I went to see a lot of Theatre in 2017 so decided that as well as my Top 10 Theatre Shows I would also for the first time ever list my favourite performances from the year. This created some very tough decisions as the level of Theatre in 2017 was very high and managing to pick just ten performances out of the amazing shows I had the pleasure of watching has proven to be very tough!
I had such an incredible year at the theatre (2017 at the theatre) that putting together this top 10 list of shows that I managed to see has been very tough! I was lucky enough to see many UK touring shows, West End and this year Broadway as well. All of which are fantastic experiences and I actually managed to see a lot of new shows to myself and some favourites all over again, the thing with Theatre is that with musicals and plays the productions can be slightly changed which gives you a brand new way to watch it!
A reminder of my year at the theatre, check out all of the shows I managed to see on stage during 2017!
On Friday the Leading Ladies which is a supergroup made up from three amazing West End ladies in Beverley Knight, Amber Riley and my absolute favourite Cassidy Janson. Their first album was released Songs from the Stage and an added bonus that they performed on Children in Need singing Wind Beneath My Wings, which is one of the songs on the album!
So this is todays musical moment, if you enjoy this you really should get the album which has a mixture of popular songs and musical favourites, with the three ladies sounding just fantastic together!
That’s right three incredible leading ladies and my personal favourite Cassidy Janson, along with Amber Riley and Beverly Knight have teamed up to become a supergroup. In terms of musical theatre this is such a huge deal and the album is going to be amazing!
Cassidy Janson – Carole King
Matthew Seadon-Young – Gerry Goffin
Stephanie McKeon – Cynthia Weil
Ian McIntosh – Barry Mann
Barbara Drennan – Genie Klein
Joseph Prouse – Donnie Kirshner
Venue: Aldwych Theatre, London
Date: Saturday 5th August 2017
Since seeing Beautiful in October 2016, I have now seen it four times and that is without a doubt because of Cassidy Janson, although my timing was bad for the third time as she was on holiday.
Her performance of Carole King has absolutely blown me away with her amazing acting ability and that voice! The way she goes for it with the different songs is truly outstanding. So on closing night it was a true honour to get to meet her at the stage door and have her sign my programme and the photo below.
I thought what better preparation for heading down to London for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical closing on Saturday night than having it as todays musical moment. It will be my fourth trip to see the amazing show!