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#300541 Olivier Predictions

Posted tsxmitw on 13 April 2014 - 09:45 PM

Amazing performance by Willemijn Verkaik doing Defying Gravity.

But why, oh why, is she on top of a roof, in dodgy make-up and costume (the wrong one, in fact), with a cheap bit of wood as backing and dry ice? It looks so tacky - just stick them on a stage in nice clothes and let them sing!

#300581 The Oliviers - The Results

Posted poster J on 13 April 2014 - 11:23 PM

The link to Covent Garden was entertaining just because of how ridiculously young the current Valjean looks.  And at least it served as a warning not to go back to Les Mis any time soon, at least until there's a cast change.  The Wicked performance was slightly better but still so over-sung.

#298786 The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

Posted isabel on 30 March 2014 - 04:28 PM

Does anyone know when cast change will be ?

Hope the Covent Garden performances get put on Youtube

#297670 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted Seriously on 23 March 2014 - 01:06 AM

View PostParsley, on 23 March 2014 - 12:35 AM, said:

Apparently the stairs on stage received their own round of applause

I have had stairs for a long time

They received no such reception this evening

Is it wrong to think regional audiences are more easily impressed?

Is this

a poem


#296612 Long Runners

Posted paplazaroo on 14 March 2014 - 07:23 AM

Barnaby baiting should be recognised as a new sport

#295575 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Lynette on 07 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

View PostFireFingers, on 07 March 2014 - 01:29 AM, said:

Christ standards are slipping in Covent Garden. My mother would have beaten them about the head with her brolly for coughing, so I dread to think what she'd do someone taking a picture.
I'm always dead scared at ROH in case I cough and I sit very very still. Am amazed anyone behaved as described.

#294961 Disney's Frozen To Be Adapted For Stage?

Posted Titan on 03 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

The movies massive success surprises me a bit.  Dont get me wrong, I really enjoyed it and am I big Disney fan, but I wouldnt put it quite up there with the golden age of  Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King etc.

As for 'Let it Go', again surprised at how much of a stand out hit its become.

#294293 Why Is Webber Crucified Whilst Sondheim Revered?

Posted Titan on 25 February 2014 - 04:26 PM

Exactly, ALW became commercial because his shows took off and registered with the public, but he was far from commercial in his ideas

#293875 The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

Posted Tettekete on 22 February 2014 - 10:55 PM

I agree completely.

@Catqc: There'll be a highlights video uploaded on Monday, if I remember correctly. It should have clips from the performances as well as the awards ceremony. I'm just hoping someone will film Willemijn's 'Let It Go'!

#292843 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted BurlyBeaR on 13 February 2014 - 11:05 PM

Just back from the second night in Manchester. WHAT A FAB SHOW!

I had no preconceptions about it at all, never even saw the film but I sat there literally with a smile on my space the whole night. And guess who the stand out performance was.... Rufus Hound and that was the last thing I was expecting. He's so energetic, very cute, the acting is great and the singing great too. He certainly shows up Robert Lindsay in that department.

All the cast were excellent. No weak links, loved Samantha Bond and the guy who plays the French guy. The costumes and design were gorgeous, it looks very very classy.

Got invited to a focus group afterwards and the feedback was pretty much 100% positive. Some sound issues bring the only real complaint (orchestra too loud on some songs, drowning the vocal).

I really wasn't in the mood for going tonight but so glad I did. Loved it.

#292820 Walking Out

Posted alec_e10 on 13 February 2014 - 07:31 PM

What I mean by bad manners is to walk out in the middle of the performance. It disturbs other members of the audience if they have to get up to let you out and also not fair on the cast who are trying their best.
Wait until the interval and just don't return

#292720 The Last Ship Starring Rachel Tucker And Sally Ann Triplett

Posted Sam4God on 13 February 2014 - 12:52 AM

Sounds quite exciting. Happy for Rachel Tucker.

#291420 Used Tickets

Posted Cardinal Pirelli on 01 February 2014 - 09:20 PM

Maybe they want an alibi.

#291248 Harry Potter 2016

Posted Mrs Lovett's Meat Pie on 31 January 2014 - 12:03 PM

Do they really recon a musical about BEFORE he's a wizard  will fill such a space?! It's like going to see a musical about the phantom learning to play the organ

#290942 Dating A Musical Theatre Lover...

Posted mallardo on 29 January 2014 - 08:21 AM

Guys, we'll just have to get together some time and sort out who we really are.  Drinks are on me.