THE WONDERFUL WORLD WIDE WEBBER – MUSIC OF A MASTER IN Review By Emma Bell

Published on 30th May, 2011

THE WONDERFUL WORLD WIDE WEBBER – MUSIC OF A MASTER IN Review By Emma Bell

Jesus, Christ, Super Star, Do you think you’re what they say you are? We all know the words and every musical theatre fan knows the timeless tunes of iconic Andrew Lloyd Webber’s songs. Lloyd Webber truly is ‘The Man’ when it comes to musical theatre hits! What more do you need other than a live band, live singers, lights, and the show tunes that have stopped the hearts of thousands.

THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER playing in Sydney and then Canberra before heading overseas serves up an extraordinary array of songs from all the classics like Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Chris Superstar, Sunset Boulevard and Evita. The show also includes songs from some of the not so well known shows like Tell Me on a Sunday, The Woman in White and Love Never Dies which is currently playing in Melbourne. Lloyd Webber’s music touches your heart and the lyrics whisk you away to a land of love and fantasy.

The eight singers taking the stage at the lyric are: Blake Bowden, Alinta Chidzey, Andrew Conaghan, Michael Cormick, Trisha Crowe, Delia Hannah, Kirsten Hobbs and Shaun Rennie. For me the stand out was Alinta Chidzey, she absolutely shines, especially when she sings the beautiful ballad ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ from Jesus Christ Superstar.

The set consisted of three gigantic screens displaying either a mood-enhancing scene or the name of the musical. At times, even the man himself, Sir Lloyd Webber would be beamed onto the screen, sharing insights into what it’s like being him and how his shows have remained loved the world over even after all these years.

It was a highly enjoyable evening, taking us on a great journey and reminding us of the sheer enormity of his repertoire. If you love Webber’s wonderful music, be sure to head a long to this sensational night of song.

Emma Bell is writer, reviewer and interviewer and can be found at www.emmabell.com.au

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