Favourite musicals of 2018

Our Favourite Friday blog series starts off with our favourite musical productions that we have seen in 2018 (so far!)

 

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First up is MT and her selection….

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Fun Home

(Young Vic, London)     

With unique staging and a beautiful haunting score that sent tingles down my spine, Fun Home was outstanding. The performances were spectacular by an extremely talented cast and it all resulted in a breathtaking piece of theatre.

Summer Holiday

(New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham)

Summer Holiday had a light-hearted plot, full of classic sing-a-long Cliff Richard songs of my childhood and energetic dance routines. There was great chemistry between the talented cast with the excellent Ray Quinn cast as the leading man.

Disenchanted!

(Crestwood Theatre, Kingswinford, West Midlands)

I cried with laughter at this very witty, cleverly written alternative story of the Disney princesses. Great performances from the very talented Third from the Right Theatre Company.

King and I

(London Palladium)

One of my favourite childhood screen musicals. Fantastic performances, beautiful costumes and scenery, classic showtunes, stunning choreography and so many cute children! Best musical revival I have seen so far this year.

Miss Littlewood

(Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon)

Loved the originality of this piece! It’s not every day you see 7 different actresses on stage at the same time playing the same character. Several catchy songs and old-fashioned song and dance routines brought the house down – just fab!


Next up is me (DT) and my selection…

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Dear Evan Hansen

(Music Box Theatre, New York)

After waiting forever to see DEH, I finally got to see it on Broadway in May this year. Full of amazing songs, emotion, outstanding performances and creative set design it really was a production I will never forget.

Heathers

(The Other Palace, London)

I loved this production so much! I wasn’t sure what to expect and I was blown away by the performances of this extremely talented cast. The songs are yet to leave my head (I have the soundtrack in my car) and I would see it again and again if I could. How very.

Hamilton

(Victoria Palace, London)

I adore Hamilton and I got to see it for the first time in May this year. From the audience to the performance everything about the Hamilton experience just blew me away, so much so that I can’t wait to see it again!

Legally Blonde

(New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham)

This production of Legally Blonde left me grinning from ear to ear when I left the auditorium. Legally Blonde, the film, is nostalgic for me so the musical production had alot to live up to and it did not disappoint! Lucy Jones was an amazing Elle Woods!

Seussical – The Musical

(Dormston Mill Theatre, Sedgley)

This is still a stand out amateur production of 2018 for me. Seussical was the fourth musical from the award-winning Bilston Youth Company. Everything about it worked, from the casting to the costumes. I was blown away by this production and what this youth company had to offer. It also helped that the songs were amazing and I love Dr Seuss!

 

What have your favourites been so far?

MT & DT