Guide written by Sarah Sapperstein Becca Ballenger. Mike Eldred acquits himself best among the leads; in fact, his ardent, youthful tenor makes him one of the best Tonys on records, despite some mildly intrusive pop mannerisms.West Side Story - Somewhere Ballet
Read More actors, singers, dancers Performer. Sunday, March 17th 2019. Howard and the other Jets are less objectionable, though their attempts to hide their British accents are more amusing than successful.
Most of the Spanish lyrics were eliminated from this production as the run continued, but not before they were recorded on the cast album. Especially in her higher register, she sounds so wispy that one can only wonder why she was tapped for this assignment, regardless of whatever name value she may have possessed at the time.
Arthur Laurents. Video Clips. Kiri Te Kanawa as Maria fares best among the principals, but she still sounds too mature and self-possessed to be credible as a very young, unpolished Puerto Rican girl.
Robert Dean offers a paradoxical Riff, his burly vocal tone undercut by sibilant esses. See all upcoming theatre performances. Matt Cavenaugh sings prettily if somewhat nasally as Tony, but he takes many liberties with musical phrasing and note values, and his delivery of the spoken dialogue included on the recording is extremely stiff.
Apparently, the original concept of the number in the Broadway production was that it would be performed by the Sharks as well as their girls, but during rehearsals, it was changed to feature the women only.
Mostly male cast Includes late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult, early teen characters. New York, NY. Mar 1 - Mar 16.
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The performance of Williams, a mezzo with a cavernous register break, is just as bad; her Anita sounds like something from a comedy sketch about opera singers ruining great musicals. All extant CD copies of this recording would be ready for landfill if the discs and their plastic jewel cases were biodegradable. In the midst of the deep-seated rivalry between the Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, and the white gang, the Jets, Maria and Tony discover that ancient grudges are no match for true love.
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