Saw Sister Act the Musical! today. Raven was really good (and really good but firm about putting up with the annoying screaming tweens who wanted her to sign everything they owned). Really enjoyed the show (wish Spotify had Raven’s cast version though Fatina’s is on a playlist…).
Her face here is her making sure the tweens didn’t cause a stampede… -__-
the road you didn’t take- showtunes that explore regret, guilt, and grief
no good deed - wicked // the world was dancing - songs for a new world // sorry-grateful - company // good for nothing/being mrs. banks - marry poppins // the road you didn’t take - follies // i know the truth - aida // send in the clowns - a little night music // you learn to live without - if/then // days and days - fun home // almost real - the bridges of madison county // if he walked into my life - mame // lament - into the woods // what would you do? - cabaret // what would you do? - if/then // the beauty is (reprise) - the light in the piazza // the guilty ones - spring awakening // how did we come to this? / queenie was a blonde (reprise) - the wild party // coffee - see what i wanna see // stars and the moon - songs for a new world // nobody needs to know - the last five years // the life i never led - sister act: the musical //
Disclaimer: I’m just assuming here. If you have no interest in Broadway, you may stop reading. SO. It was announced last week that Raven Simone, the disney channel star is taking over for Patina Miller. Yes thats right, a disney star is taking over for one of the most talent Broadway actresses at the moment. My HOPE is that she is on to bigger and better things and decided its her time to leave. Sadly I do not think that is the case. I THINK that the show is not making enough money, so they are kicking out the Tony/Olivier nominee to bring money in from That So Raven. Im just assuming here….but I hope she is on to bigger and better things. Shes one of the best broadway stars i’ve seen. And she does not deserve to be moved aside for Raven.
I recently reached 100 followers, which is amazing! So as a thank you, I have decided to do a bootleg giveaway of my audio masters! All of my masters have hardly been circulated, so you will be getting something that not many people have. Here is a list of my personal audio masters:
Kristin Chenoweth in Louisville, KY 2/12/14
This was Kristin’s first time ever visiting Louisville and she does not disappoint. The show includes “Maybe This Time”, “Taylor the Latte Boy”, “Fathers and Daughters”, “Dance Ten, Looks Three”, “Popular (Switching between English, Japanese, and German)”, “For Good”, “Bring Him Home”, “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again”, “When She Loved Me”, “I Was Here”, “I Will Always Love You”, and many more. Not to mention Kristin’s very own brand of comedy that never disappoints! Sister Act Tour in Louisville, KY 1/8/14 (OPENING NIGHT)
Ta'rea Campbell, Lynne Wintersteller (t/r Mother Superior), Melvin Abston, Florrie Bagel, Charles Barksdale, Diane J. Findlay, Chester Gregory, Ashley Moniz Richard Pruitt. Amazing recording of opening night in Louisville, KY! Opening night was supposed to be the 7th but due to weather opening night was pushed back a day, making this show opening night. The audience was extremely invested in the show and the cast was on fire! The recording is crystal clear and includes the pre-show announcements as well as the curtain call and the “Spread the Love Around/Raise Your Voice” encore!
Book of Mormon 1st National Tour in Louisville, KY 5/27/14 (OPENING NIGHT)
Mark Evans, Christopher O'Neill, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Alexandra Ncube, Grey Henson, Corey Jones, Jeffery David Sears, Kelechi Ezie. Amazing recording of the show’s Kentucky debut. This was the first performance of the show in Kentucky EVER. The audience loved the show as did I. Everyone is amazing. The show is amazing. I have no words. I will be going to see it at least once more before it leaves.
Book of Mormon 1st National Tour in Louisville, KY 6/1/14 Matinee
Mark Evans, Christopher O'Neill, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Alexandra Ncube, Grey Henson, Corey Jones, Jeffery David Sears, Kelechi Ezie. Another amazing recording of this show during it’s premiere Louisville engagement. Recorded from the second row.
Book of Mormon 1st National Tour in Louisville, KY 6/1/14 Evening
Mark Evans, Christopher O'Neill, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Alexandra Ncube, Grey Henson, Corey Jones, Jeffery David Sears, Kelechi Ezie. Amazing recording of the show’s last week 1 performance in Louisville. The cast was extremely tired but watching the show you never would have known! Truly wonderful performers. Recorded from the first row.
Book of Mormon 1st National Tour in Louisville, KY 6/8/14 Matinee
Mark Evans, Christopher O'Neill, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Alexandra Ncube, Grey Henson, Corey Jones, Jeffery David Sears, Kelechi Ezie. Wonderful audio of the show’s final Matinee in Louisville. The crowd loved it. Recorded from the first row so the audio is crystal clear.
