re: Most overdone audition songs right now Dec 17
2008, 12:02:54 PM
Hmm there's some obvious ones to avoid - Les Mis, Phantom, Cats is still overdone, JCS, Joseph, Miss Saigon, Grease, Blood Brothers (at least in the UK), Jekyll & Hyde, Maria (WSS), Cabaret, Anthem (Chess), Fame & Out Here On My Own (Fame), Hairspray, Wicked, ACL, Rent, Disney, Showboat, Sunset Boulevard, Summertime (Porgy), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Oklahoma, Adelaide's Lament (G & D).... and more...
Songs For A New World is the most overdone of JRB, but his other work is quite popular
re: And The Director Of Wicked (Movie) Will Be... Nov 27
2008, 01:49:34 PM
I am excited if this is true, but more perturbed about the horrendous typo on the Australia poster on the other page. "The director of Moulin Rogue?!" I thought it was Moulin rouge...
re: Sherie Renee Scoot leaves Little Mermaid Nov 25
2008, 05:11:32 PM
That clip from broadway.com is beyond funny. I think I'm in love with her, her sarcasm, her wit, she's just not scared to not be Disney-nice to everyone.
"It's the only thing that hasn't been in fashion... a giant Ass". I love her.
Also, at the beginning when she's like, "Yay, a camera filming me, just what I want at 10am before a two show day".
re: Legally Blonde Tour photos Oct 17
2008, 04:56:40 PM
The photos look really good, so glad to see Coleen Sexton not understudying, though she deserves a bigger role. And she looks in better shape than she did in 2001, a la Jekyll & Hyde. She looks awesome.
re: Brittney Spears and Broadway? OH NO! Oct 7
2008, 06:19:19 AM
She was rumoured in one of the newspapers in the UK to be going into the West End in a Streetcar Named Desire revival. I'm a (not so secret) britney fan, and it would be hilarious to see her on Broadway. If you search some of her (really old) videos as a kid, she had quite a voice on her, but she nearly always mimes nowadays. Who knows if she still has got a voice.
Also, in response to some stuff about Anne Hathaway... I read that she accepted Phantom but then had to pull out at the last minute because she was contractually obliged to do the Princess Diaries sequel, which she reportedly hated doing.
re: I Don't Care What Anyone Says, I Love... Jun 4
2008, 10:39:41 AM
Footloose (the UK production) The Wedding Singer Legally Blonde All of Frank Wildhorn The Little Mermaid. Most Disney in fact. I'm unashamed to admit that I do like some ALW also... though Cats is not in that list. Namely Evita, JCS and Phantom. Wicked? And these above musicals I probably listen to more than some of the ones that are praised consistantly on this board that I do enjoy but probably only talk about so people think I like good theatre! hahaha
I saw Wicked in London about a month into Idina's run and it was the scene where Elphaba makes Nessa's chair move etc and i can't remember the lead up to the line but one of the students says to Galinda, "You should say something!" which instead of being answered, there was (literally) over a ten second pause before Helen Dallimore realised and said, "...Should I?". Blondes... :P
re: A Stylized HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL? Help! Jan 29
2008, 12:42:08 PM
I agree with JoeKv99 - people want to see a more or less direct transfer. Your audience (a lot of young children) won't appreciate their favourite film being completely changed, I doubt.
I love the show, and wish I live in New York (and not the UK) so that I could have seen a decent production of it (Not Rent Remixed, thankyou), before it closed.
It's a shame it's kind of fizzling out, a show like that should have gone on a high. Maybe they'll surprise us...
re: You think there should be a Little Shop Of Horrors revival? Jan 19
2008, 12:48:33 PM
The production last year in London was excellent. I saw it before it transferred to the West End, at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the setting and intimacy of the venue was perfect. The show was faithful to the original incarnations - none of the script was changed, but the humour was updated and the actors were so talented that they incorporated excellent character traits and funny bits that aren't in the stage directions. It didn't run for long enough, in my opinion.