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LATITUDE 2015: A Night at the Musicals

Artist(s): Jonny Woo &La Gateau Chocolat Venue: Cabaret Tent Reviewer: Nicole Evans A Night at the Musicals on in the Cabaret Tent wouldn't usually cause much of a stir in amoung the weird and the wonderful surrounding us at Latitude all weekend, but when those words are accompanied by the name La Gateau Chocolat, expectations for the performance change somewhat.Tonight, ...

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Let’s Hang On – The Civic, Rotherham

Promoter: Derek Block Producer: Dino Buttarazzi Reviewer: Janet Jepson Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons has become a truly legendary band over the years, helped on no doubt by the famous West End musical, Jersey Boys. The story of these young boy musicians from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together through trial, tribulation and ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Noel Sullivan

The Public Reviews’ Gemma Hirst catches up with actor Noel Sullivan in between shows to chat about the current UK tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, his new album and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Have you always wanted to get into musical theatre, even before joining Hear’Say? Yes! It was always my plan really. I was on that path before I joined ...

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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 ...

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A conversation with John Travolta – Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Hosted by Barry Norman Reviewer: Rahul Rose With a galaxy of Hollywood superstars descending on the West End for the BAFTAs on Sunday night, the arrival of one veteran of the silver screen went completely unnoticed. Just a stone’s throw from the Royal Opera House, where the likes of Brad Pitt and Leonardo Dicaprio had convened for an evening of ...

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Grease – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs &Warren Casey Director: David McNeill Reviewer: Paul Downham [rating:4] Take 80 young people aged between 11 and 21, two weeks and a professional stage and you get the Manchester Stage Experience. Now in its 9th Year Grease is the latest offering from this fantastic concept. Everyone knows the story of Grease so the concentration ...

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Sing-a-long-a Grease! – Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Downham [rating:4] Even if you have seen Grease countless times on stage and screen nothing can quite prepare you for Sing-a-long=a Grease! The show is the ultimate karaoke party combining the two genres where the audience are encouraged to dress up and become part of the film. The evening is introduced by Sandy’s little known Sister Randy, who ...

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CD REVIEW: Laura Osnes – Dream a Little Dream (Live at the Cafe Carlyle)

Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:4] Read any biography of Laura Osnes and it already reads like the charmed life of a Musical Theatre star. Only in her mid-twenties, her Broadway credits already boast leads in Grease, South Pacific, Anything Goes, Bonnie and Clyde and the upcoming Cinderella. From humble beginnings through to Tony nominations, Osnes has spent most of her 27 ...

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