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#293603 Happy Days The Musical

Posted Mrs Lovett's Meat Pie on 20 February 2014 - 11:36 PM

Er.....no one on here gave it a bad review! We just slagged it off without seeing it THANK YOU

#294317 Why Is Webber Crucified Whilst Sondheim Revered?

Posted djp on 25 February 2014 - 06:33 PM

View Postharveyjnr, on 25 February 2014 - 06:10 PM, said:

they want the exposure to help their careers becasue the need it, because its no longer about possessing just talent, its now about who's done what reality tv show/ reality pop group etc.
they audition privately with dignity and thats what most prefer, but to have to get up on a stage in front of an audience like many have done and not get through to the next round publicly, get booed/ cheered/ put down by judges.. all in front of the general public is NOT what any self respecting artist chooses to do.
they do it because if they don't someone else will get the role and they wouldn't have had a chance.
they do it because others who are on these shows end up leading tours and making twice as much money as everyone else.. they do it because the people that do are their competition.

thats why i meant they are forced onto a public stage. because if they don't they're left behind without a profile to use against someone who has been on tv for two minutes.

They  do it because it gives them an audience to impress, and get noted. Some did it as a way of getting noticed and for a chance of getting a major role, post training.  A few did it as the leading drama schools failed to spot top talent - and it was another  opportunity. Others did it before going of to professionally train. I think he did a good job finding a fair proportion of the top talent coming up.  The shows also discovered some other top talents who didn't even get past boot camp. Top talent deserves what it deserves,  wherever its found.

Now its arguably  true that the TV show judging was sometimes dodgy, the voting more so, faults that were transient were overblown, and dubious imposed  song choices, or VTs, shaped the outcome. Some people did well, others have been sadly  underused.  Even many of  the best are currently invisible, or off to America, films  TV, or plays  - along with much of the other WE MT top talent. I doubt though if thats a more negative process than the traditional  audition process -   that hadn't and  wouldn't have found all the same talent, makes sillier decisions,  and often finds less capable people.

#294313 Why Is Webber Crucified Whilst Sondheim Revered?

Posted Titan on 25 February 2014 - 06:13 PM

Its not paranoia,  some people do look down on alw fans and people who dont like sondheim. Not all obviously but some

#294146 Rock Of Ages Uk Tour

Posted Tettekete on 24 February 2014 - 09:45 PM

@harveyjnr if that's 100% true then I am VERY happy. I loved Cordelia's Sherrie!

#290720 Disney's Frozen To Be Adapted For Stage?

Posted SuperSecretBoyband on 27 January 2014 - 03:45 PM

What about Sabrina Aloueche as Elsa? She can belt, and she looks young enough to pass for 21

#290059 The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

Posted Tettekete on 21 January 2014 - 06:17 PM

Considering Anton has played Fiyero in the Oberhausen production, I could see that, yeah. Definitely too early to speculate, though. ;)

#288898 The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

Posted KevinUK on 08 January 2014 - 11:35 PM

View PostSam4God, on 08 January 2014 - 02:19 AM, said:

Willie?? Who's that? Matt Willis left the show a while ago. I'm sure you meant Willemijn.

Aren't you a Wicked fan? Everyone knows Willie's the midwife silly :P

#288628 Disney's Frozen To Be Adapted For Stage?

Posted mrtheatre123 on 06 January 2014 - 08:58 PM

Yeah is love to see tangled on stage, enchanted would be great too. I liked frozen but would prefer to see others adapted to stage first

#281505 Miss Saigon Revival Is Happening

Posted Titan on 21 October 2013 - 07:06 PM

An obvious but strong choice.

#268055 Momentous Musicals 2013

Posted Titan on 07 June 2013 - 10:04 PM

i say one role, he overacts too much for.my taste in phantom. as a singer though i think he is outstanding

#255775 The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

Posted mrtheatre123 on 23 February 2013 - 12:09 AM

View Poststevepearman, on 22 February 2013 - 11:28 PM, said:

Well, we've chosen the leads, and rewritten the script. So which one of us is directing? :)
This made me laugh :) :)

#246194 Wicked 2013 Uk Tour Thread

Posted harveyjnr on 21 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

Agreed Titan.