Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:10 AM
Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:29 AM
Totally agree with above. In Wicked I find that generally the ensemble singing and the orchestra need to be louder and there needs to be a better balance between vocals and orchestra (generally vocals are way too loud). The sound at Wicked varies enormously depending on who the sound tech. It seems to have been worse than usual over the last few months. Maybe sound tech's have changed?
Posted 23 May 2008 - 12:50 PM
there has been no changes made to the set or choreography to show recently. One addition was added last year to the penultimate scene where the wizard finds out who elphaba really was. After some surveys were done of audience members, it was decided that some of the audience didn't quite get the thing about the green bottle and the relevance it has to the story. I believe London were the first to add this and it has also been added to the broadway show too.
Cast change means that a new cast comes in and learns the choreography. I'm very sure that both casts have been taught the same material, but as you can imagine everyone is a different person and therefore no people dance the same way which is why some of the choreography looks different. There are moments in the show where there is no set choreography and the cast were told to improvise in the style. Each show is slightly different.
I was the one mentioning changes in the choreography and whilst they weren't done recently, there have been changes made shortly after the new cast started as well as making slight changes to some of the tracks. None of these were major but changes nevertheless.
I am also highly bemused that one person mentions going after cast change as they won't see people that are bored in their role and the only name that comes up is Kerry Ellis. I wonder why?
Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:17 AM
I haven't seen this since last June but it wouldn't suprise me at all if the Choreography has changed. there isn't much of Wicked where the ensemble are all doing the same thing so if a new ensemble member comes in they would obviously change bits of the choreography to suit strengths. A great example of this is when they enter Oz and there is a few dancers who do their own thing. This changed from the Royal variety to when I went to see it so it has prob changed again now.
Posted 24 May 2008 - 03:57 PM
Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:04 AM
There is nothing to guarantee that The Ellis will be on on that date. She seems to be taking alot of time off, using up her holiday before she heads off to broadway. Though I imagine that she would be doing most of the performances in her last week, but matinees are always a little dodgy. It seems she just picks and chooses what she wants to do at the moment.
Posted 26 May 2008 - 12:07 PM
erm, not true. She's suffering with a persistent throat infection which she can't shake off and is therefore being careful and protective of her voice.
Posted 26 May 2008 - 07:40 PM
Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:38 PM
Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:45 AM
When was that (if you can remember): which month, and was it a Tues Mat, or a MonTuesWed?
I did see a few offers (eg meal deals) a while ago, but nothing lately - except maybe a 'free' meal with ticket for £60?
I saw the show last Friday night (May23): my first time.
At Stage Door afterwards, Boq was looking uncomfortable, & said he'd hurt his neck - I hope he's recovered OK?
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users