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61default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:43 am

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Some of the other talented stars performing:


Auli'i Cravalho, "How Far I'll Go"

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Eva Noblezada and Alistair Brammer, Last Night of the World (Miiss Saigon)


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Jeremy Jordan.  Broadway Here I Come (Smash)

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Jeremy Jordan, Disney medley.

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Ahh.  This is beautiful.  Jeremy Jordan.  At Last

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I think for Lea's set, probably Lea Michele News would be the most complete source?   But here is Don't Rain on My Parade.

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Alan Cumming, What More Can I Say

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Ingrid Michaelson, Somewhere That's Green

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Somewhere That's Green

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Here is the periscope of Denise that dcriss-archive had noted.   Link:  https://www.pscp.tv/Khemosabi/1ynJOVlWlozGR



Hopefully some videos will show up for others, such as Norm Lewis's set



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62default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:35 am

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haha!  Great job again!  Well done!

October 8, 2017

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Nice view of the crowd, although it's dark.  I love that Ricky takes these shots of the crowd!

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Here's another view of the crowd.  Thank you Elvis Duran!

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Another year, another @elsiefest! http://ift.tt/2yAfbKc

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This was early in the night when people were waiting to enter.

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Some nice pics:


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Amazing moments captured at Elsie Fest tonight! Photos by Jenny Anderson/ Getty

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How far I’ll gooooooooooooooooo! I heart @auliicravalho http://ift.tt/2yR94wQ


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All the feels tonight  heart Thank you to everyone who came out for Elsie Fest!! So happy you were there to introduce me tonight @mrrpmurphy I love you so much and thank you @darrencriss for including me in this amazing evening you are the most amazing friend and family I could ask for. http://ift.tt/2xsX3Nd

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More amazing moments captured tonight at Elsie Fest courtesy of Jenny Anderson/ Getty.

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Darren not wanting to call it a night yet.  :big grin Elsie Fest After Party at Club Cumming.  Darren found a fellow Energizer Bunny in Alan Cumming. 

Darren and Alan Cumming perform at ClubCumming via Marcos Soares’ Instagram Story - October 8, 2017

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63default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:43 am

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I will watch the videos this week. At first sight, those on the Youtube channel Jennifer Rickerson seem to have the best quality.

64default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:30 pm

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Thanks so much for the tip about Jennifer's videos, Jeremy!  :happy face  She has nice close ups.   Anrina also has very nice videos and of course so does Jenn the Broadway nerd.


The Day the Dance Is Over

Jennifer Rickerson





Foolish Thing

Jennifer Rickerson





Foolish Thing

Jenn the Broadway Nerd







Lost Boys Life, with Auli'i Cravalho and Chuck Criss.  (Aw, he said this one is for mom and dad.)

Jennifer Rickerson





Lost Boys Life, with Auli'i Cravalho and Chuck Criss. 

Jenn the Broadway Nerd






Cough Syrup

Jenn the Broadway Nerd






Cough Syrup

felicia Rhudy





Cough Syrup (beautiful close-up, some static)

Jennifer Rickerson






Teenage Dream (haha.  I love how Darren often acts out the lyrics.  Point 2:43 "whenever you look at me")

Jennifer Rickerson





Teenage Dream

Jenn the Broadway Nerd






Teenage Dream

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I Dreamed A Dream.  Nicely done, Darren.  And at the end, he says "that's for you mom" and blows a kiss.  heart

Jennifer Rickerson






I Dreamed A Dream

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I Dreamed A Dream

Jenn the Broadway Nerd






Free Falling (tribute to Tom Petty)

Jennifer Rickerson





Cabaret

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Cabaret (beautiful close-ups)

Jennifer Rickerson





Cabaret

felicia Rhudy






Circle of Life (At point 1:58, some nice comments from Darren, "this is such an important time for all of us to come together to celebrate life and celebrate each other and the music we love"):

Jenn the Broadway Nerd





One Fine Day

Jenn The Broadway Nerd






Granger Danger, with Jenna Ushkowitz.  Jenna sounds beautiful.    Aw, it sounds like Jenna's inclusion in the song was done at the last minute.  She did a terrific job!

