Top 10 Lockdown Cast Videos
With theatre stopped due to the Lockdown it was only a matter of time before these cast videos began cropping up. Some of them are tributes to key workers, others are a fun way of reminding the public of the shows that are out there. I’ve picked out my favourite 10….
All of the Queens past and present have got together to put together this video. It includes the original Cambridge Queens, West End, Broadway, UK tour, Australia, Bliss and Breakaway Queens as well as Toby Marlow. It is so feel good so crank up the volume and dance along!
2)Dear Evan Hansen
Ben Platt and the Broadway and US Touring cast of Dear Evan Hansen got together with the Late Late show for a beautiful version of You Will Be Found.
22 of the UK Elphabas and Glindas have reunited for Make A Difference Trust and performed ‘For Good.’
4) Dream Girls
The original West End company including Henry Krieger who composed the show have reunited to perform One Night Only. Can we also discuss how easy Amber Riley makes it look!!
Cast members from productions of Beautiful around the world have teamed up to perform ‘You’ve Got A Friend.’ Make sure you watch it right to the end for a special guest appearance.
This is possibly the most adorable one on my list. It starts with Emily Blunt on a zoom call with a young Hamilton fan and suddenly Lin Manual Miranda joins the call…and before the young fan knows it she gets a performance of Alexander Hamilton from the Original cast.
7) Les Miserables
There have been quite a few versions of Les Miserables lockdown songs put out there but this one featuring the barriade boys, Ramin Karimo, Alfie Boe, John Owen Jones and more is my personal favourite.
8) Rock of Ages
This one is particularly pertinent as it has been dedicated to Nick Cordero, an incredible performer that was in a Coma as a result of CV-19.
9) Only Fools and Horses
This one has bundles of character, much like the show. This is the West End cast performing the title song with editing just like the original credits.
10) & Juliet
This cast have got together to perform I Want It That Way and it includes all of the big names in its cast! as well as featuring the band.
What are your favourite lockdown cast videos? Do let me know so I can check them out.