The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:13 PM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:14 PM
I do like that idea, if the film ever gets made she could be the perfect fit. As you say though, a lot depends on how well the Les Mis movie, and her part, is received.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:16 PM
but after hearing her voice i would love to see her as elphaba in a few years too.
even scaramouche/ meatloaf? i bet she's got that edge to her voice!
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:42 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:03 AM
And I doubt they will make an announcement until they're ready to announce Rachel's departure, which although we're all assuming will happen in October may not actually be finalised yet. I doubt we'll hear anything until they finalise cast change and all intended departures, main roles at least.
I wasn't talking about Sam as Nessa, I think she'd be a perfect Elphaba in a couple of years. Niamh Perry was the name mentioned in connection with Nessa. Sam certainly isn't off being a Hollywood star though, that's a huge exaggeration from one small role in one blockbuster. There's nothing to say she doesn't intend on returning to the stage, and she's certainly not a name here let alone in Hollywood.
Sam's already back in Oliver. Its going to be interesting to see what bigger acting /singing role, comes her way next after Eponine and Nancy .I will give Michelle a go, but Sam would have been high on my list for Cabaret - I missed her last time. I agree I can't see a shortage of potential Elphabas. There's been a run of very strong Scaramouche's recently (with the power, acting skill and comedy timing) and I would think Sabrina or Lauren or Amanda could play Elphaba well at some point and there's probably other possibilities too . I can't find the others singing from Wicked on the net, but Lauren has sung Popular on TV and For Good in a cabaret and she sounds great . Depends perhaps where you want to place Elphaba after Rachel. Niamh has got some beautiful material from some new musicals on youtube, and I would love to see her in something too.
I just wish that while they have someone very, very, special in the role like Rachel (alongside Gina, who is also someone special) they would actually do a cast recording and preserve it for posterity.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:46 AM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:28 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:39 PM
I don't think that to the wider public Sabrina's name means anything though, Wicked have been known recently to start casting with names in mind rather than talent - however who knows what they will do. And there is that ever-in-the-background rumour of a 2013 tour...
Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:56 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:42 PM
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