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  • #31
    Originally posted by menime123
    This, by far (and second only to Patti singing Ďladies Who Lunchí in the same show) is why itís my favourite Sondheim song. I believe every single world, and what a voice for a 85 year old!)

    [youtube:27mcitpa]CFzmVYNItjU[/youtube:27mcitpa]
    Loved this! And the Patti song as well, completely engaging.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Spartan
      Originally posted by menime123
      And Iím totally YouTubing Sondheim now - I just watched the full Sunday performance at the Proms... when they get to the whole ĎSun-DAYí bit I swear I melt inside every time.
      Itís the looks of sheer elation on the composer as well, as if heís just had an orgasm.

      A musical Iíve never seen which I need to is Les Mis. One Day More is sheer epic.
      You guys are lucky to have a possibility to enjoy the musicals, which our theatres prefer not to stage (for obvious reasons)
      Waffles are checked cookies

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      • #33
        My 3rd favourite Sondheim song is ĎSend In The Clownsí from A Little Night Music.

        This performance of the song is a masterclass in acting - Judi Dench is just sat on a chair surrounded by an orchestra in front of a crowd of thousands (and broadcast live on TV to thousands more). She never moves, never once takes her hands out of her lap, but performs the song with only her face and her voice:

        [youtube:1fug9ugd]yvZex3Qf7QQ[/youtube:1fug9ugd]

        Watch her face at the end - sheís absolute headtbroken, but you actually see the moment she stops acting and you realise just how amazing she truly is. Our absolute finest actress.
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        • #34
          One of my all time favourite musical is My Fair Lady. Audrey Hepburn was wonderful in the movie version, but Julie Andrews originated the role on stage. Julie wasnít famous enough to be in the movie (this was before Mary Poppins). Anyway, decades later some shady doctors destroyed her vocal cords during a botched operation in the 1990s, and Julie as been unable to sing live ever since.

          A few years ago, this happened:

          [youtube:enpw25qf]YXnNdu1qij8[/youtube:enpw25qf]

          The audience reaction is everything. They first applaud her for reciting a line from the role, then they realise what theyíre hearing, then they hear it again and they all turn into fan girls. Iíd be exactly the same

          During the pause in the song, you can see Michael Crawford is actually crying because of how amazing a moment it is. Iíve seen him interviewed about it and he calls it the best stage experience of his life.
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          • #35
            Originally posted by menime123
            My 3rd favourite Sondheim song is ĎSend In The Clownsí from A Little Night Music.
            "Send In The Clowns" is my absolute fave from "A Little Night Music"
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            • #36
              Beautiful rendition by Dame Dench there. Iíd happily argue with someone that Sondheim is the greatest lyricist of all-time.

              One of my personal favourites:

              ďJust remembering you've had an "and" when you're back to "orĒ, makes the "or" mean more than it did before.

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              • #37
                Re: Theatre

                My tickets arrived for Chess the other day, so thereís one show Iíve booked for but not remembered about

                My current obsession is the Hamilton cast recording. I wasnít hugely impresse by it in person, but growing to love it by listening to this.
                M08T10

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by menime123
                  My tickets arrived for Chess the other day, so thereís one show Iíve booked for but not remembered about
                  Chess should be awesome. Have you checked the cast?
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by heppolo
                    Originally posted by menime123
                    My tickets arrived for Chess the other day, so thereís one show Iíve booked for but not remembered about
                    Chess should be awesome. Have you checked the cast?
                    Casting hasnít been announced?
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by menime123
                      Originally posted by heppolo
                      Originally posted by menime123
                      My tickets arrived for Chess the other day, so thereís one show Iíve booked for but not remembered about
                      Chess should be awesome. Have you checked the cast?
                      Casting hasnít been announced?
                      I only remember this from Oct 27, 2017 (but currently is Dec 14)
                      Originally posted by broadway.com
                      Casting for the West End revival of Chess will be announced at a later date.
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                      • #41
                        menime123, who was your favourite Elphaba? Mine was Rachel Tucker, what a voice!

                        Really wanna go see Wicked again soon as I love Sophie Evans.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Spartan
                          menime123, who was your favourite Elphaba? Mine was Eachek tucker, what a voice!

                          Really wanna go see Wicked again soon as I love Sophie Evans.

                          Rachel Tucker, every single time. That woman can sing but boy can she act. I love how angry her Elphaba is at the world. I donít mind the current lead, but I saw her when she was an understudy and thereís very little in the cast at the moment that excites me. Wicked needs new blood.