Jennifer Rickerson






Granger Danger, with Jenna Ushkowitz

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Falling Slowly, Lea and Darren.  Lovely close-up of Darren's face and Lea's profile)

Anrina






Falling Slowly (Once), Lea and Darren.  This video contains some funny dialogue before the song, where Lea teases Ryan Murphy.  :amused  (haha.  Lea laughing.  Cute.)

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Falling Slowly

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Falling Slowly

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The Way I Am, Ingrid Michaelson.  Very nice close-ups.  Love watching their faces.  She is very cute and funny.  This is such a lovely song.  She sounds beautiful and so does Darren.  heart

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The Way I Am

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The Way I Am, Ingrid Michaelson.  

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A Whole New World, with Ingrid Michaelson

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A Whole New World

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How Far I'll Go, Auli'i Cravalho (some static)

Jennifer Rickerson



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65default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:43 pm

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Darren's fans are simply amazing!



na-page created a master list of Darren's Elsie Fest performances (via jenndesq):


na-page:


Elsie Fest 2017 Videos and more- October 8, 2017

Gif credit: @ihavelosttheabilitytoeven

[Note:  For some reason, I am having trouble copying the tumblr tag . . . ]

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-Youtube playlist

-Youtube List

Falling Slowly (Once) feat.Lea Michele
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/anrina  4/michele  5/fangirl48  6/TheMaria614 
Circle Of Life (Lion King)
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/felicia Rhudy 
Cough Syrup (Young The Giant)
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/michele  4/felicia Rhudy  How Far I’ll Go (From Moana) feat. Auli’l Cravalho
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson 
Cabaret
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/felicia Rhudy 
One Fine Day (by Carole King)
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/felicia Rhudy 
What’s Going On? (by Marvin Gaye) Feat. Norm Lewis
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson 
Foolish Thing
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/michele 
Teenage Dream (Katy Perry)
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/K LC  4/felicia Rhudy 
I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables)
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson 
Granger Danger (Starkid from A Very Potter Musical) feat. Jenna Ushkowitz1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/michele 
Lost Boys Life (Computer Games) feat. Auli’l Cravalho
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/michele 
A Whole New World (Aladdin) feat. Ingrid Michaelson
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/michele  4/TheMaria614 
The Way I Am feat. Ingrid Michaelson
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/anrina  4/michele 
This is Me (From the film The Greatest Showman music by Pasek and Paul) feat. Keala Settle
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/anrina  4/michele 
The Day The Dance Is Over
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/michele 
Duck Tales
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/michele 
Circle of Life (reprise)  Free Fallin’ (By Tom Petty) Encore
1/jenn the broadway nerd  2/Jennifer Rickerson  3/fangirl48 
Full Set
1/Markcho Madness FROM PERISCOPE - Khemosabi  2/Markcho Madness FROM PERISCOPE - Khemosabi

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Link:  http://na-page.tumblr.com/post/166240240307/elsie-fest-2017-videos-and-more-october-08-2017









Also (via jenndesq ):

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And as always forever thanks to @jenndesq for sacrificing her arms for the video from Elsie Fest, but I like to take it with me. 


All audio was ripped from her videos which you can find here (go watch), except the Ingrid Michaelson solo number, which I took from a random stranger - Jenn had to rest her arms some time. 


This download contains the entire set Darren performed along with all of the guest stars. At some point I may put up the songs individually, but I don’t think I’ll get to it today, so if you don’t want them all just delete them individually once you’ve got the whole set.


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Let me know if you have any trouble with it.
(I’ll do up some of hte Jeremy Jordan, Lea, and Alan Cumming later in the week)


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66default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:47 am

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From dcriss-archive:


A few more videos:



Darren, via Mia’s snapchat- October 08, 2017








Elsie Fest 2017: ElsieFest snapchat







I enjoyed reading the notes.  :amused 


Elsie Fest 2017: Humans of Broadway snapchat - October 08, 2017








Elsie Fest 2017: Darren and friends via Julie James’snapchat-October 2017







Some more pics:


playbill Our #mcm the day after @elsiefest? @darrencriss, of course

















Via Ricky Rollins Insta Story- 10/08/2017








With Eleni Gianulis and Ricky Rollins.





rockerrick Welp. Somehow we pulled it off again. Thank you to everyone that made the 3rd annual @elsiefest happen, especially the fans!!!!









