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re: A Strange Loop's terrible sound design
Posted by: Chazwaza 02:01 am EDT 05/15/22
In reply to: re: A Strange Loop's terrible sound design - NYCVoiceTeacher 10:18 pm EDT 05/14/22

For the record I wasn't saying any of the shows I listed that didn't win a Pulitzer (but I felt should have or are at least Pulitzer level musicals in terms of a mix of writing and subject) were less good that A Strange Loop. And I wasn't saying that the messy ones that won, like Rent, are lesser. I think many would say Strange Loop is better than Rent... I haven't had enough time with SL to compare and declare (i've been a big Rent fan since 1996, so it's not a fair fight, I've also had a lot of time to see and reflect on the flaws and weaknesses in Rent, but I also acknowledge the messiness of Rent is part of why it works and resonates and appeals, and I think that can be said of Strange Loop too).

I was saying that some are "messy" too... I've heard many people talk about the score to Caroline or Change in ways I could sum up with the word messy, even if it's not the perfect word.

I was just making the point that being "messy" doesn't make a show unworthy of a Pulitzer... and that many shows deserving a Pulitzer didn't get one, and they are better than some shows that have. You better believe I think Gypsy, Follies, Floyd Collins, and Caroline or Change are better and more Pulitzer-worthy than Next to Normal and even Rent.
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