both shows and probably would have been none the wiser had I not had them side by side. Most probably I wouldn't have even noticed.

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Untitled by 2Tiggies, on Flickr

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FOTLK September 2012 by 2Tiggies, on Flickr

Clearly not the same. The 'bird' was the same as were some of the others. Can't tell with the monkeys but some of the lead roles seemed to change out.
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