Darren and Mia, via Julie James’ snapchat - October 08, 2017
















summerstage So many amazing performers tonight at #ElsieFest! What a way to wrap up our #SummerStage 2017 season! #Broadway #Theater #NYC #CentralPark #CityParksFoundation #DarrenCriss #LeaMichele #NormLewis #JeremyJordan #KaelaSettle #Glee #Moana #Disney #IngridMichaelson #AlanCumming #GleeUnion #MariesCrisisCafe #MissSaigon














leamichele-news:
   Lea Michele and Darren Criss hug onstage at Elsie Fest (October 8, 2017)







I think Ryan Murphy introduced Lea.  That's a very nice touch.  :happy face  And aw, Alex Newell came. 
 








jennaushkowitz Thanks, Elsie… Ya did good.  music note heart #gleeunion : @jennyandersonphoto
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auliicravalho ELSIE FEST!!!  star Thank you for an incredible night  heart So much love  kiss #ElsieFest #Moana #Blessed #NYC

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These are my favorite pics.  :happy face









lauraosnes All the #friendpride and fangirling for friends at @darrencriss’ third annual @elsiefest concert today! So much talent & all these rich reunions (including getting to officially introduce my partner in crime!) made my heart sparkle to the max.  star @nathanjohnsonny @jennyandersonphoto #elsiefest2017
**Pics also came from her Instagram Story

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That’s a wrap on another killer @elsiefest Creator and rockstar @darrencriss closed it out like champ per usual! #ElsieFest #DarrenCriss #livemusic #musicphotography #broadwayphotog #Getty http://ift.tt/2y6p3YX

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With Alex Newell:


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Happy Columbus Day  #glee http://ift.tt/2zaY9PK

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# Repost @weplaycomputers  A very special Player 3, @auliicravalho, joined us on stage for “Lost Boys Life” at @ElsieFest.‬ http://ift.tt/2ycCuZ3

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67default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:17 am

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Aw, I love that Darren kept in mind that the Elsie Fest 2017 band deserved recognition for their role in the success of the show.  Well done Darren!  applause 





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Another view of the crowd:

rockerrick   Welp. Somehow we pulled it off again. Thank you to everyone that made the 3rd annual @elsiefest happen, especially the fans!!!! https://instagram.com/p/BaCvDlEn1Mh/‬

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Sampling of photos from Elsie Fest 2017 by @drumsandbowties. Many more on flickr here.

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Photo Flash: Alan Cumming, Darren Criss, Lea Michele & More Take the Stage at Elsie Fest

On Sunday night, stars including Lea Michele, Alan Cumming and Darren Criss gathered in Central Park’s SummerStage to perform songs from the stage and screen at Elsie Fest - the first outdoor music festival for show tunes. The stars and VIP guests enjoyed the show backstage while sipping on Kim Crawford Wines.

5,000 fans turned out for the 3rd Annual Elsie Fest, the brainchild of Darren Criss, talent manager Ricky Rollins and Broadway producer and Jujamcyn Theaters President Jordan Roth, and were treated to a mini Glee reunion when Ryan Murphy, the show’s creator, took the stage to introduce Lea Michele with fellow Glee alums Darren Criss and Jenna Ushkowitz watching from the wings.

Waitress star Keala Settle brought the house down when she performed “This is Me,” for the first time live, from the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox feature, The Greatest Showman, which features an original score by Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land), including the title track “This Is Me,” sung by Keala.

Performers included Alan Cumming, Jeremy Jordan, Lea Michele, Darren Criss, Moana’s Auli'i Cravahlo, Ingrid MIchaelson, Norm Lewis, Keala Settle and more.

Take a look at the most memorable moments from Elsie Fest!

