High marks for everyone. Even the stud-casting worked out in the end.
Big round of applause for Vanessa Hudgens. She pulled through and performed despite what’s happened.
Aaron Tveit. Just, Aaron Tveit.
Incredible. Had the high energy of a stage show, but the cinematography and the choreography of a movie.
Adapting from stage-(and film)-to-screen-(and small screen)
Tommy Kail really pulled through. He’s proven himself a great director
of shows like Hamilton and In The Heights, and he’s
somehow done what NBC couldn’t do––successfully stage a musical on live
Loved the inside jokes about live television and “amateurs dancing on TV.”
Interesting mash-up of the stage show and the film. Actually preferred this to both.
Not a fan of the new Frenchy song. It doesn’t fit the tone of the
musical at all, and I thought it ground the whole thing to a halt. Carly
Rae Jepsen was a surprisingly good actor throughout the show, but she
really doesn’t have the musical theater singing voice. Actually, the
song sounded suspiciously like Rihanna’s solo from “The Monster.”
The NBC comparison:
NBC’s musicals have definitely progressed from their lessons learned,
with the Wiz Live being an improvement far beyond the god-awful Sound of
Music Live. But Grease Live has set the bar for energy and performance.
Perfectly-cast, great singing, and amazing direction.
most of the quality performance-wise came from the use of a live
audience. It was just awkward to watch huge numbers in the NBC live
musicals only to be met with complete silence as soon as the songs were
over, or, worst of all, an AXE body wash commercial. Tommy Kail’s
attempt at capturing “the energy of a theatrical production” really
The other thing is that Grease Live was just
better-directed. NBC filmed and choreographed their shows like they were
just filming a stage show, but a big part of a stage musical is that
you want an audience to be able to appreciate everything. Grease Live
stuck to choreographing and showing off what it could on camera, plus
some fairly impressive camerawork on its own.
Live was an incredible televised event, and I look forward to what FOX
has planned for next year…and I don’t say that often.
there was this kids show about five friends solving crimes and stuff and the most memorable moment was when one of the girls kissed another to teach her how to kiss and honestly that’s how i became a gay