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Musicals 2005 Archives - One4Review

The ODD(US)SEY

August 8, 2005 |

The Odd(us)sey by HWS Rembiko  project, is for me one of their weaker productions this year. Based loosely on Homers Odyssey it tells of Oz’s adventures whilst rescuing his parents by taking their passports to the Airport, then trying … Read More

Yeehad! The Musical

August 8, 2005 |

This is a silly, yet eminently watchable late night musical set in the parking lot of Mr Ree, a Korean American, in downtown LA. Disguised as an A-rab terrorist, Texan multi-millionaire Oil Baron T-Bone Pickens threatens to blow himself … Read More

Footloose

August 8, 2005 |

Greeley West High School, Denver, Colorado, present their production of ‘Footloose’ as part of the ‘American High School Theatre Festival’.  Geoff and I try to see as many of the individual shows put on under this banner as those … Read More

Once Upon a Time in New Jersey

August 8, 2005 |

The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Musical Theatre course are showcasing three new musicals at this years fringe. ‘The Frog Prince’ and ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ have already been reviewed this is the third one ‘Once … Read More

The Frog Prince

August 8, 2005 |

Twelve students from RSAMD studying for there Masters of Performance in Musical theatre join together to present three of the six winners of the ‘Global Search for New Musicals’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. ‘Once Upon a Time In … Read More

Rise Up!

August 8, 2005 |

The creator of Rise Up, Adam Cochran, first came to my attention in ‘Pirates’ in 2002, then again in 2003 when HWS Rembiko produced one of his musicals. That same year I saw him in ‘Watson’ a dark disturbing play … Read More

Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers: County USA

August 8, 2005 |

After a short absence the HWS Rembiko Project are back at the Fringe with a full programme of shows. The largest production in the repertoire is The Gondoliers of County USA.  One of the best ensemble groups I get … Read More

Sawdust Circle

August 8, 2005 |

When circuses were the lifeblood of some families, when audiences equaled living well and empty tents starvation.   We meet Bernie MacFee, his family and faithful performers, Lawrence Sorrento as MacFee, Pippa Evans ,his wife Alina and Victoria Robertson his … Read More

The Gigli Concert

August 8, 2005 |

The Gigli Concert with Lorcan Cranitch, Alastair Mackenzie and Alison McKenna was one of the plays I was looking forward to.  Despite the very talented cast it left me cold. I liked the set, a full sized room with … Read More