Rob Ashford Offers a New Spin on Carousel


 Rodgers & Hammerstein, Carousel: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, David Chase (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL, 24.4.2015 (DP)

4/8/15 4:16:07 PM -- Chicago, IL, USA Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents Carousel © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Charlotte d’Amboise as Mrs. Mullin in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Carousel. (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

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Colourful Oklahoma Production Evokes the Outdoors


  Rodgers & Hammerstein: Oklahoma!: Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 25.4.2015 (SRT)

Charlotte Wakefield as Laurey andAshley Day as Curly in the National tour of OKLAHOMA! credit Pamela Raith

Charlotte Wakefield as Laurey andAshley Day as Curly in the National tour of OKLAHOMA! credit Pamela Raith

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Gypsy Revival Has Depth and Resonance


 Styne & Sondheim, Gypsy: Gypsy Company, Nicholas Skilbeck (musical director), Savoy Theatre, London, 15.4.2015. (JPr)

GYPSY by Sondheim, ;          , Music - Stephen Sondheim, based on book by Arthur Laurents, Director - Jonathan Kent, Choreography - Stephen Mear, Designer - Anthony Ward, Lighting - Mark Henderson,  The Savoy Theatre, London, 2015,  Credit: Johan Persson -

GYPSY, Credit: Johan Persson –

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Latest Reincarnation of The Producers is Good, Harmless Fun


 Mel Brooks, The Producers: The Producers Company, Leigh Thompson (musical director). Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex, 7.4.2015. (JPr)

The Producers Photo (c) The Producers' Org.

The Producers Photo
(c) The Producers’ Company

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R&H Production Captures Spirit of Vintage Small Town America


  Rodgers & Hammerstein, Oklahoma!: A production by ‘Music & Lyrics Limited and Royal & Derngate Northampton’, Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford,. 18.3.2015 (MC)

Ashley Day as Curly and Nic Greenshields as Jud Fry in the National tour of Oklahoma! © Pamela Raith

Ashley Day as Curly and Nic Greenshields as Jud Fry in the National tour of Oklahoma! © Pamela Raith

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Good Singing and Choreography In G&S Patience Production


   Gilbert & Sullivan, Patience:  Manchester Universities & RNCM Gilbert & Sullivan Society, / Lucy Armstrong (conductor), Manchester Grammar School, Manchester, 18.2.2015 (RJW)Patience 1 Read more

Frankie Valli Musical Takes to the Road


 Gaudio & Crewe,  Jersey Boys: Jersey Boys Company, Gareth Weedon (music director). Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex, 18.2.2015. (JPr)

Photo (c) Jerrsey Boys Company

Photo (c) Jerrsey Boys Company

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Cirque du Soleil Kick-Starts London’s New Year Celebrations


 Kooza: Performers of Cirque du Soleil. Royal Albert Hall, London. 6.1.2015. (JPr)


Kooza’s Charivari act pic credit Cirque du Soleil

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