EVITA question Feb 8
2010, 11:04:30 PM
It serves as her introduction to high society. She sees the upper classes on display, and it sparks her desire to move up the social ranks.
re: Elphaba on Broadway recast? Dec 2
2008, 09:50:32 PM
Yes, Alyssa has been cast as Elphaba(as per her facebook, as well as a conversation). As mentioned above, she will be taking over the role(Full time, not as an understudy or standby) in whichever US production has an opening first(excluding, I assume, San Fran, since thats not technically a "replacement").
Having known Alyssa since elementary school(Yes, I remember when she played Napolean Bonaparte in a musical about Lewis and Clark...), I can honestly say she is one of the kindest, m
re: people in lighting booth at rent watching tv? distracting? Jul 11
2008, 12:37:45 AM
I see no problem with occupying yourself with a quiet activity to pass the time, as long as it doesn't distract from the performance. Heck, right now I am pit singing in a local show, and I always have a book with me for the stretches where I do nothing. In the opera world, its even common for musicians to leave the pit for stretches when they aren't playing. What was not kosher, however, were the 2 bassoon players at the Met carrying on a conversation during act two of Traviata. The acousti
re: Have you ever left at intermission? May 4
2008, 02:27:04 PM
The closest I've ever come to walking out was during the most recent tour of Starlight Express.(The one with the 3d movies). My friends and I decided to stay for the camp factor, and ended up having a great time(no thanks to the show)
re: Angels Theater Apr 30
2008, 05:08:39 PM
I'm not sure about New Orleans, but its playing here in Shreveport(Northwest corner of the state) for 2 weeks this fall, and is being called a Pre-Broadway engagement.
re: Brooklyn Tour - 7/27/06 Jul 31
2006, 12:48:42 AM
Saw the show tonight. I think that the biggest problem facing the production is the material itself. "Once Upon a Time" really stood out to me, as it was the strongest number in the score. The basic story is good, and I really liked the framing device used, by having the "city weeds" tell the story. However, when they randomly stopped the show to thank someone for giving money, I felt as though the show just...stopped. The set really impressed me, as did the creative costumes. While not
re: Deidre Godwin as Sheila: Why It Doesn't Work Jul 29
2006, 12:59:33 PM
At I was a bit worried about having an African American play Sheila(there, I said it), simply because I felt as though it would take away from Richie's character/significance. However, the more I think about it, I think its a good idea. It adds another layer to the character, as well as a new meaning to some of the lines. I think the casting directors knew what they were doing when they cast Deidre. I hope to get to see this production, especially Ms. Goodwin as Sheila, who seems to be get
re: BKLYN Tour in Dallas? Jul 25
2006, 02:06:43 PM
I'm going on Sunday night. I'm somewhat excited, although I'm not a fan of the show, based on the CD. I am, however, thrilled to hear Ms. Deguarmo(spelling?) sing "Once Upon a Time".
re: Hunter or Sutton...who is the better Foster? Jul 22
2006, 12:23:47 PM
I personally believe that as a perrfomer, Sutton is the stronger Foster. While yes, Hunter must be doing something right to keep getting cast, something about him just bothers me.
re: The new Man of La Mancha Tour Jul 20
2006, 11:56:08 PM
All I know is that it is non equity, as there is a one night stop in Shreveport, LA, where I'll be at college.
re: Highest note belted on a cast recording? Jul 20
2006, 11:54:56 AM
It is her head voice on TG. And I'm with Joshua. As impressive as Eden's note may be, despite its slight nasality, its a head/chest mix. I'm curious as to what the highest purely belted not eis.
re: Better Lovett: Lansbury or LuPone? Jul 13
2006, 11:04:56 PM
I'm on the "apples/oranges" bandwagon. Both deliver fantastic performances of the same material, in what is more or lass a comletely different show. Angela did a fabulous job of originating the role as a more comedic character, while Patti completely reinvented Lovett as a darker, almost more sophisticated woman.
re: Mamma Mia Questions Jul 13
2006, 11:01:28 PM
I love the show simpley because it is such fun. When I saw it here in Dallas this past Sunday, my friend Meredith and I laughed basically every time a song started, just because the majority were so random and forced. Its a fun evening though. And yes, people do sing and dance during the finale.