It all started with a tv movie. Then came the concert tour. Now, it's High School Musical: The Musical
. The touring company is currently performing here so last Sunday, bauersgirl
and I went to the show.
First, I am happy to say that we were not the only child-less people there! Man, I have never seen so many kids at the theatre before. When the lights went down, there was actual screaming, like a concert. That was different, LOL.
Anyway, the show. The show wasn't bad. The hardest thing for me to get over was the fact all the performers were all in their late-20s playing teenagers. Logically, I knew this was what was gonna happen but the brain just wouldn't compute and it was distracting. The plus side? The guys playing the Wildcats weren't teen boys but buff guys wearing basketball uniforms that displayed their lovely muscular arms. =)
All the songs from the movie were performed plus a couple of new ones. Many of the songs that were originally solos were re-arranged into duets or group sings. I liked Musical!Gabrielle better than Vanessa Hudgens but I missed Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay. Ryan's part was also expanded which was nice.
The finale was a rousing rendition of "We're All in This Together" that had everyone clapping along and ended with a big bang! as streamers were shot in the audience. The kids loved that.
HSM: The Ice Tour is next but that's where I draw the line. When will the HSM madness end?
-- I was in HMV today and I looked to see if they had any Tokio Hotel stuff out of curiousity. I was surprised to see a copy of Schrei.
There was also 2 CD singles, one was in German and the other was for Monsoon
which also included a song called Black
. Is Black
a "new" song ie not included on the CD?
They're filming The Incredible Hulk
on a stretch of Yonge St right by my place. They've shut down a portion of the street and it's lined with NYC taxi cabs and some beat up cars. Street signs have been changed -- Yonge Street is now Dr Martin Luther King Drive -- and a couple of new store signs have been erected. I was wondering why The Apollo all of sudden appeared, LOL! As far as I can tell, they're filming FX stuff with stuntmen, there's a burned out bus and we were told by the police that a few cars will be set on fire.
What I found interesting was the amount of trailers, people and equipment required for, what will probably be, a few minutes of footage. And that's not even taking into account all the CGI that will be inserted at a later date.