A video of the Swedish cast of “Curtains” performing “Show People”, this apparently being the European premiere of the show:
Notable things: The cast is very young at the ages of 12-22, this being roughly the same age range as the cast I’m in (but for obvious reasons we’re not QUITE as good…)
They’ve moved Cioffi’s part (the lead singer of the song and main character of the show) in “Show People” a full octave higher than the way it’s sung traditionally. This Cioffi fascinates me. The way he sings and acts the role is quite memorable, but distinctly different from every other version I’ve seen.
This isn’t a bad thing. It’s fascinating to see such a different performance, though. Cioffi’s singing is excellent. His acting is very over the top, especially in comparison to other portrayals of the character, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s certainly memorable, and somewhat infectious.
No special point to this. I just found the European portrayal to be interestingly different enough to be worth being commented upon.
I will leave you with this: “I Miss the Music”, also from the Swedish version of the show, and undoubtedly the best version of the song on Youtube: