Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Feature: June round-up

Star of the Month
Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel on her 2015 world tour

This month Broadway and Frozen star Idina Menzel brought her world tour to the UK. Menzel is a performer at the top of her game; during her performance in Wembley she showcased top notch vocals, gracing the stage with warmth and humour. Musical theatre doesn't create stars like it used to, but Menzel has certainly gone mainstream - playing Wembley Arena is an almighty achievement and she gave everyone a night to remember. Full 5* review of Idina Menzel at Wembley here.

Show of the Month
Miss Saigon
Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Miss Saigon seems to go from strength to strength. The show's new cast members are fantastic; Chris Peluso makes quite an impression as Chris whilst Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones continue to raise the roof as Kim and The Engineer. Miss Saigon is the musical of all musicals and, one year after returning to the West End, it continues to bring audiences to their feet night after night. Full 5* review of Miss Saigon here.


Interview Highlights

on channelling her inner
Dusty Springfield 
on Judy Garland & new
 music plans
on bringing Scotch and Soda
to London

Selected Reviews
★★★
"unlike anything else in the West End"

WEST END DANCE
★★★★
"Cooper brings warmth and compassion"

OFF-WEST END PLAY
★★★★
"yet another triumph for the Open Air Theatre"

OFF-WEST END PLAY
★★★
"Maitland's play tackles a subject matter which should not be brushed under the carpet"

UK TOUR ENTERTAINMENT REVIEW
★★★★
"an opportunity to reminisce over classics and be reminded of forgotten gems"

UK TOUR PLAY REVIEW
★★★★
"hats off to Jamie Lloyd and Trafalgar Transformed for taking this fine-tuned, thought provoking production around the UK"

Andrew Tomlins (Editor)

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