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The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas – Darlington Hippodrome

Director & Choreographer: Mitch Sebastian Reviewer: Mark Clegg Established in the 1950s but only cementing their brand of high-spirited bonhomie in their appearances together in the 1960s, The Rat Pack pretty much invented ‘cool’. A group of entertainers headed up by Frank Sinatra and consisting of four other core members including Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, they appeared in ...

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The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas: Ella Fitzgerald Edition – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Devisor/Director: Mitch Sebastian Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Originally conceived by Mitch Sebastian in 2003, The Rat Pack has had numerous incarnations in the intervening years. This version, amended to celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centenary, proves that an oldie can still be a goodie. With a setting that nods to Sinatra at the Sands, the staging is simple and effective, with Matthew Freeman ...

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CD REVIEW: Norbert Leo Butz – Girls, Girls, Girls

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Girls, Girls, Girls is considerably deeper than the title suggests. Perhaps this is the point, but there’s no denying it gets straight to the heart of the material. Originally conceived for a concert in 2013, the subject matter is reflective of Butz’s quest to better understand the women in his life, and with three daughters, a wife, ...

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Marilyn and Sinatra – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Sandro Monetti Director: Sandro Monetti Reviewer: Scott Matthewman In terms of post-war Hollywood, there are hardly two figures more iconic than Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra. Their entangled personal lives, as they danced around each other even as they were married to other people, has the scope for a fascinating look at such larger-than-life figures, especially given Monroe’s tragic ...

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Guys and Dolls – Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Choreographer: Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright Reviewer: Marina Spark The latest large-scale touring production of the 1950s classic Broadway musicalGuys and Dollsis in Plymouth this week bringing swing and jazz to the Theatre Royal's Lyric stage. The much-loved show has stood the test of time and ...

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Guys and Dolls – The Grand, Leeds

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Writers: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music: Frank Loesser Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Choreographer: Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright Reviewer: Sue Collier Guys and Dolls tells the story of a group of New York underground gambling men during the American prohibition period. In this Chichester Festival Theatre production, the two principal male characters of Sky Masterson and Nathan ...

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Opera Boys – The Civic, Rotherham

Arranged by Contempo Productions Ltd Reviewer: Janet Jepson The clue is in the name; the Opera Boys do opera – but as we soon find out, not always as we know it. From the moment these guys walk onto the stage and open their mouths, it is obvious that this will be a special evening, and their talent and training ...

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