OK, I'm annoyed. I saw a post a few days ago that said that people shouldn't be upset by the fact that Emma Watson is auto tuned in Beauty and the Beast because all movie musicals are auto tuned.
So, this is one of the many reasons the casting of a big name celebrity with little to no musical theatre experience bothers me so much. Audiences are starting to think that in order to be in a musical, signing talent is not a necessity.
Also, this person obviously hasn’t seen a musical that was made before the year 2000. Really, even later than that! More like, anything before 2010.
Here’s a homework assignment for this weekend. Don’t worry it’s easy. Look up:
Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald:
In watching some videos of these wonderful people, you will see how much work goes into the craft of musical theatre and movie musicals.
And, it bears mentioning, that at the time, these actors were “big names” and they were box office draws based on their singing and dancing talent. I’m all for bringing that back. If Hollywood wants to keep making movie musicals, then let’s bring back the movie musical star!
real special ones @nianiaandrews and @kellyrowland wanted it to feel like that feeling u get, when u warming up for the talent show in jr high school. nia and kelly are too good , so I played them the demo like two times so we would still have the learning spirit. we did 3 takes, then we all had to rush and pick up our sons. i appreciate them so much. when I first started writing junie and asked andre’ to jump on it….he pushed me to find some optimism and positivity in the narrative…to look forward and beyond with it. i wrote this right after, as kind of a joke. but i meant it. still thinking about junie. still thinking about the super spirit.
As cruel as it sounds, let’s all be very grateful that Crutchie was in the refuge for most of the strike because if he wasn’t then you know that boy would have been at the rally and if he was at that rally then he would have had to witness Jack “betray” his brothers and that may have very well killed him. And then we would all be dead.