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Puttin’ on the Ritz – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Show arranged by Spirit Productions Executive Producer: David King Reviewer: Janet Jepson It’s all glitter and sparkle, and a true journey back to the Golden Age of Hollywood at its best. The whole bedecked stage and cast of beautifully costumed dancers and singers epitomises the extravagant style of the 1920s and 1930s, proving that there really is “no business like ...

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CD REVIEW: On The Town – New Broadway Cast Recording

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Fans of the iconic musical On The Town have waited a long time for the first complete recording of the stage production - almost 70 years in fact. Despite recordings in 1944, 1960 and 1995, many theatre fans were left disappointed when parts of the score were either omitted, truncated or recorded in the studio. Thankfully, 70 ...

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Singin’ in the Rain – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Book: Betty Comden &Adolf Green Music: Nacio Herb Brown &Arthur Freed Choreographer: Andrew Wright Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Holly Spanner When the American musical comedy film Singin’ in the Rain starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor, was first released in 1952, it was only a modest hit. Since then however, its popularity has risen to extraordinary heights, and ...

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Singin’ in the Rain – Bristol Hippodrome

Book: Betty Comden &Adolph Green Music: Nacio Herb Brown &Arthur Freed Choreographer: Andrew Wright Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Barbara Michaels High kicking and high scoring, the cast of the Chichester Festival Theatre production of the musical theatre adaptation of the 1952 American film Singing’ in the Rain does it proud. The iconic film directed by, choreographed and starring Gene Kelly, ...

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Singin’ in the Rain – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Book: Betty Comden &Adolph Green Music: Nacio Herb Brown &Arthur Freed Director: Jonathan Church Choreography: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Katie Mitchell Future audiences of Singin’ in the Rain should be warned to take their umbrellas as they are in for a splash! The smash hit blockbuster from the 50's makes its way from London’s West End bringing the glitz and glamour ...

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Singin’ in the Rain – Grand Opera House, York

Music: Roger Edens Director: Mick Cox Musical Director: Christopher Guard Choreographer: Melanie Fox Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:4.5] The well-known story of the golden age of silent movies giving way to the talkies, as portrayed by Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in one of the most famous musicals of all time, is here brought entertainingly to life on the stage in ...

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CD REVIEW: Singin’ in the Rain – 2012 London Cast

Producers: Robert Scott &Larry Blank for Chichester Festival Theatre and Stage Entertainment Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:4] In the 6oth anniversary year of the ever popular, all singing, all dancing film, Singin’ in the Rain, what better way to celebrate than with a 2012 London Cast recording? A cast recording that is, indeed, a fitting tribute to that iconic film. As ...

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