The Night of the Musicals
  • By Tom Rolph
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  • 21st Aug 2023
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  • ★★★★

The Night of the Musicals is a dazzlingly fun, exceptionally energetic hour of musical entertainment. The full company opens the show with the hit song, The Greatest Show, from The Greatest Showman. Which begins the performance with great excitement, energy, and displays the high level of talent that we have on display.

A dazzlingly fun, exceptionally energetic hour of musical entertainment

Following straight on from the opening number was Emily Rose Baker with her solo rendition of Cabaret from, you guessed it, Cabaret, which is a stand out performance with beautiful controlled vibrato, a bright and warm tone, and a voice fit for the West End.

The cast include big ensemble numbers like When You’re an Addams, One Day More and The Time of my Life, which shows off some of their more impressive dancers like Louis Dorian and Cally-Ann Callaghan. These also give every member of the company a chance to shine.

The only down point in the show is probably when the songs from Wicked keep on coming. They are all performed incredibly well, but up until this string of Schwartz numbers, the quick paced movement from song to song and genre to genre has kept the show feeling fresh and exciting. During this period of time, it slightly feels as if we’ve been dumped into the middle of a performance of Wicked.

Nevertheless every song is sung beautifully, and the talent of the company cannot be denied. With the show having no through-line, and simply being a display of talent and an enjoyable evening, the choice of songs are almost perfect. They choose household songs that anyone who has any interest at all in Musical Theatre should be able to recognise.

This is an evening where our troubles can be left at the door as we get to hear some of our favourite songs from Musical Theatre get performed by some great up and coming talent.

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The Blurb

Following our sold-out shows and sensational reviews at The Other Palace, London, we are now showcasing this jaw-dropping show at Edinburgh Fringe for a limited run. With solos, duets and ensemble numbers from Wicked, West Side Story, Les Mis and many more of your favourites, we promise you are in for an electrifying night out. As a musical celebration performed by an outstanding and professionally trained cast of musical theatre performers, The Night of The Musicals is bringing a spectacular evening of the biggest musical hits to Edinburgh.

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