An American Musical Love Affair

Thursday, 10.11.2016 19:30, Shaw Theatre

Starring the 2016/17 Royal Academy of Music Musical Theatre Company and under the direction of James Spilling

Our new Musical Theatre Company along with the Royal Academy Band are set to transport you to the magical world of the American Musical. In a brand-new show featuring some of the best-loved showstoppers from American musical theatre – including West Side Story and American in Paris, Dreamgirls and Hamilton – we invite you to join us in what will be an unashamed glitz-and-glamour celebration of all that is great about the American Musical!

While our new theatre is under construction at the Royal Academy of Music we are delighted to be presenting our Autumn concert at the Shaw Theatre – ideally situated for major transport links as well as the amenities of St Pancras and the vibrant new cultural quarter nearby.

We look forward to seeing you at the Shaw Theatre for a first glimpse of our super-talented Musical Theatre Company of 2016/17!

1. America Suite (based on West Side Story)
by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
Arranged and Orchestrated by James Spilling

2. An American in Paris – Medley
by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Arranged and Orchestrated by Alex Beetschen and Guy Frati

3. Gold (from Once)
by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Vocal arrangement by Martin Lowe

4. Song of Purple Summer (from Spring Awakening)
by Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater
Arranged and Orchestrated by Alex Beetschen

5. Sit Down You’re Rockin The Boat (from Guys and Dolls)
by Frank Loesser
Arranged by Noam Galperin

6. Burn (from Hamilton)
by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Arranged and orchestrated by Guy Frati

7. One Less Bell to Answer/A House Is Not a Home
by Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Orchestrated by Guy Frati (based on the Barbara Streisand medley)

8. Run Freedom Run (from Urinetown)
by Mark Hollmann, Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis
Orchestrated by Alex Beetschen

9. It’s a Grand Night for Singing Opening Medley (from It’s a Grand Night for Singing)
by Rodgers and Hammerstein Review
Orchestrated by Guy Frati

10. Medley
The Best of Times
(from La Cage aux Folles)
by Jerry Herman. Orchestrated by Alex Beetschen. Additional vocal arrangements by James Spilling
Lovely (from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)
by Stephen Sondheim. Arranged and orchestrated by Guy Frati
There’s Always a Woman (from Putting it Together)
by Stephen Sondheim. Orchestrated by Alex Beetschen
Three Little Maids (from Hot Mikado)
adapted by Rob Bowman, David H. Bell based on The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan. Orchestrated by Alex Beetschen and Guy Frati
Everybody Ought to Have a Maid (from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) by Stephen Sondheim
Orchestrated by Alex Beetschen

11. Saturn Returns (from Myths and Hymns)
by Adam Guettel
Additional arrangements by Guy Frati

12. Being Alive (from Putting it Together)
by Stephen Sondheim
Orchestrated by Guy Frati

13. Dreamgirls Medley using Move, Family and Steppin’ to the Bad Side
by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen
Arranged and orchestrated by James Spilling

Tickets £15 (concessions £12.50) from, telephone 0844 248 5075 (0844 844 2121 for groups of 10+).

Please note that TicketMaster apply a booking fee of 10% on the total value of the tickets.

Purchases can also be made in person at the Shaw Theatre, when no transaction charge will be made: this service is available only on dates when the Box Office is open for other shows, from one hour before the performance.

Due to the nature and content of this concert, it is not suitable for children under the age of nine.

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