The Musicals/Stage Productions Topic!!!

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    Re: The Musicals/Stage Productions Topic.

    Other than I think Jonathan on here no one has mentioned Avenue Q
    Literally just discovered this. I'm going to be honest TST HAS to do a song from it for the christmas/new year wishes thingy. ;D It's got to be one of the most hilarious things I have ever seen (On YouTube that is) It's a shame they don't have it on the West End anymore! :S

    For those who don't know what Avenue Q is here is a link to one of the er more known songs:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV7ou6pl5wU#ws
     
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    Anyone fancy a trip to London to watch the Book of Mormon? :) I really want to go see it!
     
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    If you haven't seen any Starkid musicals then you're missing out! They have a new musical, 'Twisted', coming out soon.
     
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    Just come out of a fortnight of pitwork!

    Last week I did a production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" which is based on the 1967 film with Jule Andrews in. It's a good show! Really funny and great music! It had an INSANE kit part! Really specific and exposed. If you missed ANY of the hits, people could tell. MEET MY STRESS!

    For anyone that's interested!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdyCkZpMBlM#

    The next show (which I've literally just come out of the pit for) was "Brenda Bly: Teen Detective" which was pretty weird. At first, I wasnt a fan, but after experiencing it with an audience it really opened up and ended up being my favourite of the two shows. Hilarious show, that can only be described as Grease meets Little Shop of Horrors meets Scooby Doo.

    Also to anyone who cares, here's my kit set up for the two shows, just because I love my drumkit! :D

    Millie Set up (apologies for the bad quality, there was literally only stand lights in that pit... dark as hell!)
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    Brenda Set up.
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    Pit work = The best kind of any music work. Severely challenging, but incredibly rewarding.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4qB79DJMSE#ws

    Here is the trailer I put together for our University show. If anyone is in the Oxford area , we are putting on a production of "Spring Awakening" . Its a show that isn't performed as often as other shows due to its controversial content, but definitely something different. More details are in the video description :)

    PS definitely not for younger viewers (bad words mainly)

    - Tayler
     
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    I'm going to see The Book of Mormon on my birthday (19th of february) and I'm staying at a stage manager's friend of me and my parents (she previously worked on shows such as Billy Elliot and Matilda with their original west end cast) She also managed to get me a behind the scenes tour of Billy Elliot where I met the cast got autographs and even stood on the stage! :)
     
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    My old uni is putting this on this term. Interesting show.

    Someones gonna have to get their boobiez out! :O
     
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    I've seen The Book Of Mormon (shout out to The Hulk at Islands Of Adventure)

    Fantastic show, has to be the greatest thing my eyes and ears have ever witnessed!
    Infact I love it so much i'm doing "I Believe" for my singing lessons! I'd recommend it to anyone, (specifically people who enjoy South Park and don't mind the fact that it's a religious satire.)
    Be open minded as well, if you're touchy about language and anything to do with religion then you're probably not going to enjoy it!

    HASA DIGA EEBOWAI! - Brilliant song this frequents my day when something bad happens I just raise my hands to the sky and shout "Hasa Diga Eebowai"

    I am a mormon, and a mormon just believes!
     
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    Ah good ol' musicals. Love a bit of performing arts. ;D

    Was involved in a production of Les Mis last summer and I met some great people while doing the show! Playing a prostitute was slightly awkward infront of relatives though. I'm still in love with Les Mis, I like to pretend I'm Eponine and belt out On My Own like an idiot. Recently did a show where I was Gigi too (Miss Saigon). Yes there seems to be a prostite-esc theme here haha.

    We are now doing a production of Phantom of the Opera this July (not my fav but it's growing on me) and I'm a ballet dancer. I can't dance to save my life so don't know how I managed that but hopefully I'll get there haha. :)

    I also recently went to see Blood Brothers and really liked it. Hadn't heard much of it before but I thought it was great. ;D
     
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    Open a university production of Spring Awakening next week! :D I can't wait. It's an awesome show, with some pretty fun kit parts. We're on stage too! :D I'll get some pictures when it's all set up!
     
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    Well, our production of Phantom is over and it was a fantastic week plus, it went down so well with the audiences which is obviously a great feeling, especially with such a well known and challenging show. :D

    I think in the near future I may be part of a new variety show, We Will Rock You and possibly Cats/Fiddler on the Roof so I am very very excited!!:D

    I also hope to see Wicked again next year when it comes up north to the good old Sunderland Empire and possibly see a west end show later this year for my boyfriends birthday; I'm hoping we will see Les Mis but I doubt he will let me as he hears me sing most of the songs far to often haha. :)
     
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    I've was lighting a show called "A Teenager In Love" last week, which is a home written musical, based on 50's and 60's music.

    Despite only doing 2 of the 4 shows, it introduced me to a new genre of music, and the whole experience really cheered me up and made me feel good, in what is currently the most difficult time of my life so far, and probably ever will be.
     
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    I may have mentioned it elsewhere on the forum, but I'm a big fan of Mark Haddon's book 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time', which is about a young man with autism. I've read the book several times, and pick out several new things each time. I can identify with the book because I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism) back in December 2003. When I heard that a stage version was being created, I was looking forward to it, but knew that it'd have to be treated sensitively. I finally got to see it back in May with my Mum as part of the National Theatre Live initiative, after waiting for a long time. All I'm saying is that it was definitely worth the wait. The staging was brilliant, and was used so creatively. As for the actors? Well, the fact that Luke Treadaway won an Olivier Award for Best Actor in his role as Christopher Boone (the central character) says a lot. He was superb. I think the show may well be the best theatre production I've ever seen!

    It's on at the Gielgud Theatre in London at the moment, and will be starting a national tour at The Lowry in Salford in December. It's also launching on Broadway very soon as well.

    A more detailed review of the show can be found here on my blog. I fully recommend the show to everyone.
     
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    I have to ask, did you have the proper falling chandelier? Gotta love that prop.

    I like the bit where lighting.
     
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    I like the bit where lighting too. :p
     
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    Yes, we did, complete with all the pyros to add to it. :) Watching the chandelier fall using the monitors in the dressing rooms was a must everynight, even if the screens are tiny and still in black n white! Wish there had been room in the wings for me to gawk at it.
     
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    Sweet! It's such a simple mechanism (assuming it was the "official" design, that is), but it works so well. :D
     
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    I'm not sure how many people have heard of Starkid but they're a musical theatre group from the US who do parody musicals of different movies, including 'A Very Potter Musical' (A Harry Potter parody obviously) and 'Twisted' (An Aladdin parody from the view of Jafar). They have also done other musicals such as 'Me and My D**k' (A story about a teenager on his quest for... Well, sex) and 'Starship' (A parody of Aliens where a crew stravels to what they think is an uninhabited world).

    Definitely worth watching their shows on YouTube if you're a fan of the movies they parody or comedy musicals. Darren Criss (Glee) was one of the founding members of Starkid and stars as Harry in the 'A Very Potter' trilogy.
     
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    Way back in '96, I saw the west end production of Tommy. It was an interesting show to say the least, and for the time made very advanced use of video walls for the scenery.
    Just been attempting to find some clips on the tube of you. Found a few... but then I found a clip of the German production. If you've ever wondered what The Who would sound like in German, you may find this rather entertaining...


    It's certainly ... different.
     
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