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Programs inspired by Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Maofan7, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Maofan7

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    Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed/created some of the greatest musicals in music theatre history, with some of his musicals having had runs exceeding more than a decade in both the West End and on Broadway. They have also inspired quite a number of figure skating programs. Here are some of them:-

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Original Musical - Close Every Door

    Todd Eldredge - Close Every Door (1998 Holiday Festival on Ice)

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Original Musical - Superstar

    Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov - Jesus Christ Superstar (1990 Trophee Lalique - Gala)
    Irina Lobacheva & Ilia Averbukh (1997/98 FD (1998 World Championships))
    Todd Eldredge - Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say) (1998 Grand Slam of Skating)

    Evita

    Original Musical - Don't Cry for Me Argentina

    Amélie Lacoste - Don't Cry for Me Argentina (2011/12 FS (2011 Skate Canada))
    Miki Ando - You Must Love Me (Exhibition 2012)
    Nicole Bobek - Evita Medley

    Cats

    Original Musical - The Jellicle Ball + Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

    Brian Orser - Cats (1983/84 SP (1984 Olympics))
    Mandy Wötzel & Axel Rauschenbach - Cats (1989/90 FS (1990 World Championships))
    Shizuka Arakawa - Memory (2005 Stars On Ice)
    Midori Ito - Memory (Artistic Program - 1993 World Professional Championships)
    Caryn Kadavy - Memory (1986 Goodwill Games Exhibition)
    Tai Babilonia & Randy Gardner (Artistic Program - 1982 World Professional Championships)

    Starlight Express

    Original Musical - Finale

    Nancy Kerrigan - Starlight Express (Exhibition)

    The Phantom of the Opera

    Original Musical - All I Ask of You

    Meryl Davis & Charlie White - Phantom of the Opera Medley (2009/10 FD (2010 World Championships))
    Kyoko Ina & John Zimmerman - Phantom of the Opera (1999/00 LP (2000 World Championships))
    Patrick Chan - Phantom of the Opera (Phantasia) (2010/11 LP (2011 World Championships))
    Daisuke Takahashi - Phantom of the Opera (2006/07 LP (2007 World Championships))
    Margarita Drobiazko & Povilas Vanagas - Phantom of the Opera (2005/06 FD (2006 Olympics))
    Brian Boitano - The Music of the Night (2005 Exhibition)
    Radka Kovaříková & René Novotný - All I Ask of You (1993 World Championships - Exhibition)
    Ann Patrice McDonough - All I Ask of You (2003 U.S. Nationals Exhibition)

    Sunset Boulevard

    Original Musical - As If We Never Said Goodbye

    Nancy Kerrigan - With One Look (1994 Olympics Exhibition)

    The Wizard of Oz

    Original Musical - Over the Rainbow

    Mao Asada - The Wizard of Oz (2004/05 SP (JGPF 2004))
    Kiira Korpi - Over the Rainbow (2010/11 SP (TEB 2010))

    So, what are your favourite Andrew Lloyd Webber inspired figure skating programs? If you can, please provide YouTube links to them
     
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  2. Zemgirl

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    I'm not a big fan of Webber's, but just to add some programs to the list:

    Pechalat/Bourzat skated to Cats, in 2004-5.
    The Zaretskis skated to Jesus Christ Superstar in 2008-9.
    Kiira Korpi skated to Evita in 2010-11.
    Viktoria Helgesson skated to POTO in 2008-9 and to Sunset Boulevard in 2011-12.

    I'm not sure what Webber has to do with Over the Rainbow. It's an adaptation of someone else's work (specifically, Harold Arlen's), and whatever changes were made do not make it his composition.
     
  3. Maofan7

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    Well said. The changes were minor, but I added it anyway just for completeness.
     
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  5. Vash01

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    (you tube links later)

    Katarina Witt: Evita (ex/pro)

    Yamaguchi-Galindo: cats (ex)

    Totmianina- Marinin: Phantom of the opera (ex)
     
  6. TwizzlerS

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    I'm pretty sure that Yamaguchi & Galindo did an exhibition number to Starlight Express but I couldn't find a youtube video.
     
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  7. paskatefan

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    Liz Manley did a pro comp program to "Jellicle Ball" from Cats @ some point.

    In this season's SOI tour, Dorothy Hamill is skating to "As If We Never Said Goodbye." Kristi *may* have also skated to this during her years with SOI (have to check my souvenir programs).
     
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    Elena Glebova skated to Evita.

    Todd Eldredge had Starlight Express as SP in one of his junior years.

    By the way, I wonder why Sunset Boulevard is so rarely used in skating. The music is dramatic and powerful enough to be a great free skate material, I was gled when Helgesson took it.
     
  12. Vash01

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    May be because it's old and not many are familiar with it today?
     
  13. Taso

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    I recall a few more 'Jesus Christ Superstar' programs: Viacheslav Zagorodniuk long program in 1993, Mikhailova & Sergeev's FD in 2006-07, and Stergiadu & Razgouliaevs from I *think* 1991 (may be 1992)
     
  14. gkelly

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    Simone Lang also had a short program to Jesus Christ Superstar that I enjoyed -- not on youtube.
     
  15. Zemgirl

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    It's one of the more recent Webber musicals, actually; Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats and POTO all predate it. The movie is old, but that's not the same thing.

    I think it might be more along the lines that the plot of Sunset Boulevard does not lend itself to a skating program as well as some of the other Webber musicals.
     
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    Harrison Choate (USA) skated to a Jesus Christ Superstar Medley 2 seasons ago as junior level skater (he's now a senior).
     
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    I remember Watson & Oppegard skating as pros (I think) to Phantom of the Opera & Yamaguchi & Galindo skating an exhibition to "Cats" wearing catlike costumes complete with tails!
     
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    I had mentioned in my post Y&G's Cats program which I saw in Sun Valley, but I have been unable to find it on yt.
     
  20. Frau Muller

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    For me, the quintessential performer of CATS will always be Jill Frost in her LP during the 1982/83 season. I have a clip of it from the 1982 U.S. Olympic Festival telecast but it doesn't seem to have made it to YouTube. Jill broke ground wearing a dark unitard with no sequins, two decades before the rules allowed unitards. More importantly, Jill was a real dynamo on the ice, with speed and superb triple jumps. She could have been one of the greats of the '80s but seemed to get too nervous during competitions.
     
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    Well, I love Webber's music. Thank you for the great collection!
     
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    They went on to win silver at 2006 JW, ahead of D&W and C&L, so they had some potential.

    From wiki:

    Mikhailova and Sergeev parted ways at the end of the 2006–07 season – Sergeev had sustained a number of injuries, including rupture of the outer ligaments of the ankle and a fracture, followed by a meniscus problem after he returned to the ice.

    Mikhailova and Sergeev teamed up again in 2008 but they retired from competition after finishing 6th at the 2009 Russian Championships.


    Currently Mikhailova is married (?) to Zhulin and they just had a baby. They skated together in his show. Not sure what happened to Sergeev.
     
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  26. Vash01

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    Too bad about Sergeev's injury.

    I had no idea Mikhailova had married Zhulin.