Jon Robyns – Robbie Hart
Cassie Crompton – Julia Sullivan
Ray Quinn – Glen Gulia
Roxanne Pallett – Holly
Ruth Madoc – Rosie
Ashley Emerson – Sammy
Samuel Holmes – George
Venue – Sunderland Empire
Date – Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Having seen Dreamgirls on Friday night I thought it was more than worth having this as the Musical Moment this Monday! With three different versions of the song, considering Amber Riley aka Mercedes from Glee was in the show first here is the clip of her performing from Graham Norton just before Dreamgirls opened in the West End.
After seeing the incredible Dreamgirls on Friday night read my review here! I also waited at the stage door and was lucky enough to meet some of the cast members, unfortunately Amber Riley didn’t come out that way. (more…)
Venue: Savoy Theatre, London
Date: Friday 10th February 2017
Kerry Ellis – Alice
Naomi Morris – Ellie
Stephen Webb – Jack
Dave Willetts – White Rabbit
Natalie McQueen – Mad Hatter
Wendi Peters – Queen of Hearts
Venue – Sunderland Empire
Date – Wednesday 1st February 2017
Matchmaker Dolly Levi is about to turn everything upside for Horace Vandergelder as she attempts to find a partner for him. Whilst also getting his niece and two clerks to also travel to New York City causing total mayhem between all of the people.
Following the Oscar 2017 nominations being announced yesterday and La La Land being nominated for an impressive 14, I felt like I had to gush (even more) about the film. Have I mentioned that I totally loved it? Maybe you missed my review, read it here.
City of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
There’s so much that I can’t see
I felt it from the first embrace I shared with you
That now our dreams
They’ve finally come true
Some fantastic news was announced on Thursday, Wicked is going to be flying around the UK on tour again in 2018. I will certainly be attending a couple of the dates when it comes to the North East, I mean I have only seen this incredible show 8 times . . .
Here are the dates of the show and ticket sales which start this week for some venues. If you have a ATG Theatre Card you get the lovely pre-sale! A week before they then go on general sale. The only decision now more than a year in advance is what date will be best to pick!
As expected I totally loved La La Land, although I was a little bit scared that I might have been disappointed with my total love for musicals. As you will already know if you follow my blog I am very big on not only movie musicals but also going to the Theatre and have seen a lot of musicals on stage.
I am therefore a little bit annoyed and sick of people saying that La La Land has saved the musical genre, as we have actually had some fantastic musicals released to film in the past few years. The problem is though the fans of musical films seem to be few and far between now. The hype around La La Land will leave people disappointed I am sure, especially if they don’t usually like musicals.
Don’t get me wrong though as I am happy that it will help increase awareness of the genre, but I really do think that we should be thankful for some of the films we have had released over the past few years. The films I have picked in the list are from the past four years. So while we don’t get as many musical films out each year, we do still get a steady flow. I have tried to vary my choices on different types of music to really help show that no matter your music tastes you will be able to find a musical that suits your tastes.
I guess the biggest problems seem to be the adaptations from more well known stage shows, as they seem to be quite tricky to do! As I guess some scenes, songs and moments just work better on stage and don’t transfer to the screen in the best possible way. Sometimes the casting causes issues as well, but we have to just deal with that as well!
Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the stars for a studio and the silent pictures they make. But the transition to talking pictures after the success of The Jazz Singer is about to throw everything into chaos when Lina’s voice both talking and for singing is horrendous.