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John_Rebus

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In Topic: Jersey Boys Cast (And Theatre) Change 2014

Today, 06:30 AM

Saw JB at the Tuesday Matinee for the first time since its move.

As Murphy is a dear friend of mine, JLY had of course to be off the one time I was seeing the show during his short run (and, if I had booked another date, he would've been off there as well...). So when I read Michael Watson's name on the cast board, I was quite disappointed - especially after having read some 'meh' reviews of his performance on here. However, he wasn't as bad as I feared he'd be. He might not have the strongest Falsetto and sometimes looked at bit uncomfortable on stage, but all in all a solid performance. And while I wouldn't exactly rush back to see his Frankie again, I wouldn't be too unhappy if he was on at my next trip to Jersey (which he will for sure when I want to see Sandy Moffat's Franzie (sic!) Valli. Good performances from all the other cast members; Matt Malton (the new Nick Massi) looks so young...

I don't think the show lost much due to the move. The set pieces are moved to the stage from the side wings or from behind (as there doesn't seem to be a lift below stage anymore), but that worked equally good as before.
View from front row was great (I was 'upgraded' from the now removed row BB to CC) and much better than at the Prince Edwards - I finally could see below knee level.

In Topic: We Will Rock You 2 Workshop

15 April 2014 - 05:54 PM

 paplazaroo, on 15 April 2014 - 05:24 PM, said:

I'd be interested to know from a Queen expert which hit songs are left that didn't feature in WWRY, unless it's gonna be same songs different story?

Wouldn't call myself a Queen expert, but how about Friends will be Friends, Show must go on, Breakthru, Love of my Life and You're my best friend?

Not enough for a complete show though I think.

Edit: Barcelona (the song originally performed as a duet by Freddie and Montserrat Caballé) would also be nice

In Topic: The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

14 April 2014 - 02:00 PM

View PostArtanis, on 14 April 2014 - 01:07 PM, said:

Willemijns holiday dates were updated, she is now off from today, 14/04-19/04. So Emma is on.

Good to know, thanks. So I can see both Emma Hatton's Elphaba and Oliver Tompsett's Galileo this week - perfect.

In Topic: The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

12 April 2014 - 04:34 PM

View PostArtanis, on 12 April 2014 - 03:30 PM, said:

Really, also Savannah is ending her run then?  I expected her to do longer, with Willemijn it´s quite clear  that she wants to do different things.

Has it been confirmed somewhere that Savannah will be leaving at CC or are you just speculating? I always thought (or hoped, to be more precise) she'd be staying on for another year.

I think that Katie Rowley-Jones and Sam Lupton will also be leaving (but that's just me speculating). Wouldn't be too unhappy if Jeremy Taylor stayed...

Edit: Even though I'll most probably be on a business trip during the cast change week (luckily, only in Europe), I'm trying to squeeze in a short weekend-trip to London for CC. I'm by no means missing Willemijn's last-ever two shows as Elphaba :)

In Topic: X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

11 April 2014 - 06:32 PM

My record (in a negative way) so far was 120€ (around £100) for a ticket for Cirque du Soleil in Frankfurt in 2010 I think. Musical-wise, I remember buying a premium ticket once for £80 for Mamma Mia (back when I re-started watching Musicals after finishing Uni - I was inexperienced and just thought "Premium sounds good"). Never done such a stupid thing again since then...
Paying top-price (but not premium, i.e. £65 plus fees) is fine every now and then - but mostly for "special events" as cast changes or closing nights.

As for I can't sing - I'll be back in town next week and see the show for a second time at Thursday's Matinee - let's see which seat the box office offers me when I pop in during the day :)