Friday, March 1, 2024

Commercial for Shogun: The Musical (from 1990)

Here's a few dance and musical numbers from the show (spoilers, I guess):

 it closely resembled Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera in size and scope, with a cast of thirty-eight characters, more than three hundred costumes, a libretto nearly entirely sung, and a running time of 3½ hours. Critics and audiences alike had difficulty following the convoluted plot, and it was decided to cut much of the music and replace it with dialogue
Despite a detailed plot synopsis in the Playbill, audiences were still confused by the action onstage