Omega Holidays – Tim Rollinson – Product and Marketing Director – On The Red Carpet at Oliviers 2017

Stars of the stage gathered in London last Sunday evening, for the 2017 Olivier Awards – and they didn’t disappoint.

In many parts of the UK it was the warmest day of the year, and the hottest ticket in town was to see the 2017 Olivier Awards, at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall.

Omega Holidays’ Tim Rollinson, attended the special night. He said it was fascinating to see waiting fans clamour for autographs and selfies with the likes of Gary Barlow, Amanda Holden, Billy Piper, Amber Riley and a host of other West End stars.

Tim was thrilled with the start to the evening, as the acclaimed Jason Manford introduced himself as the host.  Shortly after, alongside Gary Barlow, the cast of The Girls came on stage to perform “Yorkshire”, a key song in this West End Musical.

Tim adds, “It was a stirring beginning to a spectacular occasion. The arrival of a couple of hundred W.I. Members carrying sunflowers and the introduction of some of the original Calendar Girls, was very moving. It’s easy to see why the show has received so many five star reviews”.

This year the night was taken over by, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which picked up an astonishing 9 wins. This is record breaking, and more than any other production in the ceremony’s 41-year history.

Tim was over the moon to witness the Best Actress in a Musical award go Amber Riley for her role in Dreamgirls. Tim said that this commemoration was made extra special as Amber received a full audience standing ovation when she performed, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

Tim added, “I saw Dreamgirls in preview at, The Savoy Theatre, last November. It was clear that Dreamgirls was going to be a massive success then. It’s worth buying a ticket for her voice alone”.

A second award was given to Dreamgirls as Adam J Bernard also won Best Actor for his Supporting Role.

Theatre Royalty was in abundance on the night, and Andrew Lloyd Webber was amongst the stars, who last year won the audience award, for his Phantastic production of, “The Phantom of the Opera.”

This year was also marked strong for composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, as his 1971 rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar won best musical revival while his new show, School of Rock, earned an outstanding achievement in music honour for the child musicians who play live onstage at every performance.

The Oliviers, considered the British equivalent of the Tony Awards, also put some steam behind Groundhog Day, as it won best musical and best actor award.

“Speaking to presenter Jason Manford about Groundhog Day’s future, composer Tim Minchin stated that the aim is to bring it back to London. He said: “If it’s not here within a year, you can come and get angry with me.” http://bit.ly/2ppNquW The Stage, April 2017

Tim said it was a wonderful evening, which ended superbly with a Special Award for Sir Kenneth Branagh, whose dazzling career has spanned more than three decades.

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An American in Paris is an Explosion of Technicolour and Life.

An American in Paris, is the magical makeover of the 1951 Hollywood movie starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Rave reviews have said it is an award-winning musical, a contemplative fantasy, not to be missed.

The sophisticated stage update, tells the story of a demobbed American soldier, Jerry Mulligan, as he decides to stay on in Paris, after the war, to nurture his passion as a painter.

He then be-friends an aspiring composer Adam and would-be singer Henri, from a wealthy Parisian family.

All three men are connected to, and in love with a young ballerina, Lise, but she, it turns out, is already spoken for with Henri, whose family protected her from the Nazis.

An Omega team member went to see the show in the West End last week, and says the story is romantic, compelling and a radical improvement from the movie.

She adds,

“It was the look and feel of the show that stood out for me. The performance is never still, dance emerges out of daily life in umbrella-twirling numbers. The show juxtaposes the artiness of 40s classical ballet, with collective jiving. An American in Paris is a carnival, an all-singing, all-dancing explosion of technicolour and life. It should not be missed!”

The West End Musical is said to offer a graphic vision of Paris, and is full of great songs, fluent acting, and special qualities such as key moments in the story carried by the power of the dance and vision.

Christopher Wheeldon director and choreographer, and Bob Crowley  have created a musical that not only offers a compelling story, but also an eclectic range of Gershwin songs and riot of powerful imagery.

“It is sheer musical theatre magic.” http://bit.ly/2np2NaM says, The Guardian, 2017

If you are intrigued by the marvel of this show, visit http://bit.ly/2o3Zxgk today, for further information, then call 01524 771000 to book – Quote FB upon booking.

 

 

Lizzie Hough – 42nd Street Review

42nd Street Arrives in London!

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“This show is a stunning revival, it is a true spectacular, with a fantastic company.”

Last night Lizzie Hough, a member of the @Omega-Holidays team, went to see the toe tapping performance of @42nd Street, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.

Lizzie said she left the theatre last night, “Exhilarated and Energised,” by the performance.

“The show is more than you can imagine, and If you want to see one of the best musicals to hit the West End, with a cast that creates energy, fun and brilliance, then 42nd Street is for you!”

42nd Street is a classic backstage musical billed as a Broadway fable, which follows famed director Julian Marsh as he attempts to put on a brand new musical production during the height of the Great Depression.

Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America, and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady (Sheena Easton) is injured, Peggy gets her shot at the stardom she’s always dreamed of.

Lizzie says, “This is a show not to be missed! From beginning to end 42nd Street was absolutely phenomenal. The cast, the music, the sets, the choreography, the costumes, they were all 100%.”

The musical is set to have you dancing in your seat, and features iconic songs such as, We’re In The Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames, I Only Have Eyes For You and 42nd Street.

Lizzie also adds that, “The music was timeless and dance routines incredible.”

This highly anticipated new production of 42nd Street is ready to explode on to the West End’s in it’s
First performance in London tonight, 4th April 2017. In addition to an all singing, high kicking cast of 50 it also stars the Grammy award-winner, Sheena Easton.

“Sheena Easton was fantastic, in the role of “Dorothy Brock”. She looked remarkable! and her voice was unbelievable.”

42nd Street is a show that is a delight for all the senses, and the enthusiasm of the cast is said to be infectious.

“I was moved to tears with the sheer brilliance of the ensemble and highly recommend this breath-taking, toe tapping show.” Lizzie Hough.

Wow! What a review, hurry, don’t miss your chance to see those dancing feet.

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