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Musicals 2006 Archives - One4Review

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

Too Darn Hot

August 8, 2006 |

The Roosevelt Theatre Ensemble present ‘To Darn Hot’ a medley of selected songs from the early days of Broadways musical theatre. With a cast of about or over 30, there were times it was obvious this show had been … 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

Unga Bunga  –  The Stoneage Spectacular

August 8, 2006 |

Unga Bunga the Stone age Spectacular supplies exactly what is on the label. Apart from occasional poor sound quality this was a superb show. With a simple if somewhat contrived storyline, brilliant costumes, silly songs and some fun dance … 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

Urinetown  –  The Musical

August 8, 2006 |

After the initial thought, "someone must be taking the pee" and a second look to see two productions of the same musical in Edinburgh at the same time. After seeing the production my initial thought returned and this time … 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

Wax!  The Musical

August 8, 2006 |

Set in the basement of a waxworks museum where certain models have been taken because they aren’t perfect. We meet the current curator and Don, Don works in the museum doing everything except making the models, he is an … Read More

Hey Diddle Diddle….

August 8, 2006 |

Using a nursery rhyme in a dark foreboding way, what a unique idea! No actually Stephen Sondheim has already written ‘Into The Woods’. I take it from this creation Michael Bruce has not only seen it but is a … Read More

Whisky Galore  –  A Musical!

August 8, 2006 |

Cutting Edge Productions musical comedy version of the Compton Mackenzie novel is a major achievement. The production is a collaboration between Ian Hammond Brown (Composer/Lyricist) and Shona McKee McNeil (Book). Set in WW2, a remote Scottish island is experiencing … Read More