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CD REVIEW: Julie’s Greenroom – Original Netflix Series Soundtrack

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Children’s TV shows have always contained music and songs, but in the last decade or so the bar has been raised and some true writing talent has been providing genuinely great tunes that often elevate them to something that can be enjoyed by all age. Netflix has now added to the growing selection of preschool TV show ...

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CD REVIEW: Sweet Charity – Original London Cast Recording

Sweet Charity - Original London Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg From the iconic brassy six note opening of Big Spender at the start of the overture to the not-very-happy ending, Sweet Charity is an iron-clad classic. Originally opening on Broadway in 1967, this is a rerelease of the soundtrack of the London cast from the following year. Charity Hope Valentine is a hostess in a New York ...

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CD REVIEW: It Shoulda Been You – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music: Barbara Anselmi Book &Lyrics: Brian Hargrove Reviewer: Mark Clegg Many times in the past perfectly good musicals have failed for no discernible reason. It Shoulda Been You sadly only lasted 135 performances (after previews) but the probable source of its downfall is extremely apparent on this original soundtrack recording that has just been released. However let’s start with the ...

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CD REVIEW: Sex and the Village

Music: Rebecca Applin Book &Lyrics: Rebecca Applin &Susannah Pearse Producer: Pitch Perfect Reviewer: Ruth Jepson [rating:4] ‘Sex and the Village’ – Sex and the City for those of us who enjoy seeing a tree every now and again! Actually, as main character Chloe says,’ it’s less sex and more village’ in this cute little musical about following your dreams verses ...

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CD REVIEW: The Confession Room

Music and Lyrics: Dan Looney Additional Lyrics: Reece Looney and Sam Champness Reviewer: Ruth Jepson [rating:4] ‘I got a problem with me’ – the opening lyrics to ‘The Confession Room’, and ones which we’ve probably all uttered at one time or another, although probably using less direct phrasing. Having a problem, a secret or something which just needs to be ...

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CD REVIEW: Bombshell: the new Marilyn musical from Smash

Writers: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] If you're a musicals fan and haven't come across Smash season one, get on it now - this addictive TV show is essentially a grown-up Glee which deals with the backstage dramas behind creating a hit Broadway musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe. If you have - and you ...

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CD REVIEW: Carrie – The Musical

Music: Michael Gore Lyrics: Dean Pitchford Producer: Joel Moss and Michael Gore Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4.5] ‘Carrie – The Musical’ is notorious as one of the biggest flops in musical theatre history. Starting life at no less than the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford in 1988, it transferred to Broadway at huge cost, only to close four days after its ...

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CD REVIEW: Calvin Berger

Music and lyrics: Barry Wyner Producer: Kurt Deutsch, Doug Besterman and Barry Wyner Reviewer: Ruth Jepson [Rating:4] Calvin Berger at first hearing could be High School Musical, Hairspray, possible even Grease or Fame. Four teenagers, two girls, two boys and everyone in love with everyone else. But with a couple of listens it reveals itself to be so much more. ...

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