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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000192.txt from 2000/09

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Cats
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 23:35:12 -0400

At 03:33 PM 9/5/2000 -0700, Neil Leupold wrote:
>--- Bill Hausmann <> wrote:
>> Since you have not seen "Crazy for You," you are in a very poor
>> position to judge the relative merits of the two shows.
>What in my writing led you to infer that I was making a com-
>parison of any sort? Clearly I was not, so your comment is
Actually, the following exchange did. Since you comment was in response to
MY comparitive value judgment of the plays, it appeared to carry some
aspect of comparison as well, or at least suggests that you think "Cats"
must be better, regardless of HOW good any other show is:

(Quote)> It is a pleasant show, but why anyone would have cared to see it
> "Crazy for You" was on Broadway at the same time is a complete mysery (sic)
> to me!

I've not yet seen Crazy for You, but the dancing talent in Cats is so
wonderful, I'll never have a disparaging word to say about it. The
routine by "Mr. Mistofeles" literally brought down the house with

I certainly don't mean to disparage your favorite show. I've said twice
now that it is OK, but that I prefer different shows, those that have
plots, jokes, etc., and find those that do not RELATIVELY boring, and
wonder why some others apparently don't feel the same way. I'm sorry if I
worded my response to you a bit strongly.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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