With any live performance, there’s going to be a few hiccups along the way, and ‘The Wiz Live!’ was no exception! This may have been a big budget TV event, but there were still some major gaffs to be seen!
The Wiz Live! was one of the most highly-anticipated television events of the year, but even the biggest productions still have their flaws! A fully live musical production, there were some noticeable flubs along the way, even if the overall show was absolutely awesome! Hey, that’s theater for you!
The whole cast and crew of The Wiz Live! should be commended for pulling off a musical while being filmed and broadcast on live national television. That’s not an easy feat! The flubs experienced during the broadcast were all mostly minor, but still noticeable. Let’s take a look, shall we?
At the top of the show, the camera could be seen hanging stage right, briefly before someone in the crew noticed it and got it out of the way. At other points during the show, there were audio wires hanging in view of the screen, but again, they were quickly moved out of the way. As for the cast members, they experienced their own little mishaps. Ne-Yo kept losing his Tin Man hat while he was dancing!
Amber Riley, who played the Good Witch of the North, had a little trouble during her character’s dramatic exit offstage; her sparks didn’t explode! Not that her performance was any less fabulous, but it really would have made things pop more! And maybe the most egregious error of the whole night? The camera didn’t linger long enough on Dorothy’s ruby slippers, so she only clicked her heels TWICE! We’re kidding! In a live show, especially one of this stature and magnitude, things could have gone so wrong — but it was so right!
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