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posted: 9/16/2002 at 11:33:14 PM ET
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Some of you may have seen this (if you have the DVD), but I went to see the show "Putting It Together" starring Carol Burnett, about 2 or 3 years ago.
Well, the day I went (I was so excited because my mom got us front row seats) it was being taped for pay-per-view. It was so exciting when Carol walked out (she was so wonderful and funny). Anyway, about half way through the first act one of the actors (I believe it was John Barrowman) had an obvious rip in his pants; you could see his white underwear through his black pants. Everyone around me noticed it, but he couldn't do anything about it because there are only 5 people in the cast...they're on stage almost every minute. During intermission, he had changed clothes.
The second act began, and the cast came out through the red curtain. They got half way through the opening second act number, when Carol stopped the show. She apologized to the audience, said, "look what's about to happen", she moved her hip and her skirt fell down! Now, I was in the front row, so I saw people from wardrobe running out in a panick....Ruthie Henshall (who sang Gotta Get A Gimmick with Bernadette) almost fell off the stage she was laughing so hard; and all John Barrowman could say was, "I hope you got that on tape."
So, of course, the skirt falling incident is now on the blooper section of the show's DVD; but I got to see it in person, and I never laughed so hard at a Broadway show...which just proves the point that anything can happen with a live show.

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Another memorable moment would have to be opening preview night of Annie Get Your Gun. Nobody had ever seen it before, not even the press! I remember it was February 2, 1999 (my birthday was the day before). My Dad had gotten me the tickets as a birthday present because he knew what a huge Bernadette fan I was (and am). You could almost sense how nervous the cast was, but I knew that night that Bernadette would win the TONY......and I was right!
I will never forget that night.....I even remember what I had for dinner...but I won't get into that LOL

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posted: 9/16/2002 at 11:37:06 PM ET
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Ooo! That's a tough question.Please bare with me...I have a few.

I would have to say some friends final performances in Jekyll & Hyde and the final performance of J&H. The cast did a lot of adlibbing plus watching David Hasselhoff cry like a baby was quite amusing.

Bernadette and Tom's final performance in AGYG.

Oh, and the final performance of Seussical. Cathy Rigby( who was playing the Cat in the Hat) made a hysterical remark about Fran Weissler who was there that night LOL!

The first time I saw AIDA.

The "Broadway Loves Elton John" tribute. Seeing Elton John all decked out in diamonds singing Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend was priceless!!

Meeting Joel Grey for the first time. I *love* him!!!

The parties.

Being on a Broadway stage for the very first time.

I guess this one is sort of theatre realated since she was on Broadway....being at the show when Linda Eder sang Vienna on LETTERMAN. Amazing!!!

Tom singing or whistling beautiful ballads many many nights while coming out of his dressing room after AGYG.

Listening to all of the Annies( but especially Bernadette) sing I Got Lost in His Arms!

Being backstage at Jekyll & Hyde one time when some cast members of General Hospital( I love that show!!!) showed up and getting to hang out with them for a while.

All the bloopers I've seen over the years were very memorable too.Haha


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posted: 9/17/2002 at 3:59:30 PM ET
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this one's definately not professional theatre, or like the rest of your posts, but it's still my favorite...I was in a production of Kiss Me Kate and all the boys decided to play a joke on the director and wear no pants during a dress rehersal...everyone was laughing so hard...then we learned that there were a bunch of talent search people watching the show...:-)

*Meowz* <3 Kate

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