Turning, turning, turning, turning, turning, Through the years...
Frances Ruffelle... blew me away in the original Linzi Hateley anyone? Wonderful... Kaho Shimada on that precious symphonic recording... Meredith Braun... just beautiful... Lea Salonga, who can forget her?
Without me, (t)his world will go on turning...
Linzi Hateley was my first Eponine, back in 1986. She blew me away and I have been a huge fan ever since. But i prefer to keep my fandom away from any stage door!
I had the OLCR long before I saw the show, playing it constantly. So when I actually got to see it onstage, I was shocked that 'At The End of The Day' wasn't the opening number!
Ah, the lovely Linzi Hateley... I was lucky enough to see her in Just So at the Tricycle just after her Eponine too. Did you see that?
I wonder how many others expected At The End Of The Day to be the first song in the show, having listened to the OLC recording over and over again before seeing it...? I know lots of kids who knew every word of Little People from listening to their parents' vinyl records, and when they were old enough to see the show discovered that the song had all but disappeared!
Adam Pearce was absolutely incredible as Javert - I hope he becomes principal one day.
I saw Adam Pearce a few months back as Javert - thought he was spectacularly good. I'm not a huge LM fan, but I'd see it again just to see him in the role.
I saw him too mid last year. I thought it took him a while to get going but he was magnificent by the end. His 'stars' got the biggest applause of the night. I've never heard such powerful live male vocals before.
The new Cosette dress is basically the same one from the tour/current Broadway production, isn't it?
When does the blue dress appear? I used to love the fact that the first time we see adult Cosette, she is still wearing the black dress and bonnet which Valjean dressed her in, after her rescue, as if she is still in mourning for her mother.
Frances Ruffelle... blew me away in the original Linzi Hateley anyone? Wonderful... Kaho Shimada on that precious symphonic recording...
Oh yes on all of those "lovely ladies" indeed.
Of course, Linzi is still in the show, has been since the 80s. She plays "the scream" every night, as it is still hers that is used.
This might be really stupid, but I always asked myself whether it was pre-recorded or a live scream every evening, haha! Why is it pre-recorded though? Oh, and another Q (might be a stupid one as well, haha) why are small cosette and eponine not present at curtain call? I mean they did make an appearance? And it's not like they're not allowed to be on stage anymore right? Gavroche also gets his applause