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Friday, June 01, 2007

Needed: Hobbit Understudies

Poor old Lord of the Rings: The Musical! (Ok, I may have added the exclamation point). Just as they're giving it another go in London--still seeking that elusive eternal life and power of the hit musical--their massive set crushes a hobbit.

A traumatized ticket-buyer bears witness:

"The hobbits were on stage and had a group of dancers dressed as rangers with them.

"There was suddenly a lot of screaming, but at first we thought it might be part of the show.

"But a stagehand came runnning on, and when the music stopped we could hear someone shouting 'My leg! My leg!'."

Funny, I'd still assume it was "part of the show." Could be an improvement.

1 comment:

Rob K. said...

Whoah, it sounds like a Simpsons episode gone bad.