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re: Is "You Must Love Me" now in the version of Evita...
Posted by: Michael_Portantiere 12:48 pm EST 03/06/19
In reply to: re: Is "You Must Love Me" now in the version of Evita... - JohnPopa 11:59 am EST 03/06/19

***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.***

I love "The Lady's Got Potential" from a musical standpoint, as performed on the concept album, and I love the way it was reworked with new lyrics for the movie. But the stage version of EVITA -- at least, the original stage version -- carefully and skillfully removed or smoothd out and/or reorchestrated all of the obvious "rock" sections of the concept album, so I think "Potential" would stand out if it were restored for a stage production -- unless the production had all new arrangements and orchestrations that restored the rock elements.
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