No day but today.
I’ve been raving a lot about Chandra lately, so this will probably be the last time for a while
(lol no, the flailing never ends). I was ecstatic when they announced CLS would be back with the tour. She is one of my favorite Glindas. There are few like her—she’s a very self-aware Glinda. I think Natalie Daradich is similar in her approach to the character, though they are very different vocally.
I think she shows a lot of restraint. In her first interview back with the tour, Chandra talked about reminding herself that “Popular” is really about Elphaba and Galinda’s attempts to make Elphaba see her own beauty: “If all of the business doesn’t serve giving Elphaba a makeover, then you can get lost…The funny happens. It’s a funny show. You don’t need to do much.” She doesn’t push too hard. You can feel real emotions from her Glinda, but she’s not dull. She’s got some fun touches. You can see it here: “petting” Elphaba, flopping onto the bed, and whatnot. But it’s almost like she is winking to the audience, like I know I’m being ridiculous. This makes her more sarcastic than some of the other Glindas. You can see a great snapshot of her Glinda in the “toss toss” at 3:15. (And I love how she “pops” her Popular, having a real go at the yodeling.)
I find CLS a really cool person. I always look forward to her interviews, and I think she’s hilarious and quite intelligent. Like Alli, she is a private person, but you can always count on her to put in a witty remark or two. We’ll see a lot of promo from her now that she is back on 1NT.
If anyone’s wondering, yes I’m in Vegas.
Yes, it’s 10:48pm.
Yes, I can hear the pulsating beats resonating from several clubs within earshot.
Yes, I’ve chosen to spend my evening looking at photos of autumnal windows on Tumblr.
Yes, I am proud.
10 OneTrueLove (in casual order): Idina Menzel ♥
She’s beyond eternity