I'm Gitte, I'm 27 (so pretty much a dinosaur in Tumblr terms) and I live in Denmark.
This is my personal blog so it's about many things. But primarily I'd say it's about musical theatre and if you don't like the British actor and singer Michael Ball - then this is not the blog for you to follow. :D
Tall Michael-ette Night-owl
Describtion of me by Elina
Credit for the picture used for the background goes to Pam Hancock
Type these words into your music library and name the first song that appears
Happy: Happy Anniversary - Philip Quast live at the Donmar Love: I Have a love - WSS 1993 studio cast Hate: Between love and hate - Johnny Logan Light: You are the light - Metropolis demo Dark: Dancing in the dark - Michael Ball Good: For good - Earl Carpenter, John Owen-Jones and Matthew Cammelle Bad: Bad things - Michael Ball Smile: The night smiles - ALNM 2010 Broadway cast Cry: I heard someone crying - The Secret Garden 1995 Australia cast Girl: Hello little girl - Into the Woods OLC Boy: Humiliate the Boy - Aladdin demo
"It is a marvel how performers bare their souls when they do their best work. Ann Crumb had to bare more than her soul one night in Aspects of Love, when her costume disappeared and she performed a number of different scenes in just her underwear.
In Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, mounted at New York’s Broadhurst Theatre, Crumb was playing Rose Vibert, a temperamental French actress. It was a show with twenty-three costume changes, and the one that Crumb will never forget came when she took off a period costume for a play within the play and sat onstage wearing a dainty little teddy. It was then that Michael Ball, as handsome young Englishman Alex Dillingham, entered and Crumb asked him to get a dress off the rack for her.
The only problem was, there was no dress on the rack. This oversight by the costume crew forced Crumb and Ball to rush off as is into the next scene, a café. Ball had to hide his laughter as Crumb casually sat in the public bistro wearing lingerie.
Next, per the blocking, she ran offstage and was handed a suitcase, for the characters were now to begin a traveling sequence. Crumb desperately looked inside the suitcase offstage. No dress. No time to change.
The following scene found Crumb and Ball on a train. The conductor handed her flowers, as per usual, but could not stifle his laughter.
The song on the train could not have been more apt. It was “Seeing Is Believing.”
Aspects of Love now placed these two lovers on the side of a mountain, and the laughter hit new hights. Even the conductor, watching Crumb climb the mountain in her teddy, shook with laughter.
The final scene placed Ball and Crumb in France, breaking into an estate. There was a big, fifteen-minute seduction scene, which included Ball miming taking off a dress that Crumb was no longer wearing. The audience howled. Finally, Ball leaned down onto Crumb’s prone body, the lights went out, and Crumb’s agony was at last relieved."
— “Stop the show - A History of Insane Incidents and Absurd Accidents in the Theater” by Brad Schreiber (via thefleetstreetvicomte)