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Dance & set requirements in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

  • 1.  Dance & set requirements in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Posted 25 days ago
    Just wondering if this musical has somewhat low dance requirements.  It says "musical staging" as the type of dance, but I'm looking for a musical with not a whole lot of movement.....not as low as Sweeney Todd, perhaps, but not as much as an old-school-type; maybe just one or two numbers that might require a choreographer of some sort.  Also, did anyone find the set requirements for DRS to be a bit on the tough side?  Or is it rather adaptable? (French Riviera not withstanding!)

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    Cindy Baker
    Larkspur CO
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  • 2.  RE: Dance & set requirements in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Posted 25 days ago
    Because of its comedic nature, a number of the songs can be done without challenging choreography. However, when I directed it, a couple of the numbers really seemed to call for a big dance number-"The more we dance" in particular has a big dance break.  So, I would say that it mostly doesn't require dance, but it does call for some.

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    Chad Gifford
    Director of Theatre
    Minot ND
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  • 3.  RE: Dance & set requirements in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Posted 25 days ago
    Hey!
    When I directed it we really only had the choreographer do "Great Big Stuff" and "The More We Dance." She came in to stage some creative stuff for the opening number and to help with "Here I Am." It's definitely not a 42nd Street or West Side Story nor is it a Sweeney Todd. It's comfortably in the middle. So I agree with Chad's comments. There are some moments that call for dance.

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    Tami LoSasso
    Chapter Director
    Colorado State Thespians
    Denver, CO
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  • 4.  RE: Dance & set requirements in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Posted 25 days ago
    Thanks to both of you!

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    Cindy Baker
    Larkspur CO
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