Just returned home after a visit to the show.....
Soooo different from what i've seen from the US version
the show is more small and adapted for smaller theaters, but it's not bad at all
The costumes and decor do look a bit cheap, but i think that is due to the fact that Wicked swallowed so much money, While it's not being visited well....so they had to cut in the budget! Some scenes, like 'kiss the girl' look a bit flat, since there are no animals in it
I didn't get annoyed by the wigs by the way, it looked a bit funny ok, but it doesn't distract your attention....
The main players were really good! Actually they sang better than the actors in the dutch version of Wicked....also the assemble was really good! And i loved the scene in the beauty parlor, with the disco music and dresses, totally out of place, but really nice
Just like the childish 'le poison' scene...so funny haha
What about the changes from the Dutch songs of the original movie version? I've seen in previews that they changed the lyrics. Is it notable?
How about the transformation scene? I saw that one in the broadway videos and it looked good. So I'm wondering how they adapted that.
I'm planning on visiting the show over summer holiday, so I hope they fix some stuff; most notable the inclusion of Vanessa.
First I'm sure they are not gonna change a thing about the show anymore, since i saw it in Heerlen and the audience seemed to love it, especially the children did... So no vanessa
....but they did have a sort of Huge ursula, which was really funny
the translations were done quite good in my opinion, as far as i remember also quite close to the dutch movie translation, except for poor unfortunate souls, which became: 'het leven is zwaar'....the transformation scene was not spectacular( the show actually lacked real wow effects), since Ariel just loses her robe in the air with some light effects
I thought the show was just cute in its own way and should have been given a bigger budget to add in more effects and a better decor
It has lost it's Disney touch somehow, which the broadway show captured better and its definitly not more mature ....
The only thing I really didn't like were some referrals to other Disney movies/ musicals, like when Eric asks Ariel for her name, he guesses: Jasmine, Jane, Belle...and a scene were Scutter suddenly says: supercalifragelisticexpealidocious
(I was like: ooo no, facepalm).
Flounder did even make a joke about a yellow sponge living on the bottom of the ocean, which can talk( spongebob