Finding Nemo May 28
2007, 11:15:38 AM
Just a short note to say that I got to see this last month while on vacation. I thought is was extremely well done with catchy music and the puppetry is simply gorgeous. It's quite a feast for the eyes trying to take everything in.
The Lopez team did a phenomenal job in capturing the spirit of the movie with such challenges, (namely consensing what is an 1 and a 1/2+ film into 35 minutes of stage time).
I don't know which guy was playing the role of Crush, (the turtle), when
re: Dec 3
2005, 07:49:53 PM
First of all, I've only ever stage doored for one show and that was Aida because I wanted to get Idina and Adam's autograph, (Adam's being for a friend of mine who just adores him but probably will never have the chance to see him perform). I've not ever done it again and this is because a lot of the behaviour that I saw then made me cringe. There just happened to be at the door that night, some people who were "regulars", (you could tell from their conversation - not that I was listening on pur
re: Kristy Cates as Elphaba Nov 25
2005, 10:40:51 PM
The box office IS doing very well. I've been looking for tickets for Feb 3-6 somewhere in that range and the best I can find are rear balcony. Ew.
On the fact of Kristy as Elphaba, I have to say that next to Idina she is my favourite. I'm not sure what "vocal fireworks" Augustus was talking about. Kristy is a classically trained vocalist and, to me, has a much more legit classic broadway belt than most today who try to "pop" up the music. Why does everything on Broadway now have to sou
Regarding the Raked Stage Nov 17
2005, 11:33:51 PM
A good friend of mine who was with the Broadway Cast mentioned on several occasions that the stage at the Gersh was horribly raked and then I stood on it myself. It is at a pretty severe angle. I'm pretty certain my friend saw the chiropractor because of this a couple of times.
re: Kristy Cates Question Jul 29
2005, 10:17:30 AM
Ok WHY am I laughing so hard? Yay for hair colours and for playing with hair colours. I agree with KMEP. If I were ever Elphie, I'd dye my hair like...Electric blue or something just to freak everyone out.
re: Male-Male Duet? Jul 12
2005, 08:06:18 PM
She'd Be Far Better off Without You from ASPECTS OF LOVE
Yay for us Coloraturas who belt! I too am coloratura and have started belting in the last few years. We should talk!
re: Saycon Was AWFUL!!!!! May 30
2005, 10:28:16 AM
58012dude, you're preaching to the choir hunny bunny. I've tried before to ask people to be a little more polite in their reviews of performers. Everyone has a right to their opinion, but I agree that we don't have to be as harsh as to say that someone was "AWFUL" and we don't have to be mean spirited about it. I was met with people agreeing with me and people jumping on me saying that obviously I was only taking offense because someone bashed my favourite performer, (which was not the case at a
re: Saycon Was AWFUL!!!!! May 30
2005, 09:47:30 AM
While I am not a Saycon "hater", (to hate is an awfully strong word and very personal I feel), I do agree that she was not the strongest of Aidas and I was very surprised to learn that she had been hired as the Elphaba Standby.
I found her voice as Aida to be very very raspy and not full at all which made me wonder how she was going to pull off Elphie's belt.
I've yet to see her as Elphaba and probably will not as I've seen the show now 7 times, (for specific purposes), and d
re: Actor Bashing Apr 27
2005, 08:11:45 PM
Just to answer Elphaba's question, no I haven't had a bitter experience. I'm not a Broadway actor.
The thing is that I post here so rarely and today I got reading through some threads and was really taken aback at how nasty people can be with their opinions. EVERYONE has a right to an opinion be it good or bad or somewhere in between. It just makes me nauseous, however, to know that these people work hard at what they do and then come to boards like this and read really nasty stuff writ
re: Actor Bashing Apr 27
2005, 10:00:59 AM
Everyone IS entitled to their opinions. I concur with that. However, do we need to be so nasty about it?
WOZ Dress Auction Apr 27
2005, 09:59:29 AM
Just something I found interesting. Wow. I can't say I'd ever pay that much for a dress...Worn by Judy Garland or not. Then again, if I had the money...Who knows?
But how many of the people who post on this board and tear apart actors have any professional experience themselves? I love how we all sit back and make like professional critics picking apart vocal techniques and acting techniques when I would guess that the vast majority have a) no vocal training, (or THINK they have vocal training because they saw a teacher for a few months), or b) no acting training, (or THINK they do because the took A workshop). It just makes
re: Kristy Cates at Divas I've Done? Mar 29
2005, 10:45:03 AM
FYI Kristy is NOT back in NYC. She is in Toronto until the 3rd of April. Though not performing, she is standing by until then just in case something happens.
My guess is that most people in Toronto won't know the difference. It's not like Stephanie is mega famous and extremely well known. Most people will be happy that the show is, indeed, going on and that they don't have to MISS seeing it because someone is not able to perform.
Indeed. Just Toronto's luck. Though the circumstances which required Miss Cates to have to make the journey to Toronto in the first place are grim, Toronto is very fortunate to get to experience such a wonderful performer. Kristy brings a subtlty and power to the role that I found to be very endearing. Lucky lucky Toronto.