Pippin on Broadway 9/21/14
Kyle Dean Massey, Carly Hughes, Andrea Martin, John Dossett, Charlotte d’Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones, Eli Tokash, Mike Schwitter, etc. This was such an amazing show! This was Carly’s 4th as the Leading Player and Andrea’s final broadway performance!
If/Then on Broadway 9/13/14
Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Curtis Holbrook (t/r Lucas), Jason Tam, Stephanie Klemons (u/s Anne), Jerry Dixon, James Snyder, Tamika Lawrence, Ryann Redmond. Great crystal clear audio! Recorded from the second row! Note: Incomplete. Due to technical problems I only recorded the first 26 minutes of act two.
On the Town on Broadway 9/20/14 (FIRST BROADWAY PREVIEW)
Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clive Alves, Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress, Elizabeth Stanley, Jackie Hoffman, Michael Rupert, Allison Guinn, Phillip Boykin. Amazing audio of the very first preview of this fabulous new production. The show went super smoothly and was very stable for a first preview. Includes a great little ad lib by Jackie referencing it being the first preview.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway 9/19/14
Bryce Pinkham, Jefferson Mays, Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Jane Carr. Great recording of this hilarious show. Crystal clear audio! The cast was having a great time and it shows!
54 Below Sings Elaine Stritch 9/12/14
Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, Harriet Harris, Jeremy Benton, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Lindsie VanWinkle, Edward Hibbert, Paul Iacono, Sara Jean Ford, Shawna Hamic. Director Eric Ulloa and Music Director John McDaniel bring you an all star Broadway cast singing the songs that made Stritch famous and telling the stories that made her infamous. So, come join us for an evening of great music and memories.
Jason Alexander in Louisville, KY with the Louisville Orchestra 9/26/14
Jason Alexander is amazing! This was his first time playing Louisville and he blew the roof off the building. Known for his Seinfeld fame, not many know what a great powerhouse he is. The first part is just the orchestra playing various selections. In the second part Jason comes out to do his set. This includes “Magic to Do”/“Corner of the Sky”, “Only the Good Die Young”, “Ring Them Bells”, a Merrily We Roll Along Medley, and many more. Great sound and an amazing show!
A Christmas Story: The Musical Non Equity Tour in Owensboro, KY on 11/14/14
Evan Gray, Colton Maurer, Chris Carsten, Christopher Swan, Susannah Jones, Cal Alexander, Avital Asuleen. Great recording of the opening night of this new tour of this AMAZING SHOW! Amazing cast that was full of energy for their opening night. Stand outs (for me) included Colton Maurer, Christopher Swan, and Susannah Jones. Note: There was a technical difficulty with the set causing the show to halt for about 30 seconds, and resulting in a laugh from the audience. The actors restarted the scene.
Matthew Morrison in Louisville, KY with the Louisville Orchestra 11/15/14
Great recording of Matthew’s Louisville Pops concert! Like the Jason Alexander concert, the first part is just the orchestra. The second part is Matthew Morrison. He sang “It Don’t Mean a Thing, If You Ain’t Got That Swing”, “The Lady is a Tramp”, “Sway”, “Send In the Clowns”, “Singin’ in the Rain” and many more. Great sound throughout!
Newsies First National Tour Closing Night in Louisville, KY 11/23/14
Dan Deluca, Steve Blanchard, Stephanie Styles, Angela Grovey, Jacob Kemp, Zachary Style, Anthony Rosenthal, Mark Aldrich, Evan Autio, Bill Bathman, Stephen Hernandez (u/s Ensemble), John E. Brandy, Josh Assor (u/s Albert/Scab), Andrew Wilson (u/s Henry). This show was so amazing! This was my first time seeing Newsies all the way through, and it did not disappoint! Everyone was giving it their all and killing it. The standouts for me were Stephanie Styles (Katharine) and Angela Grovey (Medda). Their respective songs were the highlights of the show. The crowd was on fire and loved every minute as did I! For the most part the audio is amazing. At one point I had to check to see if it was still recording and I accidentally covered the mic, so somewhere in Act 2 there will be a garbled sound for about 20 seconds. Such a great listen! Note: Includes Crutchie’s new song that was added for the tour!
There will be 3 winners. Here’s what they will get:
1st: 3 audios of your choice
2nd: 2 audios of your choice
3rd: 1 audio of your choice
Here are my rules:
1. MUST be following me (I will check).
2. Only reblogs count.
3. Reblog as many times as you want, but don’t spam.
4. Have your Ask Box open!
I will randomly pick winners on January 1st, 2015. If you look on my blog you can listen to previews of some of the things I have listed. Some don’t have any previews up yet, but will soon. Thanks guys! Once (or if) I hit 500 followers, I will do a playbill give away maybe post a bootleg gift. Thanks for helping me reach 100 followers!