Musical I Love: Guys and Dolls – much of this choice is down to the fact that it is set in the era that I would have most liked to have lived in. But it also has some absolutely classic songs that I find myself singing (when alone of course!)
Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival opened in style with Sondheim’s classic Into the Woods on Thursday night. It is a visually spectacular production which makes brilliant use of the fittingly wood-filled backdrop. And the large and impressive cast taking on one of musical theatre’s most challenging scores.
Rehearsals start this week in New York for innovative and ground breaking theatre company Fiasco’s enchanting reinvention of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s masterpiece Into The Woods. Both Sondheim and Lapine will join the company in rehearsal this week. The production opens on 12 July 2016 at the Menier, with previews from 1 July, and runs until 17 September. Casting of the original US company has also now been confirmed.
Following great critical success in New York, innovative and ground breaking theatre company Fiasco bring their enchanting reinvention of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s masterpiece Into The Woods to the Chocolate Factory this Summer. The production opens on 12 July 2016, with previews from 1 July, and runs until 17 September. Tickets go on sale at 9am on 25 May 2016.
I’ve been consciously taking it easy (or at least easier than I usually do!) over the last week after dislocating my newly replaced hip the week before, as I described in a posting here last week was a bit of a wake-up call — I had actually scheduled some ten shows (including out-of-town trips to Leicester and Leeds) just ten days after coming out hospital the first time; but then had the wake-up call that took me out of commission entirely.
With a notoriously challenging musical score that makes even highly accomplished musicians run for the hills, the Exchange makes Into the Woods look like a walk in the park. Laden with wit, plenty of trees and stellar performances throughout – the execution and delivery of this contemporary fairytale adventure is superb.