25 posts about Musical theatre on this blog
Monday 30 September 2013, 14:39
When Michael McCarthy and Michael Rafferty co-founded Music Theatre Wales 25 years ago, it was a gem of an idea, a glimmer of hope that a company producing contemporary opera could one day become a pioneering international force.
Thursday 29 August 2013, 12:34
It may be an unsettling title for a production, but something about Stalking John Barrowman seems to have captured the public imagination, as each of its premiere shows in Cardiff this week will play to a sell-out audience.
Friday 12 April 2013, 11:29
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the contemporary opera outfit Music Theatre Wales. To celebrate they are reprising an opera that chronicled King George III's descent into madness long before the hit film about him gripped audiences worldwide.
Wednesday 24 October 2012, 16:27
If you love reggae and ska and would jump at the chance to take a trip back in time to 1980s Cardiff, then visit the Rockin' Chair Caribbean Restaurant in Riverside, Cardiff over the next 10 days as it's transformed into a theatrical venue for the revival of ska musical Rude.
Thursday 20 October 2011, 14:40
National Theatre Wales take their first ever musical theatre production on a tour of Wales this week.
This production couldn't be more different from the hugely successful, large-scale Passion that took over Port Talbot during the Easter bank holiday weekend. The modern take on the traditional passion...
Monday 15 August 2011, 16:23
In the second episode of Connie's Musical Map of Wales, star of musical theatre Connie Fisher heads north.
She starts off in Bangor University and finds out why The Beatles visited the area back in 1967. She then travels through Snowdonia and across the Llŷn Peninsula to meet the man who is bringing...
Friday 5 August 2011, 12:40
In the first episode, which you can see on Monday, Connie journeys from Cardiff to Treorchy. She sings in the Millennium Stadium before a Welsh...
Wednesday 30 June 2010, 17:30
Sophie Evans in BBC One entertainment show Over The Rainbow
Monday 14 June 2010, 11:56
It was a successful weekend for Catherine Zeta Jones as she was named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. She is to be made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to the film industry and to charity.
And last night the Welsh star scooped the 2010 Tony Award for best performance...
Friday 21 May 2010, 12:05
Former X Factor contestant Lucie Jones has landed a prestigious role in West End favourite Les Misérables, directed by Cameron Mackintosh.
The star from Pentyrch, Cardiff, who came to prominence on the hit ITV programme, has already started rehearsals for the long-running show.
Lucie will play the part...
Monday 17 May 2010, 12:08
The leading lady for Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of The Wizard Of Oz will be found this coming weekend in the dramatic climax. The three Dorothys will face the public vote in...
Wednesday 12 May 2010, 16:39
Over 1,000 fans of BBC One show Over The Rainbow took part in a sing-along event at Cardiff's St David's Hall on Sunday.
Some fans queued from as early as 8am to take part in the musical masterclass alongside ex-Dorothys from the show and I'd Do Anything winner, Jodie Prenger.
Participants at the Over...
Wednesday 5 May 2010, 12:06
Zeta Jones played Desiree Armfeldt and starred alongside Alexander Hanson and Angela Lansbury in the Broadway production. She will...
Wednesday 14 April 2010, 16:06
Welsh star of stage and screen Pryce has been starring in the West End as tramp Davies in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker. The show, directed...
Wednesday 24 March 2010, 10:47
Michael Ball dressed as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray.
The West End star told me he's moving into the realms of production (or over to the...
Monday 22 March 2010, 16:17
The two appeared in the new musical Spring Awakening in London last year. It was Aneurin's first big stage role since...
Monday 22 March 2010, 09:24
Welsh actors Aneurin Barnard and Iwan Rheon both picked up prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards in a ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel last night for their respective roles in musical Spring Awakening.
Aneurin Barnard and Iwan Rheon with their Laurence Olivier Awards © Charlie Hopkinson
Thursday 18 March 2010, 15:30
Welsh stars Aneurin Barnard and Iwan Rheon will discover if they have won one of the most prestigious prizes in the theatrical world on Sunday evening as the Laurence Olivier Awards are held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Aneurin Barnard with Spring Awakening co-star (and fellow Olivier nominee...
Tuesday 16 March 2010, 10:15
Roberts will team up with stars Jason Donovan and Liz McClarnon for the November and December shows of the The War of The Worlds - Alive on Stage! 2010 tour.
He will play...
Monday 22 February 2010, 12:20
The Wales Millennium Centre will play host to the internationally-acclaimed musical Mamma Mia! this winter.
The musical is set to run for 10 weeks at the iconic arts venue in Cardiff Bay, from 16 November to 23 January 2011.
Judy Craymer, the musical's creator and producer commented; "It's so exciting...
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