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Something Old Something New 2018 (Susan Elkin reviews)

An annual revue presented by students at TheMTA at Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London

This lively show takes us from Gershwin to Stiles and Drewe and from Bricusse and Bernstein to Shrek the Musical with lots of other slick and energetic highlights along the way.

A firm annual fixture in the MTA’s calendar, SOSN18 is, I think, its best revue yet. Apart from one year when I had the temerity to be on holiday, I’ve seen every SOSN revue since the MTA was founded in 2009.

As usual the whole college is involved – both first and second years – but obviously this is primarily a showcase for the latter who become officially available to sign with agents after this event. In previous years every single student has been signed by the time the two-year course ends in the autumn.

Revue is a very effective way of showcasing young talent. A show which includes 27 numbers, involves over 250 costumes and uses the talents of nine professional choreographers, ensures that we see each performer in a whole range of different roles …

Read the rest of this review at Musical Theatre Review


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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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