I remember seeing Wicked's big number "Defying Gravity" on TV, and even though Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel did a fine job, it didn't compare to seeing it live in person on stage.
Those of you who have recorded live productions and then watched them back on TV know what I'm talking about --it loses a little something (or a lot of something, depending on the quality of the recording.)
Film and television have developed a visual and aural language that transports the viewer into the stories being told on the screen. The experience of watching something live on stage becomes distanced when viewed through a camera lens.
What do you think? Agree or disagree?