The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread
Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:45 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:22 PM
It's works ok with Louise, but when Hayley is on it'll look really weird. ( Katie will look much older)
Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:42 PM
At the end of the day, the good thing about any production such as Wicked is it allows all actors in these big roles the chance to do something completely different to their predecessors. I suspect Louise actively does not want to do anything like Rachel did character wise as Elphaba (though after acting opposite her for the best part of two years, that is probably harder than it sounds to escape from), but we'll see how she settles. Until they hit media night they are effectively in their preview period .
Yes I do agree that Louise probably wants to do something different, while remaining respectful to the score and Rachel's legacy. And as you say, it's early days! I'm confident that she will grow into it, and am sure that she's a safe pair of hands. She might never be 'my' Elphaba but that's probably a good thing for my bank balance...
And re: KRJ, I am also a bit confused about what would motivate an actress to go back to the same role several years down the line. I suppose she is U.S. Elphaba now which is a step up, and I would be interested to see her Elphaba as she seemed like a strong Nessarose.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:26 AM
Wizard of Oz
Legally Blonde Tour
Chitty, chitty, Bang bang Tour
Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:46 AM
She should be doing all 8 shows, I think. As mentioned before, Rachel only had to stop doing matinees since March/April because of personal reasons.
FRINGE: Smokey Joe's Cafe X1 | Tomorrow Morning X3 | Company X1 | The Kissing Dance X2 | Road Show X1 | Crazy For You X1 | The Belle's Stratagem X3 | Pippin X1 | Kissing Sid James X1 | Mack & Mabel X1 | Taboo X1 | Victor/Victoria X1 | Bully Boy X1 | Daddy Long Legs X1 | Merrily We Roll Along X1 | Lift X4
ON TOUR: Les Miserables (Barbican) X1 | Evita (Wimbledon) X1 | Annie (Woking) X1 | Hairspray (Woking) X1 | Avenue Q (Bromley) X2 | Avenue Q (Richmond) X2 | Avenue Q (Woking) X2 | Avenue Q (High Wycombe) X2 | Avenue Q (Southampton) X1 | Avenue Q (Milton Keynes) X1 | Avenue Q (Salford) X1 | Avenue Q (Cardiff) X1 | Avenue Q (Belfast) X1 | Avenue Q (Northampton) X2 | Jekyll &amp; Hyde (Woking) X1 | Legally Blonde (Bristol) X2 | Legally Blonde (York) X1 | Legally Blonde (Glasgow) X1 | Legally Blonde (Edinburgh) X1 | Sister Act (Oxford) X1 | Legally Blonde (Wimbledon) X1 | Rent 20th Anniversary Concert X5
CHICHESTER: She Loves Me X3
MANCHESTER: Vampirette X2
LEEDS: Loserville X1
NATIONAL THEATRE: Welcome To Thebes X1 | London Road X1 | Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time X1
Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:38 AM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:43 AM
Forgot to say-Michelle is doing the matinee today because it's a 9 show week, but other than that I'm confident it will be Louise.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:46 AM
Perhaps she auditioned for Elphaba and they offered her Nessa instead?
[Broadway] Next to Normal . Wicked . Anything Goes . End of the Rainbow .
[UK Tour] West Side Story (Salford) . Joseph (Sheffield) . Oklahoma! (Sheffield) . Blood Brothers (Sheffield) . Avenue Q (Sheffield) . Jekyll and Hyde (Sheffield) . Tell Me On A Sunday (Sheffield) . Journey's End (Sheffield) . The Phantom Of The Opera (Leeds) .
[Regional] Hamlet (Sheffield Crucible) . Othello (Sheffield Crucible) . Company (Sheffield Crucible) . My Fair Lady (Sheffield Crucible) .
Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:30 AM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:58 AM
Ben was very good for his second show, occasional slip of accent but I’m guessing that’s just getting used to the role and it was very occasional.
New Morrible shows potential however she did get about 4 or 5 lines wrong throughout the show.
Enjoyed Sam’s Boq and Katie was the same as usual very solid.
Ensemble seemed very strong as well, there were a few slip ups and a couple of funny moments including one of the guys nearly falling off the bike in dancing through life.
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