Posted by: Michael_Portantiere11:03 am EDT 04/22/21
In reply to: re: What? - whereismikeyfl10:16 am EDT 04/22/21
***If someone chooses to accept the convention of singing in a musical, they can choose to accept a casting convention as well.****
I've always found this argument to be disingenuous. Are you really saying that some degree of "type casting" is completely unwarranted in musical theater because of the other conventions? For example, sould you cast an incredibly talented 75-year-old as Lili in a production of CARNIVAL in which everyone else was cast traditionally in terms of age?
***You have to wonder why people choose to fight that theatrical convention and not others. Not a peep about a blackout at the end of a scene, two-dimensional scenery, vocal projection or any other number of conventions---only this one.***
Well, I must say, I've never heard this argument phrased quite that way.....