(more photos inside)

Link:  https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-Alan-Cumming-Darren-Criss-Lea-Michele-More-Take-the-Stage-at-Elsie-Fest-20171010#


















See Darren Criss, Lea Michele & More Take the Stage at Elsie Fest

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lauraosnes All the #friendpride and fangirling for friends at @darrencriss’ third annual @elsiefest concert today! So much talent & all these rich reunions (including getting to officially introduce my partner in crime!) made my heart sparkle to the max.  @nathanjohnsonny @jennyandersonphoto #elsiefest2017 https://instagram.com/p/BaBDvqHhjgO/‬


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68default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:12 am

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Here are some videos of the other performers:





Don't Rain on My Parade.  Lea Michele.  So great to see Ryan introduce Lea.  :happy face


Jenn the Broadway Nerd




Don't Rain on My Parade

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Make You Feel My Love

Jenn the Broadway Nerd





My Man

Jenn the Broadway Nerd






My Man

Jennifer Rickerson





Run to You

Jenn the Broadway Nerd





Maybe This Time

Jenn the Broadway Nerd






At Last  (this performance is magical!  I love Jeremy's voice!)

Jenn the Broadway Nerd





At Last

Jennifer Rickerson





Epic Disney Medley

Jennifer Rickerson






Broadway, Here I Come

Jenn the Broadway Nerd





Broadway Here I Come

Jennifer Rickerson







Semi-Charmed Life

Jenn the Broadway Nerd







The Band's Visit, Papi Hears the Ocean

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And Anrina has a video of Norm Lewis's performance.  Norm picked a song that has special resonance in terms of current events.  Note that he also took a knee at the end of the song.  Just powerful in so many ways.
Norm Lewis and Darren Criss, What's Going On

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What's Going On

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What's Going On

Jennifer Rickerson





Keala Settle, This Is Me

Anrina





This is Me

Jenn the Broadway Nerd






What More Can I Say.  Alan explains the horrible anti-LGBT law in Mississippi. 

Jenn the Broadway Nerd




Somewhere Only We Know

Jennifer Rickerson





No One is Alive While I'm Around

Jennifer Rickerson





Someone on the Edge of a Firework

Jennifer Rickerson





How Do Humans Live

Jenn the Broadway Nerd





Ladies Who Lunch

Jenn the Broadway Nerd



More videos:

By Jenn the Broadway Nerd at:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkK9jWoJe-T7yxIG73MEWIw/videos


By Anrina:   https://www.youtube.com/user/anrina/videos



By Jennifer Rickerson:  https://www.youtube.com/user/jengator/videos


By Michele:  https://www.youtube.com/user/SPN7191/videos


By TheMaria614:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCasyJC_R6t0Ll8TrssGSHKg


By Felicia Rhudy:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtBG6fWz9AQHAS5FKACdBzA


By KLC:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FLZLiwByEJbxDkhCG8VrA/videos

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69default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:47 pm

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From Darren Criss Army:


This is cool!

Darren Criss and Lea Michele in People Magazine via Ricky Rollins’ Instagram Story (Instagram.com/rockerrick) 10/11/17‬

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I love that they had a red carpet this year.  I don't remember if they had that the prior years.  I love the message that Darren and Alan gave, about how Elsie Fest is a music festival with an emphasis on musical theater, with a love of musical theater and performing arts being unifying forces.

vibenyc: NYC VIBE was backstage at the @elsiefest in Central Park, a beautiful blend of pop and Broadway tunes that brought together some of the brightest stars of the stage and screen to #centralpark

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vibenyc: The 2017 @elsiefest in Central Park was a night of passion, excitement and pure love of music spanning Broadway to the artists new albums. Founder Darren Criss and Lea Michele’s duet was memorable and made it an unforgettable night in NYC!


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Lovely pic.  He looks very happy here.  :happy face


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vibenyc NYC VIBE with @darrencriss and @elvisduran covering a captivating @elsiefest #2017 introducing Broadway to many young people in NYC.
#centralpark #sing #dance #broadway #perform #elsiefest #nyc #festival

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Darren Criss, Alan Cumming and Lance Horne performing at Club Cumming - October 8, 2017
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70default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:19 am

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Some fan reviews:  :happy face 


Thank you gleekto for your review.  It is a very thoughtful review.  Sounds like Darren created a magical night for fans!

gleekto wrote:
(He) Dramed a Dream:  Elsie Fest 2017

gleekto:
So I’m standing there, second row centre (yes, it is worth spending literally 11 hours on my feet to ensure that my 4′11″ miniscule self can see), in the middle of Keala Settle’s unreal performance of Pasek and Paul’s new song, This Is Me, and I turn to @room108 bug eyed and shaking my head and say “I cannot believe how f***ing amazing this (Elsie) is.”


