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 Post subject: Re: "The Full Monty" the Musical
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2003 10:46 pm 
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An interesting review:

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Musical Monty reveals full spectrum of entertainment

By Jack Zink
South Florida Sun-Sentinel Theater Writer

The Full Monty gives you double the pleasure, double the fun of two shows rolled into a singular attraction. <a href=http://www.sun-sentinel.com/entertainment/stage/sfl-th27montyfeb27,0,2840275.story?coll=sfla%2Dentertainment%2Dstage target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: "The Full Monty" the Musical
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 2:28 pm 
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Huh!

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Full Monty' composer bares all

Tony Brown
Cleveland Plain Dealer Theater Critic

David Yazbek went from relative obscurity as a recording artist and TV writer to being, as he puts it, "Mr. Broadway" with his first and only musical to date: "The Full Monty." <a href=http://www.cleveland.com/artsandevents/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1048588442257440.xml target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: "The Full Monty" the Musical
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 1:28 pm 
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There in Cleveland now.

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A great time, with and without clothes

Tony Brown
Plain Dealer Theater Critic

To answer your first question: Yep, the guys in "The Full Monty" do face the audience and go the full monty. But they're exposed for only about half a second. And the way that it's lit (blindingly, from behind), you'll need a pretty good imagination.

Now that we've visited the genital area, let's move on to something more important: "The Full Monty" is a helluva show, and the 25 members of the touring cast now visiting Cleveland have all the chops - singing, dancing and acting - to make it special.
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 Post subject: Re: "The Full Monty" the Musical
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Ogden Standard-Examiner -

Actors shed shyness for 'Full Monty'

Curtain rises, clothes drop for Broadway musical

Fri, Sep 12, 2003

By NANCY VAN VALKENBURG
Standard-Examiner staff

When the Broadway tour of "The Full Monty" hits each new town, eyes widen and questions swirl:

Will there be actual male nudity? Full nudity? Will the nudity be shown only from the back, as it was in the 1996 theatrical film? Or will it be full frontal? And will anatomical details be visible?

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 Post subject: Re: "The Full Monty" the Musical
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The Full Monty

By JIM MURPHY
The Age
January 8, 2004

If you liked the movie The Full Monty, you will love the musical.

With the fizz of David Yazbek's punchy contemporary songs, more heart and more laughs, it improves on the film.

By the time the climactic Monty Moment comes around (managed with a dazzling lighting effect), its novice male strippers have whipped the audience into just the sort of whooping and barracking they are supposed to induce in the play.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:25 am 
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Bare essence

By CAROLYN WEBB
The Sidney Morning Herald
January 8, 2004

In the space of just seven months, Matt Hetherington has played two stage roles involving stripping. He stars in the musical version of The Full Monty, playing Jerry, an unemployed steelworker who gets his kit off for money, and in May last year, he played Berger, the hippy leader who let it all hang out in the stage musical Hair.

Hetherington, 33, reckons he doesn't have some odd impulse to "nude up" in public. His chocolate-brown eyes go all puppy-dog innocent when he says, "I didn't plan it. It's not something I looked for. That's just the way it's panned out, you know? There's no way I could have planned it, even if I'd wanted to. It just happened to be that they came up."

He jokes, "Thankfully the parts require similar qualities, you know?"
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Bottoms but not enough bums on seats

By SHARON VERGHIS and BRYCE HALLETT
The Sydney Morning Herald
February 7, 2004

In a statement released yesterday, they said: "We have produced a first-class contemporary musical . . . but with our combined experience we are at a loss to explain why audiences have not embraced this show in the numbers . . . we had expected."
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Less than full Monty strips musical industry bare

By BRYCE HALLETT
The Sydney Morning Herald
February 13, 2004

Since the announcement that the The Full Monty will not be exposed to Sydney audiences next month, a number of theories have been advanced as to why it failed to become a hit.
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Soul-baring strippers reveal a show bursting with humanity

By CHARLES SPENCER
The Daily Telegraph
Februray 24, 2004

I was banging on yesterday about the ludicrous number of old films now being turned into stage shows. But sometimes they can undoubtedly work, as is joyously proved by The Full Monty.
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Laying their souls bare

By MARY BRENNAN
The Scotland herald
April 15 2004

THE "dare-to-bare" boys are getting their act together in a back room. Meanwhile, dozens of interested parties, mostly women, are crowding into the front rows for a better view. Guess what musical this recent lunch'n'launch at Edinburgh's Playhouse was in aid of?
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The Full Monty

By MARTIN GRAY
The Scotsman
April 21, 2004

TALK about coals to Newcastle. Or steel to Sheffield. The modest 1997 British movie about unemployed steelworkers so desperate for cash they form a Chippendales-style dance troupe is retooled as a US-set Broadway show and exported back to the UK.
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Speaking with Berwick Haynes, 'The Full Monty'
by MISHA DAVENPORT for the Chicago Sun-Times

His /Berwick Haynes/ solo number, "Big Black Man" consistently brings the house down. We chatted with him about the role:

Q. Prior to "The Full Monty" you were seen as a drag performer named Randee in "Diva Diaries" at the Lakeshore Theatre. Which role was more challenging?

A. "Diva Diaries." I'm much better dancing in flats.

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Stage version of The Full Monty a little too full
by DAN HUDAK, special correspondent for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The Broadway and touring success was never without flaws, and its overly long and complex nature is plainly evident in its South Florida regional theater premiere. David Yazbek's 14 songs do little to advance the story, and at least six could be excised completely. They may be sung well by the talented cast, but with a running time of three hours, cuts certainly should have been made.

published: march 15, 2006
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