"Popular" (From Wicked) Staging

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"Popular" (From Wicked) Staging#0
Posted: 10/12/04 at 5:37pm
Someone please tell me some of the things they do in Popular, Key actions and such so I can work of that for the basis of my preformance of it. THX!
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#1
Posted: 10/12/04 at 5:39pm
Find a clip of the Today Show performance...it seems like you'd want to make it your own though...wouldn't you???
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#2
Posted: 10/12/04 at 5:41pm
Course! but it would be easier if someone helped explain they're actions so i could better understand the mood whats going on.. Today Show.. alright.. but if anyone wants to [ost some exact MOVEMENTS feel free! thanks for the help!
p.s. My director will kill me if i dont make it good so PLEASE!
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#3
Posted: 10/12/04 at 5:46pm
If you just need to understand the 'mood', why not read a synopsis...though judging from your name and icon, I'd be surprised if you hadn't already.
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#4
Posted: 10/12/04 at 5:48pm
Too True, i have but wouldnt' it be soo much easier if everyone simply agreed to give me some pointers! at least for me it would be, thank you?
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#5
Posted: 10/12/04 at 5:48pm
I can't imagine it'd be too complicated... two beds, Elphaba on one, Galinda standing up? What are you performing Popular for?
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#6
Posted: 10/12/04 at 5:49pm
Popular is a very visual song in my opinion - I don't think it would be that challenging to come up with something appealing to your director without ripping off everything from Kristin Chenoweth or JLT!
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#7
Posted: 10/12/04 at 5:53pm
JLT's Popular was quite possibly one of the funniest, but at the same time cutest, things I have ever seen in my life.

Try the Today Show clip. Kristin was really good in that.
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#8
Posted: 10/12/04 at 5:53pm
Not trying to rip them off. Its not even about the actresses themselves it's much more about stage pressence and I'd like to learn from the best. ANYway,Swankified089 the preformance is appearing in a giant Holiday Festival and we're going on a Roadshow with it. Our theme is Thoroughly Modern Musicals. I know there's a bed and I have preformed it before and it didn't work out too great. If it'll make it easier how about some Elphaba expression pointers?
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#9
Posted: 10/12/04 at 5:55pm
I'm not trying to say that you are trying to steal from them - I just think that generally, broadway stuff should be left to broadway stuff, while we put our own spins on things re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#10
Posted: 10/12/04 at 6:00pm
Too True, Too True. I'm just trying to get someone to describe they're appearances and expressions why does this have to be so difficult? I have every intention on making it my own. I've been doing this for quite a long time and it helps if i know what the characters are feeling and their movments enhance the way I interpret the specifics of what they're going through at that moment.. So, once again, if anyone would like to write a note on a specific movement on a specific phrase PLEASE do so!
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#11
Posted: 10/12/04 at 6:18pm
Oo where Oo where could my staging be Oo where Oo where can it be?!?!?!?!?! HELP!
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#12
Posted: 10/12/04 at 6:19pm
Does anyone have the link to the Today Show clip?
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#13
Posted: 10/12/04 at 6:21pm
Yeaa anyone??!?!
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#14
Posted: 10/12/04 at 6:28pm
Once again im pleading respectfully for your help!
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#15
Posted: 10/12/04 at 6:56pm
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA! times up... an action anythign?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?1//1 i just need a bit of help!?!?!
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#16
Posted: 10/12/04 at 7:02pm
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#17
Posted: 10/12/04 at 7:02pm
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#18
Posted: 10/12/04 at 7:03pm
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#19
Posted: 10/12/04 at 7:03pm
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#20
Posted: 10/12/04 at 7:05pm
I don't understand what's so difficult about this song. Elphie sits on the bed, looking uncomfortable, and G(a)linda bounces around all happy and cute. Whats the big deal?
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#21
Posted: 10/12/04 at 7:30pm
You dont understand... VERY BIG DEAL! ARe you not getting the concept of emotion?
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#22
Posted: 10/12/04 at 7:31pm
Just jump around and make weird sounds that Cheno makes during that song.

I think Forbidden broadway shows how to perform Popular the best way.
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#23
Posted: 10/12/04 at 7:32pm
urg! playing Elphie! but thx.. ill pass that on to Galinda!
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re: 'Popular' (From Wicked) Staging#24
Posted: 10/12/04 at 7:35pm
"urg! playing Elphie! but thx.. ill pass that on to Galinda"

Ah sorry! I totally dind't read everything I was supposed to.

I always thought Idina reacted so strangely during popular...she would laugh. If someone said that to me I would be offended!