The Theatre District of Charlotte, North Carolina

A guide to the various performing arts venues in Uptown Charlotte. When one thinks of the Carolinas, one more than likely will flash images of Bibles, Barbeque and Billy-Bobs; however Charlotte, North Carolina has a lot to offer in the way of performing arts. The hub of theatre is Uptown Charlotte, also called Center City. … Read moreThe Theatre District of Charlotte, North Carolina

Legally Blonde: The Musical – London Review

A personal review of the hit West End show Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre Oh-my-god you guys, it’s like totally here! Legally Blonde: The Musical has finally arrived in London at The Savoy Theatre. After much anticipation, Broadway’s answer to Barbie with a brain is here and I can quite honestly say that I … Read moreLegally Blonde: The Musical – London Review

Gareth Gates of Pop Idol Moves to Les Miz

Gareth Gates, the cheeky-faced young singer who was runner-up in the first ever Pop Idol has joined the cast of the world’s longest running musical. He was the shy young man with a terrible stammer who won the hearts of millions of viewers when he competed in the ITV forerunner to The X-Factor in 2002. Despite losing … Read moreGareth Gates of Pop Idol Moves to Les Miz

Million Dollar Quartet

This Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of a night four friends got together to rock. Musicals have been written that celebrate families, make historical events come alive and tell fantastic stories. One of the newest musicals, Million Dollar Quartet, celebrates an historical event and the musical album that resulted from it. The Storyline of Million Dollar … Read moreMillion Dollar Quartet

The Forgotten Musicals of the 1950s/1960s

In the 1950s and ’60s, several British musicals were running in London;, they were gentle tales of first love and innocence loved by all who saw them. The 1950s and ’60s were the pre-Lloyd Webber days when musicals did not involve huge sets and large choruses. They gave audiences what they wanted in a post-war … Read moreThe Forgotten Musicals of the 1950s/1960s

Flashdance: The Musical

After successfully dancing its way through its first tour two years ago, Flashdance: The Musical premieres once more at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London. Based on the successful Paramount Pictures 1980s film Flashdance; this musical was always going to attract interest and excitement. The first tour launched in 2008 with an all-star supporting cast – Bernie Nolan … Read moreFlashdance: The Musical

George M. Cohan Biography: The Man Who Owned Broadway

Biography of George M. Cohan, Irish American icon of American theater and Broadway’s greatest showman. In June 1878, Irish immigrants Jeremiah and Helen Cohan halted their touring stage act and returned to their home in Providence, Rhode Island. On July 3, Helen gave birth to their second child: a son they named George Michael. Life … Read moreGeorge M. Cohan Biography: The Man Who Owned Broadway

Tony Pastor: Broadway’s Amazing Musical Impresario

The story takes Pastor from an eight-year-old New York Lower West-Side street comedy singer to one of the most respected impresarios Broadway has ever seen. Nobody knows where Tony Pastor was born… unless the word of his parents is to be trusted. On May 28, 1837, according to them, he apparently came into the world … Read moreTony Pastor: Broadway’s Amazing Musical Impresario

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s By Jeeves: Review of Musical Based on P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves & Bertie Wooster

A collaboration between Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber, By Jeeves doesn’t quite hit the spot. By Jeeves, by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn, is a musical based on the stories of P.G. Wodehouse. It begins as if the audience are attending a church fundraising concert, starring Bertie Wooster, but when his banjo goes … Read moreAndrew Lloyd Webber’s By Jeeves: Review of Musical Based on P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves & Bertie Wooster

The First Wizard of Oz Stage Play

In 1903, years before MGM made its musical version of Oz, a stage musical based on L. Frank Baum’s book became a Broadway hit. Before he began writing children’s books, L. Frank Baum worked as a playwright, an actor and a theater manager, though bad luck and accidents dogged his career. After Wizard of Oz was published, … Read moreThe First Wizard of Oz Stage Play