Shaun's Top 100 Show Tunes (100-91)

I was sitting around planning out blog posts the other day and a fantastic idea for a blog post series came to mind: a mini Friday playlist of ten of my favourite songs from the shows! Of course, this countdown isn't totally accurate in all places. I did start with a list of over 200 songs that I really like from the shows, but I slowly had to reduce that to 100 as I ranked them - some poor shows don't even show up in the final list at all! Regardless, every Friday you can check out another ten show tunes and hopefully, you'll enjoy them as much as I do!

Why "I Can't Sing" Shouldn't Have Closed

My friend Chaya and I booked our tickets to see I Can't Sing about a month into the show's run and were more than excited to see the show. I love the Palladium more than any other London theatre and I was more than excited to experience this very strange concept for a West End musical. Days before we went to see the show though, we found out that the show's run was being cut short and that the matinee performance we'd be attending that Saturday would be the show's last.

'Dogfight' at the Southwark Playhouse

Let me start by sharing my Dogfight journey with you - It must have started about two years ago when the show first opened off-Broadway. The insider hype that surrounded the show intrigued me and I gave a few songs a listen and then left it at that ("Before It's Over", "Pretty Funny" and "Dogfight" where the songs that initially really stuck out at me).

My 2014 Tony Awards Predictions

Since I am not (yet) an American or a frequent Broadway visitor, I find myself watching most exclusive-to-Broadway musicals through a YouTube video that was created by a rebellious bootlegger, or by simply reading through countless reviews and opinions on shows. Though this makes making my guesses and predictions at awards season very difficult, the Tony's are due to hit the airwaves in a little over two weeks time and I thought I'd share with you my thoughts on who should be taking home an award from an across-the-pond perspective...

An Exclusive Interview with Chantel Riley; Nala in The Lion King on Broadway

I knew that this blog needed something wow-worthy to kick it into the right direction of where I want it to be going over the coming months. So, I got straight down to it and landed myself an interview with the lady who currently plays Nala in The Lion King on Broadway in New York City, Chantel Riley. 

Musicals and Me

For as long as I can remember, the world of the theatre has fascinated me. Movie musicals and family members playing tapes of musical soundtracks is what really made me fall in love. Classic movie musicals like The Sound of Music, the Wizard of Oz and Grease were constantly being watched.