Very curious to see how this goes. I loved her Mrs. Lovett so another classic Broadway leading lady will be interesting to see from Carolee. Wish I lived closer to California.
Would love to see her as Mama Rose. She is just so unbelievably talented. Saw her as Mrs. Lovett, and her Donna in "Mamma Mia" was extraordinary! First time I ever saw her was in the National Tour of "Chess" in 1990 when it came to the Orange County Performing Arts Center. She was Florence.
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HA! I lurv you Newintown. I nearly planned a trip to Sacramento to see this. I adore Carmello. Rose has been on her bucket list for a while. Her Lovett was definitive. Hope we have posters in the area to report back!
I'll be there for the closing performance! The Music Circus has really been knocking them out of the park these last couple of seasons. I can't wait to see what Carmello does with the role.
Carolee gave an interview on CapRadio Insight yesterday. Her charm comes through, even when the interviewer asked her about how audiences have responded when the show is still in rehearsal, and he was surprised it's not a tour. Really? Yes, there is a separate and very popular Broadway tour season in Sacramento, but Music Circus is, uh, a fairly iconic Sacramento tradition going back decades. Carolee graciously corrects him. Beth Ruyak is a much better interviewer, but I'm biased because she used to work with my brother and I've had the pleasure of meeting her a few times.
Oh.My.God.https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Curtain-Up-Carolee-Carmello-Prepares-to-Take-the-Stage-in-GYPSY-20180723Kicking myself for not booking a trip to see this. Breathtaking.
I prefer Lupone's craziness and belted take, but I think she's probably gonna nail this role.
That wasn't belted?
Not gonna lie, but I'm not terribly impressed with that clip.
BroadwayConcierge said: "I so wish I could see her in this. Her performance as Lovett last season proved to me that she can do anything."I learned that back when I saw her somehow find depth and subext in the character of Donna Sheridan- she managed to make that show work (the only Donna that I saw who was able to do this).I think I do prefer Patti's vocals, but I'm not going to judge her based on a 30 second rehearsal clip. She may very well have been holding back.
I'm going to see it tonight. This season at Music Circus has been amazing so far - we didn't get to see Singin' in the Rain, but I heard it was great. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers had some of the best dancing I've seen on that stage and Newsies is one of my favorite shows and it was so much fun! Tonight is Gypsy and we still have Little Shop of Horrors and Mamma Mia left in this season! I don't get to NY much, so I've never seen Carolee perform (and honestly I didn't know of her until now) but I'm excited to see her performance tonight
She really does bring back an Ethel Merman-like quality to the role.
That sounded great! I wish I could see her: she's going to knock it out of the park.
We saw it last night and Carolee was amazing! The entire cast was great, but she was by far a stand out. I love seeing performances at Music Circus and last night was no exception. There should be some video coming out today or tomorrow - they always film the first performance and make a compilation video.
I saw the final dress Monday and she's FANTASTIC! The production is wonderful and the cast is great! Deidre Goodwin as Mazeppa!! Cory Lingner as Tulsa is a highlight too!Here are some photos: album
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