Surprise after surprise. Hit after hit. Truly guys - Darren has created something so magical. I was blown away. 


I like to try to give those who couldn’t come a sense and details that I haven’t seen around. So without further ado - the good, the really good, and the best:


1. The politics - Given the current dystopia that is the United States right now, Alan Cumming and Norm Lewis in particular, wove politics into their performances, elevating the whole thing from ‘yay fun day with Broadway songs!’ to feeling like somehow coming together to sing was part of the resistance. It made me happy to be there:


Alan Cumming referenced I believe it was “calm before the storm” and “you’ll find out” tongue in cheek at his intro (can others remember the details of this?) and noted that while today was to celebrate, we need to resist all that is going on. In his set, he told us about a law coming into effect today in Mississippi that will allow employers to discriminate against LGBT employees and will allow doctors to refuse treatment to LGBT people (??!!!). So he said he’s singing a song he only sings for special occasions like weddings, as a form resistance - ‘What More Can I Say?’ from Falsettos  as it’s a same sex love song written from a male for another male. 


Norm Lewis chose the aptly titled ‘What’s Goin’ On?’ and used it as a political message - At the end of the song he sang: ‘what’s goin’ on?…ISIS. what’s goin’ on? Russia, what’s goin’ on? Throwin’ paper towels. What’s goin’ on? Las Vegas….Watch here. You can see him kneel and make a fist in the air at the very end. Resist. 


2. The Moments - So many but just a few that come to mind:


  • Keala Settle and Norm Lewis coming out pre-show during the Marie’s Crisis sing-a-long to join us for ‘One Day More’
  • Etai Benson thanking his roomie from college, Darren and vice versa
  • The true surprise and glee of Elvis Duran talking about who would introduce Lea Michele… “here to introduce our next performer blah blah blah and this guy thought it would be a good idea to cast Darren as a murderer…Mr. Ryan Murphy” - Shit son. I was stoked that he was there.
  • While we knew Jenna was there from tweets, wasn’t clear she was going to sing and then in the midst of Darren’s set, Darren introducing Granger Danger “blah blah blah and for those who wanted Glee and Starkid world’s to merge, here it is - Jenna Ushkowitz is going to sing this song with me”. So much excitement. Fun fun.
  • The sweat literally POURING from Darren during Cough Syrup. Just watch that guy perform - wow.
  • ONE OF MY FAVE THINGS - Darren’s serious and true reverence of and love for Ingrid Michaelson. So Darren is very often the goof in the face of praise, turns serious-ish things a bit jokey etc…But not in the face of Ingrid Michaelson - Introduces her as one of the greatest songwriters he knows, whom he aspires to, loves her voice, so brilliant. And he told a story of how on Glee, they were talking about their fave long songs of all time, and her song “The Way I am” was his choice - and then they sang it. It was just lovely to see him so serious and reverent.
  • Auli’i Cravhalo correcting Darren - Moana is not a princess, she’s a heroine. And her trio with Chuck and Darren on Lost Boys Life was gorgeous.
  • Chuck and Darren saying “I love you” to each other as Chuck left the stage after Lost Boys Life. And Chuck’s Lea Michele cut off tee that Darren pointed out - so perfect!
  • That Pasek and Paul song - This is Me - sung by Keala Settle is the fucking bomb. Seriously amazing.
  • Of course Darren’s Tom Petty encore - acoustic, alone - and his voice was so beautiful.


3. The Flow  - Two things I thought worked so well that were different from other years - 1. Having two current Broadway shows (Miss Saigon and The Band’s Visit) perform a bit from each show, 2. Having a bunch of the guest stars perform with Darren - This made Darren’s set really long and satisfying AND we got to watch all the interactions between them. Really loved it.


