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Music Celebrations International 2013 : The Best of Musicals – Bangkok

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Music Celebrations International 2013 : The Best of Musicals – Bangkok

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Venue : Thailand Cultural Center, Main Hall
Show Date : Saturday September 7, 2013.
Time : 8.00 P.M.
Gate Open : Approx. 30 minutes before show start.
Public Sale : 14 August 2013 , 10A.M. onward.
Ticket Price
500, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000, 2,500

Bangkok Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Michael England
Guest vocalists: Robyn North & Graham Bickley
from the West End International London

Andrew Lloyd Webber :
“Cats” Symphonic Suite & “Magical Mr Mistoffelees” “Starlight Express” and “Love Never Dies” “Sunset Boulevard” Suite & “Too Much in Love to Care” “Evita” – “Another Suitcase” & “Money Keeps Rolling In” “The Phantom of the Opera” – “Think of Me”, “Wishing”, “All I Ask of You” & “The Music of the Night”

Claude-Michel Schönberg :
“Miss Saigon” – “Sun and Moon”, “Bui Doi” & “The Last Night of the World” “Les Misérables” – “I Dreamed a Dream” “Stars”, “The Prayer” & “The People’s Song”

Lionel Bart :
“Oliver!” Symphonic Suite

Orchestral medley :
“West End Overture”

A Night at the Musicals

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Claude-Michel Schönberg – the most successful exponents of the “mega-musical” – will be celebrated lavishly by this enticing programme. Theirs are amongst the longest running shows in theatrical history, hitting upon a formula which is a benchmark for aspiring entertainers who desire mass appeal.

Lionel Bart’s hit Oliver! will receive symphonic treatment as a homage to previous eras, but immediately following this will be this show’s climax – a celebration of stage phenomenon The Phantom of the Opera. Enjoying its first production here recently, Bangkokians now have the opportunity to come and bask in its powerful radiance again.

Michael England
Experience as Musical Director in London’s West End for Les Misrables, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Producers has earned England much respect as conductor and orchestrator. He opened Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables in addition to the new cast album, and has composed music for screen & theatre, as well as arranging for performances at the London Palladium and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Robyn North
North’s casting for this concert is appropriate because of her intimate relationship with the character Christine Daa in Phantom. A 2008 ‘Whatsonstage.com Award’ nomination for ‘Best Takeover in a Role’ after she became principal at Her Majesty’s Theatre’s original production was followed in the same year by her album Make Believe, recorded at Abbey Road. Other roles include Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Graham Bickley
With decades of West End experience, Bickley continues a varied career. Future engagements include Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at L’Opéra de Toulon, and Bernstein on Broadway concerts with the Royal Philharmonic. Principal roles have been in Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, and Les Misérables, three of the great shows in this concert. He has sung with eminent orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra & Sao Paulo Symphony.

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