Prisoner 24653 wrote:More to come later.
MmeBahorel wrote:Director Eric Schaeffer had over-ordered blood for Les Mis because he initially wanted the sewers to actually be running with blood, but he couldn't get the drippy blood effect to work so scrapped it before previews.
MmeBahorel wrote:Awww, Craig. Craig's a sweetheart - we hadn't properly chatted before, but at his first performance going on as Enjolras, he was so excited that he introduced me to his mother. One of my favourite people (and an excellent Enjolras). He wasn't working for a while, unfortunately, so I was happy to see he'd gotten Blood Brothers tour, and its so nice to hear good things about him in the role.
For mine (I've seen a lot of shows), Maria Friedman in Ragtime really stands out. So does Manoel Feliciano in the same show, different production. Both were just so natural and honest and something unexpected but right about their performances. For Maria, best Back to Before ever. For Manoel, I was crying during Our Children, and I don't usually.
And I have to single out Sherri Edelen as Mrs Lovett. She was just so in love with Sweeney that By the Sea was heartbreaking rather than comic. Trying so hard and knowing she's failing but she wants so desperately to win just a smile from him, even if nothing else. You could tell Ed Gero's Sweeney was probably calling out Lucy's name in bed and she was just going along with it because one day it would be 'Nellie', it'd have to be, right? Such a heartfelt tragedy. (and hilarious as anything in A Little Priest. She'll be playing Mama Rose this winter - I'm so excited!)
macaron wrote:I'm not sure if I ever saw Craig Price in Blood Brothers. I know he played the part in the West End at some point, and I know I've seen someone who wasn't Philip Stewart, but I can't remember who. Rachelle, did you see him live? Was he the threatening kind of Narrator or the sympathetic/distanced kind?
To add a couple that I haven't actually seen live - John Hill as Jason and Jenna Leigh Green as Ivy in Bare.
I think it's easy to peg Ivy almost as a villain depending on how she's played; the popular pretty girl who plays a big part in how things take a turn for the worse because she sees something she wants and decides to take it, but Jenna Leigh Green made her so much more. I never once felt like Ivy deserved any blame for what went down, and I think a lot of that was due to her portrayal. She was just a girl, as she says.
As for John Hill... He's not the strongest singer, but his acting, oh my god. This scene, called Cross, completely broke me the first time I saw it. (Who am I kidding, it still breaks me no matter how many times I've watched it.) It's one of those performances that actually haunted me for quite some time. The way he pounds on the wall, gah.
Mme Bahorel, I would've wanted to see that production of Sweeney Todd. *sigh*Prisoner 24653 wrote:More to come later.
Rachelle wrote:Definitely threatening, but in a really good way. I'd love to see him play Javert.
I wouldn't say the show was one of my favourites but his performance... just Wow.
Majestic_Picnob wrote:Not a professional actor (yet) but I once went to see a friend play Christine in a local production of Phantom. Suffice to say, her "Think of Me" was the first time my jaw ever hung open in a theater, and I've seen plenty of professional productions. It's always fun knowing someone you're sure is going to hit it big someday, I must say.
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