REVIEW: Tenderly Rosemary Clooney Musical, New Wimbledon Theatre ✭✭✭

Tenderly Rosemary Clooney Musical

Tenderly The Rosemary Clooney Musical New Wimbledon Time and Leisure Studio, 6th September 2017 3 Stars Book Tenderly Tickets Rosemary Clooney is an unusual choice of singer to make the central point of a back-catalogue musical about a life in showbusiness (and, yes, she was the real-life aunt of actor George).  She is really not that familiar over here, and probably best known for playing opposite Bing Crosby in the 1954 Irving Berlin blockbuster success, ‘White Christmas’, a film that continues to charm and beguile fractious families yuletide in, yuletide out, soothing and calming the tense nerves of people trying unsuccessfully to live up to Hollywood’s standards of Norman Rockwell domestic picturesqueness.  And that is perhaps one of the attractions of this show: we get to draw nearer to a central pillar of the myth of contentment that we tell ourselves on an annual basis, hoping – possibly – that … Read more

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