Appealing Irving Berlin Musical Evokes 1930s’ Nostalgia

08/10/2014

 Irving Berlin, Top Hat:  Charlotte Gooch, Alan Burkitt & Company / Jae Alexander (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, 7.10.2014 (SRT)

Top Hat The Musical Dress Rehearsal  Photo The Top Hat Company

Top Hat The Musical Dress Rehearsal
Photo The Top Hat Company

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Brian Conley’s Sense of Fun Makes Barnum Believable

02/10/2014

 Coleman & Stewart, Barnum: Musical Director: Ian Townsend, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex, 30.9.2014. (JPr)

 

BARNUM - Brian Conley as 'PT Barnum' and company.  Photo by Johan Persson

BARNUM – Brian Conley as ‘PT Barnum’ and company. Photo by Johan Persson

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Celebrating Cole Porter 50 Years On

22/08/2014

 Cole Porter, Anything Goes: Maria Friedman, Jenna Russell, Graham Bickley,  Clive Rowe, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music Musical Theatre Company Chorus / Richard Balcombe (musical director). Cadogan Hall, London 20.8.2014. (JPr)

Cadogan Hall Anything Goes (c)Alex MacNaughton

Cadogan Hall Anything Goes (c)Alex MacNaughton

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PROM 21:Brush Up Your Shakespeare with John Wilson

03/08/2014

 PROM 21 – Cole Porter, Kiss Me, Kate: – Soloists, John Wilson Orchestra, John Wilson (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 2.8.2014. (MMB)

<i>Kiss Me Kate</i> Prom 21 (c) Chris Christodoulou

Kiss Me, Kate Prom 21 (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Lloyd Webber’s Cats Shows No Sign of Ageing

31/07/2014

 Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats:  Singers, Dancers, and Orchestra / Anthony Gabriele (musical director), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 29.7.2014 (PCG) Read more

Opera and Musical Stars in Cape Town’s Showboat

23/07/2014

 Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein, Showboat: Soloists, Cape Town Opera Chorus, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra / Gareth Jones (conductor),  Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 22.7.2014 (PCG) Read more

The Novello Singers Recapture All the Romance of the Great British Musicals

16/07/2014

 The Great British Musicals,  The Novello Singers, with soloists Louise Dearman and Jon Robyns, Hosted by Nicholas Parsons and Simon Callow (Saturday matinee only) with Ross Leadbeater (piano), St. James’s Theatre, London, 4-5.7.2014 (IL)

 

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Novello Singers Recapture all the Romance of The Great British Musicals Photo Courtesy of Novello Singers

The Novello Singers include West End performers Rhidian Marc (Les Miserables), Annatt Bass (The Phantom of the Opera), Leigh Rhiannon Coggins (Pirates of Penzance), James Charlton (The Light Princess), Mira Ormala (Love Never Dies), Matthew Crowe (South Pacific), Jonathan Broad (West End Men), Lydia Jenkins (Iolanthe), Victoria Humphreys (The Bakewell Bakeoff), and Ben Irish (HMS Pinafore)]

 

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Marc Bolan Bio-Musical Fails to Raise the Rafters

15/07/2014

 20th Century Boy – The Musical: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex, 15.4.2014. (JPr)

Warren Sollars (Marc Bolan) - 20th Century Boy The Musical - UK Tour - Photo Robert Day

Warren Sollars (Marc Bolan) – 20th Century Boy The Musical – UK Tour – Photo Robert Day

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