Belgian 2005 entrant Nuno Resende is about to get on stage in Paris, in the French version of American classic, Grease while he is also currently starring in Aladin.
This is the first time a French adaptation has been written for this musical, which has been played all around the world (and still is !), since 1978. Many Eurovision entrants have satrred in adaptations; Sonia (UK 93) or Selma (IS 99 – 05) to name a few.
Nuno Resende is part of the French casting, rehearsing at the Théâtre Comedia, in Paris, and will be playing from October 8th to the end of November. Aged 35, Nuno Resende is what we can call a musical specialist as he is also starring in a version of Aladin (we reported about that in December 2007). This one is not over yet. Nuno and Aladin will tour France and Belgium at least until March 2009. Among other musicals in which he got a role we can name La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast), Roméo et Juliette, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (adapted on a French film – Mélanie Cohl, Belgium 1998, had one of the two “demoiselles’ roles).
Earlier this year,Nuno Resende was nominated as “best male singer in a musical” for his role in Aladin, at the “Marius ceremony” (a prize for musicals, with a funny name, Marius being an old-fashioned first name in French). Unfortunately, he didn’t win first place.