Been a long
Been a long day…
Okay I agree that this is garbage but I saw Elaine Paige live and it was Earth-shattering.Really? I haven’t ever heard great things about it, and it’s a low point of the cast album. But of course I haven’t seen it live, so I can’t really say anything about her performance with confidence.
I saw Elaine do the role in DC. The direction was lacking on the simple level of blocking but she sang and acted the heck out of it in spite of that.
Guys. I think Betty might have been the best Norma of all time.
Even better than Glenn.
I mean, Patti’s Final Night is Perfection
This isn’t like even a think thing with me.
Buckley is the best Norma bar NONE.
I will stand by Patti, all alone. The songs don’t sound as exciting with the lowered keys. And no one can sing them like Patti!
NOT AS EXCITING?! ARE YOU KDDING ME?!
7:55 through 8:56.
Also, I’ll take this opportunity to point out 6:06 (and the material right before and after) when she actually does what she sings and isn’t in a hurry and take a bloody moment to collect herself.
I just feel like Patti’s performance lacks the simple nuance and high showmanship that Betty’s has that actually speak to the manic depressive/delusions of Norma Desmond.
Wow Passion is so great.
dude have you seen Passion?
The secret is in the shifting verb tense of “to love” used by the characters through the course of the play.
It’s mind blowing.