StEx is touring NEW ZEALAND '09!
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Author:  Mungojerrie_rt [ Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:17 am ]
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If you want.

I got lazy and used the ones already on black backgrounds so that I didn't have to cut the characters out carefully. Although somehow the lazy approach seems appropriate. :|

Author:  Mazz [ Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:29 am ]
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Very much so. You've already put more effort into that poster than they did on the official ones.

Author:  kiwitechgirl [ Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:09 am ]
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I'll be buying a ticket to the Christchurch leg of the NZ tour this week, so come July I'll post a review here! I'm not the biggest fan in the world of the show, but I know half the cast so kinda have to go and see it! What I can say is that there are some great talents in the cast - the lead swing, Matt Pike, is currently rehearsing The Engineer in the production of Miss Saigon that I'm ASMing, and he's fantastic, completely magnetic on stage; I've worked with Dinah, Caboose, Ruhrgold and Prince of Wales as well and they've all got big futures ahead of them - very talented kids!

Author:  Mungojerrie_rt [ Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:22 am ]
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Very good Pearl. I love how her accent dissapears when she starts singing. ... lery/video

Different version to the Australian and Bochum recodings.

Author:  kiwitechgirl [ Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:10 pm ]
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I've just got home from the show, so some thoughts....I should add that I'm not familiar with the show in any of its versions, so can only judge it on what I saw.
- Production values are top-notch, my only complaint would be some decidedly average followspotting. Lighting and sound were excellent.
- All the "imported" lead cast members were great - Rusty, Greaseball, Poppa, Caboose (the NZ Caboose had a bad fall near the end of rehearsals and is out for the season, which is a shame). I didn't see Mykal Rand as Electra; Matt Pike, the lead swing, was on, which I was actually really pleased about as I know him, have worked with him and deliberately went to a matinee in the hope he'd be on. He was fantastic - the three guys doing "One Rock and Roll Too Many" was the highlight of the show for me.
- The Kiwi cast certainly held their own. Pearl was a bit pitchy in the first half but definitely came right in the second half and has a lovely voice; Dinah, Ashley and Buffy were all excellent and the supporting cast were very strong.
- The band was very, very tight - by the sounds of it there are some tricky bits in the score but they were great.
- I was a bit disappointed that the races were filmed, but it makes total sense - the venues the show is touring to are quite differently shaped and so having the tracks would have been pretty complicated. I do have to say that the films did look a bit like a video game in a couple of places....think maybe they could have done better there.

So, overall verdict is that it was an excellent production of a show which I think is decidedly average!!

Author:  Mungojerrie_rt [ Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:24 pm ]
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Who was the imported Caboose?

Author:  Belle [ Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:51 am ]
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Duane McGregor - formerly of the Bochum production - is playing Caboose, and Gavin Ashbarry (both Bochum and UK tour) is now Dustin.

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