                          My original Elphaba was Kerry Ellis, and I was lucky enough to return to see her perform in her return stint a few years ago. She might not be an amazing actress (although seems to be trying to change that at the moment) but thereís no denying the impact of that voice.

                          I missed seeing Idina in the role by a matter of days. I wasnít a theatre fan back then so it didnít bother me, but it sure as hell is a shame now Iím such a big fan. But, Iíve seen her in concert and she sings most of the big solo songs, and Iíve seen Kristin doing Popular and For Good (with Kerry Ellis no less) so Iím at least content

                          Iím scared for the movie though, as I think itís going to require a lot of big changes - certain songs like Popular, arenít going to work and will need to become montage scenes, and I donít think it would work without Dorothy featuring - in a movie, the audience shouldnít be left having to fill in the blanks as to what has happened (like ending up under the trap door). The movie need to tell the full story (even from Elphabaís point of view) and that means certain things need adding.

                          But I look forward to a new song (for the Oscar win) - a song between Defying Gravity and Thank Goodness would be a great spot, as they sort of gloss over the intervening years.
                          M08T10

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                          • #43
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                            I saw Kristin doing For Good with Rachel Tucker at the Palladium last month - amazing.

                            Yeah, Iím not 100% certain how a film version would work. The casting needs to be spot on with strong voices. Thank Goodness is so underrated, ďthere are bridges bridges you cross you didnít know you crossed until youíve crossedĒ is a gem of a line.

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                            • #44
                              I think I'm finally gonna watch Hamilton on broadway...
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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by MusicRecords
                                I think I'm finally gonna watch Hamilton on broadway...
                                Iíd go when Iím in the US next year but I donít have a spare $300. I donít think Hamilton will succeed as much in the UK as it has in the US, itís a very ďAmericanĒ show.

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                                • #46
                                  Dear Evan Hansen is the best musical of recent years. Y'all need to see it asap.

                                  Here is a clip of the former lead actor performing the best song from it on TV:

                                  [youtube:2htinru2]FzQLvS125WE[/youtube:2htinru2]
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                                  • #47
                                    Re: Theatre

                                    He left the show a couple of weeks ago, been taken over by Noah Galvin (The Real OíNeals). Iíve heard a few songs from Dear Evan Hansen and theyíre so lovely (Only us, Waving Through A Window, You Will Be Found).

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                                    • #48
                                      Originally posted by MusicRecords
                                      I think I'm finally gonna watch Hamilton on broadway...
                                      That's a great experience, I hope you'll tell us about it later
                                      Waffles are checked cookies

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                                      • #49
                                        Originally posted by Spartan
                                        Originally posted by MusicRecords
                                        I think I'm finally gonna watch Hamilton on broadway...
                                        Iíd go when Iím in the US next year but I donít have a spare $300. I donít think Hamilton will succeed as much in the UK as it has in the US, itís a very ďAmericanĒ show.
                                        I saw the 3rd London preview and it was like a Little Mix show, with cheering and screaming after every song. Itís sold out itís initial run so extension periods are going to be very popular. But I believe the buzz will die down quickly here.

                                        Thereís pretty good bootlegs on YouTube too...
                                        M08T10

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                                        • #50
                                          Originally posted by stevyy
                                          Dear Evan Hansen is the best musical of recent years. Y'all need to see it asap.

                                          Here is a clip of the former lead actor performing the best song from it on TV:

                                          [youtube:33p44nfh]FzQLvS125WE[/youtube:33p44nfh]
                                          I really hope he brings it to the UK after his solo album is done with. My favourite is ĎWaving Through a Windowí. I became obsessed with the album a few weeks ago and watched a bootleg... itís a pretty good show. I cringe and identify with Evan constantly.
                                          M08T10

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                                          • #51
                                            Originally posted by menime123
                                            My 3rd favourite Sondheim song is ĎSend In The Clownsí from A Little Night Music.

                                            This performance of the song is a masterclass in acting - Judi Dench is just sat on a chair surrounded by an orchestra in front of a crowd of thousands (and broadcast live on TV to thousands more). She never moves, never once takes her hands out of her lap, but performs the song with only her face and her voice:

                                            [youtube:37a1nz3a]yvZex3Qf7QQ[/youtube:37a1nz3a]

                                            Watch her face at the end - sheís absolute headtbroken, but you actually see the moment she stops acting and you realise just how amazing she truly is. Our absolute finest actress.
                                            How are they not standing for that performance? I've never seen this before, and I just wanted it to go on and on - it was mesmerising. God bless Dame Judi.

