Mack and Mabel at Hackney Empire
Tuesday 5 September 2017
Musicals - Shows
The London Musical Theatre Orchestra and a star cast present a concert performance of Mack and Mabel at the Hackney Empire on 23 September 2017.
The show has probably had more success in the UK than in its native America where it received numerous Tony and Drama desk Award nominations, but failed to garner any of the glittering prizes.
Jerry Herman's score, though, has some lucious melodies, not least the song "I Won't Send Roses", which is simply gorgeous.
Now, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra along with a star cast are presenting a concert version of the show at the Hackney Empire on Saturday 23 September at 7-30pm.
The story is told in flashback by Mack himself as the protagonist narrator, a broken man, made obsolete by talkies, bankrupt and forced to sell his studio, he reminisces about the past, recalling his triumphs and his turbulent love affair with Mabel whom he had discovered and made a star.
He loves her, but cannot tell her, sending her into the arms of a rival who feeds her drugs destroying her and her career.
Here's the songlist for Mack and Mabel:
Overture - Orchestra
Movies Were Movies - Mack
Look What Happened to Mabel - Mabel and Company
Big Time - Lottie Ames and Company
I Won't Send Roses - Mack
I Wanna Make the World Laugh - Mack and Company
Wherever He Ain't - Mabel
Hundreds of Girls - Mack and Bathing Beauties
When Mabel Comes in the Room - Company
My Heart Leaps Up / Hit 'em on the Head - Mack
Time Heals Everything - Mabel
Tap Your Troubles Away - Lottie and Company
I Promise You a Happy Ending - Mack
About the London Musical Theatre Orchestra
LMTO is a professional orchestra that aims to develop and promote the art of musical theatre for the public benefit.
Its mission is to provide the public with the very highest quality musical theatre concerts.
The orchestra is unique in several respects:
- it is the only professional orchestra in the world that is dedicated solely to musical theatre
- it provides unmatched opportunities for developing musicians to experience playing musical theatre repertoire, and
- it is made up solely of musicians who are passionate about musical theatre.
LMTO performs several concerts per year at venues in and around London.
With each of these concerts, LMTO brings musical theatre to life in new and exciting ways.
Whether it's through a collaboration with a top artist, a new orchestration of a much-loved classic, or simply by giving the music a new sense of vitality because the players love the repertoire so much.
291 Mare Street
London E8 1EJ
Saturday 23 September 2017 at 7-30 pm
Running time: 2hrs 30 mins (inc 20 min interval)
£49.50 - £15 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone)