Once More, With Feeling - the short version

I finally got a chance to watch the short version of the Buffy musical. It still works, although it is abrupt at points. It was cut at 13 points as far as I can tell. They were

That's all I noticed off the top of my head. Most of the cuts don't hurt, although it does make the episode look a bit more hurried. I'd have cut the dry cleaning and parking ticket scenes and left in Buffy's it doesn't matter song and Dawn's line at the end. I might also have done a shorter version of Xander and Anya's number, maybe cutting the original conversation while they are in bed. This was partly cut, but you could even lose the entire number except I suspect it will be referenced in a later episode. I really enjoy Anya's funny bits, so I miss them although I agree they are far from essential to the story.

Update - what I missed

Well, it turns out I missed at least one more cut and Kristin Pacitto and Erica Forgarty were kind enough to point it out to me. The additional cut was in Spike's initial song to Buffy, when she visits his crypt. The following verse was cut:

You know,
You got a willing slave
You just love to play the thought
That you might misbehave
Till you do,
I'm telling you
Stop visiting my grave
Let me rest in peace

Yet another update on what I missed

Chris Fisher sent me the following correction:

In the song "Walk Through The Fire", it goes straight from when Giles, Tara, Willow, Anya, and Xander sing "We'll see it through it's what we're always here to do, so we will walk through the fire" ... to when ..... Anya sings "She came from the grave much graver". The lines edited out are as follows:

Buffy: So one by one they turn from me ... I guess my friends can't face the cold
Tara: What can't we face
Buffy: But why I froze, not one among them knows
Tara: When we're together
Buffy: And never can be told

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