X Factor The Musical To The Palladium
Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:23 AM
Has any other show sold its previews months before selling the rest of the run? Feels a bit like testing the waters.
Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:26 AM
Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:43 AM
Still i'll no doubt go and see it.
Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:45 AM
Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:07 PM
Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:23 PM
Not sure. Viva had the obvious problem that it was a Spice Girls Musical trying to look unlike the Spice Girls.And it then went for people who were actually inexperienced when it could have packed the show with great vocalists who could play beginners.
This one is just plain curious. How do you write a comedy about the X factor that sends it up, but doesn't actually tell all the truth because its written for the same management? If you pull the punches and don't have the singing dog, or the mute boyband, or the comedy act, or the bland male, sending the good singers home, does the comedy work? How do you have mediocre singers in the mix, and expect people to pay £65 listen to them? And if you want a musical with really strong impressive singers, and there s an awful lot of them being unused now elsewhere available to cast , why have a lot of new songs when you have the perfect excuse to use any and every top song written in the last 70 years? Original is good , but few people can write more than a few new good songs. so wouldn't sticking to the original X factor format and using covers be more in keeping with the reality, and provide something more spectacular to listen to? They may have found a way to pull all that together and produce something really good, or it may be awful. If its awful, it may still sell if they cast it with the odd soap star, X factor winner and pop star singer and just rely on X factor fans to turn up??? Intriguing.
Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:48 PM
I'm pretty sure I read something somewhere about seeing "familiar faces"!
The bar seems to be set pretty low on this one, so I wouldn't be surprised if it does become hit. It's just needs to exceed expectations!
Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:24 AM
But seriously Simon Cowell has deep pockets and although he scorns "musical theatre" publicly must see the money that can be made (e.g. Mamma Mia) and thinks he can have a share. It will be awash with ex X Factor "stars" - all now desperate for any kind of work. It is a sign of the times that this trash is going to be produced in one of the greatest London theatres The London Palladium. Weeps!
Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:37 AM
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