ALW ITV Specials
Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:44 PM
So, do I take it Denise Van Outen is appearing but Lee Mead isn't? or shall we wait and see
Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:52 PM
Evening - Tim Minchin did an excellent performance as Judas. Then we had Heather Headley singing Midnight from Cats. Then Mel C, Ben Forester and Chris Moyles did a quick Jesus-Try not to get worried/Herod compilation. They showed the audience the pre-screening from the morning and from a distance on the small screen it looked very good, but I don't know if you got the full wow factor of Mylene doing some excellent dancing due to lots of close-ups ...
Sorry - I'm mad tired and can barely move after a couple of queues in cold/wet. Very cold. Mostly wet. The audience seats 700 or 800 according to different people on the staff. There were approx 100 of us in the pre-record, those that wanted to see the evening performance were given sticky numbers and were (eventually) moved to the priority queue, which was then very much longer than we expected it to be. I think we finally got into the studio at 7.20; collective little whines of relief as the hot air in the studios hit our froz bods.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:15 AM
We saw half a show tonight with the other half being filmed on Sunday. We got 3 live songs and one pre-recorded so if they do the same for the 2nd half then there should be about 7 or 8 songs in total for the show. 2 of the 3 live songs were from JCSS so dont think we can expect to see a big range of ALW musicals being performed.
Have do say I did not think much of Heather Headley (first time I have seen her). OK she has a good voice but didnt think it was suited to Memory. Plus I thought her diction was rather bad and cound not hear all the words clearly.
Staging was fab with great back projections and lighting and the orchestra was awsome.
We had priority tickets, got there about 5.30pm but didnt get into the studio until about 7.30pm. I heard that quite a few people who didnt have priority tickets didnt get in at all and had been queuing for hours. I guess thats the risk you run with free TV tickets. My gripe was the fact that we were standing in the freezing cold and rain dressed to the nines as requested and absolutely no one came and told us why we not going into the studio when it said on the tickets doors open at 6pm.
Very badly organised. I am sure there was a good reason for the hold up but tell people so they know what is going on. There were enough staff after all to do this. We asked one person who just said "I dont know"
If you are going on sunday night without priority tickets I would suggest get there early so as not to be disappointed.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:32 AM
Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:37 AM
Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:46 AM
Mel C was less breathy than usual, Tim Minchin was fabulous.
It was a very cold damp wait for not a lot, I havnt got priority for tonight so not sure if I'll go.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:39 AM
Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:59 AM
Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:54 AM
I have written to the company giving them some feedback on last night. I am speaking from a lifetime of experience in handing people waiting in queues at airports or flight delays. Our policy always was keep people informed on the situation even if you have no news or no good news. People will put up with a lot more if they just know what is going on and know they are not being left with no information. The answer is not to disappear into the warm and just leave people with no information. It just makes us angry
So enjoy tonight and look forward to hearing your comments on the show.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:45 PM
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