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After a pleasant run for Pretty Woman the Musical in Hollywood, it has made the trek down the 405 freeway to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, till July 17, 2022.
Starring fan favourite Adam Pascal (finest recognized for originating the position of Roger within the Tony Award nominated Rent) and Olivia Valli (Mary Delgado from Jersey Boys), Pretty Woman is an in depth reproduction of the 1990 unique iconic film, starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, unsurprising because it includes a e-book by unique screenwriter J.F. Lawton and the late Garry Marshall. The massive distinction is the heart beat pounding rock numbers written by Eighties rock star Bryan Adams and his writing companion, Jim Vallance.
The Ensemble is the True Star of Pretty Woman the Musical
While Julia Roberts – along with her mega watt smile and electrical persona was the star of the 1990 blockbuster movie, it’s onerous for our main woman to step out of shadows. Olivia Valli sings superbly – particularly the eleven o’clock quantity “I Can’t Go Back” – and appears fabulous within the iconic outfits. However, she is at all times having to battle an viewers’s preconceived notions of the position and our reminiscences of Julia Roberts’ efficiency.
Same goes for main man, Adam Pascal, whose voice does justice to Bryan Adams’ music as one would count on from the person who originated roles resembling Roger Davis and Radames (Disney’s Aida). Unfortunately his position appears to be particularly reserved and he isn’t capable of get away from the staid position.
The true stars of the U.S. National Tour of Pretty Woman the Musical are the standouts within the ensemble. The brassy and massive voices, the mega watt vitality, and nice dancing, makes the ensemble extraordinarily pleasing to observe and hearken to! Especially because of the fabulous high quality of sound in Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Hall.
Hats off particularly to Jessica Crouch (Kit De Luca) who has some massively spectacular pipes, Kyle Taylor Parker (Happy Man) who carries the present effortlessly bringing nice vocals, humor, and coronary heart to the present, and the wonderful Amma Osei (Violetta, Ensemble) whose voice was the last word spotlight of the night time because of her efficiency because the opera singer in “You and I”. WOW!
Cheers additionally to the great manufacturing crew who turned out the gorgeous costumes (many replicas of the unique costumes from the 1990 film) by Gregg Barnes, sound design by John Shivers, and scenic design by David Rockwell.
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What’s Coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts
The 2021/2022 Broadway Season wraps up with Hadestown (August 9 – 21, 2022).
Audiences can be excited for the upcoming 2022/2023 Broadway Season that guarantees to be SPECTACULAR!
Hamilton (September 28-October 16, 2022)
Moulin Rouge! (November 9-27, 2022)
Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird (December 27, 2022 – January 8, 2023)
Disney’s Frozen (February 1-19, 2023)
Mean Girls (March 7-19, 2023)
Hairspray (April 18-30, 2023)
Chicago (May 16-21, 2023)
SIX The Musical (June 13-25, 2023)
Tina the Tina Turner Musical (July 11-23, 2023)
The Book of Mormon (September 5-10, 2023)
And don’t neglect about The Broadway Hollywood Holiday Songbook (December 15-17, 2022) starring Aaron Lazar (A Little Night Music, The Light within the Piazza) and Kerry O’Malley (Into the Woods, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas)
Thanks to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for the tickets. All opinions are my very own.
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