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Mark_E

Member Since 26 May 2007
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In Topic: Andrew Lippa

11 April 2014 - 11:15 PM

Wild Party cd is great!

I saw Addams Family in NYC - What a dud! I found myself nodding off in act two.

In Topic: The Bridges Of Madison County

11 April 2014 - 10:24 PM

Just re-listening to some of the music and it just all comes flooding back how great this show was. "One Second and a Million Miles" is such a heart-wrenching song. You desperately want her to go with him, but know deep down it's wrong. It really tugs at the heartstrings.....
Spoiler

I actually thought this was based on a true story (I didn't know about the film)....  I read something that its set up particularly to come across as a real story. Heartbreaking all the same.

In Topic: Urinetown

28 March 2014 - 10:59 PM

Jonny you are not alone. This is not the second coming like some are making it out to be. I enjoyed it for what it was, would I see it again? Not unless it was a freebie...

In Topic: X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

28 March 2014 - 10:55 PM

Saw the show tonight:
It starts off great. If that's not entertainment is a really strong opening number. The first couple of numbers are very good, I even quite liked the supermarket scene and I was enjoying it until...
The Hunchback....
My word, such a diabolical number. Why? It was going so well!!!
Cynthia nailed I can't sing, great song, and what a voice!
One bit I hated was her audition. Why make it a cliche? There just wasn't any point and it would have been an ideal song opportunity.

Act two.... So it plods along a bit (I didn't like Simons "love" song) and then Fabulous really is quite fabulous! It then just kind of tries to tie up the plot rushes towards the end. I liked the "Jedward" spoof. Thought the song Chenice sings "Xtasy" I guess you could call it, wasn't great. Sure Cynthia nails it but it's just an awful and forgettable song...
And then again, oh dear, the hunchback is back again. It really annoyed me. Again just WHY?
I actually loved the Cowell alien reveal, it was totally right for the mood of this show.

Quite a lot of the jokes throughout falling flat. Upper circle closed off - not great for a Friday night just after opening. I think this show would have benefited from a smaller theatre.

Hope Simon Cowell has taken note of Cynthia and gets her some mainstream publicity. Who needs programmes like The X Factor with all that talent right infront of you to be honest! That girl can SING!

In Topic: Musical Going Into Garrick.....

27 March 2014 - 03:41 PM

All the Fun of the Fair 2? :P