It basically means that anyone can audition, even if you dont have experience, as long as you have dance training or are a technically good dancer. It is just ensemble roles which would later lead to auditions for understudies/swings
Louise's highlights from her third show (Oct 31st) have been posted on Youtube. She sounds less sick than she was on her opening night, still I can't picture her as Elphaba ... she's got more like a classical/opera type of voice. I had the same feeling when Alfie Boe was playing Valjean at Les Mis. Don't get me wrong though, she's a fantastic singer!
As for last Saturday night ... fantastic show. Rachel Tucker will be missed for sure, she sounded so effortless (even apparently sick), and what an atmosphere ! Loved every minute of it ! I thought the speech was very moving too and very sincere, you could tell it came from the heart.
I did enjoy the show last night, second time seeing Rachel and first time seeing this cast, Rachel was much better than the last time I saw her (as she would be on her last) but still felt I wanted more, perhaps I went to late and all the hype had me having too high expectations. That said I did enjoy her interpretation.
There is no denying the fact that girl can sing, however would have been nice to have heard her riffs? What possesses people to scream over the best bits in beyond me... if you're excited scream at the end not during the actual note? If you were one of those douchebags please do not try and justify it, it can't be vindicated.
Highlight of her performance was that she used a few familiar riffs from other actresses that have played the role before her (not just London). I like that someone who’s a fan of the show can use things they like or have heard from others to influence their own interpretation.
On a final note about the evening dear said girl crying during the final, I could hear you from the circle, might be good to work on that. Although managed to seek attention from the volume, I just didn’t believe them.
Thanks, I found it Matt sounds a lot better than I thought he did a couple of weeks ago! Rachel sounds amazing as always, and that 'for the last time' made me a little teary. Really does sound like it was an amazing final show.
Have to say, whether she's anyone's own favourite Elphaba or not, surely we all can agree she's been a brilliant ambassador for the show, and her speech showed how much she loves it.
Personally she's my favourite Elphaba by a mile and it was an absolute privilege to watch her in the role 5 times. I wish her all the love and luck in the world, and a very restful and happy maternity leave. Hopefully she'll be back on a West End stage sometime soon, she definitely belongs there
As disappointing as it may be for all her fans, it'd be ten times worse for her wouldn't it... not being able to properly say goodbye to a role you've played for such a long time and devoted yourself to is devastating for any performer and it's always quite upsetting to see it happen. Not even a Wicked fan or crazy about her in particular but gosh, I hope she'll be all right to get a final show in there.