Kad said: "Levy is really the only thing here that doesn't work for me... it's very odd casting for this role, indeed. And although she's just 2-3 years younger than Veanne Cox was, she reads much younger to me."
I think what’s throwing me off is that Veanne Cox is such a character actress who happens to be able to sing, where Caissie is known for belting her face off. Figured they would go for someone similar this time around but guess not. You&rsq
ljay889 said: "Apparently most of the book is being cut."
So we’re just getting a concert version? Lol
THE SOUND INSIDE Reviews Oct 27
2019, 12:43:51 PM
Saw the show last night and I’m honestly still reeling. It’s been going through my head nonstop, wondering and thinking about all the possibilities and questions that it raises. I can not recommend this play enough. Acting was superb all around.
After this and Band’s Visit, I am officially a member of the church of David Cromer.
HeyMrMusic said: "I saw Angel Blue as Musetta in La Bohème at the Met last season and she was sensational. She’s an incredible performer."
I've seen Boheme about 87 billion times at the Met and she was by far my favorite Musetta that I've ever seen. Such a wonderful singer and performer. I went to opening night last week and she sounded heavenly.
Well, that seems like it would take the excitement out of the music.
You cast a show around performers who can handle the music, not the other way around"
Strangely enough, the lowered keys were only for the muses' songs when they definitely didn't need it. I mean, Ramona Keller is one of the fiercest beltresses I know of (I'm looking at you, Caroline, Or Change cast recording), s
LizzieCurry said: "Is the Hadestown joke still in the show?"
Yup! And it fits right in. The whole evening is very silly so it works.
Really such a joyous and fun show. The song tempos were much slower than the film (not to mention keys were lowered) so that threw me off a bit, but otherwise had an absolute blast. It's not perfect by any means, but it accomplishes exactly what it set out to do.
Jordan Catalano said: "I thought the orchestra sounded great in London."
I'm listening to the London recording and the orchestra sounds so...tinny? Small? lacking energy? Can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's just how it was recorded. I'm so used to the BOOM, brass and thrusting percussion of the original. I'll wait to hear it in person to fully judge.
Eva Noblezada in HADESTOWN Aug 25
2019, 09:50:23 AM
I’ve seen the show twice with Patrick (off and on broadway) and once with T. Oliver Reid.
When Patrick is out, everything is mostly sung an octave higher. T. Oliver Reid played it more sly, cool, slick oily salesman whereas Patrick is just this booming, creepy presence that draws you in but also scares you. Both interpretations work within the story, but you definitely miss the basso profundo he has when he’s out.
MollyJeanneMusic said: "So excited for Harry Hadden-Paton! I got to see him in My Fair Lady, and he was excellent. And I love Carmen from the Bright Star soundtrack. With all these announcements, you gotta imagine Company will have to announce soon. Also, if this is nominated for Best Musical, would it be the first Vivian Beaumont musical since Contact?"