Broadway and Beyond

“Broadway and Beyond” is a thrilling and entertaining mix of music and wit from the most popular musicals of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Audiences will be captivated by the talents and versatility of our eight performers; comprising three all-singing all-dancing actors, whose vitality and vocal dexterity will amaze, sharing the stage with five musicians, demonstrating musical agility and expertise on more than a dozen instruments. Add to this a dazzling array of costumes and exhilarating dance routines and the evening promises to both charm and delight.

The show features songs and music from productions that have all appeared, at some time or other, on or just off Broadway - New York’s legendary theatre district. Featuring songs from classic productions such Oklahoma!, Kiss Me Kate, and The Music Man through to more modern musicals such as 42nd Street, The Producers and Spamalot , “Broadway and Beyond” is an uplifting celebration of the very best of musical theatre, presented in an engaging and entertaining package by one the country’s newest and brightest production companies.  

Gloucestershire Echo
World Of Broadway Deserves Spotlight - Monday 9th April, 2012
By Simon Lewis

'Top hats and canes, swirling dresses, a sprinkling of glitz and quality music throughout, Clearer Productions'  breezy all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza celebrating a century of Broadway (and beyond) was a total success.
Slickly choreographed, radiating pure joy and bringing each character believably to life, the three versatile troubadours, Ian Curran, Kevin Brewis and Nicky Reader cruised majestically through a whistlestop tour of songs culled principally from lesser known off-Broadway productions, glued together with a few evergreens from Oklahoma!, South Pacific and 42nd Street.

Mel Brooks, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and the Gershwins were honoured in style, and for anyone hooked on Les Mis or The Phantom of the Opera, neither of which got even the slightest look-in tonight, it
was a welcome showcase for a few long-forgotten creations (Pal Joey, Betsy, Little Johnny Jones) that still deserve their place in the spotlight. There is often strength in numbers on stage, but, for once, this was a case of so much from so few, ably supported by the multi-instrumental, five-man band under Neil Cleary. Disciplined, balanced and never invasive, they provided a pulsating accompaniment to many neat and well-crafted set pieces during which the momentum never let up.

Whilst Ian and Kevin prompted the bulk of the chuckles, especially during an excerpt from Spamalot and the running gag of Brush Up Your Shakespeare from Kiss Me Kate, the evening's most haunting moments were left to
Nicky, who worked her way through more eye-catching costumes than an entire West End cast, and whose controlled voice especially during several reflective solos, was an unmitigated delight. 

There is indeed nothing like a Broadway show, and there can be few more absorbing ways to enjoy them than tonight's polished performance during which my feet barely stopped tapping.'

Bournemouth Echo
Broadway and Beyond, Regent Centre, Christchurch - Sunday 20th February, 2011
By Ray O'Luby

'BRAVO for a brilliant tribute to Broadway. The talent and exuberance of this company of three singers-cumdancers and a multi instrumental five piece band, could hardly be bettered in this cracking paced parade of a 100
years of great Stage Musicals. Nicky Reader's versatile voice ranged from delightful to fiesty, Ian Knauer and Stephen Emery matched in quality, and the acting in the comic numbers was an added joy.

The earliest showstopper went back to 1911 with Irving Berlin's Alexander's Ragtime Band, from the intriguingly titled Friar's Frolic. Among the work of Berlin's contemporaries was Cole Porter's sublime Night And Day, from
Gay Divorce, and his wittily worded Brush Up Your Shakespeare, from Kiss Me Kate, while the Gershwins were represented by I've Got Rhythm, from Girl Crazy. 

Knauer and Emery made for a likeable pair of lovelorn sailors in There Is Nothing Like A Dame, from Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, before being swept away by Reader's hilarious knock-em-dead delivery of When You've Got It Flaunt It, from that hysterical masterpiece by Mel Brooks, The Producers, which also provided the fitting finale, There's Nothing Like A Show On Broadway.
Excellent.'

Saturday 10th September 2022 - 19:30
Tickets
 £23.50
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Venue
Princess Theatre
13 The Green
Hunstanton
PE36 5AH