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 Post subject: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:29 pm 
Billy
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Last weekend I saw a delightful new musical, "Everybody’s Talking About Jamie". Imagine what Michael might be like a couple of years after Billy left town. Like BETM, the story is set in a northern England working class town of Sheffield. In other words, the characters and situations feel familiar.

"Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” is a fun musical about a fabulous and unapologetic teen who aspires to learn drag and brighten up his dreary working class town. Supported by his loving mum and surrounded by friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice and bullies, and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. It’s a refreshing story and a joy to watch. John McCrea as Jamie nails it perfectly as a 16 year old lad who wants to learn the art of drag. I enjoyed it but it still has an unpolished, experimental feel to me. Some of the regional dialect and strong accents went over my head, even for being a long time BETM fan.

Some of the reviews in the press, such as this one, compare the show to BETM.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... Jamie.html


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 Post subject: Re: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:27 am 
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"Kinky Boots" came to mind for me, as opposed to "Billy Elliot," but maybe they made that connection due to its northern England working class setting. Seems I remember someone on the Forum a number of years back saying how it would be fun to see a spin-off from BETM about Michael's life after Billy goes to the Royal Ballet School, called "Michael: The Musical." This show could be it !


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 Post subject: Re: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:05 pm 
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Huge audiences, gongs galore and Broadway awaits Everybody’s Talking About Jamie


https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/12/hug ... out-jamie/

I can imagine this one being 'tried out for Broadway' at the Ogunquit Playhouse.


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 Post subject: Re: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:08 am 
Billy
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kport wrote:
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Huge audiences, gongs galore and Broadway awaits Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/12/hug ... out-jamie/

I can imagine this one being 'tried out for Broadway' at the Ogunquit Playhouse.

That's a very accurate review. Personally I think the show is a bit too 'out there' for Broadway, but then I would never have thought Kinky Boots would still be playing 3 1/2 years later.


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