Musical Theater Meets Opera in Colorful Show Boat

02/06/2014

 Kern, Show Boat: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera, John DeMain (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 1.6.2014 (HS)

Heidi Stober (Magnolia Hawks), Patricia Racette (Julie La Verne), Angela Renee Simpson (Queenie) and Morris Robinson (Joe) with chorus and dancers. ©Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

Heidi Stober (Magnolia Hawks), Patricia Racette (Julie La Verne), Angela Renee Simpson (Queenie) and Morris Robinson (Joe) with chorus and dancers. ©Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Miss Saigon Retains its Emotional Grip

25/05/2014

 Boublil and Schönberg, Miss Saigon: Companyand Orchestra conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo. Prince Edward Theatre, London 22.5.2014. (JPr)

Miss Saigon - Eva Noblezada as Kim and Alistair Brammer as Chris - Photo credit Michael Le Poer Trench

Miss Saigon – Eva Noblezada as Kim and Alistair Brammer as Chris – Photo credit Michael Le Poer Trench

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Pajama Game Lacks Style and Sophistication

16/05/2014

 Adler & Ross: The Pajama Game: Orchestra directed by Michael England. Shaftesbury Theatre, London 14.5.2014. (JPr)

A scene from The Pajama Game @ Shaftesbury Theatre. ©Tristram Kenton

A scene from The Pajama Game @ Shaftesbury Theatre. ©Tristram Kenton

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Three Generations of Songwriters Help Medicine Go Down

18/04/2014

  A Spoonful of Sherman(Songs by Al, Robert B and Richard, as well as, Robert J Sherman ): St. James Studio, Victoria, London, 17.4.2014. (JPr)

Spoonful of Sherman 2014 Pic credit: Ben Davies

Spoonful of Sherman 2014 Pic credit: Ben Davies

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Fiddler Leaves Roof for the Seaside

18/04/2014

 Jerry Bock & Joseph Stein: Fiddler on the Roof: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex, 15.4.2014. (JPr)

Fiddler c Tristram Kenton

Fiddler c Tristram Kenton

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Musical Spoof on TV Talent Shows Pleases the Crowd

28/03/2014

 Harry Hill and Steve Brown, I Can’t Sing!:I Can’t Sing! Company, Phil Bateman (music director). London Palladium, London, 27.3.2014. (JPr)

L-R Simon Lipkin (Barlow), Cynthia Erivo (Chenice) and Alan Morrissey (Max) in I Can't Sing! at the London Palldium Photographe (1)-500

L-R Simon Lipkin (Barlow), Cynthia Erivo (Chenice) and Alan Morrissey (Max) in I Can’t Sing! at the London Palldium Photograph Tristam Kenton

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Touring Production of Schwartz’s Wicked has Operatic Potential

15/03/2014

 Stephen Schwartz, Wicked: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra/Dan Jackson (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 13.3.2014 (PCG)

 

Wicked  photo credit Matt Crockett

Wicked
photo credit Matt Crockett

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Denise Van Outen Returns to her Roots

14/03/2014

  Some Girl I Used To Know: A new musical play by Terry Ronald and Denise Van Outen, Palace Theatre, Westcliff, Essex. 13.3.2014. (JPr)

Denise Van Outen Returns to her Roots Some Girl I Used To Know: A new musical play by Terry Ronald and Denise Van Outen,  Photo Raith

Denise Van Outen Returns to her Roots
Some Girl I Used To Know: A new musical play by Terry Ronald and Denise Van Outen,
Photo Pamela Raith

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