Musical of Musicals

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The Pump House Arts Centre
Local Board Road, Watford, Hertfordshire
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Musical of Musicals is unique. That is down to the nature of the show. It consists of five mini-musicals each in the style of a famous Broadway composition team. The teams (and styles) are: Rodgers & Hammerstein - Stephen Sondheim - Jerry Herman - Andrew Lloyd Webber - Kander & Ebb (with a dash of Marvin Hamlisch to end proceedings). The key phrase is ?in the style of' as the actual melodies are original but very similar to those the above teams are known for. There is one story told five ways and that is a simple melodrama theme - the young girl who can't pay the rent, her boyfriend, an older woman/mentor and the evil landlord. Of course when Musical of Musicals was written, the musical RENT was still playing to sell-out audiences in New York. Each mini-musical sets the ?Rent' scenario in the style of those writers.