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#297028 Rock Of Ages Uk Tour

Posted greeny11 on 17 March 2014 - 05:56 PM

Full cast announced today - in addition to Noel Sullivan and Ben Richards, we have the following:

Sherrie - Cordelia Farnworth
Lonny - Stephen Rahman-Hughes
Dennis - Daniel Fletcher
Justice - Rachel McFarlane
Hertz - Jack Lord
Regina/Candi - Jessie May
Franz - Cameron Sharp
Joey Primo - Tom Andrew Hargreaves
Mayor - Rakesh Boury
Waitress #1 - Abigail Climer
Constance - Imogen Brooke
Young Groupie - Kylie Michelle Smith
Male Swing/Dance Captain - Russell Smith
Male Swing - Chris Southgate
Male Swing - Stephen Rolley
Female Swing/Assistant Dance Captain - Tara Verloop
Female Swing - Charlotte Anne Steen

#296862 Jersey Boys Cast (And Theatre) Change 2014

Posted greeny11 on 16 March 2014 - 02:18 PM

I was front row (CC) last night.  The stage is significantly lower than the Prince Edward, and you could see everything that happened even at the back of the stage.  Things that used the lift at the Prince Edward are now on a track which slides in when needed (it's quite noisy).  Like Tina said, for Ragdoll, they enter from the back of the stage on the track with their mics which looked quite good.  

John Lloyd Young is really good as Frankie.  his voice was, for the most part, very strong, but it did sound quite tired on occasions, which is probably due to the tech run in the week and then the dress rehearsal in the afternoon.  His acting was on another level, there was a clear progression in his Frankie from the younger Frankie to the older Frankie, which I haven't seen as clearly in many of the Frankies.  He's really good at the darker and more emotional scenes - especially Fallen Angel and also the scene round the table with the other Seasons.

The rest of the cast were very good.  Matt Nalton makes a very good Nick Massi, and I was impressed for what was his West End debut.  His accent slipped a couple of times, and he looked like he was about to burst into a huge grin as he said he wanted to leave the group.  Other than that, I was impressed with him - Jon and Edd were great as always.

Of the others, standouts were Nicola Brazil, who got a lot of laughs as Mary Delgado, but she also nailed the more emotional scenes opposite JLY.  I loved Tom Goodridge and Sean Mulligan (Tom's Love Muffin scene was very funny).

#295943 Jersey Boys Cast (And Theatre) Change 2014

Posted greeny11 on 09 March 2014 - 10:16 PM

There was a show stop during My Eyes Adored You.  Other than that, they went out with a bang.  I believe those staying on are in tech rehearsals tomorrow ready for Saturday's opening at the Piccadilly.

#293048 Jersey Boys Cast (And Theatre) Change 2014

Posted greeny11 on 15 February 2014 - 07:07 PM

I'm guessing Matt Thorpe is second cover based on the new cast coming in.  Ben is definitely one of the best understudies I've seen and for him to be 3rd cover again is quite shocking.  I would say his falsetto is not as strong as others, but he's consistently been excellent acting wise - and his version of Can't Take My Eyes Off You is fantastic.

#288917 Jersey Boys Cast (And Theatre) Change 2014

Posted greeny11 on 09 January 2014 - 07:26 AM

Ben W is really good as Tommy.  Personally, I think his acting his slightly stronger than Jon's, but I think Jon is the stronger singer.

#281695 The Book Of Mormon

Posted greeny11 on 24 October 2013 - 06:55 AM

Stephen Ashfield is staying on for another year.  Cast change is February 1st

#281694 Hairspray @ Leicester Curve

Posted greeny11 on 24 October 2013 - 06:54 AM

View PostD, on 24 October 2013 - 12:22 AM, said:

Why? One of the most overhyped Musicals ever!

In your opinion - I think it's a brilliant musical, a great story and some incredible catchy music.

#280071 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted greeny11 on 08 October 2013 - 06:27 AM

If Your Mother Were Here, Don't Ya Pinch Me Charlie, It Must Be Believed to be Seen and Simply Second Nature are my favourites - but there's nothing in this score that is as good as Good Morning Baltimore or You Can't Stop The Beat from Hairspray.  Hairspray remains Shaiman and Wittman's best show by a long way.

#276859 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted greeny11 on 02 September 2013 - 08:18 PM

They were the cast that performed today at the press launch

#250420 The Book Of Mormon

Posted greeny11 on 30 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

They also reportedly fired Cale Krise from the Broadway show too (he got some pretty bad reviews from people who saw him as Elder Cunningham).

The Americans are loving Mark from the initial comments I've seen - maybe this role is more suited to him than Sam (though I thought he was OK as Sam).

#239390 Hairspray Uk Tour - 2013

Posted greeny11 on 02 October 2012 - 05:56 PM

Gemma Sutton will be Amber and Lauren Hood will play Penny.  Very excited to see Gemma as I loved her in Legally Blonde.

#237153 Rock Of Ages

Posted greeny11 on 15 September 2012 - 08:22 PM

Jodie is the new 2nd cover Sherrie after cast change