I love the idea of Ashley Park as Carrie Pipperidge but I also would LOVE to see Emily Padgett in the role. I am more intrigued by the idea of Emily singing "When I Marry Mr. Snow". But Ashley Park as Carrie makes more sense with the direction they might be going with this production.
JennH you are right in the fact that Elsa is more popular and has more of a powerful song, but, in my opinion the role of Elsa is lesser-known star role, wheras Anna is more a star is born role.
To digress the way I see things lesser-known star is someone who is known in this industry but is not yet a household name. And I don't have to tell what a star is born means to me, cause everyone has the same definition.
Whoever said that they should hire an lesser-known actress for one of the roles, I have to say I agree with them. I think they need to do that for the role of Anna. Because Anna, in my opinion, is the true protagonist. Elsa is the deuteragonist so Disney can hire whoever they want to play her. Anna is more of a role that screams a star is born, kinda like Susan Egan as Belle, Heather Headley as Nala, Ashley Brown as Mary Poppins, Sierra Boggess as Ariel etc. And "Frozen" <
As much as I love the idea of Carol Burnett as Mae Peterson, I would also love it if Megan Mullally played the role, if they get NPH or Zachary Levi to play Albert. And I know it would never happen in a million years but my crazy pick for Mae would be Bernadette Peters. Because it would be different from her past roles.
Also I think Kim needs to be a Broadway baby. Maybe Cailin Houlahan (if she can take time away from "Waitress) as Kim.
KathyNYC2 said: "I think all concerned are very talented but I have the same casting problem as I do with other shows. Elsa is supposed to be becoming queen when she turns 18. Or maybe 21. And Anna is even younger. So maybe they are not hiring teenagers but there must be talented young 20 year olds for the parts instead of someone in their mid to late 30's.
I had the same problem with the recent Fiddler production for example as well. They are marrying
I agree with "Hercules" wholeheartedly. I think Kyle Dean Massey and Caroline Bowman would be great as Hercules and Megara with Norbert Leo Butz as Hades.
But I also think, with a few minor changes to the story, that "Sleeping Beauty" could work as a stage musical. I just have a vision in my head of Taylor Louderman as Aurora, Derek Klena as Prince Phillip and Rachel York as Maleficent. And I can totally see some very imaginative puppetry for the Dragon.
Keep in mind the sound quality of the recording isn't great. We'll have to wait for the film to come out in a movie theater for a better sound quality recording. Or wait for the film's soundtrack to come out.
Dave28282 said: "ILOHTFAHA (Aida Man) said: "I had misgivings about Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette. When I saw that her enchanted form was white, I thought why is a black actress playing a character that's all white. But now that I see her human costume it makes more sense."
I had misgivings about Ian McKellenÂ as Cogsworth. When I saw that his enchanted form was brown, I thought why is a white actor playing a character that