Home / CD & DVD Reviewspage 10

CD & DVD Reviews

CD REVIEW: Cool Rider

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Billed as the “cult sequel to grease” Cool Rider is in fact Grease 2 – reloaded. Revamped and given a new face, Cool Rider follows unlikely lovers Stephanie Zinone (Ashleigh Gray), leader of The Pink Ladies and English exchange student Michael Carrington (Aaron Sidwell) who quickly becomes smitten. After learning that Stephanie is looking for a devil ...

Read More »

CD REVIEW: The King and I – 2015 Broadway Cast Recording

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Reviewer: Jackson Cooper It’s a very ancient saying, but a true and honest thought: that if a musical gets a revival, its recording will reveal something new about the show. This brings people to a deeper appreciation to the score and shows overall. Lincoln Center’s The King and I ranks among the great ...

Read More »

CD REVIEW: Something Rotten! – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music &Lyrics by Wayne &Karey Kirkpatrick Reviewer: Mark Clegg Shakespeare is no stranger to musical theatre. Kiss Me Kate, Return to the Forbidden Planet, West Side Story, The Lion King: the list of shows based or inspired by the works of The Bard are numerous. Something Rotten! takes a slightly different approach and sticks Will himself right in the middle ...

Read More »

CD REVIEW: Stiles and Drewe’s Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Reviewer: Mark Clegg The musical writing partnership of Stiles and Drewe has never really got the success or recognition that it deserves. From their award winning Honk!, through to their partnership with Disney writing the new songs that would stand alongside the Sherman brothers classics for Mary Poppins on stage, to their fantastic but ...

Read More »

CD Review: An American In Paris Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music: George Gershwin Lyrics: Ira Gershwin Adaptation &Arrangement: Rob Fisher Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys 64 years since the classic movie musical, the first stage adaptation of An American in Paris is currently wowing them on the Great White Way, trailing 12 Tony Award nominations in its wake alongside a wave of positive reviews. Re-set to the immediate aftermath of WW2 and ...

Read More »

CD REVIEW: Ben Stock – And There Was Music

Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Ben Stock's debut album And there was music is a warm invitation to enjoy his musical inspirations, personal favourites and classic crowd pleaser's. Stock covers a broad range of tunes from the golden era of musicals. As Stock has worked extensively in musicals as both a performer and as musical director we know that we are in ...

Read More »

CD REVIEW: Jeanne the Musical – Original Studio Cast Recording

Music &Lyrics: Shirlie Roden Reviewer: Mark Clegg A brief history lesson: Jeanne d'Arc (or Joan of Arc to the English speaking world) was born a peasant in 15th century France. Claiming to have holy visions urging her to support Charles VII in fighting against the English domination of France, she was sent by the uncrowned Charles to the siege of ...

Read More »

CD REVIEW: Made in Dagenham – Original Cast Recording.

Book:Richard Bean Lyrics: Richard Thomas Music: David Arnold Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent The film Made in Dagenham released in 2010, enjoyed a glowing reception and numerous award nominations. Based on the true story about the women who fought for the equal pay act while working at the Ford factory in Dagenham in the 1960s is both empowering and, alarmingly, still very ...

Read More »
Brighton Fringe Directory