Friday, 20 October 2000

Fletcher's Spontaneous Broadway, 2000

Fletcher's Spontaneous Broadway at Czech Club until October 20, 2000

Fletcher's Spontaneous Broadway, compered by Russell Fletcher,  is an adaptation of an improvised musical form devised in New York and also performed in San Francisco.

A bunch of improviser-singers, a different group each night,  take ideas from the audience, improvise songs with musical director, John Thorn, on keyboard and then create a one-act musical based on one of the improvised songs.

The audience loves this form of non-invasive participation. They get to suggest song titles for singers, they are asked to vote for the song which will be the basis of the second half of the show.

Opening night was a little muddled but the crowd enjoyed it. The musical chosen was Who Am I, with the main song being My Wife Thinks I'm Crazy but He's Wrong " (Genevieve Morris) - a gift of a title for a cross-dressing musical story.

It included songs such as: There's Worse Things, At Least He Loves You, (Christine Keogh) Who Am I and the hilarious, I Still Love You More Than Your Clothes. (Paul McCarthy)

It's a new show and cast each night so get a look at it.

Kate Herbert

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