Let's have some fun, Janeites! Last year Rita Abrams and Josie Brown created Pride and Prejudice, the Musical. I suspect it will be just a matter of time before you'll see this show in a theatre near you. Meanwhile, Josie and Rita have generously donated one of their CD's to be given to the winner of this contest.
If you wonder what Rita and Josie's songs sound like, they have been placing a full song on their website every week. Click here to listen to this week's selection with Mr. Darcy. You can also hear samples of all the other songs here.
Your task is easy: To the left and below I have put together my ideal Pride and Prejudice musical cast. You can disagree with my choices. Just leave a comment suggesting other singer/s and in which role they should sing. You may make as many suggestions as you like, but all your nominees must be singers. At the end of two weeks (March 29), I shall place the names of everyone who left a suggestion in a hat and draw the winner. (Please note: The Contest is CLOSED)
Josh Groban as Mr. Darcy & Emmy Rossum as Lizzy Bennet
Jane Bennet: Jewel
Mr. Bingley: Chris Brown
Mrs. Bennet: Dolly Parton
Mr. Bennet: Bruce Springsteen
Kitty, Lydia, & Mary: Sugababes Mr. Wickham: Gerard Butler Meryton townsfolk: The Osmonds
Miss Bingley: Sheryl Crow
Mrs. Hurst: Fergie
Lady Catherine de Bourgh: Bob Dylan
Mr. Collins: Sanjaya
Charlotte Lucas: Janis Joplin
Lady Lucas: Barbra Streisand
Sir William Lucas: Roy Orbison
Mrs. Gardiner: Queen Latifah
Mr. Gardiner: Sting
Posted by Ms. Place, Jane Austen's World
The contest closed a few minutes ago. We placed the names of all the entrants in a hat, and drew one. Jane Eyre 5381 won a Pride and Prejudice, the Musical CD. Jane, please email me your mailing address at msplace71 at yahoo dot com.
I loved the suggestions that people left, and will tally the top suggestions for a future post.