Emma Hunton Will Join Wicked 1st National Tour

wood2burluvr
Swing
joined:9/12/12
Emma Hunton will be joining the 1st National Wicked tour as Elphaba starting April 23rd in Virginia.

I feel awful for the audiences who have to witness this.




Broadwayworld Article
Updated On: 3/13/14 at 01:59 PM
neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Oh. That's too bad.
basketcase
Featured Actor
joined:4/19/04
She'll blow her voice out in no time. The good news is that her standby, Emmy Raver-Lampman, is incredible. I have a feeling she'll be going on a lot. There's no way Emma can handle that role.
wood2burluvr
Swing
joined:9/12/12
She couldn't maintain Natalie in Next to Normal. It's not that difficult of a role to sing compared to Elphaba.
thespian geek
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
I must be in the minority because I loved Emma when I saw her Maureen and thought she was incredible?? But I didn't exactly see her late in her run in Rent either, though... so.
beautywickedlover
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/07
They already had an actress like that in the 1st national tour play lead Elphaba in 2007 and she was also the standby through most of 2006. It would have been better if she had played Nessarose. She shrieked way too much when playing Elphaba and had trouble keeping up with the melody.



PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04


I've never seen Emma Hunton perform, but now I'm actually intrigued to see her.



yr pal,
joey




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Updated On: 3/13/14 at 02:31 PM
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
PalJoey nails it... this reeks of troll.
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
JoseLee_
Understudy
joined:5/24/13
The first national tour is coming to LA this December, and it'll be my first time seeing Wicked (don't judge). I hope Nick Adams stays as Fiyero & I have a really good Elphaba as my first
SomeOtherMe
Understudy
joined:3/12/14
I actually enjoy Emma Hunton very much. She was a great Maureen in RENT at New World Stages, though I do think she has the tendency to shout a bit. She's definitely going to have to be extra careful about not damaging her voice with this, but I'm anxious to see what she'll do with the role.



Updated On: 3/13/14 at 02:38 PM
GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
Wow. Thanks, wood2burluvr. I've always liked her and was planning on catching the tour but this thread has opened my eyes. I am gonna tell all my friends about this. What would we do without you.
I leave the room smiling.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
I've seen Emma as Young Cosette, Natalie, and Maureen. I'd LOVE to see her as Elphaba.

No trollin', OP. No trollin'.
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
wood2burluvr
Swing
joined:9/12/12
Mi dispiace. Che peccato.
someone.else's.story2
Leading Actor
joined:3/18/07
I think Emma is fabulous and one heck of an actress. I wish her nothing but the best and hope she comes though LA next year in the role. I know I'm in the minority, but the last tour (with Mamie Parris) was the worst interpretation I've seen. I'd love to see Emma take a shot at it.
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promisespromises2
Broadway Star
joined:5/23/13
Don't rain on my parade! I'm excited for this coming to VA before I leave for grad school!
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
Emma is a freaking star. The OP is a bitter jerkface who obviously lost out on a role because of Emma.
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fingerlakessinger
Broadway Legend
joined:11/18/10
The girl hasn't even started performing the role yet and people are already butchering her online?
Mature. Very mature.
"Life in theater is give and take...but you need to be ready to give more then you take..."
wood2burluvr
Swing
joined:9/12/12
There you go guys. I changed the thread title. Now you can go get your pants out of that knot, and go enjoy the day.
wood2burluvr
Swing
joined:9/12/12
You guys make it seem like this is the first cast announcement that people have bashed just based on their previous performances. Move on.
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
I loved her when she was Baby Spice.
sopranobiz
Stand-by
joined:4/13/06
All you trolls are going to be even more bitter when she gets rave reviews. Emma is amazing.
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
I don't know how she is doing in her career at the moment but I thought she was really great in the NEXT TO NORMAL TOUR. I still remember how hilariously she delivered the "Portland" one-liner. She is my favourite Natalie and I've seen the show 10 times with various casts (on tour, Broadway and a couple of productions in Australia).
rorschach37
Broadway Star
joined:4/3/10
I saw her as Natalie in N2N and thought she was better than Jen and Meghann. Not a fan of Wicked, but I may buckle down and see it for her.
neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
I liked Emma in Spring Awakening, but she doesn't take care of her voice. She is not going to be a long running Elphaba.
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
People can change..
It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies. - Mike Royko, Columnist & Pulitzer Prize winner
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04


I just looked her up on YouTube and picked out this song, because it is one of those ultimate tests for a singer. If she screamed, I would agree with the OP. If she over-riffed, I would agree. If she violated the spirit of the song to make herself look special as a singer, I would agree with him.

But she does none of those things. She sings it simply and prettily. I think she's very talented and I like her.


Emma Hunton Sings 'Over the Rainbow'
yr pal,
joey




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