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I must have done something good.

EDIT: It's Miss Saigon, not Madame Butterfly. We were so busy looking at the pictures apparently I didn't look at the title. Dur. :D

One of my former students stopped by my office today to show me her flea market find. She was leafing through a stack of play programs with the idea that she likes having autographed programs so maybe some of these were autographed or would contain actors for whom she could get autographs, and she discovered a set of programs for British production of Madame Butterfly featuring an incredibly young John Barrowman! How cool is that? So we spent a few minutes flipping through the program peering intently at each of the photographs to see if we could make him out in background shots. (She had already found all the pictures prominently featuring him.) It was a lot of fun.

Of course, I wanted to offer her something in return as thanks, so I told her about the link theta_g posted about Shark Attack 3: Megalodon. I forced a roomful of people to watch it two Saturdays ago and loved the load groans and laughter it generated. I hope she loves/hates it as much as we did.

From the looks of the Madame Butterfly programs, Barrowman did an amazing job in the play. Probably much better than he did in Megalodon. :D

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theta_g
Jan. 13th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
my work is done here. :-)
disbandedtoastr
Jan. 13th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
Very cool! I wanna see!!
madladyred
Jan. 13th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
He was soooooooo young!! It was adorable. :)
baggage11
Jan. 13th, 2010 08:02 am (UTC)
Id love some more info on this production please - sounds wonderful!
Any info appreciated!
madladyred
Jan. 13th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
I was wrote down the wrong production! It was Miss Saigon. Thanks to jennelldhairbj for the correction. I was too busy looking at the pictures, I guess, to remember the title! He was soooooo young in the pictures. (Also, probably I was too flattered that a former student from many years ago bothered to bring something in that she thought I'd like to see - so we also spent time just chatting before she had to run off to her classes.)

I didn't actually see the production or read the programs (obviously), we just looked at the pictures, so I'm afraid I have nothing useful about the production to share. On wiki it gave the year: "as Chris in Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1993;"

And this is the Amazon link to a CD with one of the songs from the production
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-John-Barrowman/dp/B001EYVZL4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1263389153&sr=1-1
jennelldhalrbj
Jan. 13th, 2010 10:17 am (UTC)
Er surely you mean Miss Saigon, the musical which was based on Madame Butterfly? John was in that some time ago.
madladyred
Jan. 13th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
Oh - you are RIGHT, I'm totally wrong. Ha!

I switched to my ooops icon.

Anyway, thanks for the info. I was able to correct it for the other person who posted to my journal. I didn't realize anyone else read this other than my friends!

You know, the funny thing is when I was looking at the pictures the whole time I kept thinking "I don't remember this from Madame Butterfly." But I've never seen Madame Butterfly either, so I thought maybe I'd just not gotten the right idea about it from hearing about that show. I have no idea how I didn't read the TITLE on the program. I guess we were just too focused on looking at the pictures in the bit of time we had. I really appreciate the info for that sake, too. The pictures make a lot more sense to me now. :D

Thanks again!

Edited at 2010-01-13 01:35 pm (UTC)
jennelldhalrbj
Jan. 13th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
You were not all that wrong because Miss Saigon is just a version of Madame Butterfly made up to date isn't it?

I would LOVE to see the pictures from this and so would my 11 year old older daughter.
madladyred
Jan. 14th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
My student told me if she got her scanner working she was going to scan them in - I'll send her an email asking for copies of the pictures and if she sends them I'll share them with you. :D
jennelldhalrbj
Jan. 14th, 2010 09:51 am (UTC)
Thank you so much.
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