|re: Is "You Must Love Me" now in the version of Evita...|
|Posted by: EvFoDr 10:55 am EST 03/06/19|
|In reply to: re: Is "You Must Love Me" now in the version of Evita... - JohnPopa 09:06 am EST 03/06/19|
|Hasn't Art of the Possible always been in the materials, having been cemented as the official version by the Prince staging in London, pre-Broadway, and Broadway? I've never seen a production (and I've seen MANY, it's my favorite) that used The Lady's Got Potential. Only in the movie, and the concept recording.
Personally I think it could be fun to figure out a way to stage "Potential" in the live version, and I mean the version that was used in the movie. I don't think anyone cares about Che and his insecticide (a la the concept album). I thought "Potential" in the movie was a far more interesting way to track Peron's rise to power than Art of the Possible. And it dovetails with Eva's rise to fame. On the negative side, we might lose Eva's verse of "I'm only a radio star with just one weekly show" as interjected in "Possible". Overall, probably not going to happen. "Potential" is really a music video montage in the movie, and that might fall flat on stage.
In other news, does one HAVE to do You Must Love Me or is it just an option in the materials? I think it's so out of place in the stage version. And I miss the chunks of recitative from the original final bedroom scene. THAT is a much more interesting conversation than You Must Love Me, and I like how it weaves together so many of the musical themes from the show.
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