Love is what you earn and return
I’m watching Catch Me If You Can for the first time and it’s crap (and this comes from a big fan of the movie), but it makes me eager for the inevitable 2018 stage musical adaptation of Wolf of Wall Street starring Aaron Tveit.
I went and watched another video of Spring Awakening from my apparently endless collection of Spring Awakening videos. Because, you know, teenage angst, abuse and suicide is what you want for cheering up.
Anyway, it was my first Kyle Riabko.
Kyle Riabko, who emotes like a Dreamworks character.
Now that I’ve seen 5 I think it’s time to play “Rank that Melchior!”
1-Jonathan Groff, obviously. Perfection. Equal parts mean and lovable, juvenile and wise, reckless and oppressed. One of the great performances of musical theater.
2-Matt Doyle, very different take, very soulful, emotional, fragile, almost a different character when played by Matt, and still engrossing. Best The Mirror-Blue Night ever.
3-Federico Marignetti (Italian production), similar to Groff, but plays the awkwardness of a blossoming first love much more sweetly and with much more irony (just like the Italian Wendla). A great performance that is even better during the scenes with Wendla.
4-Kyle Riabko, nice overall, but I felt the acting was a little forced and overdone and he delivered a weak Left Behind. He’s the only Melchior who actually looks like a child though which is a plus. The Bee Movie eyebrows though.
5-Hunter Parrish LOL no. Not a bad actor, but very weak in the vocal department.
My art published on the official BOM twitter! OMgosh so exciting!