Someone in a Tree2 said: "I may incur of the wrath of the internet hordes when I whisper in your ear that the past participle of "go" is "gone", as in: "If I knew in advance, I would have gone." There are other oldsters out there who may thank me."
As an older singer, I'm 62, I can tell you that as I've aged, I have my top notes and bottom notes but it's the middle that's suffered. Since we spend most of the time singing in the middle register it begins to wear out before the top and bottom. My voice has darkened, but it's much harder to achieve a legato line as easily as I did 30 or 40 years ago. My breath is still there, but the power has diminished. I agree that Renee's voice didn
I think it's a generational thing. Kaye Ballard used to grouse all the time about cast members missing shows for any number of reasons when she was in Pirates of Penzance. They grew up in the age when, unless you were in an iron lung, you went on. Dame Diana is of the same ilk. Venerable older people don't care about firing cannonballs anymore. She's entitled to her opinion, she's earned the right to express it and I think she doesn't care what anyo
Impossible2 said: "Mikeacarroll said: "Impossible2 said: "I wish I'd walked out of Cats. It is still the worst thing I have ever seen and the first time I've ever apologised to someone for taking them to the theatre."
Oh I do feel your pain, but I DID leave. I almost stood and hollered, "Please for the love of God, sing Memory and end this! I did not, but I did leave. Never regretted that decision. But my niece ended up singing Griz
Play Esq. said: "BrodyFosse123 said: "Oh, you trust fund kids with expendable play money. Hahahaha.
I’ll ride out a show no matter how bad it is. Even if my tickets were free. If I paid, phuck if I’m walking out."
Not a trust fund kid here, but I am established in my career after years of hard work: life is too short for **** productions and I see no obligation to stay. This is particularly a problem for me as I love opera, but I a
Impossible2 said: "I wish I'd walked out of Cats. It is still the worst thing I have ever seen and the first time I've ever apologised to someone for taking them to the theatre."
Oh I do feel your pain, but I DID leave. I almost stood and hollered, "Please for the love of God, sing Memory and end this! I did not, but I did leave. Never regretted that decision. But my niece ended up singing Grizabella in a school production and I h
Will3700 said: "I would never walk out of a show on Broadway but I have walked out at intermission on two touring shows. Could not get through Godspell as I hated being preached to and Happy Days was just so awfull,"
I can understand your points but with "Godspell" what did you expect, a treatise on the Enlightenment?"
ClydeBarrow said: ""Still.. Laura looks like such a classy lady... for her to talk about her vagina at Town Hall was a bit tacky. it wasn't funny, it was crude and out of place." Do the pearls break when you clutch them that hard?"
That gave me the best laugh I've had for 3 years. Thank you. I'm still laughing.
Clay Aiken as Joseph Aug 24
2013, 12:37:57 PM
Thanks for your insights, Mikers, but it's "Cain and Abel." Auto correct might have been the culprit.
Live from the Lincoln Center Discussion Thread Aug 20
2010, 10:57:52 AM
I was very disappointed in Samonsky's acting. Lovely voice, beautiful really, but the difference is, when he sings you don't see any mechanics. He's got a beautiful instrument and knows how to use it. His acting showed me none of that. I could see all the technique he was using to manufacture a portrayal. When he needed to be intense he was almost hyperventilating to produce an effect. When the best perform you never see the mechanics or the technique.