The cast of Glee and The LXD finished out their tour tonight at Radio City Music Hall (the last of five sold out shows performed there over the past three days).
The show opened with 30 minutes from The LXD, the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. I’ve been a fan of this troupe since they were introduced on So You Think You Can Dance last year and I jumped at the chance to see them live. Yes, it may get my Gleek card revoked, but I didn’t start scrambling for a ticket until early May when it was announced The LXD was going to be the opening act. It was worth the daily check on Ticketmaster to see this 30 minutes.
The LXD did a some half-dozen numbers showcasing their various members, including Glee’s Harry Shum Jr. whose piece about shoes that could make him move had him going through a number of different styles in just a few minutes. All of these dancers move with such grace, style, fluidity and musicality that I can’t wait to see what they bring online when their dance adventure starts later this year.
Then came the 90 minute Glee set. They opened it up with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Beleivin'” and sang their hearts out through “True Colors,” which was a perfect ending.
Even though I watch the show every week, it was a lot of fun watching the concert with more than 5,000 like minded fans. My favorite was the recreation of the big Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” number, which featured all the fab Gaga-esque costumes. It was also great to hear Chris Colfer and Lea Michele go all out on “Defying Gravity” without Chris having to foul up on the high note.
Jonathan Groff also made a guest appearance to sing “Hello.” It would’ve been cool if he’d done the two Vocal Aderline numbers that were included in the set. We also got a sneak peek at what’s coming for regionals with the new Journey mashup of “Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin'” and “Any Way You Want It.”
It was a fantastic evening. I’m thrilled to have experienced The LXD (I hope they do more live stuff because I’d love to see them again) and it was a kick to see the Gleecast do their thing in person.