Students of City University London presented a major Musical Theatre concert in the Centre for Music Studies’s Performance Space on Tuesday 19 March 2013, to tie in with the ‘Musical Theatre’ module currently running on the BMus programme.
A broad range of solo numbers included ‘The Man I Love’ (Lady Be Good), ‘If I Loved You’ (Carousel), ‘Adelaide’s Lament’ (Guys and Dolls), ‘So Long, Dearie’ (Hello, Dolly!), ‘Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again’ (The Phantom of the Opera), ‘Why, God, Why?’ (Miss Saigon), ‘There’s a Fine, Fine Line’ (Avenue Q), ‘Falling Slowly’ (Once), and ‘Left Behind’ (Spring Awakening).
The concert also featured choruses of ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ and ‘One Day More’ (Les Misérables) from the City University Musical Theatre Chorus, a staged version of ‘What is this Feeling’ (Wicked), and a set by the City University Big Band including ‘They Can’t Take That Away from Me’ (Shall We Dance), ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ (The Wizard of Oz), and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ (We Will Rock You).
Some 60 performers were involved in the concert, which attracted a sell-out audience. Other highlights included the fully staged chorus ‘Another Op’nin’, Another Show’ (Kiss Me, Kate) to commence the event, and a choreographed ‘Cell Block Tango’ (Chicago) – featuring the City Block Tango Dancers.
For further information, please see: http://www.city.ac.uk/events/2013/march/a-night-at-the-musicals
Update: A promotional video about the concert and its associated academic module, featuring interviews from the students as well as footage of lectures and of the performance itself, was released in June 2013 and may be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC01cbDvaw0