The show was absolutely brilliant, really top class. Just felt totally like The Muppet Show "Live".
No Rizzo, even though they had been saying on his social media he was there. The main muppeteers were Bill, Dave, Eric, Matt and Peter. Mike Quinn and Ryan Dillon were among the supporting cast.
A good chunk of the show was new and different to the Hollywood Bowl but yes quite a lot was either repeated exactly or tweaked slightly and the script around it was more or less the same with Kermit & Scooter - I don't want to spoil it for anyone with too much detail but there is a lot of British themed content - musical numbers, sketches (Pigs In Space/Doctor Who crossover), and some of the Mupfronts viral videos were takes on current British TV shows. The Electric Mayhem's animated graphics were all British landmarks and symbols.
Bobby Moynihan is indeed the guest host which is strange as few people in the UK have any idea who he is and just felt a bit out of place when you had Kylie and David Tennant there who are way more familiar to people.
Kylie didn't do Especially For You with Kermit as most people had been assuming, she did Mahna Mahna and Rainbow Connection. Charles Dance danced with Pepe, Kevin Bishop did a sketch with the Swedish Chef but they never referenced MTI at all. The parade of obscure characters had a few different surprises than the Hollywood Bowl.
Glad you had a great time, we had Charles Dance in place of Anthony Head last night.Oh my Lord.The greatest day of my life.
I went this today for the Afternoon show and it was the greatest piece of muppet marterial I've ever seen.Every single performer did the characters (and the original performers) justice. Matt was a brilliant Kermit and he sang the first two verses of Rainbow Connection beautifully. Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz,David Rudman/Peter Linz and Eric Jacobson all were fantastic as well.
Some stuff was the same from the previous show but other parts were new.
The guests were great: Adam Hills and the Swedish Chef were hilarious and had me falling off my chair as I was laughing too hard. Peter Davison was great. Anthony Head had a great scene with Pepe and Bobby Moynahan killed it as host. But the role of STEPS wasn't needed. They didn't sing any songs and they could have been easily replaced.
Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem sang three songs(Can you picture that, Suffragette City and Ho Hey) and I was gutted there wasn't more
It was a fantastic day and I'll never forget it
So glad you loved it, still buzzing here too. I actually thought i spotted Matt but I was with someone going to get drinks and when I came back and looked for him couldn't see him again. Was such a maze of Muppety people.I had no idea who Bobby Moynihan was, nor did my husband, but I did say to him that he was the one who hosted the Hollywood Bowl version, I also was hoping to see Kylie to sing especially for you. But totally agree with all your said Luke. We did look out for you, Matt was with with us, I also heard that Danny and Chris were there, in fact I have talked to Chris today.
I'm still in a daze from it all and blissfully happy.