Last night i headed down to opening night of That`s entertainment at The Manchester opera house The show is billed as:
“From the producers of the sell out smash hit Puttin’ On The Ritz comes a dazzling song and dance extravaganza bringing you a sparkling all singing, all dancing feel-good show featuring the biggest hits of the 40s & 50s – live on stage.
The Overtones are Britain’s number 1 vocal harmony group who have just celebrated their 5th consecutive Top 10 UK album and selling over 1,000,000 albums.”
Straight away the first song , the apt “That`s entertainment” got the audience into the spirit of the show and got the audience clapping away and singing a variety of hits.
The ensemble is one of the best i have seen in a production of this kind and it would be virtually impossible to single out anyone as they had all worked their socks off during the production.
Simon Schofield expertly guided us throughout the evening and did a very good job in doing so.
Louisa Geater`s solo performances were electric and Emma Kate Nelson’s performances throughout were quite simply amazing. To be fair the whole ensemble was brimming with talent and you could see so many people in the Theatre agreed
My favourite part was the Rat Pack section of the show that proved how competent at their roles all the ensemble are and their ranges but my guest also loved the tap dance section which was visually stunning and very well put together
With glorious costumes, sumptuous music and a West End cast of singers and dancers, this spectacular show will have you tapping your feet, clapping your hands and singing along.
That`s Entertainment runs until Saturday 14th May 2016 at The Opera House Manchester
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Review By Wendy Shepherd