The Full Monty: The Fox Promos

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Okay.  I’m a neeb when it comes to this TIVO-to-video editting thing.

I whittled down the three-hour TIVO recording of yesterday’s Fox 8 Morning Show to the 15-or-so minutes where the cast of "The Full Monty" performed exceprts, etc.

A couple of problems with the result:

  • The aspect ration is screwed up (on the other hand — good news — we’re all really thin!)
  • No sound

So I gave up.

Maybe I can figure it out soon, when I have the time.  In the meantime, Fox 8 has posted one excerpt (the best one, I think) here.

The morning show promo thing was fun — I’d done it once before for Footloose at CTG — but getting up at 4:30 a.m. to get there is definitely not fun.  There was a lot of talk about what we could and could not get away with on live TV.  Some of the more suggestive language and choreography was altered at the last moment (although Fox seems quite content with the most suggestive clip, seeing as how they’ve put that — and only that — on their website).

Emily passses along an anecdote:

This morning, at the CRAAAACK of dawn, a group of cast members did live performances on the Greensboro morning show.  Our call was 5:45am, which is way too early for anyone to be awake, let alone singing at the top of their lungs.  Luckily, we all did fantastic, and hopefully it will pull in more audiences for the shows.  Heather and I sang a bit of "You Rule My World (Reprise)" and the girls and I did the last section of "Woman’s World", which I can barely sing at 8:00 at night, let alone six in the morning.  The nice newscaster lady asked me to please not use the word "pissed" when singing (my line is, "Work all day, I come home and he’s all pissed") and we agreed to change it to "and he’s all ticked".  I, however, forgot about our change until the very last second and drew a total blank.  I ended up spitting out the word "mad" instead of "pissed" and barely made it through the next line!  I don’t think it was too bad, though, and at least I didn’t say "pissed"!!  I’m sure anyone up at that hour is probably half-asleep and wouldn’t have noticed anyway.

She did great, as did everyone else — especially considering the ungodly hour.  It’s a small price to pay for full, lively houses.  I urge everyone who hasn’t seen the show yet to attend.

And even if you saw the show in Winston-Salem, it might be worth a second look in Greensboro.  There’s simply a different "vibe" in the new space.  Bring your binoculars.