Acaila wrote:Do let us know what you think of it
deHavilland wrote:Sir Percy Hits Back (the ninth) was good, too, and I confess I read it because one of the episodes of the mini-series is based on it and is about Percy teaming up with Chauvelin's daughter, which I enjoyed.
23623 wrote:Acaila wrote:I always thought it was just the OBC with a few extra tracks. Never seen Chris Murray do it though - considering how much I love his sassy Javert, I feel like I would enjoy it.
That was what I thought too! But obviously I was wrong...
Well...believe it or not, I actually thought Murray was miscast as Chauvelin at first! In terms of appearance he looks more like Percy than Chauvelin. And the Percy in the first video I watched is really short. He's about the same height as Marguerite. I'm sure someone who has read the book but never seen the musical would definitely guess that Murray is Percy and that guy is Chauvelin. But these guys really did a great job in acting and now I can't picture them doing it the other way around!
You will like Murray as Chauvelin if you like him as Javert. I predicted that I would like him as Javert because I like him as Chauvelin...and I really do. Same analogy works for you too.
Prisoner 24653 wrote:Hehe, just discovered this topic (been away from forums in general for a while, but yeah). Funny thing about what 23623 said is that Murray originally auditioned for Percy, but the casting folks chose him for Chauvelin instead. In terms of looks, I could certainly see him as Percy, but think his voice might be too big and authoritative... though maybe it could work if he took a similar approach to what he did when he played Clopin in "Der Glöckner von Notre Dame"...
For the Encores album, it's mostly the OBC but with a few changes -- they had Rachel York record "Storybook" and "I'll Forget You" while Rex Smith did "Falcon in the Dive" and "Where's the Girl", though they kept the original tracks with Christine Andreas as Marguerite and Terrence Mann as Chauvelin for all the other songs in the album. Think they also shuffled around a few of the songs to reflect the changes made in the second version of the Broadway production. (Really need to sit down with some bootlegs so I can get to know this show and its different iterations a bit better.)
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