Review: Wilton Productions cast have West End and Broadway star qualities in Scunthorpe
Fans of Broadway and West End musicals are in for a real treat with Wilton Productions' From West End to Broadway show.
You don't have to have seen every musical to appreciate the sheer talent of this cast, writes entertainment reporter Selina Maycock.
For whether you a fan of the music, costumes or dancing, Wilton Productions has it all jam-packed into a three hour show.
Some razzle-dazzle and all that jazz kicks off the first half of the show, with a medley of songs from Chicago.
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The choreography is superb, full of action and energy and it depicts the musical with snippets of scenes that are nicely done as highlights.
Dave Arrand does a confident performance of This is the Moment.
And as the first of the females to perform a solo piece, Katie Markham does a splendid job and sets the bar very high with her performance of With One Look.
The Oliver medley is quirkily done and the costumes set the scene for a nostalgic trip down the musical, leaving you wanting 'more sir'.
Paul Newton performs Edelweiss and Linda Lawcock sings Climb Every Mountain.
A medley of songs from the Blood Brothers leads into If My Friends Could See Me Now performed by Emilie McCleave and Danielle Singleton.
Tom Jackson does a fantastic take of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life taken from Spamalot. He captures the essence of the accent and his cheeky charm radiates from the stage as he swings into character.
Andrew and Rebecca team up for Song Like This before a medley of songs from West Side Story.
Paul Newton and Janet Altoft performed an elegant display for Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
A wonderful solo saw Andrew Baker perform Can You Feel the Love Tonight, taken from The Lion King. His voice is powerful and although the song is a slow one, he captures the emotion and passion of the lyrics in one breath.
And a medley from the Little Shop of Horrors took the audience into the interval.
The second half of the show saw a powerful performance medley of the Phantom of the Opera.
Bev Evans and Emilie McCleave teamed up to perform Secret Love.
And the lads dance to The Aggie Song, taken from The Best Little *****house in Texas, was just as pleasing after having loved the performance in the Wilton show last year.
The boys came on with confidence and they slipped into the roles very well, giving the ladies something to 'woo-woo' about.
Another Moulin Rouge medley saw the return of the couples dancing, and it was a delight to see them paired up, performing with such glamour.
Strong vocals were given by Bev Evans who passionately sang Don't Cry For Me Argentina, taken from hit musical Evita, before the girls tap section brought the show back to its fast pace.
The rest of the evening sees a medley of the Blues Brothers, a duet by Dave Arrand and Rebecca Jackson who sing Our Children.
And Andrew Baker reaches the high notes once more with Love Changes Everything, which he performs effortlessly.
A medley from Scarlett Pimpernel follows, with a comically clever duet from Janet Altoft and Linda Lawcock with We're a couple of Swells.
A candid performance from Emilie McCleave and her puppet friend captures It's a Fine Fine Line in a lovely way.
A lively trio, Danielle Singleton, Ashley Bateson and Sam Mason sees them burst into the living room.
Wilton rounds off its superb show with a medley taken from Les Miserable and Leanne Berry was astounding.
She has the vocals to match those on the real West End and I am sure if she continues to develop she will see her name in lights.
For me, the whole Wilton cast are hugely talented and I am ever keen to see what they have next in store, and this show does that throughout, for as one musical performance ends, you are highly anticipating to be blown away with the next, and they never fail to impress.
Wilton Productions perform From West End to Broadway at the Plowright Theatre in Scunthorpe each night until Saturday, February 9.
Shows start at 7.30pm, tickets £8. Call 0844 8542776.