Hollywood Report – Glee Live
Friday night at the Gibson Amphitheatre, “Glee” performed, Michele Lea strolled through the audience belting out “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” she is for sure, a rising uber star. This I now know. The concert was a compilation of music that provides the shows pulse. The Fist-pumping choruses were kicked off by the well recognized Glee introduction; “bum-bum buda, bum-bum bada.”
We were lucky to score tickets to the Glee casts sold-out performance. Any self-respecting Gleek would know each and every verse to the songs the cast performed, but seeing it live was well worth every penny. There was an infectious energy you don’t get from just watching the show on TIVO/DVR in the comfort of your home.
Puck, Mark Salling, sporting the mohawk again and had two solos: “Sweet Caroline” (swoon) and “The Lady Is a Tramp.” To see him walk on stage with that swagger, guitar in hand, and begin crooning Neil Diamond the knees went a touch weak.
Finn, Cory Monteith, had plenty of chances to sing and shows off his ability with the drums during “Sweet Caroline.” I never knew. He is vibing a little bit of JT with the multi-talented skilz. Good Golly.
Brittany, Heather Morris, had dialogue with Mr. Schue via a pre-taped video feed and then to Kurt, Chris Colfer (I have SUCH a soft spot for him): She delivers, “You look like a boy peacock who likes other boy peacocks … One day, I will make Kurt Hummell mine. You can count on it … even though I can’t count.”
Oh, and if you ever had the chance to see Spring Awakening on or off Broadway, that vocal adrenaline interest Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff), was Rachel’s (Michele Lea) LONG TIME partner during its run on Broadway. What a fantastic pairing. He was sitting in the wings waiting for his encore curtain call. Rachel and Jesse sang “Hello” by Lionel Richey. Absolutely fitting.
The set list was in the following order:
1. Don’t Stop Believing
2. My Life Would Suck Without You
3. Push It
4. Don’t Rain On My Parade
6. Sweet Caroline
7. The Boy Is Mine
8. Lady Is A Tramp
10. Bust Your Windows
12. Dancing With Myself
13. It’s My Life / Confessions
18. Faithfully / Any Way You Want It
19. Like A Prayer
20. True Colors
21. Somebody To Love
Encore – Michele Lea and Jonathon Groff (special guest appearance) Hello. This was so fabulous, I forgot to take a photo, a deer staring in the headlights moment. Lindsey captured the opening act and even more photos, click here to check it out!
It was an exquisite concert, 2 hours of live Glee, thank goodness for Dean in his rickshaw to carry all of us back our swagger wagon <—(click on the link to see the video) miles away. He was sent from above, our feet thanked him. We made sure our pocket book did as well.