After they held a show in Buzau last spring, students of one of the most important pedagogical musical theaters in the Southwest of UK, coordinated by director Kyle Davies, will be again on a tournament in Romania, and they will held two shows in Buzau, Focsani and Ploiesti.
“Broadway Rocks” is the title of the show with which the representatives of the musical department of Weston University Centre – one of the most important pedagogical musical theater centers in the Southwest of UK – will be on a tournament in Romania in February 2018. It is for the second time when the student team from UK is in Romania. In March 2017, they played on the stage of the “George Ciprian” Theater from Buzau, in the show called “Broadway Legends”, also directed by Kyle Davies, which brought together sequences rom famous musicals such as “West Side Story”, “The Phantom of the Opera” or “Mamma Mia!” Following this success, the students of the Weston University Centre prepared “Broadway Rocks”, a show with a similar structure, but focused on a selection of arias from rock musicals – “Mamma Mia!”, “We Will Rock You”, “Bat Out of Hell”, Jersey Boys” or “Rent”, combined with classical musicals from the Broadway’s golden age, like “West Side Story”, “Miss Saigon”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “My Fair Lady”, “Sound of Music”, “Cats”, etc. The show is dedicated to all ages, especially to teenagers and youngsters. A total number of six performances will be held under this national tour, namely two performances on the stage of three municipal theaters in Romania: the “George Ciprian” Theater in Buzau – February 17 and 18, the “Maior Gheorghe Pastia” Theater in Focsani – February 20 and 21, and the “Toma Caragiu” Theater in Ploiesti – February 23 and 24. The management of the three theaters announced that the audience who will be present at this show will enjoy exciting moments, since there will be a visual explosion in which music and dance will be combined in the full of energy ambiance of an original rock musical.
The cast of the show “Broadway Rocks” includes Sian Davis, Molly Fairchild, Rebekah Petrie, George Evans, Milly Jolliffe, and Daniel Walker. The choreography is signed by the team consisting of Imogen Arney, Lucie Morrish and Meg Hudson; the technician is Connor Edwards and the director is Kyle Davies.
Weston University Centre is one of the most important pedagogical institutions of musical theater, dance and theater in the Southwest of UK. Besides the educational program, numerous shows are created and produced here, in which internationally renowned artists are collaborators, as director Kyle Davies is, too. Kyle Davies is one of the directors who had the opportunity to stage spectacles on Broadway; he signed a collaboration along with famous Julie Andrews, known for her roles in “Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins”.