Dreamcoat Stars Shine at The Kenton

The colours and lights of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat along with hits from film and stage musicals lit up The Kenton stage on Thursday night with the Dreamcoat Stars touring show.

The stars of the show have all played parts in Joseph; Sam Cassidy, Andrew Geater, Graham Tudor and Keith Jack who came second to Lee Mead in the BBC1’s Any Dream Will Do and whose idea it was to create the Dreamcoat Stars show.  Andrew was returning to The Kenton for the first time after performing here for the first time when he was very young.

The show opened with the Jacob & Sons from Joseph with children from Stagecoach Henley, Marlow and High Wycombe joining the stars on stage.

West End and musical film classics from Wicked, The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables, We Will Rock You, Dirty Dancing, Hairspray, West Side Story, and the toe-tapping Jersey Boys followed with hits from the Bodyguard being our favourite in the first half.  The Stagecoach children returned to the stage in the second half to sing the cute hits from Matilda the Musical including When I Grow Up.

Throughout the show the vocal power of the four singers shone through with brilliant vocal arrangements and incredible harmonies with each showing off their superb voices in solos.  Keith who seemed to take lesser parts in the group songs, wowed the audience with his solos of Any Dream Will Do and This is the Moment from Jekyll and Hyde.  Intertwined with the music, the cast retailed funny stories from their career and times in Joseph shows.  Graham being considerably older than the rest of the cast provided the Dad jokes and dodgy dancing throughout!

During the interval the audience had the chance to send in questions for the cast.  The funniest one was could Sam sing Leave Your Hat from The Full Monty after which he showed off his amazing abs!

The show ended with a finale of the Joseph classic,  Any Dream Will Do with the young choir returning and the cast dressed in gold jackets.  A very fitting end to a golden uplifting show of musical theatre, leaving you wanting more.





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