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- MUSICALITIES - 
Bruce Morrison - Performance Lectures
The Glamour and Glitter, the History and Headlines of  West End & Broadway Musical Theatre

MUSICALITIES :  PERFORMANCE LECTURES

1) 30 YEARS OF LES MISERABLES


Bruce uncovers the background of one of the greatest musicals ever written -  from its beginnings in the political upheaval and revolution in 18th Century Paris to its glittering West end opening in 20th Century London - revealing the backstage dramas that led up to the first night, and featuring the show’s most popular songs ... Unmissable!

2) The WEST SIDE Story


Celebrating 2018’s Centenary of Leonard Bernstein, Bruce sings and tells the backstage story of the conception and creation of one of the world’s favourite musicals! Taking William Shakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET, and transposing it to the backstreets of 1950’s New York, WEST SIDE STORY brought the Bard to Broadway in an incredible, explosive and dynamic one-of-a-kind musical drama, still performed and loved today the world over. 


3) LLOYD WEBBER - 2018               The First 20 Years  


50 years ago, in 1968, a young Andrew Lloyd Webber composed a show for children which was premiered in a London school. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHICOLOUR DREAMCOAT went on to become one of the world's most popular musicals, and Andrew Lloyd Webber went on to become a true colossus of modern Musical Theatre! Bruce sings and tells the  story of his first phenomenal 20 years - the charm of JOSEPH,  the groundbreaking JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the ever-popular CATS, the incredible PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the street-wise     STARLIGHT EXPRESS, the heartfelt ASPECTS OF LOVE and the high drama of SUNSET BOULEVARD.

4) BLOOMIN'  LUVERLEY


Lerner & Loewe’s greatest legacy to Musical Theatre history was their delicious adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play, PYGMALION into the glittering and glorious MY FAIR LADY,  which took Broadway and London by storm! With the superlative songs, and with hilarious anecdotes, Bruce tells the story of the blood, sweat and tears that went into the making of this most perfect of Musicals.


5) THE SOUND OF THEIR MUSIC


Bruce tells, sings - and celebrates - the story behind one of the greatest partnerships in the history of Musical Theatre : Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II,  who took the world by storm by creating 5 of the most magnificent musicals ever written - OKLAHOMA, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, SOUTH PACIFIC, CAROUSEL      & THE KING AND I.


6) THOSE GLAMOROUS GUESTS 


Bruce presents the songs and stories of the Broadway, West End & Hollywood Stars and Personalities that brought talent, style, romance and sophistication to the fabled ‘Glamour Years’ of the famous Transatlantic luxury liner crossings of the ‘30s, '40s & ‘50s!  Please welcome onboard: 

Noël Coward, Marlene Dietrich, Bing Crosby, Mae West, Rex Harrison, Vera Lynn, Fred Astaire, Gracie Fields, Paul Robeson & Danny Kaye …


7) KEEP CALM...                            


     AND SING IN MUSICALS!



Your voice is as individual as you are! Develop it to the max. in this low-stress, light-hearted Chorus Class, as Bruce explains and demonstrates the secrets of a proper Broadway and West End Musical Theatre Singing Technique with patience, humour and harmony in a fun-filled lesson for all, with a well-known Showtune or two!