Melanie Stace

2003 TOUR

After the huge success of the 1996, 1997 and 2001 UK tours, the smash hit musical production Hollywood & Broadway is hitting UK theatres once again. Spend a glorious evening celebrating the golden era of stage and screen with this brand new production of this spectacular musical extravaganza, featuring two stars of screen and stage, MELANIE STACE and TIM FLAVIN.

“Hollywood & Broadway – The Musicals In Concert” features much loved classics from musical film and theatre, including those timeless melodies and lyrics written for such popular favourites as Cabaret, Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Singin’ In the Rain, South Pacific, West Side Story, 42nd Street and many, many more.

In the old fashioned tradition of making a song and dance of things MELANIE STACE and TIM FLAVIN will be bringing glitz, glamour, gorgeous dancing girls and that old razzle-dazzle to a theatre near you soon!

Review: Encore Magazine
I was privileged to be amongst the audience last night who were treated to an
evening of excellence the like of which has not been seen for many a year. I was already eagerly awaiting the show, which had been rescheduled from dates in May and had wondered just what the format and content would be. The stars of the show Melanie Stace famous not only for her television work (The Generation Game) but for stage roles such as Lola in Copacabana, Hot Shoe Shuffle and Magic of the Musicals was outstanding. She has a strong voice excelling in the 1920s sequence Millie, Adelaide's Lament from Guys & Dolls and brought the house down during both Don't Cry for Me Argentina from Evita and Roxie from Chicago. The choreography of her dance routines was brilliant showing off her skills to their best.

Melanie was joined by Broadway and West End Star, Tim Flavin whose credits
make incredible reading not only as a performer but also as director and
choreographer. Having seen Tim in many performances of the hit show Crazy for You, I was well acquainted with his skills as a dancer. This show allowed the audience to see and hear more of Tim Flavin the singer and all round performer.
As a duo Melanie & Tim were well matched and sparked off each other perfectly especially during the comedy patter which centred on their nationality. There were charming duets Let's Call the Whole Thing Off and Soon. But it is with the standards that Tim excels and his performances of the Fred Astaire medley, Singing in the Rain, Wilkommen and Stairway to Paradise were simply exceptional.
The supporting cast were also highly talented and excellent being well matched
and of particular note were Lucie Fenthum whose spirited performance of Dance 10, Looks 3 from A Chorus Line got great audience reaction. Likewise the young Andrew Derbyshire who took centre stage for an updated and rocking version of Nature Boy almost brought the house down with his brilliant vocals and dance. It is all too easy to forget that there are talented people like this out there. Oliver Watton and Sara Davenport completed the cast and made one of the best quartets of supporting artists that I have seen in many a year. The whole production was topped off by the incredible Andy Rumble and his orchestra and what a sound this man has. His orchestrations are exactly right and his piano playing for such as One For My Baby, which allowed Tim Flavin to transport the audience into that late night bar, was faultless. The overall sound was stunning. Director and Choreographer Mitch Sebastian mixed just the right amount of ingredients to make this work and what a great time we had. The whole evening was just one high after another and I doubt it could be bettered. This show must continue to delight audiences and with the addition of new material will remain as fresh as ever.

May 14th ..... Caird Hall, Dundee

May 15th ..... Music Hall, Aberdeen

May 16th ..... Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

May 17th ..... The Sands, Carlisle

May 18th ..... City Hall, Newcastle

May 20th ..... Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

May 21st ..... Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

May 22nd ..... Civic Theatre, Darlington

May 23rd ..... Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

May 24th ..... Playhouse Theatre, Weston Super-Mare

May 27th ..... Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

May 28th ..... The Embassy, Skegness

May 29th ..... City Hall, Sheffield

May 30th ..... The Anvil, Basingstoke

May 31st ..... Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

June 1st ..... Derngate, Northampton

June 3rd ..... Fairfield Halls, Croydon

June 4th ..... Orchard Theatre, Dartford

June 5th ..... Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

June 7th ..... Opera House, Manchester

June 8th ..... St. David's Hall, Cardiff

June 9th ..... The Alban Arena, St. Albans

June 11th ..... Town Hall, Cheltenham

June 12th ..... Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

June 13th ..... Forum Theatre, Malvern

June 14th ..... Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

June 15th ..... Palladium, London

Melanie Stace, Tim Flavin and the company in a show stopping number from 'Hollywood And Broadway'

Above Photo © Robert Faust


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