Broadway to the Bay, an exclusive production showcasing the best in musical theatre, will bring Wales Millennium Centre’s tenth anniversary celebrations to a close with three nights of showbiz glitz and glamour (23-25 October).
Famed for attracting the big Broadway and West End musicals to Wales, the Centre will present a hand-picked selection of favourite moments from the musical blockbusters it has welcomed over the last ten years.
Headline artists include John Owen-Jones (Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables), Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Les Misérables), Ruthie Henshall (Chicago, Cats), Sophie Evans (Wizard of Oz), Lucie Jones (Ghost, We Will Rock You), David Thaxton (Les Misérables, Love Never Dies), Shân Cothi(Phantom of the Opera), Rhydian Roberts (We Will Rock You, Rocky Horror Show), Tenors of Rock, Caroline Sheen (Mary Poppins, Les Misérables),Russell Grant (Wizard of Oz, Strictly Come Dancing) and Madalena Alberto (Les Misérables, Evita).
Performers will be joined by the 38-piece Novello Orchestra, conducted by David Mahoney, and an ensemble including Emily Anderson, Matthew Banks, Tamsyn Blake, Aaron Brown, Louise Dalton, Lloyd Davies, Michael Effenberger, Sophie Leigh-Griffin, Matthew Malthouse, Nicola Martin, Ross Meagrow, Alice Mogg, Naoimh Morgan and Zac Watts.
Students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama will appear in the finale of the show along with more than 100 children from local stage schools.
Creative Directors David Mahoney and John Owen-Jones lead a creative team that includes choreography by Andrew Wright (Singin in the Rain, Barnum), set design by Matt Kinley (Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera), Jilly McKeown (Costume Designer) and lighting design by Nigel Catmur (Thriller Live, Royal Variety Performance, BBC Music Awards).
David Mahoney said: “With an all-star cast, an ensemble of singers and dancers, The Novello Orchestra and a team of the West End’s finest creatives, Broadway to the Bay promises to be one of the highlights of the Wales Millennium Centre’s 10th anniversary celebrations. Audiences can expect a night of glitz and glamour, celebrating the great moments of musical theatre shows performed at the Centre. And with a few surprises along the way, it’s going to be a real spectacle – not to be missed!”
Broadway to the Bay is at Wales Millennium Centre from 23-25 October. Tickets range from £15-£55. Age guidance 8+ (no under 2s).
VIP Experience Packages are available on Friday and Saturday (23-24) for £150 which includes pre-performance drinks and canapés, a signed programme, best available seat, interval drink and an opportunity to join the stars on stage after the curtain has come down for an end-of-show drink. Parking is also included.
To book tickets or for further information visit www.wmc.org.uk or call 02920 63 6464.