Jesus Christ Superstar
Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:30 PM
JCS is one of my favourite musicals of all time and the production at the Lyceum in my opinion got it so right - stripped down, brutal, dark coupled with outstanding performances lead by Steve Balsamo. I have a feeling this one might be a bit too "showy" for my liking.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:17 PM
Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:24 PM
Also I guess Moyals wont be able go talk about it on his radio show as that is bbc and I doubt they would want their rivals getting free publicity. Te casting, plus the arena idea (a pet project for webber for a while now) plus itv adds up to cheap and tacky to me.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:43 PM
On the other hand he had to rope in Michael Crawford as the Wizard after the Dorothy show didn't he? And Rowan Atkinson for Oliver? I am surprised by the complete lack of MT background amongst the leads tbh. Is it a deliberate decision to avoid all trained MT artists? It is looking that way.
It has always struck me that it was odd that he didn't do a search for a Judas instead with Steve Balsamo cast as Jesus. That would surely rake it in. Although perhaps Steve wouldn't have been up for it. Who knows? All very intriguing.
Judging by the 95% negative reaction online today, ALW may be a little worried.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:11 PM
I was quite keen on the idea on the prospect of seeing Rob Fowler, from the German (or was it Austrian) tour, try for this, although he must be at the older end of competitors (don't know how old he actually is). But the under 26 thing means that he (who is amazing) has obviously been knocked without even having had a chance to be heard! That means that the selection has been deliberately skewed to youth for altogether wrong reasons. And if the oldest is only 26, then lord knows how old the youngest is? To have some 17 year old kid play Jesus in this context would be so wrong on so many counts.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:12 PM
Not sure on this one, people don't seem to buy into the end product as much, and just use the tv show as a Saturday nights entertainment, the same can be said of xfactor and the like. Real successes from these shows are harder to come by
Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:39 PM
Would much rather spend my money on watching trained musical theatre performers on stage, not a radio DJ.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:49 PM
Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:54 PM
How do you access the presale that some previous posters have talked about?
Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:59 PM
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