I can totally see her collaborating with someone like Elton or Brian May and creating an odd pop/rock musical...a new rave Rocky Horror or something equally daft but probably amazing.
The only way I'd like to see a jukebox musical of her stuff would be a super-pyschadelic 'Cirque du Soliel'-esque type show with remixes and instrumentals. Basically a visual-heavy trippy art installation with dance and a huge band. Ki
I like the direction they're going in, but I don't think it was executed well. It seems to be stuck inbetween being stylised and the original design. Just looks inconstant.
I love the bubble and the special effects, I just wish they'd taken it further and gone all out with the techno-punk look.
Props for at least trying to do something different tho
RENT at Hollywood Bowl (REVIEWS) Aug 8
2010, 10:12:22 AM
I feel NPH was overly optimistic with Vanessa Hudgens. She just comes across as an amateur school lead. Her voice is weak, and it would have been forgivable if her acting made up for it...which it hasn't.
Really impressed with Nicole Scherzinger. I knew she had a good set of pipes, and she obviously has the cocky sexuality thing down, but she really does seem to have left the pop star ego at the door and embraced a different style of performing.
Anyway to watch the Tonys online? Jun 13
2010, 07:34:49 PM
I'm watching CBS on TVU...and it had golf and they were talking about the Tony's coming up...and then it went to something about athletes and now it's Sabrina the Teenage Witch...?
What the hell is Neil Patrick Harris doing to RENT? Jun 5
2010, 10:52:20 AM
Well in all fairness to Nicole Scheuwhegur, she is THE Pussycat Doll. Plus she just won DWTS, so she is quite famous with the mainstream pop listeners and slightly older crowd now.
I reckon she'll be good though, she has a strong voice and can obviously play up the sexy cock-tease, leather clad Maureen.
Vanessa Hudgens is an annoying choice though. She really isn't a good enough singer and has the stage presence of a goldfish. Obviously she's to bring in the young crowd, but su
But anyway, yeah I do think her wig was a bit too blonde and fake, and that pink dress looks very mumsy, but she seems extremely likeable and capable in the role.
re: UnGLEEful Sep 17
2009, 05:32:47 PM
Well, I think the problem with Glee is also the reason why its successful.
It's a show involving musical numbers. That hasn't been done in this format, it's new and uncharted territory. By the looks of it, they're working it out as they go along.
For that, you have to cut them some slack. For us, being musical fans, that element is easily passable to focus on the structural flaws, but for the people behind the show - it's quite a gamble simply because it involves musical elemen
re: My Fair Lady - remake (+ more) Aug 17
2009, 09:36:33 PM
I don't think anyone is under the impression that the re-make will be regarded anywhere near as highly as the iconic original. They could have the perfect cast and it wouldn't come close. That being said, there's still a really good chance that the film could be fantastic! Visually, if its true that they're going with authentic setting it will look completely different and I imagine they will go out of their way to make it beautiful.
The video screen of the animated scenes and live action for reality would enhance the whole fantasy/reality conflict...but I feel it would flatten the potential of the fantasy world.
Having the story book pages projected onto the curtain, which has the 'pop up' scene of Andalasia, which then fades into the actual set....or, could make it more of a dramatic burst into the world, with the animals being p