The Crescent Theatre

From the Arts Management Team

Musical 2106

After much discussion between Andrew, Gary and myself a musical has at last been selected for the 2015-2016 season.

It is "The Musical of Musicals" by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell.

Premiered off Broadway in December 2003 it wittily parodies the style of five different composers and their lyricists.   An act is devoted to each starting with  Rogers and Hammerstein, followed by Stephen Sondheim, then Jerry Herman, and so on through Andrew Lloyd Webber and finally arriving at  Kander and Ebb.

The parody is gentle and affectionate and the show will delight anyone who has ever had the pleasure of seeing the works of these composers on stage, in the cinema or on television.

To be performed in the Ron Barber Studio at the end of May 2016 it requires  a highly talented acting, singing, and dancing cast of two female and two male performers.   Using minimal scenery, simple costume and is usually performed with just a piano it is the perfect choice for the Crescent as we prepare for something larger in the Main House for the following season.

Anyone interested in directing this brilliant show should contact me no later than Friday 5th June on

Many thanks,

Alan (Marshall)


2014-2015 Season Dates






13-20 Sept
Mats  14, 16, 18,20
MH Lord of the Flies Ian Moule Completed
20-27 Sept Studio My Boy Jack Daniele Harford Completed
21-22 Sept Studio Going Down of The Sun Gary Spruce
Charles Fulford
4-11 October Studio Steel Magnolias Helen Hotchkiss Completed
Tues 8 – 15 Nov MH King Lear Karen Leadbeter Completed
22-29 Nov Studio The Judas Kiss Stewart Snape Completed
6-20 Dec
MH The Witches Barry Dudley Completed
14-16 Dec MH Wassail Gary Spruce
Roger Cunningham
17-24 January Studio Taking Sides Alan Marshall Completed
31 Jan-7 Feb Studio The Deep Blue Sea Colin Judges Completed
28 Feb-14 Mar Studio The Tempest Liz Plumpton Completed
14-21 March MH One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest Jo Thackwray Completed
25-28 March Studio Alice – CYT James Knapp Completed
11-18 April Studio Bouncers/Shakers Hugh Blackwood
Dewi Johnson
9-16 May Studio The Long Road Jaz Davison Completed
23 - 30 May Studio Parade Daniele Harford
Gary Spruce
13-20 June Studio Sexual Perversity in Chicago Liam Tombs Completed
4-11 July Studio Cyrano de Bergerac   Completed
Tour Various Cyrano de Bergerac   Touring



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