The Resource For Musicals



Cabaret Forum


Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Tim Curry... 
Author Message
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:43 pm
Posts: 3366
Location: <310
Post Tim Curry...
...would have made a good Emcee back in the day.

Maybe he could still do it. It'd be so tight. I was just thinking of this because I saw this on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPopeuMUtS4
And I thought, "Wow! It reminds me of 'I Don't Care Much'"
And then I thought, "Tim Curry would make a good Emcee".

I talk to myself.


Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:51 pm
Profile WWW
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:14 am
Posts: 555
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan - USA
Post Re: Tim Curry...
what_the_heck013 wrote:
...would have made a good Emcee back in the day.
Maybe he could still do it. It'd be so tight. I was just thinking of this because I saw this on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPopeuMUtS4
And I thought, "Wow! It reminds me of 'I Don't Care Much'"
And then I thought, "Tim Curry would make a good Emcee".
I talk to myself.



well, of course, nowadways he's too heavy - so far as i remember - and probly too old. but, maybe not too old. his voice is still fantastic and we know he can still act with the best of 'em.

so, to answer your question - i dont know.


...i talk to myself, too! :mrgreen:

_________________
{ryan} :P

Upcoming Auditions:

NONE - for now...


Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:49 am
Profile
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:43 pm
Posts: 3366
Location: <310
Post 
Well, that's why i said back in the day. Meaning the 70's/80's.

But I don't think being to heavy has anthing to do with it. Look at this actor as the emcee: (The one in the middle)
Image

P.S. This is NOT amateur theatre. That picture is from a professional production at the Startford Shakespeare Festival in Canada (ask Mizzie about it).


Last edited by what_the_heck013 on Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.



Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:49 am
Profile WWW
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:14 am
Posts: 555
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan - USA
Post 
what_the_heck013 wrote:
Well, that's why i said back in the day. Meaning the 70's/80's.
But I don't think being to heavy has anthing to do with it.


ah, i missed the 'back in the day' part. i know like amateur theatre will cast a chubby emcee, but it's better when they're sexy - like in the revival.

_________________
{ryan} :P

Upcoming Auditions:

NONE - for now...


Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:44 pm
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend

Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:42 pm
Posts: 1816
Location: Maison des Lunes
Post 
I think a notably older Emcee would give it a different but viable interpretation- whereas Alan's Emcee and most others are played as hedonistic participants in whatever is going on at the time, I can only imagine an older Emcee being much more of the Greek Chorus, and almost a pimp-like character, rather than the ambisextrous Donmar interpretation.

_________________
"I LOVE incarceration,
I could lock up a platoon,
I'll be strapping up an inmate,
Very tightly, very soon.
So wave one bachelor goodbye,
She'll be your bride- she'd rather die
Than have her daddy ossify
In my sordid saloon..."


Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:41 pm
Profile WWW
Fresh Face
Fresh Face
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:56 am
Posts: 10
Location: Florida
Post 
I think an older Tim Curry would make a great Emcee, even today possibly. True, it wouldn't be the same, but having him be older and a little heavier could also be funnier. If he could still make a believable Emcee (which I'm sure he could) I don't see why not.

_________________
My Roles! =D>

George Washington Slept Here - Rena Leslie
Hello, Dolly! - Minnie Fay
A Christmas Carol - Fan
A Year With Frog And Toad - Snail
You Can''t Take It With You - Essie Carmichael


Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:15 pm
Profile
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:35 pm
Posts: 2335
Post 
Monsieur D'Arque wrote:
I can only imagine an older Emcee being much more of the Greek Chorus, and almost a pimp-like character, rather than the ambisextrous Donmar interpretation.

Yes! Like a... "sugar daddy!" Good call!
And of course Tim Curry would be perfect. He just has that mysterious weirdness quality to the way he looks. And he could act the stars off the sky.

_________________
JACK (remember me?)


Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:22 pm
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:21 am
Posts: 647
Location: Minnesota
Post 
IN someways I really do not like the revival verion of cabaret and someways I do. I really dont think the MC has to be sexy in anyway. I mean what about alan cumming is really sexy? Prety much everyone after him had that sexy look. NPH, john stamos, Adam Pascal...etc.

I personnally think the "sex" takes away from alot of the story of cabaret. Which the revival clearly puts a lot of emphasis on.

But I think Curry would be a great emcee even now. granted I havnt seen him recently but I think it could work.

_________________
Image


Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:37 am
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend

Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:42 pm
Posts: 1816
Location: Maison des Lunes
Post 
Yeah. The sexualization of the MC is not a vital part of the show, but it's become ingrained in the public consciousness.

_________________
"I LOVE incarceration,
I could lock up a platoon,
I'll be strapping up an inmate,
Very tightly, very soon.
So wave one bachelor goodbye,
She'll be your bride- she'd rather die
Than have her daddy ossify
In my sordid saloon..."


Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:50 pm
Profile WWW
Chorus Member
Chorus Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:52 pm
Posts: 77
Post 
MC doesn't have to be any specific age. He's a fluid character and can be interpreted fluidly.

_________________
Image


Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:00 pm
Profile
Fresh Face
Fresh Face

Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:48 am
Posts: 3
Post 
I kind of like the idea of Curry as the Emcee. It'd be neat to see a slightly different take on the character. Maybe he could play it more like Joel Grey than Alan Cumming.


Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:23 am
Profile
Tony Winner
Tony Winner

Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:30 am
Posts: 324
Location: west-central PA
Main Role: Performer
Post 
I think Curry would be awesome. The original idea for the Emcee was that the heavy make up was to hide/ accentuate how old he was......

The sexiness is not part of the original concept, and unneccesary to the role.

_________________
So I haven*t come to the theatre to hear about other people*s problems.
I*ve come to be taken out of myself, and preferably not put back again.


Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:32 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.