2008 – Broadway or Bust

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Broadway or Bust was performed at Round Hill Primary School between Thursday 23rd October and Saturday 25th October 2008.

An evening of music, song and dance featuring all the biggest and best Broadway hits – a fully staged, costumed and choreographed review featuring songs from 42nd Street, Chicago, Sweet Charity, La Cages Aux Folles, Sunset Boulevard, A Chorus Line, Kiss Me Kate, Little Shop of Horrors and Hairspray.

The History of Broadway

The beginnings of Broadway go back to 1882, and the construction of The Madison Square Theatre at 24th Street. At the time, new theatres was concentrated between Union Square and 24th Street. By the turn of the 20th Century the street had an entirely different look, with as many as sixteen theaters on Broadway itself and many others located on the side streets or other avenues. Broadway was much more than a mere twelve blocks.

Music has always given its regards–and its talents–to Broadway, playing the key role in the past, present, and so far as one can tell, future of the Broadway musical. After all it was 140 years ago that The Black Crook opened in New York City at Niblo’s Gardens, making history not only as, just conceivably, the first Broadway musical, but also introducing a new and wide public to the glories of Music and Dance!

The longest running musical to date is still The Phantom of the Opera with over 8,000 performances.

Act 1

42nd Street

42nd Street – Jennifer Tinsdeall, Naomi Cummins, Ruth Maddison

Dames – All Cast

Go Into Your Dance – All Cast

Shuffle off to Buffalo – All Cast

42nd Street Tappers

Anna Town, Catherine Furber, Cathy Chatten, Cheryl Camm,
Emma James, Jenny Allen, Kathryn McAuley, Lisa Green-Smith,
Luis Ogando, Mina Machin

Sondheim

Losing My Mind – Jennifer Tinsdeall

Send in the Clowns – Cheryl Camm

Little Shop of Horrors

Somewhere that’s Green – Cathy Chatten

Suddenly Seymour – Cathy Chatten, Jouni Soininen

Sweet Charity

There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This – Jane Hough, Mina Machin, Stephanie Gray-Blest

If My Friends Could See Me Now – Mina Machin

Too Many Tomorrows – Dan Bates

Rhythm of Life – All Cast

Act 2

Hairspray

Good Morning Baltimore – Lisa Green-Smith

Nicest Kids In Town – Louis Ogando

Mama I’m a Big Girl Now – Catherine Furber, Cheryl Mills, Jane Cottee, Lisa Green-Smith, Mick Green, Valerie Lazenbury

I Can Hear The Bells – Lisa Green-Smith

Hairspray Dancers

Anna Town, Catherine Furber, Cathy Chatten, Cheryl Camm, Claire Baker, Dan Bates, Emma James, Jouni Soininen,Mick Green, Mina Machin

A Chorus Line

One – All Cast

What I Did For Love – Emma James

La Cages Aux Folles – All Cast

I Am What I Am – Erica Coleman

The Best of Times – All Cast

Sunset Boulevard

As If We Never Said Goodbye – Cheryl Mills

With One Look – Cheryl Mills

Chicago

Cell Block Tango – Emma James, Erica Coleman, Jennifer Tinsdeall, Kathryn McAuley, Ruth Maddison, Valerie Lazenbury

And All That Jazz – Anna Town, Catherine Furber, Cathy Chatten, Cheryl Camm, Claire Baker, Jacqui Almond, Jane Cottee, Mina Machin, Naomi Cummins

Jekyll And Hyde

This is the Moment – All Cast

Kiss Me Kate

Too Darn Hot – All Cast

The Crew

The Band

Drums – Ben Miles
Flute – Jennie Artiss
Guitar – Richard Hair

The Production Team

Musical Director – John Maddison
Wardrobe – Mina Machin
Props – Jane Hough
Sound – David Hinchliffe
Stage Manager – David Artiss
Assistant Production Manager – Jane Hough
Production Manager – Mike Cottee
Dance Captain – Mina Machin
Choreographer – Craig Butterworth
Chorus Mistress – Jennie Artiss
Wardrobe – Lisa Green-Smith