Saturday 16 June 2012

Wonderful Town in a Fine City

It was a splendid afternoon at Norwich Theatre Royal on Saturday 9th June 2012 when I attended the matinee performance of Leonard Bernstein's Wonderful Town starring Connie Fisher as Ruth Sherwood. The musical follows the story of sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood, who travel to New York City from Columbus, Ohio in search of love and fortune.

This musical is full of great songs like Christopher Street with the opening line of On Your Left Washington Square, Right in the Heart of Greenwich Village. From Columbus, Ohio to New York City on to Norwich Theatre Royal. Wonderful Town in a Fine City with Connie Fisher putting on a brilliant performance who along with Lucy Van Gasse as Eileen Sherwood and Michael Xavier as Bob Baker made this one of my highlights at Norwich Theatre Royal this year.

Act One Musical Numbers were Overture, Christopher Street, Ohio, Conquering New York, 100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man, What a Waste, A Little Bit in Love, Pass The Football, Conversation Piece, A Quiet Girl, Conga! and Conga! Reprise. Act Two Musical Numbers were Entr'acte, My Darlin' Eileen, Swing!, Ohio Reprise, It's Love, Ballet at the Village Vortex, Wrong Note Rag and It's Love Reprise.

The good feel factor spread throughout the theatre to the audience as the cast gave us a good time doing the conga and having fun at the Village Vortex. The Sherwood sisters are in New York City to stay as Ruth is given a press card and a job as a result of her Navy Yard story. It's Love and time to celebrate.

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