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                                            • #52
                                              Re: Theatre

                                              I went to go see Everybodyís Talking About Jamie the other week. I wouldnít have thought it would have been my cup of tea but it was largely brilliant. Soundtrack is immense, modern and refreshing.

                                              I didnít realise The King & I was back in the West End, Iím gonna have to go see that at some point - mainly because Naoko Mori is in it.

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                                              • #53
                                                Re: Theatre

                                                Iím desperate to see TK&I - Stupid prices though. TodayTix is doing £25 rush tickets that appear to be unsold £150 premium seats, so if youíre going, try that avenue.

                                                I love theatre, but Iím on a break atm. I havenít been at all this year.
                                                M08T10

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                                                • #54
                                                  Break to save money or just a break? Going to the theatre always sets me back a fair bit, I wish it were more accessible for everyone. Please tell me youíre seeing Company when it comes out in September.

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                                                  • #55
                                                    Originally posted by Spartan
                                                    Break to save money or just a break? Going to the theatre always sets me back a fair bit, I wish it were more accessible for everyone. Please tell me youíre seeing Company when it comes out in September.

                                                    A break because I just CBA

                                                    I go (well, went) once a week minimum for the last few years and coupled with a health issue, I fell out with it a bit - the last thing I saw was Hamilton back in December.

                                                    Anyway, Iíve got a parental visit in 2 weeks so Iím booking to go see Mormon (4th visit) and The King and I. I want to see Orlando Bloom in Killer Joe too... I hear heís naked but itís for cultural purposes, I swear

                                                    In terms of cost, I hardly ever spend more than £25 a ticket (Mormon is £35, but itís worth it). I refuse to spend more - theatre is great, but thereís no need to spend much more than £25 - and mostly that gets me a great stalls seat.

                                                    I mean, if youíre flexible even Harry Potter tickets in the first few rows of the stalls can be found for £20 a part nowadays, and TodayTix is amazing for a bargain - I plan on getting rush tickets for £25 to The King & I as I refuse to pay their actual prices.

                                                    Are you not a member of one of the seat filling websites? I get tickets for £3.50. Mostly fringe stuff, but enough west end stuff (and o2 shows) pop on it to make it worth joining - I saw Kristin Chenoweth for £3.50
                                                    M08T10

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                                                    • #56
                                                      Oh, and yes I am booked to see Company (£25 dress slip) and The Lieutenant of Inishmore (£10 stalls) in August/September. I want to see Ian McKellenís King Lear but the prices are crazy and Iíve still not seen Dreamgirls. I really want to see Fun Home at the Young Vic and I canít wait for Come From Aways to start at the Phoenix - itís one of my favourite cast recordings.
                                                      M08T10

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                                                      • #57
                                                        Re: Theatre

                                                        I hadnít heard of TodayTix until you mentioned it so I will check that out. It makes sense that if you go often, youíd need to get them cheap. I normally end up paying £60 for a ticket.

                                                        Was the Cheno concert the one in the Palladium last year? I was there too, I paid considerably more than £3.50.

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                                                        • #58
                                                          Originally posted by Spartan
                                                          I hadnít heard of TodayTix until you mentioned it so I will check that out. It makes sense that if you go often, youíd need to get them cheap. I normally end up paying £60 for a ticket.

                                                          Was the Cheno concert the one in the Palladium last year? I was there too, I paid considerably more than £3.50.
                                                          No, the one before at the Royal Albert Hall.

                                                          TodayTix is an app - they go ĎRush Ticketsí which are usually £25 on the day of the show, and run daily lotteries - usually for £10/£15 front row seats. I used to queue up outside a theatre for 3 hours on a morning to buy day seats, but this is much easier.

                                                          The seat filling website I use to http://www.theaudienceclub.com - you get free membership I think to begin with and need to see so many shows to get full membership, which is £25 a year, then £3.50 a ticket. So usually if you see one west end show on it, youíve saved. West end shows arenít guaranteed though - itís usually when a show is dying a slow death that they end up on it. I know they had Mowtown on it recently, and that Quiz play, but previously Iíve seen The Bodyguard, We Will Rock You, Sunny Afternoon etc.

                                                          Never ever pay £60! Unless you have a specific date and time and a need to book in advance. Otherwise donít and ask - almost every show has discounts somewhere.
                                                          M08T10

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                                                          • #59
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                                                            Yeah sometimes it is a pre-arranged thing with friends so we gotta kind of pay more to guarantee good seats. Thanks mate, Iíll try doing Rush tickets when Iím back from my holiday to see The King and I.

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                                                            • #60
                                                              Just booked tickets to see Jeremy Jordan in September. The fan boy in me is thrilled AF
                                                              M08T10

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