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5.0 out of 5 stars Go on - Show Off!
A brilliant show and an excellent recording.

This recording of the Broadway cast gives a clear idea of the show itself, unlike other such recordings in which you have to follow the insert information to make sense of where the songs fit.

The music is a very clever pastiche of 1920s musicals, but with a much more sophisticated, contemporary edge than...
Published on 12 Aug 2008 by M. J. Saxton

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1.0 out of 5 stars The Drowsy Chaporone c.d.
I chose the highest rating because it is exactly right. The sound quality is crisp and clear. Highly recommended to those who are working on this show.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go on - Show Off!, 12 Aug 2008
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M. J. Saxton (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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A brilliant show and an excellent recording.

This recording of the Broadway cast gives a clear idea of the show itself, unlike other such recordings in which you have to follow the insert information to make sense of where the songs fit.

The music is a very clever pastiche of 1920s musicals, but with a much more sophisticated, contemporary edge than "The Boyfriend" ever had. Though the feel of the Twenties is there, the voices and the orchestrations are undoubtedly a product of modern musical theatre.

One of the highlights has to be "Show Off", the showstopper and sung with belting flair by Sutton Foster. She could never be mistaken for other than a 21st century performer and puts across the song with energy and suitable variety of style.

"I Am Aldolpho" and "Message From A Nightingale" highlight the comic vocal skills of Danny Burstein, singing in the latter with Beth Leavel as the eponymous lady who does a crashingly great performance in "As We Stumble Along".

This recording is huge fun and makes it seem such a shame that the show was not a big hit in the West End.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, 3 Dec 2007
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For somebody who grew up in a family of Gilbert and Sullivan fanatics and spent many hours behind the scenes of local amateur dramatics productions this was a breath of fresh air. A truly affectionate mocking of musical theatre in all its silliness and self-absorbtion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drowsy Chaperone, 2 May 2013
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Bought this for my daughter as she is taking part in the same show. It was useful for her and helped her to learn the songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A mystery, 31 May 2014
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Why this show closed early in London I shall never know. It's wonderful.

Also: check out Wayne Brady singing "Touch of my Hand" on YouTube. Another hilarious song by this very talented duo.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The Drowsy Chaporone c.d., 7 Oct 2013
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I chose the highest rating because it is exactly right. The sound quality is crisp and clear. Highly recommended to those who are working on this show.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Saw the show the night after press night..., 13 May 2006
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L. Benson "mrs_eeyore" (London) - See all my reviews
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This show is great fun, in fact in places it's truly hilariously funny. However, it feels incomplete somehow. The simple, old-fashioned device of a 'musical within a musical' is deliberate, and it revels in it's own self-referential, tongue in cheek humour. But it needed a twist somewhere, which I kept expecting and which never arrived, meaning the whole thing ended up feeling rather anti-climactic. There's only really one memorable tune, but they are all good jazzy songs, with witty lyrics. If you don't expect too much and take it for what it is - a simple little show with no high ambitions - then you'll really enjoy it. It's no Avenue Q, though...
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