I saw this in La Jolla and it's terrible... a turd in a pretty frock. None of the parts (nor the actors) sound or act like the actual people. Yes, there is a vague resemblance, but de Waal is vanilla. She has none of Diana's charisma. Erin Davie was excellent. I actually thought the Camilla character was more interesting. I'd like to see a musical about her (i.e. like Evita).
Saw her on Saturday and the whole show was wonderful. She's quite good in the part - I really felt she did good job with the comedy but really nailed the poignancy. Her Before the Parade Passes By brought a tear to my eye.
The rest of the cast was spot on - not a weak link in the bunch. This is a terrific show and those waiting for the tour to hit town are in for a treat.
So watching this from my DVR and ... not sure what show you "critics" saw but this is by far the best version of RENT that I've seen. Valentina isn't the best singer but has plenty of presence. This is the first Mimi that I thought, "Yeah, she could work in a club and is 19". Overall, I'm really enjoying it.
This does remind me of when the movie came out and this board ripped everything to shreds about it. Not a great
Yeah, same experience here. Planning my early December trip. And thought, yeah fun time. BUT not at those prices.
They will have to offer some substantial discounts to get my and my friends in that theater. I don’t care how spectacular it looks, not worth it for those prices. Orchestra section is ridiculously priced.
I guess they think they have Hamilton level excitement for this. Good luck!
Thanks for the fun read. I remember when trip reports were very common on the boards. I always enjoyed reading them. For a West Coaster (like me) it is always fun to get the input of folks that don’t have ready, easy access to NYC.
I, also, enjoyed your planning questions and posts.
I'm a season subscriber, and I got to say that I'm not looking forward to it. My stomach did a flip-flop when I read it. Good team, though, so maybe it will be okay? Weirder shows have succeeded, so I hope they have a good way into "the story". Guess we will see next year.
Hamilton LA Dec 10
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Per Playbill program, Sabrina Sloan starts as Angelica on Dec. 15th. Saw yesterday matinee.
Saw this last night and while not perfect, it should be a big hit on Broadway. The bones and musical beats are all in place. They need to smooth out the book and let it breathe a bit. A lot of it felt very rushed and scattershot. There is a lot of material to cover, but a lot is glossed over and happens in WTF kind of moments. If they can get the book in better shape, this could be an impressive musical biography. Not something that is know for 3 wonderful
Have not seen this production, but did watch most of the Australian version on PBS. This show is not only completely misguided (for the reasons stated above), but, quite honestly, a colossal bore. Characters behave in completely unbelievable manner (even if you disregard what happen in Phantom of the Opera), plus the ending is completely ridiculous.
I can't image paying a penny to see this. All of the "creatives" involved with this shoul
Not really upset, but the general conversation is something that I do feel strongly about.
And, I agree with your points above, I would rather see more fully dimensional characters, than 2 dimensional representations. There is a bit of a difference between Prior which is a character that evolves over 8 hours of story, verses a small character such as the one you mention in Bright Star (he probably has 15 to 20 lines and about 10 minutes of time on stage). The Bright S
newintown, you are so easily provoked that is amusing.
However, to your point, if sissy types were the only type that we see now a days, I would agree with you, but to call them "Uncle Toms" and "Aunt Jemimas" is not only a bit inaccurate, but pretty untrue. Those sissy types, that you are "evolving" out of our culture, happen to be the ones that were leading the charge for whatever rights and change we see now. They were at Stonewall, le