Musicals - Tony Macaulay
16316
page,page-id-16316,page-template-default,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-7.5,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.5.3,vc_responsive
 

Musicals

Sherlock In Love

Tony’s latest project, a new musical, Sherlock In Love, premieres at the Cocoa Village Playhouse. Florida, on September 25th, 2015.  

 

The show tells the story of the great detective’s hunt for the most infamous killer of them all, Jack The Ripper, and how Sherlock Holmes came to fall for his one great love – theater star, Nell Valentine.   The two are thrown together when The Ripper returns to wreak havoc on Victorian London. As the body count rises, so do passions that will last a lifetime . . .

 

Macaulay says of Sherlock In Love:   ‘Holmes has never been more popular, but, until now, there has not been a viable Holmes musical. This project is designed to have the broadest possible appeal – offering a romance for a female audience and a thriller for the men.’ Tony is currently in talks with premier US theatres, aimed at taking the show to a nationwide audience and to Broadway.

 

For more information CLICK HERE

Sherlock_ShowCard_A smallNEW

Build Me Up Buttercup

Containing many of Tony’s hits songs, premiered at Cocoa Village Playhouse, Florida, in February 2013 to sellout business and rave reviews – becoming the most successful production mounted at this theatre in twenty-four years.

 

Florida Today, the statewide daily paper, said that the show ‘has all the ingredients of a smash hit musical, the appeal of Mama Mia and Jersey Boys. The only thing is, it makes one hungry for more’.   “Build Me Up Buttercup – The Musical” is slated to begin a nationwide UK tour in the spring of 2016.

Build Me Up

Windy City

It’s magical when an audience realizes that the musical they’re watching deserves a standing ovation by the middle of the first act.  

 

The newly revised “Windy City,” music by Tony Macaulay, book and lyrics by Dick Vosburgh, with additional material by Tony Macaulay, which opened the 198th season of the Walnut Street Theatre can only be described as a bona-fide smash.

 

Based on the often revised and revamped ’28 hit “The Front Page” by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, “The Windy City” tells the story of newspaper reporters covering the shenanigans of corrupt Chicago politicians and their bosses. Railroading an innocent socialist reformer to the electric chair for their own underhanded motives, these hooligans are led and bedeviled by a young star reporter, Hildy Johnson and his maniacally manipulative editor, Frank Burns. Hildy has fallen in love and has promised to leave the dirty newspaper business. But there’s that one last story – the execution of the young socialist reformer. Mr. Burns will stop at nothing to keep Hildy on the job. The script overflows with stereotypes and stock situations from the American stage and the movies.

 

In its last reincarnation, “Windy City” was a London hit that toured briefly in the United States to Chicago and Paper Mill Playhouse, in New Jersey in the early 80’s. Unfortunately it never made the transition to Broadway. Luckily for us, Tony Macaulay at the request of the Walnut Theatre’s Bernard Havard, proves that there’s life in the brazen American musical! Macaulay provides his actors with musical moments that both inspire and explode.

 

A great show which has the ability to pull out your heartstrings, take a pratfall, and then pull you up for a standing ovation. “Windy City” is cut from the cloth of a classic musical!

Windy CityNew