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Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet

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Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet#0
Posted: 2/25/04 at 11:41pm
Went to 42nd Street tonight god i love that show.
I saw it in June of 2001 and it is still going strong.
I love old classics it puts most of the new shows to shame.

The music, the singing and the dancing were fantastic.
A very romantic show.
When was the last time you saw it? It left me breathless.
Billy Lawlor- David Elder has a voice to die for. I hope people go and see this show again. The music is so beautiful i had tears in my eyes.
Just beautiful!
Updated On: 2/25/04 at 11:41 PM
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re: Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet#1
Posted: 2/26/04 at 4:38pm
I'm glad you liked it. I haven't seen it since August 2001. I made my professional debut in a summer stock production of this show back in 1987. When I saw the current revival the audition scene actual brought tears to my eyes because it brought back so many fond memories. I plan on seeing it next time I'm in New York.

How was the girl playing Peggy Sawyer?
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re: re: Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet#2
Posted: 2/26/04 at 8:09pm
I saw 42nd Street in June and thought it was great! My sister (she's a tap dancer as well as an Irish-step dancer) fell completely in love with it. I thought David Elder was great too, and after the show I got to go backstage to the dressing rooms to meet Nadine Isenegger, David Elder, Beth Leavel, and Tom Wopat (who was playing Julian Marsh at the time). What an experience! I would definitely go back to see it again. I listen to the music all the time...
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Peggy Sawyer(Nadine Isenegger) was a gem. She can dance and sing and was a great actress. I was really impressed with the production the only pitfall was Patrick Ryan Sullivan he was way off tune but stunning.
It is a must see.
The last time i saw this production i saw it with Micheal Cumpsy who was incredible as Julian Marsh but he could not sing either.
I want to see a man in that role that can sing.
You know Marc Kudisch would be a fantastic Julian Marsh.
Updated On: 2/26/04 at 10:07 PM
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Good call Corine. That would be perfect for Marc...or maybe BSM.....

(wishful thinking)
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or maybe Brent Barrett!
Brian Stokes Mitchell would be great.
Dare we dream the impossible dream?
Updated On: 2/27/04 at 11:09 AM
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Brent Brett would be wonderful, actually. Stokes Mitchell would be great, of course, but I'd like to see him in a bigger role that showcases him a little more.

I LOVE Nadine. She is the best Peggy yet, and really is memorable in her spectacular performance. I was really impressed when I went.
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Billy,
Brent would be fantastic in the role. He looks the part and he has perhaps one of the sexiest voices today.
I would love to see him in that role.
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what about Patrick Cassidy coming into the role?
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What is it about the role of Julian Marsh that makes it so hard to cast? I've seen 42nd Street several times on various continents and the actor in that role is always the weak link.
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It kills me he sings 42nd Street and the role needs a great singer.
Barrett, Kudisch or Mitchell ARE PERFECT.
But Barrett or Mitchell have the strongest voices.
Kudisch is also excellent and he is that character in real life the man has spunk.

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The role is so hard to cast because the actor who portrays Julian Marsh must have a stage presence and inner power similar to the character. He must be someone who comes across as experienced and respected, but troubled and worn. It is a very difficult part to cast.
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As someone who goes to the theater often i can see:
Brent Barrett
Marc Kudisch
In that role. They have the acting ability and they can sing.
It is terrible when the signature song is ruined by a mediocre singing voice.
Both of these men have the talent and i hope they cast a strong singer.
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I just saw it on Valentine's Day and I'm so glad to see it's in such good shape! I *LOVE* the dancing as I'm a tapper myself. So amazing!
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I saw it years ago with Jerry Orbach. He was great in the show. Then this revival with Tom Wopat. (twice)
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I saw it with him he was better but he still was not as strong a singer as a Brent or Brian Stokes Mitchell.
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David and Beth#16
Posted: 2/29/04 at 7:04pm
I have now seen this show at least 7 times and have found new motivation in seeing it: David Elder's rear end!! WOOHOO!! :)

Seriously, it's great. I never tire of it. Hope it stays around for a bit longer. It's a guilty pleasure show, when I need a motivational quick pick me up for my own career.

If you like Beth Leavel, please feel free to stop and check out my fan website for her. It is going to be updated in a few weeks. :)
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