Anna talks about a new wave of musicals empowering us to be just that: us.Read More
On Wednesday July 19th, we hosted our Summer Cabaret evening at one of our favourite venues, The Phoenix, Cavendish Square. Filled with energetic performances from our choirs and smaller groups and soloists from within the Starling family, the event was a great success!Read More
Last night, two of the most influential musical theatre writers of the last century shared the stage for a very special panel discussion. Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer of Hamilton (arguably the most talked-about Broadway musical in years) spoke with Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose work has been so successful he hardly needs an introduction!
Anna and Emily were lucky enough to be in the room where it happened! Find out what they thought..!Read More
Like many British JRB fans, the original off-Broadway cast recording of 'Songs for a New World' is very familiar, but my only reference for Songs’ on stage are dodgy YouTube clips of small-town American school productions, often featuring voices ill-equipped to flatter the often tricky belts and harmonies of the show. Luckily director Adam Lenson has assembled the finest collection of musical theatre actors in town, moving them into a New York loft apartment set (complete with boxes of well-loved possessions). Finally the show looks as good as it sounds, and those (sometimes skippable) character songs are fully dressed in his production. A show which has many unanswered questions, this thoughtful production shows us it has thought about the answers, even when it cannot share them.Read More
We think our new album, High Five, is brilliant.
But don't just take our word for it! We've asked some of our members for their thoughts, and here's what they had to say about each other's tracks!Read More
Follies is a musical about time. A theatre is being demolished to make way for a car park, and an old empresario calls the first and last reunion of his Weismann Follies showgirls. This reunion stirs ghosts for many attending, including Sally and Phyllis, who look back on a time before their unhappy marriages, when ‘life was fun but oh, so intense. Everything was possible and nothing made sense’. Muddling its way through pastiche numbers and ending with a set of fantastical ‘follies’, the music of Follies is as evocative of the past as its plot.Read More