Best of the West End

theSpace at Symposium Hall is an ideal setting for music appreciation. After being here last year the American Performing Arts International return for two shows. Best Of The West End is their lunchtime slot with a selection of hits from British musical theatre.

Another triumph for American Performing Arts International.

Chase Ramsay and Kelsey Mariner made their Fringe debut joining Brittni Smith, Cameron Cahoon, David Smith, Scott Sackett and Shawn Mortensen with both solo and ensemble parts. From a wealth of material they chose two songs from Book Of Mormon leading to Soul Of Man and History Of Wrong Guys then When I Grow Up and Telly from Matilda The Musical both amusingly delivered. We were treated to a passionate ‘Til I Hear You Sing from Love Never Dies before Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from Phantom Of The Opera with superb delivery from Cam Cahoon who would later sang a faultless Bring Him Home from Les Miserables. This piece concluded the show along with A Little Fall Of Rain and One Day More. The choice of songs was never obvious and showed the diversity of the cast who all live in Orem, Utah. Performing effortlessly without microphones they took on the less obvious The Baker’s Wife (Meadowlark), the standard Reviewing The Situation from Oliver! and even Diva’s Lament, The Song That Goes Like This and I’m All Alone, comically recreated from Spamalot.

Deserved sold out audiences who appreciate the world of musical theatre for their short run meant another triumph for American Performing Arts International.

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