Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Fantasticks News

How did I miss this news on musical casting? (Oh wait, did it just get announced?)

Lucas Grabeel in The Fantasticks with Eric McCormack at the Reprise Theatre Company's production in LA's Freud Theatre (at UCLA)! I literally gasped when Linz sent me the link. Oh man, I SOOO WANT TO GO (though I don't think I can. ARGH)

Always devoted to Eric McCormack (who will play El Gallo) but I LOVE ME SOME Lucas Grabeel (who will play Matt).

In fact, I was just rewatching High School Musical 3: Senior Year last weekend and it was just as good as I remembered it (maybe even better, though I'm still not digging the new kids).

And Lucas Grabeel rocked it again! As did Ashley Tisdale. Considering Lucas was actually in an Oscar nominated film (Milk), why didn't Lucas and Ashley get to do a song and dance at the Oscars? Why only Zac and Vanessa?

Don't get me wrong. Zac Efron definitely has star presence and he really does command the big screen version of High School Musical, and I seriously can't wait for 17 Again.

But I'm pulling for Lucas and hope that he has a long career ahead of him! Seriously, his "Go The Distance" is STILL on constant repeat on my iPod:

Vance at http://tapeworthy.blogspot.com


Linz McC said...

I'm going to have to try to go. I won't pay full price but I must find a way!!

katsb said...

His voice always gives me chills.

Karen said...

He's a good performer.

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