A dazzling celebration of George Gershwin and the sparkling age of Hollywood.
I went to see this the other night. Strictly Gershwin is a non-stop extravaganza of dance and music – with a big band sound coming from the exceptional orchestra and hilariously playful conductor. When the interval arrived I was staggered how much time had actually elapsed – over an hour and I thought I’d been there only half an hour. If you’re a fan of the razzmatazz of the old school Hollywood musicals era, this literally “glittering” production takes you on a journey in dance from ballet to tap, ballroom to jazz that leaves you grinning and clapping spontaneously. Numerous curtain calls at the end. Big cheers for the tap-dancers and the cheeky conductor whose antics caused ripples of delighted guffaws from the audience. If you get a chance to see it then do so.
YouTube Video of Strictly Gershwin
< YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY THIS >
- Live Theatre broacast to Cinema via satellite: Frankenstein, Danny Boyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Benedict Cumberpatch – review