A Grand Night For Singing - Summer 2021
A Grand Night for Singing Exact dates & venue to be confirmed soon. We're just finalising details - but are hoping to produce the show in June or July 2021.
Taste and imagination, two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, overflow in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie over three decades after the famous duo's final collaboration. Featuring songs from lesser-known works, Allegro, and Pipe Dream, to hits Carousel, and Cinderella, Rodgers & Hammerstein probably never imagined 'Shall We Dance?' as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer. Nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?'. But that's precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,' a swingin' 'Honeybun', and a jazzy 'Kansas City' which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date Rodgers & Hammerstein’s songs remain.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING' Music by RICHARD RODGERS Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II Musical Arrangements by FRED WELLS Orchestration by MICHAEL GIBSON & JONATHAN TUNICK Conceived by WALTER BOBBIE This amateur production of A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
Audition sign up and details will be at https://www.limelightperformers.co.uk/perform
This production was postponed due to Covid-19.