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I spend a lot of time at either the cinema or theatre. You will then find reviews from these films and shows!

Posts tagged “Musical

The Wedding Singer (UK Tour) Review

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Cast

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

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Musical Moments – And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going

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.

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Stage Door – Dreamgirls Cast!

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…)


Dreamgirls (West End) Review

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Cast

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Venue: Savoy Theatre, London

Date: Friday 10th February 2017

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Wonderland the Musical (UK Tour) Review

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Cast

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

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Hello, Dolly! (1969) Review

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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.

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City of Stars . . . Are you shining just for me?

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.

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Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
There’s so much that I can’t see
Who knows?
I felt it from the first embrace I shared with you
That now our dreams
They’ve finally come true

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Theatre: Wicked UK Tour 2018!

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!

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7 Recent Movie Musicals You Should Watch!

la-la-land-audition-14_zps6jksi1x1As 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!

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Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Review

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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.

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