4. The Glee of it all - As a glee fan, it was pretty impossible not to have all the feels…Darren and Lea sound amazing together (kill me with Falling Slowly), Ryan Murphy (what?!), surprise Jenna. What was particularly nice for me was - two years after show is over - to see them together, supporting each other and having fun - I have always found the tumblr drama around who talks to whom/does this person not tweeting mean they hate so and so, silly. You know, I don’t think they’re besties. But they like each other and we got to see it. It’s so nice. And also Ryan Murphy coming out to see Darren’s creation with Darren in his element - I just thought that was really awesome. And hanging with my fellow tumblr geriatrics all day - cherry on top.


The show was truly something special. Magical. The venue was challenging for those who weren’t willing or able to stand for very long periods of time and it was also impossible to get in and out of the venue - you may not peee! Or eat! But if needed people sat in bleachers in the back and the rest of us survived with the huge adrenaline rush.


Darren has created something unique and a gift to gleeks, broadway fans, and Darren fans. And I hope I get to go again.
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A few reviews from the BroadwayWorld message board (see link:  https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?thread=1103115#4956984 )



Drama Teach wrote:
Jeremy Jordan: The man's voice is out of this world.  He is, in my opinion, the strongest young talent out there.  He sang "Broadway, Here I Come," "At Last," "Shiksa Goddess," "Semi-Charmed Life" (Third Eye Blind cover), and ended with a Disney medley that really showed off the heights of his voice on numbers like "Go the Distance."  He was tied for my favorite of the night.

The Band's Visit:  Since I haven't seen the show yet, I can't say too much, but it was Etai Benson and one other young guy who sang a song about not being able to be around girls.  It was adorable, and all the people around me were commenting on their desire to get tickets.

Lea Michele:  She started with "Rain On My Parade" which was very weather-appropriate.  She did one of her own songs that didn't go over very well, "Maybe This Time," "Falling Slowly" with Darren Criss, and ended with "My Man" bookending her performance with Barbra numbers.  There was one other song in there, but I don't remember what it was.  She was fine . . .

Alan Cumming:  He was tied with Jeremy Jordan for my favorite of the night.  He's so witty and passionate when he performs that it was just a joy.  He started with "Somewhere Only We Know" which was a beautiful cover of the Keane song before going into "Mein Herr," a Sondheim medley that proved they're basically all the same song, "What More Can I Say," "Ladies Who Lunch," and maybe one other.  He made political speeches before the numbers imploring the audience to speak up against the new LGBTQ ruling that passed in South.

Miss Saigon:  . . . He [Alistair Brammer] and Eva [Noblezada] did "Last Night of the World," and then Eva did "I'd Give My Life For You" or whatever that song is called.

Darren Criss:  His set was the longest, but the man deserved it.  He's put these shows together for the last few years, and he works his behind off.  He also had lots of guests to help keep things moving.  Auil'i Cravalho joined him for "How Far I'll Go" from Moana and a song from his album.  Norm Lewis joined him for . . . "What's Goin' On"  . . . Ingrid Michaelson came out for "A Whole New World," "The Way I Am" and then did a beautiful solo number on "Somewhere That's Green." Keala Settle came out to preview the song she sings in The Greatest Showman.  On top of all that, Darren also did "Circle of Life," "Cabaret," "One Fine Day," "I Dreamed a Dream," "Teenage Dream," and a few of his own songs.  The man doesn't stop.

Overall:  I was worried that the shortened time this year would mean less acts, but they managed to fit lots of different people into the time they had.  Summerstage isn't my favorite venue, as the bleacher seats aren't in a prime location (yet you pay more for them) and people are basically on top of each other, but I was happy to have those over the general admission tickets.  It was a full house!  I was also happy to hear them announce Elsie Fest 4.  Already dreaming of who I want there.





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DramaTeach said: "Jeremy Jordan: The man's voice is out of this world. He is, in my opinion, the strongest young talent out there. "

His set was worth the price of admission. :big grin I'd put his "At Last" up there with other similarly epic renditions like, "It's All Coming Back to Me," "Total Eclipse of My Hear" (my fave), and "Let It Go."

