Dec 24, 2007

Victoria Secret Fashion Show (2007)


I posted a whole review with pictures and my own two cents on my TV review blog- http://chanitv.blogspot.com/2007/12/victoria-secret-fashion-show-2007.html

WICKED

I preface this by saying- WICKED is the best show I have ever seen.
(I am honest enough to admit, it is the only Broadway show I have ever been to, BUT it is still the best!)

It isn't exactly like the book, (Wicked, by Gregory Maguire) but the adaptation actually fits the storyline a little better, and if you watch The Wizard of Oz right after, you get a whole different perspective- so go see this show!

I didn't read the playbill till after, and only noticed that it said absolutely no photography of any kind allowed, so ummm oops?
How awesome is Ga-linda's (Glinda's if you haven't seen it yet) bubble? Took me till the end of the show to get the huge moving circle she stands in represents her bubble- I do not claim to be brilliant....
The girl who plays Ga-linda was hilarious- but this role was best played by Kristen Chenowith who actually recorded the official soundtrack with Idina Menzel (hello- did you read my 'Enchanted' post- I am obsessed with her!)
For such a 'small' production, the stage, sets and effects were pretty cool
You can click on each pick to enlarge- it's nice photograph for an iPhone without a flash!
I love their version of the "Wizard's Head"

This scene is the best part of the whole show- skip to the track titled "Defying Gravity" on the official soundtrack and it will blow your mind- it takes place right before intermission so DON'T get impatient and go to the bathroom... wait till the break... it's worth it!
How cute is the Emerald City?
The Wizard, Elpahaba and the 'Wizard Head' LOVE IT!
This scene represents when Dorothy's house has fallen on the Witch of the East and Glinda has already given Dorothy the ruby slippers and sent her along the yellow brick road...
Elphaba is enchanting Fiyero so he can't be killed- and then he becomes the Scarecrow (not like the book)
Dorothy throws the water....
Hiss.... "I'm melting, oh what a world what a world...."
Green smoke- Elpahaba, witch of the East is dead.
Ah ha! It was a trick- she is fine and meets up with Fiyero (Scarecrow now) once more... see, better ending than the book!
They all came out for the finale- it was spectacular!
You can get the soundtrack for about $9 from walmart.com (I did, and they had free shipping for the holidays)
For anyone thinking what show to go see - this is the one- take everyone you know and enjoy it- I want to see it again if anyone wants to go with me!!!
The official website:
and... on the website you can listen to some of the songs:
(I suggest)
What is this Feeling
Popular
Defying Gravity
As Long as You're Mine

Jamie Lynn Spears Spoof

Watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8baqly5cVI

Now tell me that isn't the funniest thing you've seen in a while!
This girl should be famous when she grows up- just for this!

Dec 10, 2007

Enchanted Part 2


This website takes the references seriously and details EVERY SINGLE ONE
http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies/story/374253.html

(I thought I was obsessed!)There are so many clips available on YouTube, MySpaceTV and Disney- I have tried to condense it all so you can enjoy it here until you get out to the theater and watch it- and I highly recommend it for the entire family!!!

To watch the trailer and go to the Disney main homepage:
http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/enchanted/
You can click through the site and watch extra clips, download background and screen savers and so much more

"How Does He Know"
http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=21557772
This is the best video- includes Prince Edward getting run over by bikers in Central Park

"Happy Working Song"
http://adisney.go.com/disneypictures/enchanted/sections/games/singalong/index.html
Princess Giselle sings to all the animals in NYC (Rats, pigeons and cockroaches) to help her clean the apartment... sounds gross, but is SO cute!)

"Ever Ever After"
http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=21630837
Carrie Underwood music video- she gets turned into an animated Disney character- I am soooo jealous!

Cute interview- has clips from the movie!
http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=22134377


"Villains" Susan Sarandon plays the evil Narissa...
http://afashionvideo.magnify.net/item/6K61YH9H7WCSKM8P

All in all I love this movie- cute side point- Idina Menzel who played Nancy in Enchanted, also played Elphaba in the Broadway show 'Wicked' which I also just saw and am obsessing over- the music is incredible- I will post all that soon... go see it!!!!

Dec 9, 2007

Enchanted Part 1


I can admit it- I am obsessed with this movie!!! (I already bought 2 t-shirts and the soundtrack and am anxiously awaiting the dvd... plus, the next time I get the chance to dress up, I am going as Giselle...)

Brief summary- Amy Adams plays Princess Giselle who is searching for true love- and finds it in the form of Prince Edward (James Marsden- p.s. WHO KNEW HE COULD SING???). Narissa, played by Susan Sarandon, refuses to allow her step-son Prince Edward to marry because she doesn't want to lose the thrown, so she turns into the scary hag from Snow White (you know, the one who gave us nightmares when we were little and tried to poison Snow White with the apple...) anyway, she pushes Giselle down a magical well- which dumps her into modern day New York City.

The adventure that follows is adorable- she meets a divorce lawyer (played by Patrick Dempsey- who I am sorry to say, was NOT lucky enough to be turned into a Disney character- BOO!) and he tried to help her at the risk of losing his girlfriend, played by the FABULOUS Idina Menzel (she played Elphaba in Wicked and was also in Rent the movie version and supposedly had two songs that were cut from the movie- they better make it to the dvd!)

Anyhoo, it is spectacularly well done- and there are a million inside jokes throughout the movie.
For instance, Julie Andrews narrates the opening- in the "How Does She Know" musical number, Giselle runs across the hills of Central Park in homage to Maria from The Sound of Music, which was of course played by Julie Andrews.

Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel from the Little Mermaid) makes an onscreen appearance as Dempsey's secretary- and she even has a fish tank nearby! Paige O'hara (voice of Belle from Beauty and the Beast) also appears on the soap opera Prince Edward watches in his hotel room!
Judy Kuhn (voice of Pocahontas) also appears as a pregnant mom when Prince Edward is searching the apartment building for Giselle.

Go to Part 2