Review Round Up: Honeymoon in Vegas, London Musical Theatre Orchestra, London Palladium

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra‘s first concert of 2017 was a live performance of Jason Robert Brown’s musical Honeymoon in Vegas – featuring performances from Maxwell Caulfield, Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill. Here is what critics thought. 

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Broadway World: ***** “The numerous standing ovations for this one-off event attest that London is crying out for a full production.”

The Stage: **** “Samantha Barks has a sweet-voiced integrity as his fiancee, while there’s good comic support from Maxwell Caulfield as the man who tries to come between them.”

British Theatre.com: **** “If only he had stories to tell which did justice to the humanity, beauty and warmth of his musical soul. Then he’d get five stars.”

London Theatre.co.uk: ***** “an absolute joy to see a finely-assembled Broadway musical that, I say with sadness, will probably never get the commercial West End run it deserves.”

Talk Stagey to Me: “The orchestra’s passion is contagious, the vocalists are first rate and it’s such a thrill to see Jason Robert Brown conducting his own work.”

Jonathan Baz Reviews: ***** “It is rare to find a one-off concert staging delivered to such an impeccable standard throughout cast and orchestra.”

Carn’s Theatre Passion: ***** “Who can resist a show that includes a visit to Hawaii, skydiving Elvis’ and so many jazz hand finishes. I will be humming the memorable tunes for some time and there are so many.”

Musical Theatre Review: ***** “Honeymoon isn’t even Jason Robert Brown’s best score, but it sounded better at the Palladium than anything else I’ve heard this year.”

Arthur’s  Seat: **** (1/2) “An ambitious one-off performance which deserves to be seen again and again with an exceptional comic cast, playful and inspired directorial decisions and a truly spectacular orchestra.”

London Theatre1: ***** “A truly superb Sunday night spent in one of London’s finest theatres seeing a fantastic show delivered by a first-rate team, what more could any fan of musical theatre require?”

West End Blog: “Honeymoon In Vegas in concert with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra was a fabulous, special production with an incredibly talented cast and musicians.”

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s next concerts include A Night on Broadway at St Alban’s Cathedral and Candide at Cadogan Hall.