The Sound Of Music, Regents Park
Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:55 PM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:22 PM
Hope to see it if I have a sunny day free.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:32 PM
Having said that , Michael Xavier looks very dashing.
Can Wakefield sing it well enough? I don't remember her having a very good voice.. ?
Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:36 PM
I was expecting so much more from a great musical in a fantastic setting, but it fell well short of the usual standard of musicals at the Open Air Theatre.
The direction and staging felt very clunky and uninspired, much like the choreography and the set didn't feel right.
The ensemble is too small for the grandness needed in some scenes and the small band struggle to carries the big score.
Charlotte Wakefield did make a great Maria with a lovely voice and a good manner about her, but I found Michael Xavier totally unconvincing as the Captain. I thought Liesl and Rolf were miscast and their dance break in "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" felt very awkward.
Overall I felt very underwhelmed - but that's just my opinion.
Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:35 PM
Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.
Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:32 PM
funnily enough, dream is a shakespeare play i tendto avoid
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