Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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As busy as he was with the shows, promotion and visitors in Sacramento, Eric still made time to stop in at our fanclub meeting on Sunday at the Sheraton Grand. What a guy! I have posted a full report of my visit to Sacramento with my niece and our visit to see Eric in "Evita" for four performances on my blog:
Saturday, August 16, 2008
It's been quite a summer for our Eric, in my opinion the hardest working and most versatile actor in the business. He's been on the road for a year, starting last August when he began touring with "Whistle Down the Wind". When "Whistle" wrapped he headed for New York and shortly afterward began rehearsing in Redondo Beach in for "Miss Saigon". That was followed in June by "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in Waltham, Mass, which was followed in July by "Miss Saigon" at the Muny in St. Louis, which was followed by the current production of "Evita" here in Sacramento. All leading roles, every one garnering admiration and rave reviews for his performances. In "Evita" he's on the stage 90% of the time. Some days there are two performances and after each show the actors have obligations to perform promotion, publicity and autograph signing. Few of us can understand the intensity of this business. He has three more performances of "Evita" here in Sacramento, after which he deserves a nice break and a rest for those golden vocal chords. I have been privileged to see five of those performances, each one endlessly entertaining. It's sad that my wonderful summer of Kunze musicals is coming to an end, but I am hopeful that we have many more roles to look forward to in the future. Thank you, Eric, for your dedication to your craft and all the fun you've blessed me with!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
He's played Jesus, Joseph, Che and The Man. That's Jesus as in "… Christ Superstar"; Joseph as in "… and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"; Che in "Evita" and the mysterious stranger The Man in "Whistle Down the Wind" – all Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals.
"He's given me a lot of work," said Eric Kunze, who, beginning Tuesday, will once again portray the revolutionary Che Guevara, narrator of the story of Eva Perón that is told in "Evita."
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Review by Jim Carnes:
Kunze, with his expressive tenor voice and authoritative prowling around the stage, propels the piece.