Cristin Milioti & Ben Hope
Cristin Milioti’s final performance in “Once.”
Moments: When Cristin lost track of the chord progression towards the end of “The Hill,” whose lyrics were all too relevant to her final show. Cristin holding the audience captive with her final breath in the “Falling Slowly” reprise. The audible release and flood of tears that followed that breath.
This was a once in a lifetime performance.
Matinee performance, very strong cast, with Jonny Purchase (1st cover) as Marius and James Charlton (2nd cover) Enjolras. It was, I believe I’m right in saying, only his second performance as Enjolras.
Valjean - Geronimo Rauch
Javert - Tam Mutu
Fantine - Sierra Boggess
Cosette - Samantha Dorsey
Marius - Jonny Purchase (1st cover)
Eponine - Danielle Hope
Enjolras - James Charlton (2nd cover)
Thenardier - Cameron Blakely
Mme Thenardier - Linzi Hateley
Note to traders: this is a gift and I would like you to treat it as such. Please feel free to list it on your sites but gift it out to anybody who asks for it. If you’d like to mark it as my master also, that would be lovely but not a requirement :p
this collection can be found on jmusicals. this has just been assembled for the sake of a tumblr post (and because i keep getting asked about it so HERE I PUT THEM ALL IN ONE PLACE ON TUMBLR i don’t know how much easier it is BUT HERE YOU GO ANYWAY). for movie-related items see this masterpost by tumblr user euneirophrenial.
1980 Original French Concept | 1985 Original London Cast | 1987 Broadway Cast | 1987 Israeli Cast | 1988 Hungarian Cast | 1988 Complete Symphonic Recording | 1990 Swedish Cast | 1991 Dutch Cast | 1991 French Cast | 1992 Czech Cast | 1992 Danish Cast | 1993 Korean Cast | 1993 Spanish Cast | 1994 Japanese Red Cast | 1995 10th Anniversary Concert Cast | 1996 German Cast | 1996 Swedish Cast | 1998 Belgian Cast | 1998 Karaoke Album | 2000 Argentinian Cast | 2003 Berlin Cast | 2003 Japanese Green Cast | 2003 Japanese Orange Cast | 2003 Japanese Violet Cast | 2004 Karaoke Album | 2006 21st Anniversary Cast | 2008 Dutch Cast | 2008 Quebec Cast | 2010 UK Tour Cast | 2010 Polish Cast | 2010 Spanish Cast
Too much beauty
Gundula Janowitz, Tatiana Troyanos and Arleen Auger singing the Rosenkavalier trio.
For International Women’s Day, take a listen to what the female voice can do. And what three of them can do together.
The Marschallin might be my favorite female operatic character of all time.
Going by experience, bootlegs have definitely encouraged rather than discouraged people to go and see the actual show (or even cast) live on stage…
It calls to mind what Neil Gaiman has said about piracy:
“That’s really all this is. It’s people lending books. And you can’t look on that as a lost sale…. What you’re actually doing is advertising. You’re reaching more people. You’re raising awareness. And understanding that gave me a whole new idea of the shape of copyright and what the web was doing. Because the biggest thing the web was doing is allowing people to hear things, allowing people to read things, allowing people to see things they might never have otherwise seen. And I think, basically, that’s an incredibly good thing.”
He also speaks about how he noticed that where people were pirating books more (like in Russia, with people translating and distributing), there was actually a rise in sales.
When American Gods was released, he convinced his publisher to release it for free for a month….and sales of the book actually went up 300%.
People may not spring the money on trying something new for the first time…but if they’ve been exposed to it for free and realised they really like it? Then they’ll go spend the money.
This concept is particularly true for theatre (more so than other art forms) for two reasons.
One, theatre tickets are much more expensive, generally. Dropping 10 bucks on a book on a whim is generally more feasible than buying a theatre ticket, which if you’re wanting to buy good seats or are not in a position to queue in the morning for cheaper seats (or can only see tours, which are generally more expensive), or especially if you’re a family and have to buy multiple tickets (when my family went to the Les Mis US tour it was well over $200 for even tickets in the upper circle)…if you don’t know you’ll love it, you’re not going to pay it.
Listening to a free bootleg can tell a person “hey, I really like this show. I’ll definitely go see it if I have a chance.”
Two, while a bootleg is a great way to experience a show you can’t be at…it is still not the same experience as being there. If it’s just an audio, obviously you don’t have the visual component. Even a video bootleg though doesn’t capture the whole experience (and bits can be cut off, low quality, etc.).
It’s not like a free book, where it is the book exactly as you would experience it if you walked into a bookstore and brought it home with you. (Oh hey look, back to my thoughts on the ephemerality of theatre from yesterday!)
Listening to a bootleg will not only tell a person they like the show, it will also impart a feeling of “hey this is great but what’s it like to really be there?”
The feeling of being in a theatre is something that can never be conveyed over a bootleg, so a bootleg can never be truly satisfying. That unsatisfied feeling will drive people to buy more theatre tickets.
Either way you look at it, you can’t lose.
Happy random day in March!
The Book of Mormon - Hello!
Gavin Creel as Elder Price
Jared Gertner as Elder Cunningham
[I would like to share with you…]
The Book of Mormon
19th March 2013
Elder Price - Gavin Creel
Elder Cunningham - Jared Gertner
Nabulungi - Alexia Khadime
Moroni/Elder McKinley - Steven Ashfield
Mafala Hatimbi - Giles Terera
Price’s Dad/Joseph Smith/Mission President - Haydn Oakley
General - Chris Jarman
Think of Me - 3/9/13 Matinee
Samantha Hill as Christine
Greg Mills as Raoul
Richard Poole as Andre (Not singing, but an understudy)
All I Ask of You | Jeremy Stolle (u/s) & Samantha Hill | March 8, 2013
Sierra Boggess (as Britney Spears as Christine) performs “Think of Me” from The Phantom of the Opera at MCC Theater’s Miscast - 3.4.13
I am actually dying of laughter at this, just LISTEN.
C O N F E S S I O N S a mix for jean valjean
01. dust bowl dance » mumford and sons well yes sir, yes sir, yes it was me; i know what i’ve done and i know what i’ve seen
02. the blood of jesus » the violet burning you gave your body pierced through for me; you gave your blood poured out for me
03. i left the wolves behind that night » the tiger & me i left them where they fell, i slay them one by one that night beneath the old cathedral bell
04. i light my own fires now » the dashboard confessional am i the escape, or am i the escape artist?
05. confessions » city and colour but there’s no need to pretend, no need for innocence; i’ve got to be honest now
06. bleeding out » imagine dragons so i bare my skin and i count my sins and i close my eyes and i take it in
07. leaving town » folly and the hunter i’ll leave them behind, these damned ways of mine; they keep me chained to remains
08. come as you are » nirvana as a friend, as a friend, as an old enemy
09. i don’t belong » the violet burning oh lord, my heart’s not that strong; this world is fading fast, it will not last
10. in memoriam » the oh hellos but when you wage your wars against the one who adores you, then you’ll never know the treasure that you’re worth