I came across this again last week having forgot how spot on perfect it is so thought it needed to be put it up here. It basically plays on the fact Dorothy walked all that way to get home in the very shoes that could do the job straight away. Of, all us gays know the magic only works because now she wants it so bad.
Anyway, sit back, have a giggle at the obvious and imagine Bernadette Peters playing Glinda.
I will admit to not being the world’s biggest fan of Jessie J, when she came out she nothing original because the manner in which she tried to be original wasn’t very. Plus she didn’t accept Kerry Ellis on the Voice, and it was like “who the f**k are you to judge singing talent?”
But that’s just me being bitter, and this video calms me down a little because it’s Rachelle Ann Go singing it. Balance is returned to the force. As Alvin Pastor (@AlvinTPastor), the person sending the videos my way so beautifully put it “SHE NAILED IT, KILLED IT AND RESURRECTED IT AS WELL :-)”.
As always, here’s the original for comparison…
So last week I may or may not have accused From Here To Eternity of using the beauty of Robert Lonsdale to sell tickets.
As a gay man I completely condone this behaviour but was shocked to find that they hadn’t yet played their trump card. Because on their website is this little gem, a music video for Private Prewitt’s signature song Fight the Fight.
Now ignoring the rather tasty little video with some rather delicious photos, this is a rather damn good song, one that is either better on stage, so don’t forget to get your tickets.
So we’ve heard a lot from Rachelle Ann Go singing the classics or singing songs from shows, but here’s her attacking something more contemporary, Titanium, originally performed by David Guetta, featuring Sia.
It’s a really fantastic version, so let’s hope that’s when Miss Go’s over here she’ll take advantage of London and do a couple of solo nights.
And here’s the original, in case you needed evidence of Miss Go’s amazingness (ps. how adorable was she meeting her fans at the start?)…
Well my thoughts on From Here To Eternity have been made a couple of posts I’ve made on this site, mainly my review of the show (http://pheatreland.co.uk/2013/10/25/review-from-here-to-eternity-shaftesbury-theatre/) and my review of Robert Lonsdale (http://pheatreland.co.uk/2013/12/05/from-here-to-eternity-attracts-business-with-robert-lonsdale/) so it goes without saying that I love the trailer.
Sadly this may just be that this is the closest we might ever get to a cast recording but it’s also nice to get some visuals, especially Mr Lonsdale in a wife-beater at 45 seconds. I also like the dodgy camera move at 32 seconds when the operator realises that Darius Campbell is like the size of Chewbacca and has to quickly adjust his angle.
This is honestly an amazing theatrical experience and really deserves to be seen by more people than it is. Check out the trailer or head to the website…
As you may have guessed from the name of this site, I’m a rather big Phantom of the Opera fan, so when MJ Benitez (@shin_jhoy) sent me a vid of Rachelle Ann Go singing the duet “All I Ask of You” it was a must, no questions asked.
Now this video could appear under both banners because it’s not only a spectacular performance from Miss Go, it’s also the first time I’ve heard “All I Ask of You” sung as a solo instead of a duet. For the most part this arrangement is a success and adds a couple of rather inspired touches. But it also fails the same way the solo version of “I knew him so well does”, it needs that element of banter, that bouncing off each other, that’s the money maker.
But as always Miss Go turns it into something special with her voice.
And in case you were wondering, here’s the original arrangement…
So last week From Here To Eternity announce it was leaving the Shaftesbury Theatre but was hopeful tickets sales would improve enough to warrant a transfer. They’ve already released an excellent trailer but this beautiful photo of the gorgeous Robert Lonsdale can’t hurt things either.
There aint no totty like West End totty…