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Mushroom

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Gee, I sure hope that's not the full cast...

On the other hand, props for guessing the production company long before it was public, Mwhinva!
 
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The cast for the pop music show last year was 8 people. The park used a dual cast for a couple shows in 2013. The same cast was used for the country music show last year as well as for the pop/contemporary show.

The six core singer/dancers from the 2013 country music show were supplemented by 2 additional folks, who I believed were primarily dancers, to perform for the pop music show in 2013.

The same held true for the Karaoke cast. Some, if not all, were also in the late night show on International Street. I believe the 2 dancers from the pop music show performed later in the late night dance party performance as well.

Its hard to tell what we will end up with for the 2014 season. A new entertainment production company is putting on the shows for the park. We have all new adult singing/dance shows this year. An expanded entertainment budget (still no where near the amount BGW spends on their show productions | number of performers/musicians and show production values - sets, lighting, and costumes).

Whether or not the performers continue with dual performance roles this year or if separate casting was done for each show production for 2014 is not known at this time.

Course, based on the show descriptions, the 2014 country music show is supposed to have a live band accompanying the performers this year. My guess is a 4-6 member band. Also, we have the clown band in 2014 with between 10-12 members in that group (based on the band size in previous seasons).

Based on the 2014 "Hit List" cast picture, I don't recognize any of this years performers. So, I assume an all new cast in 2014.
 
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Nic said:
What on earth are they wearing?

Clothes.

Ok, end of sarcasm. :cool:

This show is a contemporary/pop music show and the costumes reflects the current "hipster" style (course, in a more exaggerated style for this region of the country). I feel it is a step up from the "Pop Fusion" costumes worn last year; especially for the girls performing. I think I might get me a pair of the high-top sneakers everyone is wearing. :p

Since I have seen this show only once on opening weekend (did catch part of another show on the way out), I don't want to compare the talent to last years cast right yet. I want to see it a couple more times once the current cast has grown a little into their roles.

The biggest change I have seen with "Hit List", compared to last years "Pop Fusion", is that the cast is very interactive with the audience before, during, and after the show. That did not happen last year.

General things about this show compared to last year:

1) Music selection is "toned down" compared to last year's "Pop Fusion". I think some of last years music was borderline appropriate in a park promoting a "family" image. I believe there were some complaints from park patrons on that issue.

2) I actually liked the music in this show, a little mix of some "oldies" and current pop / hip-hop that was more "PG-13" than "R".

3) This appears to be a whole new cast. I noticed there were only 3 guys compared to 4 girls performing. Not sure if that was the intended cast number or if they are still short a person. I did notice that RWS & Associates was looking for an immediate replacement male singer for a pop music show in mid-March [Facebook]. The contract dates did line up with the run of "Hit List" at KD. So I wonder if they are still searching for someone, or they have a performer lined up; but the performer cannot start until a future date. Again, maybe 7 performers was the intended cast number. [shrug]

Oh, you might want to check out RWS & Associates Facebook site. They have some designer from Los Angeles, CA handling the costume design for Kings Dominion's 2014 shows. I connected to this person's Facebook site and, he has designed VERY avant-gard, Haute Couture [Sp?] clothing as well as more show related costumes for quite a few major music/movie stars. I am pretty sure you will NOT see the extreme adult clothing/costumes at Kings Dominion. But, as I scroll down his Facebook timeline, I do like quite a bit of work he has done for some of the show costumes.
 
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Lord Robert

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I should let you guys know that when I saw the show two weeks ago, the performer in the bright yellow dress was replaced with a different performer who, in my opinion, did a much better job singing her set of songs (especially "A Little Party Didn't Kill Nobody"). Show and set up was great seeing it in person, and it seems that the performers are getting better as the weeks go by.
 
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VAman93 said:
I should let you guys know that when I saw the show two weeks ago, the performer in the bright yellow dress was replaced with a different performer who, in my opinion, did a much better job singing her set of songs (especially "A Little Party Didn't Kill Nobody"). Show and set up was great seeing it in person, and it seems that the performers are getting better as the weeks go by.

There could be a chance that the girl in question transitioned to the "#KD40 - On Stage" production. The guy in the red pants, yellow inner shirt, and blue outer shirt; was in last year's "On Broadway" show. I heard rumors that he has moved over to the new "#KD40 - On Stage" show for its run this summer.

In any case, both he and the girl in yellow have been replaced in the "Hit List" show with new folks.
 

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I want to give thanks to the entertainment department and Robbie Eicher for the incredible productions they create and everything they do. I can honestly say that Hit List and Karaoke Superstars are the two of the best productions I've ever seen in my entire life.Without the entertainment department Kings Dominion would be absolutely nothing to me, and I do not want to see anyone talking bad about the entertainment department. Thank you!

I just want t say I'm so excited for Hit List to start up again. Hit List has been the most brilliant musical performance I have every seen in my life. I have seen a countless amount of shows on Broadway and Hit List is the best musical I have seen in a while. I especially like the part with the singers and the music, such as Phillip Phillips and Aloe Black.
 
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