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NOAH THE MUSICAL
Once again I was very impressed by the depth of talent in this excellent musical offering from HHTC Youth Group.
I loved the musical itself, the numbers were first-
The stage set was high quality, with very creative lighting, the Ark itself was imposing, and I found the ending of Act 1 particularly was very effective and affecting. Act 2 gave us the action with the animals and the Ark, and the rainbow lighting effects were truly lovely, very evocative, which again brought a lump to the throat.
Choreography was different, and injected some more modern steps alongside the more traditional, which on the whole worked well.
I liked the Dove v Raven duet, but it was a little long -
The opening was very startling, and grabbed our attention from the outset, which
I liked, and the cast gave us a very full-
Harry Cambridge played Noah, and got the feel of the older man well, he unfortunately suffered from the sound balance problems, but certainly did not let it affect his singing or acting of the part, which he accomplished very well.
Mollie Stevens as Mrs Noah showed us a very strong voice, which managed to get over
the accompanying track, I felt she needed a little more vocal variety, but was a
good foil to the softer Noah -
The three brothers, Shem, Ham and Japeth -
Alissimon Minnitt played Stella -
I thought James Grout gave a sterling performance as Baasha -
I think the whole audience fell in love with the Boy and Girl Unicorns, played by Reuben Cole and Shelby McGuire, they were utterly charming, and sang their number really well, a delightful interlude.
The Storm Dance, led by Storm Queen Jennifer Lavender, as a whole was good and gave the feeling of the storm building up.
The animals were good, it would have been nice to see a bit more of them -
Costumes were very good -
It was wonderful to see so many young people taking part, a triumph I feel and one
which I truly enjoyed -
Hemel Hempstead Theatre Company Youth Production
“NOAH THE MUSICAL” review date: 31st Jan 2014 Boxmoor Playhouse
Director: Ian Gower MD: Dan Cowtan
Choreographer: Sapphire Beaumont