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Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:40 pm
by Tragic Magic
Video Games Live was incredible last night. So many highlights and amazing moments but the Phoenix Wright medley was up there.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:27 pm
by Frank
I'm expecting good things from the Phoenix Wright medley. Haven't really listened to much VGL stuff since they cancelled the Birmingham gig last year, though :x

In other news, ended up on Emma Williams' wikipedia page after downloading the Bat Boy London cast recording.

She will be playing Maureen in a new musical production of Mrs Henderson Presents which debuted at the Theatre Royal, Bath in August 2015, before transferring to the West End's Noël Coward Theatre in February 2016. In the musical, Williams sings a brief song while totally nude with her pubic hair removed in full light at the front of the stage


That last sentence come across a little creepy :shifty:

Really want to get tickets to see it, though. She's so good :wub:

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:31 pm
by Frank
Does anyone else just listen to shows even if they haven't seen them? I've been binging on Hamilton for the past few days, it's utterly fantastic :wub: You don't often get musicals that stray this far from the tried and tested genres.



I love the lyrics to "You'll be Back", too

"When you're gone, I'll go mad
So don't throw away this thing we had
'cause when push comes to shove
I would kill your friends and family to remind you of my love"

I didn't realise Bat Boy was quite so dark, too :dread: (There's a whole load of child murdering, rape, incest and bestiality in there)

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:44 pm
by Frank
Jesse Eisenberg to make UK theatre debut in The Spoils

[...]in his own play in which he plays a rich, entitled, unpleasant narcissist


I'm sure that'll be a stretch for him. It's a play he wrote himself and yet he's still typecast.

In other news, I'm auditioning for a part in my local amateur operatic production of Legally Blonde in a few weeks. Figured I'd try out for Emmett (as I can probably pull off the nerdy thing better than super-confident macho man), so I've been binging on the soundtrack and learning the last minute or so of this in preparation for the audition:



(from the "Dear God... It's scented" line onwards). It's right at the top end of my range, so the long notes are absolute carnage at the moment :dread: Still, we'll see how it goes. Bit unlikely, but does anyone else on here do any acting stuff?

Also had no idea Emmett was Christian Borle until watching the MTV show. Now I know it's him it's obviously his voice on the original cast recording :fp:

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:05 am
by Rax
Went to see Wicked last week, makes it the second musical Ive seen and I have to say it was very good. A lot more humour in it than I was expecting which helped the 3 hour run time clip along at a decent pace. Overall, I would recommend it.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:30 am
by Bethlehemster
Saw King Lear last night.
Had the young lad from Harry Potter in it as Edgar and Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel) in it.
Was great - much better than all that gay gooseberry fool, Frank watches.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:11 pm
by Frank
Denster wrote:much better than all that gay gooseberry fool, Frank watches.


:x

I'll have you know I'm a big fan of Willy Shakes' work. Seeing Romeo and Juliet in a few months :wub:

Is this King Lear the touring production I keep seeing advertised everywhere?

Rax wrote:A lot more humour in it than I was expecting which helped the 3 hour run time clip along at a decent pace.


It's so much better than the book! Bic/Boq is brill and Popular is tremendous.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:43 pm
by Bethlehemster
It's the one with Don Warrington as Lear.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:50 pm
by Frank
Ah, no then. But that version's coming to the Rep too! That runtime!

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:43 pm
by Bethlehemster
Yeah. It's an investment.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:45 pm
by Rax
Frank wrote:
Rax wrote:A lot more humour in it than I was expecting which helped the 3 hour run time clip along at a decent pace.


It's so much better than the book! Bic/Boq is brill and Popular is tremendous.

It was the jokes about the shoes I found the funniest to be honest. Maybe it was the particular performance or something but she really nailed those bits.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:11 pm
by Bethlehemster
Seeing Adam Buxton tonight. Doing his BUG show.
It's a special one, though. Tribute to David Bowie.


Should be mintball!

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:56 pm
by Frank
At the theatre for Breakfast at Tiffany's. Half an hour late starting thanks to "technical difficulties" :fp:

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:37 pm
by Harry Ellis
Got our tickets for Thriller today!

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:40 pm
by Frank
Had to bail at the interval to make our train. Shambolic :fp: Pretty poor show too, so I'll be sending a few emails tomorrow to try and get something back.

Bob the Cat delivered a standout performance though. Just stunning.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 8:02 pm
by Frank
Just got tickets for [Title of Show] at the Old Joint Stock in Birmingham. Their production of Dogfight was cracking, so I'm expecting good things. I don't know anything about the show, though :slol:

It's a musical about making a musical. So meta.


Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 8:27 am
by Tragic Magic
I watched my mother-in-law perform in Arthur Miller's Broken Glass at a local theatre last night. She played the sister character and she was surprisingly good! I knew she'd acted a bit many years before but it was a level of talent I'd never imagined her to have. Overall the play was good but the guy playing the Dr fluffed his lines embarrassingly badly in the opening scene which really damaged my enjoyment of everything after.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:25 pm
by Frank
After clearing house at the Tony's they've just confirmed Hamilton is coming to London :mrgreen: Re-opening the Victoria Palace Theatre in October 2017. You can sign up to get alerts here: http://www.hamiltonthemusical.co.uk/

Fairly sure they've said Lin will at least be doing a few shows with them!

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:27 pm
by Bethlehemster
just been gifted two tickets for Il Trovatore at the Royal opera House on the 11th July.

:wub: :wub: :wub:

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:45 am
by Frank
Seeing Aladdin later :mrgreen: then Romeo and Juliet tomorrow! Saw a couple of ballets and the amateur production of Title of Show too, so I need to do a big rundown post again soon...