Ping-Pong and Other Jazz Games with Jean Toussaint

05/06/2016

Jean Toussaint’s Roots and Herbs – ‘The Art Blakey Project’: Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone), Byron Wallen (trumpet), Dennis Rollins (trombone), Jason Rebello (piano), Daniel Casimir (bass), Shane Forbes (drums), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 4.6.2016. (LJ) Read more

A New Musical Explores the Life of Lyricist Al Dubin

15/05/2016

Book by Leichtling & Sarner, I Only Have Eyes for You – The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin: Gerald Sternbach (musical director), Montalban Theatre, Hollywood, 13.5.2016.  (JRo)

The Ensemble of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU (photo credit: Michael Lamont)

The Ensemble of I Only Have Eyes for You (c) Michael Lamont

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Political Incorrectness Unleashed at Blackpool

14/04/2016

Mel Brooks, The Producers: Blackpool Operatic Players, Grand Theatre, Blackpool. 13.4.2016. (MC) Read more

An Unsettling, Thought-Provoking Reflection on War and Conflict

18/03/2016

Drums and Guns: Cast from Royal Irish Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Juillard School, Iain Burnside and Conor Hanratty (directors), Milton Court Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, 12.3.2016 (CS) Read more

Another Captivating Street Scene from a Different RNCM Cast

08/12/2015

 Weill, Street Scene: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of RNCM Opera / Clarke Rundell (conductor), Harish Shankar (assistant conductor), RNCM Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 4.12.2015. (MC)

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RNCM’s Street Scene

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A Pared Down Guys & Dolls Brings Runyon’s 1930’s New York to Life

06/12/2015

Loesser, Guys & Dolls: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Company, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, 4.12.2015-20.12.2015. (JRo)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Nov 29: The Wallis presents "Guys and Dolls" at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on November 29th, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Guys and Dolls at The Wallis Annenberg Center
Jonathan Luke Stevens (center) and cast (c) Kevin Parry

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RNCM’s Vibrant Performance and Slick Production of Weill’s Street Scene

05/12/2015

Kurt Weill, Street SceneRoyal Northern College of Music Theatre, Manchester  2.12.2015. (RJW)

Weill Street Scene, Paul Cliff

Kurt Weill’s Street Scene (c) Paul Cliff

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Opera North Do Cole Porter Proud with a Spectacular Kiss Me, Kate

19/11/2015

Cole Porter, Kiss Me, Kate: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North /  David Charles Abel (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 13.11.2015. (RJF)

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Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate (c) Opera North

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