On The Town (2017)
Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Book and Lyrics by BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN
Based on a Concept by JEROME ROBBINS
In our 2017 production of On The Town, Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie directed and choreographed our biggest dance musical to date. McOnie's choreography was widely celebrated by critics, expressing how 'no one can fill a show with exhilarating jazz and beautiful balletic movement quite as explosively as Drew McOnie' (The Stage). Alongside the 'stunning dance ensemble' (Musical Theatre Review), Bernstein's score was 'played with pinpoint precision by the 17-piece orchestra' (Musical Theatre Review), making the production 'a glorious reimagining of Broadway rarity' (The Arts Desk). Many of the cast members were also noted for their individual performances including 'stand-out man' Danny Mac, 'whose effortless tenor gives gorgeous voice to one of the show's loveliest, most mellow numbers' (The Stage), and Siena Kelly: the way she 'dances every step is if her life depends on it' (The Guardian). This production was also nominated for Best Musical Revival in the 2018 Olivier Awards.