Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre

As much as the Olivier Awards have improved over the years, I am still not such a fan. Firstly, the categories are nonsensical. Secondly, in more years than not you have productions imported from America or tried and tested revivals sweeping up awards and gaining more attention than they frankly need. This means that it is difficult for new shows created in the UK to … Continue reading Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre

Review: Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre

It’s fun to reflect on which actor would be good looking or talented enough to play ourselves in an auto-biographical retelling of our lives. Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of America, most likely did not consider that his story would be retold in a musical, by an ethnically diverse cast and using various musical stylings from rock, hip-hop to rap. He probably would … Continue reading Review: Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre

5 Reasons why I miss Neil Patrick Harris as Tony Awards Host

I first got into the Tony Awards in 2012. I have vivid memories of that telecast and how mesmerised I was by Neil Patrick Harris. I knew that he could sing as I had become slightly obsessed with his ‘Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit’ musical number in How I Met Your Mother. However, I was not prepared for how amazing his ability to host … Continue reading 5 Reasons why I miss Neil Patrick Harris as Tony Awards Host

My Favourite Things: The Tony Awards

Living miles away from New York as a Broadway fan can be fairly frustrating.  It’s great to see and read all the buzz surrounding new shows but actually enjoying the shows live, the way they are meant to be experienced, is not something I can afford to do very often. That’s why I’ve always been captivated by the Tony Awards and their live musical performances. … Continue reading My Favourite Things: The Tony Awards

My Favourite Things: Seth Deconstructs Videos

No one deconstructs musical theatre songs like Seth Rudetsky does. Not only is he incredibly astute to all the different layers packed within a song, but he’s also got such a great personality and sense of humour. I thoroughly enjoy the way he lip-syncs along to the recordings, never fails to point out his favourite vibrato moments (and do the associated hand movement) and makes … Continue reading My Favourite Things: Seth Deconstructs Videos

My Favourite Things: Seth Rudetsky OBSESSED! Videos

I’ve been putting off this blog post because I wanted it to be perfect. But I realise I will probably never adequately capture what I’d like to say so should just start it or will never get around to writing it. Since discovering Seth Rudetsky, his YouTube videos have brought me an insane amount of joy. He has two main YouTube Video Series which I … Continue reading My Favourite Things: Seth Rudetsky OBSESSED! Videos

Thoughts on: Musical Theatre Lyrics

For most song writers, I imagine that there is a fair amount of freedom with regards to the words they can choose to put to a melody. There are exceptions of course. For example some pop artists might be pressured to include repetitive lyrics in order to create a catchy hook. But for the most part there’s some degree of freedom. However, musical theatre lyrics … Continue reading Thoughts on: Musical Theatre Lyrics