Here in the US, with Covid, I wasn't really paying any attention to Live Theatre, but there's actually a couple of GREAT Musicals that have been out that I'd LOVE to see!
Fiddles and more!
Has anyone seen "Amélie the Musical" - since it was updated in 2019?
Supposedly it was only on Broadway a short while, then they did an update/overhaul - and it's been getting RAVE reviews.
Synopsis available on Wikipedia.
Here's the trailer (WhatsOnStage):
I really want to see it live!
...but hope I don't have to wait years to watch from home. 😒
"Hadestown The Musical" is coming to Detroit in November - it has GREAT bluzy music!
Here's Anais Mitchell's Concept Album "Hadestown". Love at 9:10 and 19:16!
🤔 I'll have to check to see if I'd have to stay all the way in the back with my wheelchair - assuming Covid numbers down.
Have you seen either of these? If not, check them out!
I was tossing up wether to watch this last week, but the prices for bad seats were ridiculous, and the theatre in which it was on, in leicester square, has pillars dotted all over the auditorium so many seats are restricted or partially restricted view, its a shame because it looks really good.
If you ever get the chance to see 'Once' dont miss it, one of the best musicals I have seen, it is also a film, its set in dublin about a busker who meets a polish girl, lots of fiddle banjo and guitar as well as singing, very funny , sad, and entertaining, the music was written by Glen Hansard. It actually won an oscar for best original song, I have seen it five times, once in dublin and four times in the west end over the years.
Just shows how brilliant a very simple chord sequence can sound, if you have the voice as well that is.
@ELCBK, Back to london week after next Emily and I have tickets in the stalls for Amelie, cant wait to see it, not stopped playing the music since you posted about it, also got tickets for 12th night and romeo and juliet at the globe, got a taste for shakespeare now.
Saw as you like it the other day and a friend of mine was playing the lead role Orlando, he is a drama student at leeds university great actor,.
That's REALLY exciting news!
I'm so glad you get to go experience these in person.
Getting weird again here again about covid. 🤬 Still can't take all our little Grandkids anywhere if we have to make them keep a mask on. 😔
So, which pieces are you playing from Amelie?
I need to listen to the whole soundtrack - haven't done it, yet. Our Daughter was extremely ill for a few weeks with Menigitis, she's finally better - but still needs a little extra help with the Kids.
Hope you continue to keep us up to date on all these shows!
I'm especially interested in what music impressed you the most. 😊
@ELCBK The plague is getting me down as well, we used to travel a lot before all this started, which is the main reason we now go down to london instead, there are lots of things to do down there, especially now that theatre has re started.
You misread me about Amelie music, I meant I cant stop listening to it, I especially like the first violinist, she is rather passionate about her playing lol, I have bèen playing times are hard for dreamers though, now and again, but all my time is taken up with practising vibrato and the baroque that you know about.
Sorry to hear about your daughter but great news that she is getting better, always good to hear some positive news in these black times.