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
Venue: Savoy Theatre, London
Date: Friday 10th February 2017
Last night after seeing the incredible Wonderland the Musical at the Sunderland Empire. I waited at the stage door to try and meet Kerry Ellis. Didn’t have to wait too long and she was so nice. Signing programmes and posing for photographs!
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
Over the weekend I have booked up to head to New York in July for my birthday. It has been a pretty long time since my last trip there so I am very much looking forward to it. In the build up and celebration of booking thought it was only right for New York, New York to be the Musical moment today!
I will be looking to see a few shows on Broadway, if I can figure out how to find cheaper tickets as the prices are so high is unreal!
I am also going to visit film related places so if you can think of any please let me know, Katz Deli from When Harry Met Sally is certainly one place I want to go!
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!
Graeme Rooney – Trevor
Katie Bernstein – Annie
Patrick Warner – Chris
Jason Callender – Jonathan
Edward Judge – Robert
Edward Howells – Dennis
Meg Mortell – Sandra
Alastair Kirton – Max
Natasha Culley – Clire Rice
James Watterson – Arthur Ingleberry
Helana Muir – Doris Henderson
Matthew Howell – Jimbo Jones
Venue: Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Date: Wednesday 18th January 2017
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!
Lin-Manuel Miranda is pretty amazing let’s face it In The Heights is an incredible show and he has been taking Broadway by storm with Hamilton was has been pretty impossible to get tickets for by the sounds of it!
When it was announced that the show would be coming to the West End I just knew that meant I would be having another trip to London. So signed up for the priority access which was open from June to October 2016, I am assuming I signed up in June.
Over the years I have spend hundreds of pounds, actually probably closing in if not over a thousand. I would honestly be too scared to count up all of the ticket prices on shows both as touring versions coming to the North East and on many trips down to London for the West End shows.
With all of that though I also stumbled across something called “day seats” if you are not aware these are seats that are sold cheaper on the day of the show direct from the Theatre it is being performed at, usually opening at 10am.
Most day seats were kept in the front row, but that depends on Theatre/Show.