I'm 22 and a dancer/singer/actor. Love the outdoors, fitness, and having a blast! Very dedicated to friends/family and love all theatre. Also like mainstream pop (a la Kelly Clarkson) and other things besides theatre, but the stage is my home.
re: Lisa Brescia was the best Amneris. Mar 16
2006, 04:42:36 PM
Lisa was great, but I have to say hands down, having seen every Amneris except for Taylor Dayne, Felicia Finley was hands down the BEST Amneris.
re: Mac attack II - Cats revival Mar 16
2006, 04:38:09 PM
I would love to see it come back. However, they would need to do something to top the original production and the costs were high in the late 70's early 80's; I can't imagine what it would be now.
re: Going to The Broadway Theatre--Seating Suggestions PLEASE! Mar 10
2006, 05:02:57 PM
Yes, the Mezzanine (FRONT ONLY) is a great pick for this theatre. Orchestra wise, avoid the sides, they're too cramped I have come to learn. Anything in Center Orch. up to row P or Front Mezz, any seat, would work nicely for your viewing pleasure!!
re: Miss Saigon... Mar 10
2006, 04:58:32 PM
I loooooove the video "The Heat Is On.. The Making Of Miss Saigon"! It has wonderful film footage of Lea's audition (as posted above), also of the show itself. Alan Boubil and Claude Michael-Schonberg(sp?) along with Cameron Macintosh all look stunned as she sings for them at the piano for the first time. It's an amazing moment. They're all unable to speak for a moment, then they just say, "Ok, Go in the middle and sing it... NOW!". She also asks them to sign a Les Mis poster or something of tha
re: Aida question Mar 10
2006, 04:51:24 PM
The entire show was impressive and never got really great reviews, but I always loved to go and see it (they had cheap Balcony seats!!).
I think no other musical will ever be as good as Cats. I liked Dance of the Vampires. I think The Producers is probably the worst musical I will have ever have seen.
re: Happy Birthday CAROUSEL !!!!! Feb 22
2006, 04:52:01 PM
Love it!! Have never seen it on the stage but am always moved by the movie, and I think it;s one of the best scores ever!!
re: DRS Seating (I know, I know.) Feb 22
2006, 04:48:04 PM
You'll get a general good view of the stage, but everyone has there own opinion. I like the mezz at the Imperial. Never even had a problem when I was way up there for Les Mis. If you dont like being higher up, you wont like these seats!
update on website Feb 22
2006, 04:44:36 PM
Defying Gravity is the title of Debbie Graviette's (sp?) new album and a terrible version is sung on it. I'm sure Shoshana could get the rights, but she will not be putting any broadway on her album. I believe she wants to try to go as mainstream pop/R&B as possible.
Jean Valjean- not sure Javert- Patrick Wilson Fantine- Alice Ripley (it would be so nice to see Alice back on Broadway where she belongs) Cosette- Laura Benanti/Kristen Chenowith, if Benanti does not work out (Benanti should and hopefully will be dropped or the producers of the musical "The Wedding Singer" will talk her into leaving!!!!! If so, she's my #1!!!) Eponine- Eden Espinosa Marius- Cheyenne Jackson Enjolras- not sure/find someone
re: Is anyone going to see the Bombay Dreams National Tour??? Feb 22
2006, 11:37:00 AM
Tamyra was OK, always very nervous. There is a DVD I bought at the theatre which documents the making of the musical and has about half of the productions numbers as Extra's. Also, they have Shaka-Laka Baby music video which is pretty corny but it worked. Try to find it on Amazon or something. It's a must have for any one who loves the show.