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Tony Winner
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I've got mixed feelings for the new musical changes. The Tugger needs a bit of work and I did not feel too happy with the new Growltiger. It felt too jazzy and better suited to a certain master criminal named Macavity.Sometimes I wonder what this might mean for the future of the musical? There might be some misjudgements on ALW's part. The new music doesn't seem to be a patch on the original, especially Growltiger.


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Here's an interesting clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfEIeLWiCD0 it's both Memory from Act 1 & Act 2. the strange thing about it is in Act 1 it's transposed while in Act 2 it's in the normal key


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Kerry Ellis perorming Memory: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zpSurEERL5E

Interestingly, I find her peformance more pop-y than Nicole's. She belts way too much before the climax, which has always been a pet peeve of mine. Nicole has a lot more raw emotion in her voice. Can't believe it!


Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:36 pm
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3:05-3:09 sounds like a mix of proper drumroll and the over the top pounding Tour 5 used to do


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New vid of the Tugger number. Not sure what to make of it. Ugh!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h51mzKshmYg

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Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:53 pm
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New vid of the altered Growltiger number:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbAfLx1qprc

Ugh, I really, really can't stand the changes to it. Poor Griddlebone, no longer able to show off her soprano.

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I rather see it cut completely than having to sit through this shit version...
great change, well done. not.

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It's so.....offensively boring. I don't understand why you'd take a comedic scene and make it serious. We have no emotional investment to these characters and we only spend 10 minutes with them, so who cares?!

And, yeah, it's very sad that Griddlebone doesn't get to belt that glorious note. That was always one of my favorite parts in the show.


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On a side note, thoughts on Kerry Ellis? From what I've listened to, I'm pretty underwhelmed.


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Cptn. Wazoo wrote:
On a side note, thoughts on Kerry Ellis?
Simply amazing.

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Nicole performed "Memory" at the Olivier Awards: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ube0Dak2Qec

I've really warmed up to her. She's one of the few actresses, in my opinion, who plays sad, mopey Grizabella well. The way her voice cracks when she sings "it's so eeeeeasy to leeeeave me" is absolutely heartbreaking.


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If you ask me, she's totally overrated. This horrible vibrato is so annoying.

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