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#5831 TR252

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:05 PM

OMG best defying gravity ever!!!! Rachel kissed the audience goodbye instead of punching the air with her broom at the end!!!

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:23 PM

Very good performance, although somewhat distracted by the ridiculous audible crying/breakdown of a girl in the front row.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:46 PM

Incredddddible performance this evening! Rachel blew the roof off. No Good Deed was exceptional!

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:54 PM

Loved it! What a end to the best ever Elphie. Rachel was wonderful. Her little touches tonight made it special.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:02 PM

That was amazing, so glad I went.

When I arrived there was a fangirl sitting in front of me who was boasting to her friend about how loudly she'd screamed at every in-joke during the matinee, and laughing at how a woman sitting next to her (seeing the show for the first time) had asked her to be quiet. At that point I started to wonder what the hell I was doing there...

But although the screaming was loud and admittedly intrusive, I ended up not minding. That show was always going to be much more about Rachel Tucker than it was about Elphaba, but the atmosphere was so great and the love for Tucker and the show so palpable that I don't think anyone would begrudge it. I imagine even a first time viewer would have found it hard not to get swept up in the whole thing.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:13 PM

View PostTR252, on 27 October 2012 - 08:05 PM, said:

OMG best defying gravity ever!!!! Rachel kissed the audience goodbye instead of punching the air with her broom at the end!!!

Aww...this made me feel weepy...gutted I couldn't get there tonight, but bring on Monday!
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:29 PM

Wow, what a night. Rachel put her heart and soul in to that, as she has done for all 900+ performances. Loved her little 'goodbye' touches and her Defying Gravity/No Good Deed were exceptional. Lots of her family were sat behind me and you could tell they're extremely proud of her.

The rest of the cast were on fire as expected too. I look forward to hearing reviews of Louise on Monday :)

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:41 PM

'It's just, for the last time, I feel... Wicked' Not at all ashamed to say I cried.

The perfect end to the perfect elphaba, I had goosebumps throughout the show, and no joke, in No good deed I could feel the hairs on my head standing on end. I also have to comment on how amazing Gina was, and how much she has improved since I saw her in January. I don't know what else to say! I thought the audience was great actually, and I will never forget this night, which goes down as the greatest night in My Musical Theatre Loving Lifetime! :D
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:14 AM

There was 1 girl in the front row who sobbed SO loudly during the Finale, it was hard to hear Gina up in her Bubble, and Matt and Rachel talking

I will really miss Rachel & feel VERY odd about seeing Louise on Monday !

Also have to mention Rachel's speech - what a lovely speech she made ! The best CC i've ever heard

In the muck-up matinee does anyone know what Rachel was saying as she melted ? - i couldn't hear it properly

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:05 AM

Someone has already uploaded Rachel's DG and NGD on YouTube... that was quick! ha!

I'm glad I was there tonight - it was my first time seeing Rachel in a very long time, and she really put everything into her performance. Her 'No Good Deed' especially was phenomenal.
'For the last time... I feel Wicked' reminded me of Kerry's last show. I'm glad she did it too, though! Also loved her little wave to the audience before the melting scene when she leaves Glinda.

The speeches at the end could've been a bit more personal in my opinion, especially for the 2 standbys - I think they deserved a bit more recognition than they got... But overall it was good and Rachel's speech was very honest and heart-felt.

She's been an excellent 'Elphie' and although not my personal favourite, it has been nice to see her on a few occasions since she joined the show almost 3 years ago. Wish her the best of luck for the future :) Still think it's amazing she continued performing in the show till the very end despite being very pregnant! Dedication.
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