A Night at The Musicals - theatre review by Toni and Faith

On the 25th June, The Redditch Reviewers attended A Night at the Musicals at the Palace Theatre, with performers ranging from the ages of 3-19. 

Have you ever wanted to have the live feeling of a musical? Or have you ever wanted to see a representation of some musicals? If this is the case then the night of the musicals is definitely something spectacular to see.

The palace theatre takes pride in their appearance with the layout of the performance room. The walls were a cream colour with details in the wallpaper and the skirting boards. The light fixtures looked very royal like with the lighting dim before the performance started. The red curtain looked velvet and it was a bold colour in the theatre compared to the cream walls. 

Faith said “feel like I’m meeting the queen”, indeed it did feel like we were going to have a royal visit. The palace theatre has an overall posh persona that they take pride in upkeeping. It was a busy night with a lot of elderly people there to see their kids / grandchildren performing. 

When the performances started it was very magical with how the kids were performing. They had brilliant costumes for each act, some were extremely representative to the characters from the song/ film they were performing from. There were many different types of dance that they incorporated into the acts such as ballet, breakdancing, gymnastics, tap dance and 60’s style dance.

The main type used was ballet where they wore pointe shoes for a couple of their presentations which they executed beautifully. Considering the ages that were on the stage they all gave brilliant enthusiastic energy and most of them remembered the choreography. 

Although the younger kids were confused a lot of the time for their placing on the stage but they still looked cute even though they didn’t do it right. They all had a lot of confidence for going onto the stage and performing. The choreography was well planned out for each performance. They could have tried to have more space, as a couple of times some people got hit but it was well concealed by the dancers. When rehearsing they could try and do it in a smaller area so they can work on their spacing. Their singing was good and nice to listen to. They were all brilliant performances to see. 

This content was created by Toni and Faith from the Redditch Reviewers

2 Comments

  • Dayna Jeynes

    On 6 July 2022, 13:25 Dayna Jeynes commented:

    Sounds great!

  • Tom Inniss

    On 15 July 2022, 12:55 Tom Inniss Voice Team commented:

    Thanks for the review Toni & Faith, there's always something special about seeing children perform. I think it's their relative naivety – I always like looking out for the one kid who is absolutely bored out of their mind!
    Do you think you'll attend more of these events in the future?

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