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Halifax Musical Theatre presents

Hooray for Hollywood & the Great American Songbook

Fri 05 Jul—Sat 06 Jul
Times: Various at Red Brick Auditorium

Tickets: £15 (£13 Concessions)

Enjoy a spectacular programme of music from the Golden Age of Hollywood and some great American classic songs from the 30s, 40s and 50s – incorporating the ‘swing’ era alongside musical theatre and film music of the mid-twentieth century.

Musical Director: Graham Robbins

Host: Neil Hurst

Featuring a swing era band and ensemble of over 50 singers!

With guest soloists: Ben Eagle, Ian Moorhouse, Viki Kent, Lizzie Jones and The Nightingales (1940s female vocal group).

Hollywood of the 1930s, 40s and 50s is inextricably linked to The Great American Songbook. Musical film and the American stage musical produced a rich supply of songs that quickly became popular classics, in addition to many stand-alone and independent songs of the age.

In this staged concert, Halifax Musical Theatre Company present some of these great classic songs, made famous by stars such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Billie Holiday and many more.

The evening will include an array of familiar songs such as Cheek to Cheek, Moon River, That’s Life, Lady is a Tramp and New York, New York to name just a few.

Come along and support this local talented company with passion and big ambitions.