Greatest Show Tune Ever Poll Results – Top 50 Show Tunes

Greatest Showtune Ever

BritishTheatre.com is pleased to bring to you the poll results for the Greatest Show Tune Ever. Thousands of you nominated your favourites before a final voting list of 200 songs was produced and voting opened. What is shown below is not only the Greatest Ever Show Tune but the Top 50 Show Tunes from that vote. Les Miserables scored a phenomenal five songs in the top 20, three of those in the top 10. Stephen Sondheim was the most listed composer with 7 songs nominated, Alain Boublil and Claude Michel-Schoenberg with 6 songs with Alan Menken and Andrew Lloyd Webber tied with 3 each. A suprising poll result saw Le Jazz Hot from Victor/Victoria come in at number 8. Songs from musicals were once the songs that were often re-interpreted by some of the greatest artists becoming standards around the globe. There is no doubting the fact that songs from … Read more

REVIEW: A Christmas Carol, Lyceum Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

London Musical Theatre Orchestra A Christmas Carol Lyceum Theatre

A Christmas Carol London Musical Theatre Orchestra Lyceum Theatre, 11th December 2017 5 Stars Book Tickets Seeing this sprawling, grand, majestic musical entertainment again in the once splendid surroundings of Bertie Crewe’s opulently spacious rococo interior (behind Beazley’s proudly neo-classical facade), with the full resources of the LMTO massed on stage, complete with a chorus and a line up of superb soloists, all in evening dress, flanked by a brace of sparkling Christmas trees, and beneath the trademark red banners of this specialist orchestra, in this melodramatic, sentimental story of vice and redemption, it is easy to think that there is rather more of nineteenth century French grande-opera about it than the conventional trappings and concerns of Broadway showbiz.  Hearing Alan Menken’s stunning score, given lush and vivid life in Michael Starobin’s gorgeous orchestrations, it is easy to imagine oneself back in the world of Meyerbeer, Gounod and Berlioz, where … Read more

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