Thursday, February 02, 2012

Adam Pascal and Memphis

So I saw Memphis last night with Adam Pascal.
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I gotta say, I can't believe how much Adam Pascal has grown as an actor and singer.  I first saw him almost 15 years ago for the first time in Rent.  In the original - I kind of thought he was one of the weaker members.  MILES better than I could ever be, don't get me wrong - but not the best in the show.
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A few years later I saw him in Aida.  He was much better, particularly his singing.
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Even in Chess - the Victoria Hall version, I saw too much "Roger" in his American.
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But now, in Memphis, I really liked him.  As the Huey, the white boy, in love with beautiful black singer, Felicia, he acted as someone completely different.  And he sang well, in character - except on the occasions where he had to really let go a belt it.  And he can now.
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Felicia, played by Montego Glover, was an amazing and vocally Adam kept up with her.
Memphis

Aida

Rent
Memphis Lives In Me - by Adam.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to the original guy Chad Kimball who did it in Seattle.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=chad+kimball+memphis&view=detail&mid=FB99C05FC079960225BAFB99C05FC079960225BA&first=0