On April 6th I attended the evening performance of #famethemusical at the #swanseagrandtheatre I went in apprehensive about this show as I don’t like the original movie and don’t get me started on the remake so I thought maybe the stage show would change my mind and truth be told I think I’m destined not to like Fame as I did not enjoy this production at all. I can’t put my finger on what I did not enjoy as the acting and singing was good as was the choreography. I liked the fact that some of the actors were musoactors. The staging was minimalistic and basic and sadly there was no taxi even when they did the well known number as part of the encore. I just felt flat by the end. Sadly Jorgie Porter was absent but her understudy Daisy Edwards was a fantastic stand in. Jamal Kane Crawford showed what a good dancer he is and special mention must go to ensemble dancer member Morgan Jackson who certainly had the moves. Stand out performance for me was Mica Paris who blew us away with he incredible voice but sadly is under used throughout the show. The off stage band did a great job but sadly the songs I feel are not memorable bar the infamous title song which they kept until the end. Overall Fame will appeal to many and no doubt ‘live for ever’ but for me I felt it was short lived. Nevertheless it was still an enjoyable evening out at the theatre. #fame#famemusical#fameuk#famemusicaluk#famethemusicaluk#musical#musicaltheatre#stagey#theatre
🎵✨ DID YOU KNOW? ✨🎵 Phoenix Youth Theatre first performed 'How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' in June 2005, with current junior class teachers Jonnie and Katie as Finch and Miss Krumholtz respectively, and our choreographer Claire as a lead dancer. As pointed out by this year's Finch - Adam Forbes - most of this year's Phoenix Youth cast would not have been born at the time. That's how to make people feel old!