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Rent In Concert - Kerry Ellis/Rory Taylor


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#31 Mallow

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

View Postposter J, on 09 January 2013 - 05:39 PM, said:

Nikki as Maureen sounds like great casting to me, and I think Leon Lopez will make a decent Collins.  Not convinced about Kerry as Mimi though, I always imagine Mimi to be very young...

Mimi is supposed to be 19

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

Yeah but it's Kerry Ellis. What the character is, and what type of voice is required is not required when it comes to her. God that she is . Note the not so subtle sarcasm.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

View PostMallow, on 09 January 2013 - 08:53 PM, said:

Mimi is supposed to be 19

Thought so.  I'm usually a fan of Kerry (well, used to be more of a fan than I am now) but, no offence to her, she really doesn't look 19.  Woeful miscasting for that reason alone, never mind that I don't think she'd be great at singing the role either.

#34 Dubbie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

It's a concert version, not the stageshow. They're probably just standing in microphone and singing the songs. Kerry doesn't need to look like Mimi the 19 year old stripper (She's a stripper in the movie, not sure about the stageshow).

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

The fact that its the concert version still doesn't help me to be honest. I can't imagine Kerry belting out ' Out Tonight' with the flare it needs.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

View PostMallow, on 09 January 2013 - 10:50 PM, said:

The fact that its the concert version still doesn't help me to be honest. I can't imagine Kerry belting out ' Out Tonight' with the flare it needs.

Yeah, that's the problem I have with her being cast as well, irrespective of the look.

#37 Hat Finisher

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

Based on the script, Mimi Marquez is a 19-year old latina from Spanish Harlem. Miss Ellis, with her milky complexion, platinum blond hair and average caucasian features is... well, quite distant from the Latin type.

In the show, Mimi says of herself "I'm old for my age", but I doubt she could mean "I look like I'm in my mid-thirties" with that - Roger is supposed to be 25 at most, after all.

I can't see Miss Ellis make a really good job of the role, vocally... so my question is simple: WHY?

#38 tsxmitw

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

Here's Kerry singing Another Day:

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

I did quite enjoy her there. I always forget how much I actually enjoy her vocals until I listen to her again.

Who is Roger in this tho? Bit off for me and screechy.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

Playing London on the 26th of April. Venue TBC.




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