Rights to Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Sep 10
2019, 01:52:54 AM
Oh god the condition of those band books. And the actor books too. Spent a week with an actor trying to figure out how to muscle memory a melody that went from G up to an E then back down to a B before one of us spotted that it wasn’t an E, it was an A written so sloppily that the flag on top looked like the notehead and the actual notehead was almost imperceptible. It was a fun show but a nightmare to actually rehearse.
Casting classic musicals with Muppets! Dec 5
2017, 10:55:28 PM
Uncle Deadly is Frank-N-Furter. Kermit and Miss Piggy are Brad and Janet. Floyd is Riff Raff. Animal is Rocky. Janice is Magenta. Bunsen Honeydew is Dr. Scott. Dr. Teeth is Eddie.
I have never known any musician to be as much of a dick concerning their knowledge of music as you are. The vast majority of pit players, rehearsal pianists, and teachers I've worked with are low-key, pleasant to engage with, generally happy to share or teach, and don't brag about their knowledge (or go out of their way to call themselves a musician as often as you do -- I thought there was nothing more pretentious than referring to oneself as an artist, but then I suppose I
Right, because nobody actually enjoys any other musical about a historical figure.
Not that you don't enjoy any other musical about a historical figure. Not even that you can't see why other people enjoy any other musical about a historical figure. But that no one could enjoy any other musical about a historical figure, despite overwhelming evidence that people actually do? You self-righteous dick.
Because Best Score, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, and Best LIghting Design really don't amount to much of anything. Musicals always win seven Tonys but not Best Musical.
And Best Book of a Musical always goes to the Best Musical, just like On the Twentieth Century, Woman of the Year, Dre
Actors replaced during previews Dec 14
2012, 02:31:18 PM
It's not really the range of the song that tripped her up, though. I'm listening to it now, and she hits the notes fine and sounds pretty good, if a bit ragged in the beginning. But when the song speeds up, ("It's a wink and a wiggle and a giggle in the grass...") she doesn't know the tempo and sings it too fast and has to wait for the orchestra to catch up. In fact, the same thing happens in all three sped-up verses. She's not as much of a train wreck as I remember. The only major problem,
Actors replaced during previews Dec 13
2012, 09:31:35 PM
I've heard Garn Stephens on the Boston recording -- it's almost painful. She's hopelessly lost in "The Miller's Son". I remember reading (I think it was on this board) that Len Cariou was very fond of Garn as an actress but knew she was having problems with the song, and couldn't figure out why everybody was leaving her to her own devices with it.