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musicalmadness

Member Since 03 Jun 2010
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In Topic: Jersey Boys Cast (And Theatre) Change 2014

Yesterday, 10:40 PM

Going to the show tomorrow night (Wed 23rd) for the first time in YEARS - very excited indeed. Does anyone know or could take an educated guess as to whether JLY will be on? Many thanks in advance! :)

In Topic: Avenue Q Returns To London!

20 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

I totally agree with all replies to my comments, but I was only passing opinion on a performance that they were happy enough to put on stage at the Olivier Awards (albeit the Covent Garden Piazza stage). I should say that some of the stuff I mentioned (look of puppets and who was performing etc) is only my personal view, and possibly not one held by the majority! As for the puppet skills, I can only imagine how hard it must be - and then it's probably harder than that! But as I said - they were happy to perform as they were (in whatever stage of rehearsals they were in) in front of a very large crowd, so I can only go by that. Great publicity for them, I should imagine - and I think it worked!

In Topic: Carrie Underwood Sound Of Music, C5 Easter Sunday

20 April 2014 - 03:10 PM

Just giving this a bump as it starts in 5 mins on Channel 5 for those who wanted to watch & may have forgotten or didn't see this in the first place! :)

In Topic: The Light Princess

18 April 2014 - 12:59 PM

Cast recording will come out in 2015. Tweeted by Samuel Anderson (book & lyrics). The 'unofficial' Tori Amos/Light Princess twitter account posted that it will be 2015 before we see it/hear it!

In Topic: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

17 April 2014 - 10:26 PM

I bought I ticket at around 1pm today (I just wanted the cheapest) and they gave me Row F of the Upper Circle. This evening when I went in, the nice usher decided to put me in the same seat, but Row B of the Upper Circle. I paid £24.50 for the ticket originally, not 100% what the price difference is to where they put me, I think maybe around £10-£12. The view was excellent from where I ended up, but did look quite restricted due to the safety bars when I tried out Row F during the interval! The atmosphere was a bit dead up there. Stalls & Dress Circle sounded like they were having a great time, but people were a little more reserved up where I was! I must admit, you do feel quite disconnected from the show in the Savoy Upper Circle, and I think you need to feel involved with this show. Wasn't completely full - and I couldn't really see the 2 levels below.

As for the show, I enjoyed it. Thought the performances were all excellent - especially Robert Lindsay (though I was already a fan) and Rufus Hound, who really surprised me. I thought the set, choreography, lighting etc were all exquisite - like being at a true Broadway show, but I just really didn't warm to the show itself. Nothing to do with who was in it or how it was done. Maybe I need to go back and sit somewhere where I can be more "in it", but I just didn't particularly like the piece. Possibly down to the book as I quite enjoyed the songs.