Tagged with: Musical theatre

25 posts about Musical theatre on this blog

  1. Music Theatre Wales director Michael McCarthy on the company’s 25th anniversary

    Monday 30 September 2013, 14:39

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    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.

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  2. Stalking John Barrowman - the musical

    Thursday 29 August 2013, 12:34

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    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.

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  3. Welsh baritone to reprise role of mad King George

    Friday 12 April 2013, 11:29

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    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.

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  4. Rudeboys and ska remembered in musical's revival

    Wednesday 24 October 2012, 16:27

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    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.

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  5. National Theatre Wales tours with musical The Village Social

    Thursday 20 October 2011, 14:40

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    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...

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  6. Connie continues her musical journey of Wales

    Monday 15 August 2011, 16:23

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    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...

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  7. Connie's Musical Map of Wales

    Friday 5 August 2011, 12:40

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh star of musical theatre Connie Fisher sets off on a musical mystery tour across Wales in new BBC Cymru Wales programme Connie's Musical Map of Wales.

    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...

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  8. Welsh West End stars line up for charity concert

    Wednesday 30 June 2010, 17:30

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh stars of musical theatre including Over The Rainbow finalist Sophie Evans will join together for a charity concert at St Fagans Natural History Museum in July.

    Sophie Evans in BBC One entertainment show Over The Rainbow

    Sophie Evans in BBC One entertainment show Over The Rainbow

    A Night At The Musicals on Sunday 18 July is part of the Everyman Theatre...

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  9. Catherine Zeta Jones scoops CBE and Tony Award

    Monday 14 June 2010, 11:56

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    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...

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  10. Lucie Jones lands West End role in Les Misérables

    Friday 21 May 2010, 12:05

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    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...

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  11. Welsh hopeful Sophie Evans in Over The Rainbow final

    Monday 17 May 2010, 12:08

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh hopeful Sophie Evans has made it to the series finale of BBC One entertainment show Over The Rainbow.

    Over The Rainbow contestant Sophie Evans

    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...

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  12. Fans go Over The Rainbow in Cardiff

    Wednesday 12 May 2010, 16:39

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    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.

    Audience at St David's Hall for the Over The Rainbow singing event in Cardiff.

    Participants at the Over...

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  13. Tony Award nomination for Catherine Zeta Jones

    Wednesday 5 May 2010, 12:06

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Catherine Zeta Jones has received a Tony Award nomination for best performance by a leading actress in a musical, for her role in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music.

    Catherine Zeta Jones

    Zeta Jones played Desiree Armfeldt and starred alongside Alexander Hanson and Angela Lansbury in the Broadway production. She will...

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  14. Jonathan Pryce on Radio Wales Arts Show

    Wednesday 14 April 2010, 16:06

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Nicola Heywood Thomas talks to Jonathan Pryce and looks at the latest productions by National Theatre Wales and Mappa Mundi in this week's BBC Radio Wales Arts Show.

    Jonathan Pryce

    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...

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  15. Michael Ball on playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray

    Wednesday 24 March 2010, 10:47

    Nicola Heywood Thomas Nicola Heywood Thomas

    Michael Ball dons his fatsuit and frock to reprise his role as Edna Turnblad in the hit musical Hairspray at Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre from the end of March.

    Michael Ball dressed as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray

    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...

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  16. Welsh winners of the Laurence Olivier Awards

    Monday 22 March 2010, 16:17

    Nicola Heywood Thomas Nicola Heywood Thomas

    Huge congratulations to Welsh actors Aneurin Barnard and Iwan Rheon. They won Best Actor in a Musical, and Best Supporting Role in a Musical respectively at yesterday's Olivier Awards.

    The two appeared in the new musical Spring Awakening in London last year. It was Aneurin's first big stage role since...

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  17. Olivier success for Iwan Rheon and Aneurin Barnard

    Monday 22 March 2010, 09:24

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    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

    Aneurin Barnard and Iwan Rheon with their Laurence Olivier Awards © Charlie Hopkinson

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  18. Welsh hopefuls up for Laurence Olivier awards

    Thursday 18 March 2010, 15:30

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    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 award nominee) Charlotte Wakefield at the Laurence Olivier Awards nominees lunch earlier this month.

    Aneurin Barnard with Spring Awakening co-star (and fellow Olivier nominee...

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  19. Rhydian Roberts to make musical theatre debut

    Tuesday 16 March 2010, 10:15

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    Former X-Factor star Rhydian Roberts is set to make his musical theatre debut in Jeff Wayne's musical version of War Of The Worlds.

    Rhydian Roberts

    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...

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  20. Mamma Mia! set for Cardiff debut

    Monday 22 February 2010, 12:20

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    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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