July 27, 2006

Andrew Lloyd–Webber in hypocrite shocker!

Andrew Lloyd–Webber (creator of the hit musicals) said yesterday:

Stage schools tend to turn out performers with a certain patina. There is a certain sameness. You can almost tell which school they have come from.

Isn’t that a little rich from the man whose musicals all sound identical and can be spotted a mile away for their schmaltz? If anyone’s to blame for musical performers sounding the same, it’s Webber himself.

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  1. Creating things that follow a similar format and style is quite different to what he is describing.

    Let's try another example, if you look at a designer's work you'll see common trends and you'll end up being able to predict what some of their future work will look like. You hire that designer because you like that designer's style, it's a bit different to the other example (following the analogy) to only choosing designers that come from the best design schools regardless of of actual talent.

    Musicals sound the same because most people want that certain familiarity, you can't blame it on one person.

    27 Jul 2006, 15:37

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