“When I was growing up, I had actually never seen anything like Moonlight that narrated somewhat similar to mine. It feels very similar to when Barack Obama became president in that if you are not African-American, it’s something you most likely will not be able to comprehend,” says the former American Idol finalist and entertainer who’s carried out in Kinky Boots on Broadway. “You can definitely understand and attempt to understand, but till you’ve been a kid who’s seen every Disney movie and never seen yourself or figured out exactly what character you wanted to be, it’s an extremely crazy thing to see somebody who looks like you doing something so huge.”
There are likewise similarities in between Moonlight and “Straight Outta Oz.” That’s the name of both Hall’s somewhat autobiographical album (launched last June) and whirlwind show roadshow, which he’s giving the Rocks Lounge at Summerlin’s Red Rock Resort this week. If it looks like too big a show for the little place, that’s due to the fact that it is; Hall sold out the Saturday, May 6, program and included a 2nd for Sunday.
“I’m so stoked since I’ve just carried out in Las Vegas as soon as (two years ago),” he states. “Red Rock is going to be very various and maybe a little difficult to provide the show in that place, however it’s such an amazing cast and we’ve done insane things in other locations. The skill exists and the voices in the program are absurd, so we do not require a huge phase to inform this story. I’m actually delighted.”
The show is something of a hybrid of The Wizard of Oz and Hall’s personal history increasing to popularity in Los Angeles. At 32, the Texas local and classically skilled ballet dancer has currently done quite a bit, parlaying early gigs visiting on Disney and cruise line reveals into YouTube fame, his own program on MTV, and more Broadway credits in The Color Purple and Memphis.
After Vegas, his tour continues its West Coast swing before proceeding to Europe at the end of the month, then wrapping up in Australia in June. Hall says he’s been having the time of his life performing this show, and he’s not sure what will show up next.
“I have a great deal of various things I wish to do. I ‘d enjoy to compose a book. I ‘d love to bring this to Broadway. And constantly at the forefront, I would like to put out more brand-new music as artist,” Hall says. “I am prepared to make relocations that matter, that get the type of recognition that puts names on maps, to continue to move from being an online material creator to a home name.”
Todrick Hall performs May 6 and 7 at the Rocks Lounge inside the Red Rock Resort. For info, call 702-797-7777 or stationcasinosevents.com.