London Road

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London Road the musical is written based on a real-life event of a serial killer in London Road near Ipswich. The musical is written in the verbatim style – a style of writing where the musical is constructed using the text exactly as recorded in documentaries and interviews. The ‘music’ and lyrics is dictated and mimicked mainly by the rhythm, pace and pitch of the spoken words.

London was a project launched by the National Theatre initially, however, after receiving many positive reviews, the show was taken on a national tour and later in 2015, reworked for a film adaptation which was recently broadcasted on BBC iplayer.

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Honeymoon In Vegas

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Honeymoon In Vegas is Jason Robert Brown’s latest musical. It first appeared as a film in 1992 following the same name.

The plot:

“Mild-mannered Brooklynite, Jack, promised his dying mother that he would never get married, but that was before he met his sweet and beautiful girlfriend, Betsy. Haunted by a fear of Mom’s retribution, Jack avoids proposing but, when he finally summons the nerve to whisk oh-so-patient Betsy off to Las Vegas to get hitched, a dashing gambler named Tommy threatens to sweep his fiancée away to a life of luxury in Hawaii. Realising what he’s about to lose, Jack is determined to do anything to give his love story a happy ending. It all adds up to an action-packed honeymoon that no one will ever forget!” (MTI)

The music follows the older/golden-age classic big band style. I’ve included the soundtrack below, however, if you prefer to purchase the album, you can buy the album from iTunes here or listen to it on Spotify here.

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Jason Robert Brown to conduct Honeymoon In Vegas at London Palladium

Latest news says that Jason Robert Brown will be conducting his latest show – Honeymoon In Vegas with London Musical Theatre Orchestra in March.

For more information, you can check it out through this webstie – http://www.lmto.org/whats-on/honeymoon-vegas/

To book tickets, you can find out more here.

Dear West End Producer: ‘What are the cardinal sins of auditioning?’

Audition is such a regular part of an actor’s life, but so many people are still getting it wrong.

As I said previously, there’s no way to set ways to doing an audition because most of the time its all down to preference. This time West End Producer gives us his take on what he thinks are the absolute SIN in auditions…

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https://www.thestage.co.uk/advice/2017/dear-west-end-producer-what-are-the-cardinal-sins-of-auditioning/

Wild Party

The Wild Party by Michael John La Chiusa is coming to The Other Palace (aka St James theatre) soon, arguably the lesser know of the two Wild Partys, but take a look at a little promo clip of Black Is A Moocher, a number from the show here 🙂

Be sure to book your ticket if you are interested!

Enjoy~

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Little known facts about Phantom

Phantom Of The Opera is one of the longest running shows both at the Westend and on Broadway. Most of us are familiar with the falling chandelier, the song Think Of Me and Music Of The Night and most iconic prop – phantom’s mask.

Despite its successful run, there are some interesting facts which you may not be aware of besides from what’s happening on stage. Are you a Phantom fan? Becuase this may just be the read for your Saturday afternoon, for instance, who knew there are 150 trap doors in this production?!

Enjoy 🙂

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http://www.playbill.com/article/29-little-known-phantom-facts-and-backstage-stories

Death Takes A Holiday

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Being a fan of his work on Titanic, Death Takes A Holiday is one of the newest musicals of Maury Yeston’s. I must confess that I find the music in this musical is absolutely beautiful! Check out the soundtrack below and see what you think. It’s not the entire musical, but hopefully you get a sense of what it’s like. 

This show is currently playing at Charing Cross Theatre until March 2017, here’s a little promo video featuring the number ‘More And More’. 

Enjoy 🙂

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