Practice Reports 2019 Skate America

peibeck

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@Frau Muller If it's any solace at least two American ice dance teams are using Too Darn Hot from Kiss Me Kate. (Chock/Bates is the other team, who are not at SKAM). I definitely expected more choices from vintage B'way or Hollywood musicals.
 

Wyliefan

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I'd hoped for more classic musicals as well. But all is not QUITE lost. We do have Hello Dolly, Mack & Mabel, West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain, and a few others.
 

Rukia

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The Gribbles fw looks really cool on this camera angle 2 states over
 

Frau Muller

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I'd hoped for more classic musicals as well. But all is not QUITE lost. We do have Hello Dolly, Mack & Mabel, West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain, and a few others.
Good. I’m still holding out for a “Steam Heat” from The Pajama Game! “Too Darn Hot” isn’t hot enough.
 

Frau Muller

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Steam Heat and Too Darn Hot were used several times in my daughter’s ice shows.
Now I can’t shake the “Steam Heat” out of my head. ROTFL! Which reminds me...how about a couple doing South Pacific...”I’m gonna wash that man right outa my hair”...a jaunty tune, perfect for a Finnstep. We could come up with creative costumes, wet-look hair, etc. 😝
 

Carolla5501

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Your mileage may vary, but I think their music is awful. And apparently the NY critics and audiences did too... which is why the show closed in a hot minute. 🤷‍♂️


If they skate to a warhorse people whine. If they skate to a basil lay unknown musical people whine

Poor skaters.
 

thvudragon

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Are these AM practices public? I’m running errands, so I didn’t bother checking if they were.
 

thvudragon

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The camera guys are exclusively watching Shcherbakova.

Edit: Seriously, they aren’t tracking anyone else.
 
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Yazmeen

Shake it then, shake it now, shake it forever
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@Frau Muller If it's any solace at least two American ice dance teams are using Too Darn Hot from Kiss Me Kate. (Chock/Bates is the other team, who are not at SKAM). I definitely expected more choices from vintage B'way or Hollywood musicals.
Having seen the revival of KMK with Kelli O’Hara this summer, the “Too Darn Hot” number brought down the house - sustained standing O for almost 2 minutes. Cast had to stay “passed out” during the whole ovation. I can certainly understand the potential for it on ice, especially with Chock/Bates.
 

Theatregirl1122

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Or that are popular hits that the snobs don’t like, eg Pippin, one of my favorite musicals.
To be fair, Pippin is wildly popular at this point. As a snob, it is one of my favorites. I wish someone were doing Pippin. But I also wish someone were doing Hadestown!

I was hoping for almost no classic musical suggests. There are still too many renditions of "Too Darn Hot". But then I can imagine few things worse than being forced to ever sit through a production of Kiss Me Kate again. Maybe being forced to sit through Cats again.
 

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