I saw this on Saturday night it was still an amazing night in the theater...(I do admit I do miss the sets) but the cast makes up for the lack of sets...All the leads were fantastic in my opinion /Joe and Betty were the best I have seen and I last night was the 7th time I have seen this show. Having seen Glenn 20 years ago in this and I always said she started off crazy and there was no where to go but crazy..now she slowly decends into hell...(very much like the Betty Buckley per
Saw her last Wednesday night. She was quite good. for her first night...I have seen Brook Shields/Melanie Griffith -who was really fun- / Belle Calloway ..the best/ Bebe as Roxie- strange//Bianca and also /Maria Friedman in London....Mel doesn't have a strong voice at all which is ok for Roxie , but she harmonized really well...she was funny and cute and also got all the laughs...her accent is still there which is funny...I liked her and the show looked good for such
I actually saw Melanie Griffin and to be honest I thought she was pretty on point as the character. her voice was baby talkish ...like Gwens was so I didn't think it was bad. I have seen it 7 times and she was as good as all the others I have seen....they are all a little bit different but I have liked them all... The show is not a tourist trap ...it still has a great score and a funny/ provocative story...love CHICAGO
I don't know when you saw the show but she was certainly not the weak link on Saturday night..Sae was wonderful, sexy , warm and quite funny....As far as Dreamgirls go..she had never acted in her life..and to give the performance she gave takes more than good editing.....and film acting anyway is basically 1000x takes to get one perfect shot....that is why there are movie stars who couldn't get on a broadway stage and cut it...she is more than proving herself in THE COLOR PURPLE&
Wow. Is all I have to say about this production amazing performances and I loved Everyone. Jennifer was in great voice and I loved the way she didn't try to sing her ass off. She sang effortlessly. All three leading ladies just blew me away. I am here got standing ooo during the song have not seen that since Jennifer Holiday in Boston previews. Ya I am old. Lol. Loved loved loved this show!!!
I thought Aaron looked really old (for a teenager) compared to the rest of the cast. Vanessa was really great ..she was the best part of this show...what is with all the overacting..The girls who played Marty and Patty Simcox really were awful , overacting and amateurish ..like high school production acting at its worst. The review compared Aaron to John Travolta and gave Aaron the upper edge ...which I cant disagree with more ...Grease was Travoltas best movie...his dancing and singing
Having seen it early in the original run...I got to see the amazing talents of Terrance Mann Cynthia Onrubia Ken Ard ..the amazing Timothy Scott and sit and hear Betty Buckley sing MEMORY like you would never hear it sung again...Was it a great show .no..but amazing performances and visually stunning..I think the music is very underrated...and the talent that came out of that show and kept people working for so many years speaks for itself