The thing to remember though is even if it is a dream part, this is already her longest run in a leading role in a musical. Sure with Wizard of Oz she was there a year and a half, but a year of that was going on one performance a week and holiday. A year is a fairly long time still.
And as Wicked have proved numerous times, she could always come back to the role in the future!
I hope Alice stays. Although by the time cast change rolls around she will be almost 5 years over the age bracket that they seem to be wanting to cast now. Still want her to stay though. A lot.
I have said it since the show opened, Louise Dearman is perfect for it. A tad young bit age her up a notch and shes good to go! She'd kill it vocally!
I would LOVE to see Louise Dearman in this role! When I saw Kristen Gaetz the other week playing Dorothy I would say (although I don't know, purely judging on appearance) that she is probably quite a bit younger than Sheena Easton and she was great in the role and really suited the costume, wig & makeup!
I absolutely love Cats, I've seen it twice at the theatre and have watched the filmed version more times that I can count, however I really feel like this could be the film that no one has ever needed...
Tom was very ill and it was obvious. I love him as Julian and he seemed fine for Act 1 bar a bit pale and peaky in the face. But during Lullaby of Broadway he was audibly coughing throughout, and struggling to get through. His voice was hourse the rest of the show and at the 42nd Street (Reprise), he had a martini glass with water in so he could drink if needed as well as the scarf. I doubt he will be on today.
When I was there last Wednesday Tom had seemed fine throughout the first half but then was coughing a lot and his voice kept cracking throughout Lullaby of Broadway, I wondered how he would manage the 42nd Street Reprise but he seemed a bit better by then, his voice was not cracking anymore but I wouldn't say it seemed quite as powerful as it normally does.
I love these films, saw the 3rd the day after it came out and really enjoyed it, however I'd say that the first two films have a better selection of songs in. Love Rebel Wilson in them (and all the other films I've seen her in, gutted I never got a chance to see her in Guys and Dolls). Still disappointed Fat Amy isn't a real person I can be friends with!
I did enjoy it but I prefer the Play That Goes Wrong which I saw in the Summer and Peter Pan which I saw last on the bbc last year, haven't seen Comedy About A Bank Robbery yet but that is on my plans for next year. I think I would have liked this better if it had been done as a filmed stage show!
Watched this for the 2nd time last night (first time was back in April) - I think I enjoyed it even more the second time round, quite a few understudies on, for me the stand outs were Kristen Gaetz as Dorothy Brock, (I think I actually enjoyed her performance more than Sheena Easton's!) and CJ Johnson as Maggie, I'd really enjoyed Jasna's performance last time and was a little disappointed not to see her at first but CJ Johnson was brilliant and I enjoyed her performance just as much!
Have been listening to this CD on my 45 minute walk to work, I really enjoy it, wasn't really that familiar with Cassidy Janson or Beverly Knight's voices if I'm honest but I enjoy all the performances on the CD, particularly One Night Only, Seasons Of Love & Memory.
Jersey Boys x5, Rock Of Ages x3 lots of other things I've seen twice.
Just remembered I've also seen the Joseph tour 3 times but that's over 12 years (although I was in choir on and off for a year and half, which lead to a 9/10 year old me sneakily trying to watch what was going on in the middle of the stage from the corner of my eye without turning my head at least 30 something times... it was over a year before I got to watch it from the audience!)
You can no pre-order the new cast recording on Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/42ND-STREET-2017-LONDON-RECORDING/dp/B077HFCWR6/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1511822696&sr=1-1&keywords=42nd+street+cd+london+cast), I have ordered two, one for me and one for my dad as a Christmas present! We absolutely loved the show when we saw it back in April on Good Friday!