Wicked 2013 Uk Tour Thread
Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:38 PM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:41 PM
Good point, had completely forgotten about him.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:36 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:02 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:03 PM
atg have to a say as the simple fact is fhe same show in non atg venues can be cheaper with no.premium
Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:36 PM
Morrible is the obvious one, you can cut the singing from that role and still make it work.
more reason to cast an actor as Fiyero, it doesn't need to continue to be ruined as a part.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:45 PM
You can look at it both ways.
Personally, the tour audience is unlikely to have seen the London production, thus have very little to compare any performance to. Therefore you can just about get away with plonking a prize chimp in the role, so long as they can dance and have a reasonable singing voice (acting, as we know, is negotiable). Disclaimer: I am not suggesting any previous actor who has played Fiyero is an ape (homo sapiens exempt), however some have struggled with the basics of acting..
The other way of looking at it is "audience have been in theatre before so are unlikely to be wowed by that in itself, so the production needs good names to get people back in". In my eyes, that argument is weaker - the musical has enough going for it to enforce that "wow factor" and can afford an iffy actor or two if they boost the audience significantly.
In the ideal world, nothing would be stunt cast. However, we far from live in that world.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:53 PM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:59 PM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:01 PM
I loved her as Elphaba, but that was 4 years ago, and didn't she have a lot of vocal and momentum issues towards the end of her run? I hope she's not going to be the tour Elphaba, in my opinion if it's not going to be Rachel it should be someone new.
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