Michael Ball Prom
Posted 31 August 2007 - 10:52 PM
I think (at least for the FIRST musical theatre Prom) it would have been wiser to stick to 'easy listening',
rather than adding rockier songs -especially the rocky Queen song, following immediately after the moving Empty Chairs at Empty Tables'.The changes of tempo marred what I'd hoped would be a relaxing evening
It was not strictly the first musical theatre prom, there have been whole shows done before 'On the town' and 'Oklahoma' ?? This was the first time one musical theatre performer had had a whole prom. In future years. I can see the Faenol format working well (MB's been doing the same sort of format himself in open air concerts for several years now). I would have prefered Michael to have had another musical theatre performer rather than Alfie as a guest.
The tempo changes didn't bother me to much. I might have jigged one or two songs around. Empty chairs at Empty tables was before the Queen number. If 'The Prayer' and followed Empty Chairs it would have left the three more lively songs together at the end.
A for effort and bl**dy nerve definately
I wonder what happened to their showbiz number Michael had said would be happening.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 11:57 PM
Was it definite? I thought I had heard that Alfie might try something from musical theatre.
Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:06 AM
Posted 01 September 2007 - 05:16 PM
Judging by some of Michael Ball's comments I feel there may have been a few traditionalists who were unhappy with there being a "Musical Theatre Prom" all I can say to them in Bah Humbug. I hope it becomes an annual event with different hosts, and perhaps a few more guests, we were disappointed Laura Michelle Kelly only sang a duet, it would have been nice for her to have had a solo.
All in all, £25 well spent.
LMK seemed to forget a line in the Prayer and for what she did was hardly worth disappointing the many people sat in Drury Lane missing her great performance of Galadriel!
Posted 02 September 2007 - 06:57 AM
LotR doesn't have a Sunday performance!
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