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#131 Topstar2

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:10 PM

I have seen many covers over the 5 years the show has been running. Most by the time they cover Frankie have been quite good. Not too everyones  taste but this was the first time for me that I felt I was watching a performer that didn't quite know what they were doing. And remember Michael is joint first cover. This must be one of the most vocally challenging male parts in the west end so it has to be right. If I had been watching the show for the first time I prob wouldn't be coming back. Please remember as I said this is only my personal view. But I can fully understand that perhaps it takes some performers longer than others to get into a role. But at this time the acting and vocals were not quite the standard I would expect as a paying theatre goer. I also really wanted him to do well as he looks perfect for the part. Plus have been spoiled with such a good lead over the years! Also some great covers of late!

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

I agree that there have been some pretty great covers over the years (Tom Oakley remains my favourite Frankie), but if I'm honest, I didn't really like Ryan that much as Frankie.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:03 PM

I like Ryan, although i think he's getting a little old for the young Frankie, however Ive only seen him once. Ive either seen John Lee or a number of covers (4 others I think).  Not sure when to book again with holidays and broken ankles/legs/foot (whatever it is) affecting the leads

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:12 PM

Love or hate Ryans Frankie his consistency to do the job well over the years has made him well liked in this role. Tom Oakley was a really good Frankie. Not so much his singing for me but his acting was outstanding!  It must be so hard to cast covers for this as shown with the different performers who have joined or left in the past few years.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:14 AM

Agree about Tom being a really good Frankie. Ryan will always be my favourite but I've enjoyed a lot of the covers I've seen (especially Michael Conway and Jye Frasca). The only two Frankies not to my liking were/are Scott Monello (although I do give him credit for being a very reliable alternate) and Jon Lee. But that's obviously just my personal preference.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:19 AM

Ben Jennings is my favourite at the moment. Another consistent performer who's CTMEOY is in a different class!  But the show has had some great covers who individually will appeal to somebody. It's good we don't all like the same thing. I just would like the show to stay at the high level it's always had. Casting directors dont always get it right!

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

Can anyone recommend anywhere to get cheap tickets for the Sunday show of Jersey Boys. Won't be able to get to tickets in Leicester Sq as not arriving in London until early afternoon. Thanks.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:49 PM

Front row Stalls (row B ) can be bought in advance for 24.50 iirc. Due to the high stage the view is restricted, but nevertheless a good deal.
Or aren't they available anymore for your planned visit?
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:38 AM

View PostSteffi, on 18 April 2013 - 06:14 AM, said:

Agree about Tom being a really good Frankie. Ryan will always be my favourite but I've enjoyed a lot of the covers I've seen (especially Michael Conway and Jye Frasca). The only two Frankies not to my liking were/are Scott Monello (although I do give him credit for being a very reliable alternate) and Jon Lee. But that's obviously just my personal preference.

I love how we all have different opinions... weirdly enough, Scott Monello and Jon Lee are my two favourite Frankies. Especially Scott!
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:09 PM

New Nick Massi - David McGranaghan in an interview with OfficialTheatre.com:

http://www.officialt...an-jersey-boys/

err...apparently he also INVENTED A GAME? weird! Actors with side projects.

(He was also amazing as Nick, but looked like he could also play Bob)
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