Sunday, January 21, 2007

At Grease Academy, the cuts run deep and fast:

After a little more in depth auditioning of the initial 50 Grease contestants singing, dancing and acting abilities, the herd was thinned in half.

The remaining performers rehearsed for a showcase in front of a live audience that was to take place in 36 hours.

At the live show, contestants danced and sang a little to show what they had. The bulk of the show was focused on vocal ability.

I didn't hear one performer that had the Motz(That's apple sauce) in the vocal department to play a professional Broadway show in only a few months time. There were a few that if coached for a year or so, might turn out to be good singers. If these performers can't make the grade vocally, the party's over for them. We are talking about leading roles in a Broadway musical! The performers for the lead must be triple threats. They must be exceptional actors, singers and dancers. Unless there is a miracle worker on the Grease payroll, I don't see it happening with these cats.

The 50 were cut deep and fast to twelve. Six Danny's and six Sandy's? I can feel the ringers standing backstage. No doubt forthcoming in weeks to come.

See ya' next week, Jeff O'

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