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Patti LuPone FANatic
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What an interesting concept? It does have a dash of Rocky Horror, I think. I'd go see it. Max is uber talented! from RC in Austin,Texas
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Jane2
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Posted: 1/17/13 at 07:59pm
I'm a fan of Max. It should be interesting to hear him sing a rock musical. That's not the style in which I've ever heard him.
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BroomstickBoy
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joined:11/21/04
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Posted: 1/17/13 at 08:25pm
It sounds intriguing and interesting. Plus hearing Max let loose with a rock score. I mean, yes, he's does JCS...but I've not heard him sing that stuff...
I don't WANT to live in what they call "a certain way." In the first place I'd be no good at it and besides that I don't want to be identified with any one class of people. I want to live every whichway, among all kinds---and know them---and understand them---and love them---THAT's what I want! - Philip Barry (Holiday)
RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
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Posted: 1/17/13 at 11:59pm
He doesn't strike me as a rock singer? In Evita (and even bootleg of Baker's Wife at Papermill) he was sounding like he was having a difficult time with the upper notes. Hm.
wdwfreak
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Posted: 1/18/13 at 12:05am
^ You think he has a problem hitting the high notes in Evita? Clearly you have not seen him go on as Che.
BroomstickBoy
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joined:11/21/04
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Posted: 1/18/13 at 12:24am
He says he's a baritone with "a couple of high notes"...and he does have a richness to his voice...but I would think of him as more of a dramatic tenor. Considering the roles he's played, I don't fancy him a baritone...maybe a lyric baritone, but of course musical theatre mishmashes everything together.


Regardless, when he sings....he wins. End of story :)


I don't WANT to live in what they call "a certain way." In the first place I'd be no good at it and besides that I don't want to be identified with any one class of people. I want to live every whichway, among all kinds---and know them---and understand them---and love them---THAT's what I want! - Philip Barry (Holiday)
LizzieCurry
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Posted: 1/18/13 at 09:49am
I saw him as Jesus and he was rather boring. He sang it fine, but that was about it.
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dreamcoat12
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Posted: 1/18/13 at 10:58am
I got to see him as Che in Evita and it was thrilling! Hope I get around to seeing it if it plays Off-Broadway!
Owen22
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Posted: 1/18/13 at 01:02pm
Saw this at NYMF and found it to be derivative and sorta stupid.
RippedMan
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Posted: 1/18/13 at 01:17pm
Yo. I'm not saying he can't hit the notes. I'm saying, it sounded like he was straining to hit the notes. I think it's more about the delivery. He takes these big breaths and gasps and then hits the notes as if it's such hard work to do so.

Honestly I'd rather not seen him sing Che. His vibrato is a lot.
iluvtheatertrash
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Posted: 1/18/13 at 03:31pm
Billy Butler's one awesome, fantastic, rockin' composer and an even better guy. Hope this is a big success!
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