His voice is damn flawless and he emotes like no other. And has charm for days. I'm still sour as all heck they didn't bring Jeremy over to Broadway with Finding Neverland. I desperately need to see him in some awesome musical as leading man.

Switching gears, Keala Settle and "This Is Me"...  I think Paul and Pasek might have done it again. Another best song nod? It also happens to be incredibly radio-friendly.





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Alan Cumming and Norm Lewis are clearly in leagues of their own. Keala as well - I hate the trite song but love the performance. She’s a star.

Darren was clearly the most comfortable with the stage - he’s the only one that really used it. Some interesting song choices from him. I didn’t know he wrote songs as well and his own were the highlight- but I’m not a Disney fan. 

Ingrid is amazing as well, though I was hoping for some Comet. 

I wasn’t a fan of the venue, I’ll admit. A chair would have been lovely. Also not a fan of the Marie’s Crisis singalongs - I came to hear people who can sing.





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I have to say Ingrid Michaelson's rendition of "Somewhere That's Green" was definitely the highlight of the night. She began by saying that she lost her father recently and that it was one of his all time favorite songs. She was crying by the end of the song and had the audience in tears.


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71default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:35 am

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Great pic!

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    Darren Criss performs onstage during Elsie Fest at Central Park SummerStage on October 8, 2017 in New York City.

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Cute pic.  I love Mia's shirt.  She looks lovely.  Chuck looks very rock.  haha.  And you get a good look at the cut off Lea Michele shirt Darren commented on just before the Lost Boys Life performance. :amused 

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   Mia and Chuck via Mia’s snapchat- October 08, 2017

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72default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:00 am

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From dcriss-archive:

From Darren's former roommate, Etai Benson (The Band's Visit - Papi Hears the Ocean/ Haled's Song About Love): 











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A nice Elsie Fest playlist from Anrina.  I found her videos to be clear visually, as well as the sound.  :happy face  Thank you!

Darren Criss & Special guests @ Elsie Fest 2017 (10-8-17):   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgJNsjoixqOaqmCBOnE3hX9a2PaffTiW6



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So many great pics.




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Darren Criss performs onstage during Elsie Fest at Central Park SummerStage on October 8, 2017 in New York City.
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Darren Criss, Auli’i Cravalho, and Chuck Criss
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Elsie Fest 2017 part 20
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73default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:08 am

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Some Elsie Fest merchandise.  :happy face






















Elsie Fest merch is available online here: https://store.darrencriss.com/collections/elsiefest


A few more 2017 items are available, plus some items from previous years.

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Have watched (and liked) the videos. My favourite one may be The day the dance is over. Maybe because the girls are screaming less on that one :amused

Hopefully, we'll get someday a professional filming of one of his concerts :happy face

75default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:54 pm

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I also really like The Day the Dance is Over. 

ha.  :amused The audience sounds were a bit of a challenge for those of us listening to the videos. (But I'm glad folks at Elsie Fest has a fun time!)

Yup, I would love for a professional filming of one of his concerts one day!!  waiting

Jeremy, did you see that I posted many of Lea's Elsie Fest song performances in post # 68 (see above)?




Link:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyRJTGvugdw&feature=youtu.be

76default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:30 am

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Yeah, I've also seen Lea's videos :happy face

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"That creep in the background."  :amused 

From Darren’s Facebook:  Auli'i Cravalho & that creep in the background

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Dramatic pic of Norm Lewis.

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78default Re: Elsie Fest 2017 on Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:09 am

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Elsie Fest After party at Club Cumming.  :happy face


ha.  Alan's comment about making out with people, and then Alex Newell's facial expression as a result.  :big grin

rjkgibbs#fbf An impromptu open mic night with Alan and Darren (and other amazing Elsie Fest/Broadway/Glee friends) at the new Club Cumming. Tough act to follow… (@studmuffindesserts convinced me not to sing) #clubcumming #bestviewinthehouse#elsiefest #celebritykaraoke #darrencriss#alancumming #throuple

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This is nice.  :happy face


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