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Musicals 2006 Archives - One4Review

Closer Than Ever

August 8, 2006 |

The original ‘Closer Than Ever’ created in 1989, played the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York from October 1990 to July 1991. It incorporates previously unknown songs from Maltby and Shire’s shows, such as ‘Baby’ and the unproduced ‘Love … Read More

Passion

August 8, 2006 |

I remember Passion first coming to the West End starring Michael Ball and Helen Hobson, but was it really more than ten years ago? What I didn’t recall as that it was a Stephen Sondhein James Lappin score and … Read More

Yeti: An Abominamusical

August 8, 2006 |

The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) is one of the main sources of theatrical talent in Scotland. It is more and more taking in international students and is also committed to championing new musical writing.  ‘Yeti: … Read More

Cole Porter’s Saints & Sinners

August 8, 2006 |

Some shows and performances just go from bad to worse. This, unfortunately, is one such example. Cole Porter wrote many beautiful songs but Carol Bishop’s treatment of them did them no justice. She has no subtlety in her voice … Read More

Putting It Together

August 8, 2006 |

Admittedly a bit of a Sondheim addict, I thoroughly enjoy seeing his work done well. This company Kenspeck Theatre do a superb job. ‘Putting it Together’ is a selection of various musical numbers from different Sondheim shows, linked together. … Read More

Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens

August 8, 2006 |

Having seen ‘Elegies’ before, once again thanks to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and enjoying it, I bought the CD. Having listened to it several times over the past couple of months was looking forward to seeing it again. Added … Read More

Rob Roy

August 8, 2006 |

My immediate impression after seeing this new musical by David Warrack was the power and quality of the singing both individually and collectively. With a dozen or so performers in the cast and most of them having their own … Read More

Frankenstein!

August 8, 2006 |

I have been a fan of Shrewsbury School productions and the writing of Moor, Went and Fanning since 1995 when I first saw ‘Jekyll!’, we enjoyed it so much we went twice. I also loved ‘The Time Machine’ 1997 … Read More

Starship Pinafore

August 8, 2006 |

St. Andrews Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s operetta is a delight. The blend of Star Trek and HMS Pinafore really does work. The whole team are to be congratulated for staging the show in such a cramped space and to … Read More

Have A Nice Life

August 8, 2006 |

This is a musical in development by Conor Mitchell, who created the book, music and lyrics, and is version two. Version three will be staged in New York later in the year. However, this version is set in a … Read More