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re: Spring Awakening was a let down#76
Posted: 1/15/07 at 7:28pm
I am 60 & was not to enamored with Rent - (10 years ago)

Loved SA & found it superior to Grey Gardens
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re: Spring Awakening was a let down#77
Posted: 1/15/07 at 7:37pm
Tom Hulce on Jonathan B. Wright.

"He is doing a spectacular piece of work in the show," Hulce says, who calls Wright "a major, major talent. It's very exciting to imagine who he will become as he grows into his best power and strength."


From: dt34 Detroit

"I saw this kid when he played Stanley in "A Street Car Named Desire" at Churchill High School's Creative and Performing Arts black box theatre. I could not believe how powerful that production was. It was amazing, especially considering it was high school. Livonia Public Schools and CAPA should be commended for their support of the Arts!"

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re: Spring Awakening was a let down#78
Posted: 1/15/07 at 8:08pm
<---- couldn't agree more about Jonathan B. Wright, I also am looking forward to seeing him in new roles.
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re: Spring Awakening was a let down#79
Posted: 1/15/07 at 8:13pm
Jon Wright is wonderful :) He's SO ridiculously good at being COMPLETELY deadpan and its fantastic. He has SUCH a good voice too!
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re: Spring Awakening was a let down#80
Posted: 1/15/07 at 8:21pm
i love Jon Wrights voice, so deep... so cute... lol.

i think one of the major things about any posts is that people will always have strong opinions about something they really in to. so its really a useless waste of time to fight with someone who has their own opinions but its just a vicious cycle.

IMO i cant compare RENT to SA. There are so many difference and so little similarities.

Lea Michele has an incrediable voice IMO... no matter if she has a high voice in person or not, her character is 14 years old. if she was playing a 5 year she would need a much more high pitched voice. we have to have some common sense here. most girls at 14 have high pitched voices. i dont think that this is a problem here or something to argue about.

Some people will love SA and some wont thats obvious but like i said its useless to fight with people about their own opinions.
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re: Spring Awakening was a let down#81
Posted: 1/16/07 at 1:35am
No, Bdwy24 I was not one of those girls laughing. I was really silent for the intire performance. I really think that it low to imply that just because I didn't like the show that I would ruin it for the other people around me who paid $100 for their tickets.
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re: Spring Awakening was a let down#82
Posted: 1/16/07 at 4:13pm
Oops! my bad. So she's 20 not 22, big dif. I still felt she was "acting" 14 instead of being 14. Just my opinion. And 20 isn't that much younger than 22. I could have sworn I read somewhere she was 22, because I laughed when I read the cast bios since she was the only one making a point about her age. No one else put down their age. I'll try to find the article, cuz I read it awhile back. If that is her natural voice, fine. I guess it was her inflections then, because she was sooo affected. The comment about "musical theater dialect", what!!!???? You mean "General American"? I graduated with a Musical Theater degree and never had a class on "Musical Theater dialect". So I'm intrigued, I'd like to more know about this dialect...I was simply told to speak clearly with good diction and proper projection. I'm sorry I don't like her work, you all seem to be big fans of hers, and that's great, but for those of us who don't like her work, don't attack us for having a seperate opinion. Thanks:)
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re: Spring Awakening was a let down#83
Posted: 1/16/07 at 4:27pm
I think that what brainpolice23 was trying to get at was simply that... there does seem to be a difference between musical theater acting and straight theater acting. I'm no expert, but it just appears that way to me as well. I doubt that its anything thats *taught*, but rather something thats just kind of picked up by nature of the differences in the types of theater. I'm really not sure how to describe it- all I can say is, I too see a difference in lea's acting in comparison with john gallagher's acting. John's is very real- very straight. Lea's is a little bit more... theatrical I guess. And acting in that way isn't necasserily a bad thing- for example, I happen to love Idina Menzel in wicked (as I'm sure many people on the board know by now haha), and think she's a brilliant actress. But that said, her acting is definitely very musical theater inclined. Lea's the same way. There's a certain sing-songy-ness to their acting. And it doesn't make it bad, its just a style.

wow, I'm rambling SO much here, and I cant even descibe it well enough to effectively make my point haha. But... I hope that was at least somewhat comprehensable :)
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re: Spring Awakening was a let down#84
Posted: 1/16/07 at 6:45pm
edit: WOOPS, wrong SA thread re: Spring Awakening was a let down lol
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re: Spring Awakening was a let down#85
Posted: 1/16/07 at 11:17pm
There's really no such thing as musical theatre acting. It's just acting. Sometimes you sing and dance when you do it, but it's all acting, and I don't think Lea is a "musical theater" actress, she's just less of an actress than some of the others. Less trained in acting. A singer who acts, if you will.

I strongly disagree with the statement that Idina Menzel's acting is "musical theater inclined." Whatever THAT means.
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re: Spring Awakening was a let down#86
Posted: 1/17/07 at 7:49pm
just for the record, I really truly did not mean ANYTHING against idina whatsoever- she's one of my very favorite actresses, and again, I think she's brilliant re: Spring Awakening was a let down

I really have no idea how to say what I've been trying to say, so I'll stop for now, but its just.. I dont know, I do feel like there's a little bit of a difference. Again, I am no expert in it, and I'm strictly going based on how I happened to view different performances I've seen. I'll just leave it at that I definitely dont feel either way is BAD, and I didn't mean to imply that what I view as more "straight" acting is better :) It all just depends on the show and the role and all that stuff.

again,I apologize for probably not making any sense at all lol
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