Sixties musical Save The Last Dance For Me wowed us at The Broadway. This is your last chance to catch it, so don’t miss out!
ESP caught a showing of the hit new musical that’s had crowds beaming at The Broadway. It’s a feel-good story of love and becoming independent in the colourful and changing world of the early sixties.
Our story begins with two girls in the summer of 1963, looking to gain some independence after their parents allow them on a caravanning holiday for the first time. Visiting the seaside town of Lowestoft, they soon discover a local American Air Force base, with a bar full of people ready to jive.
Younger sister Marie becomes highly fond of Air Force engineer, Curtis, but the never-been-kissed sister realises there are a few issues going against a successful romance, including distance, age and Curtis’ race. Along with her streetwise sister Jennifer, we follow her journey through a romance that is seemingly not to be – will it all work out?
Everyone from the ESP team who’s seen it has given it a big thumbs up for its blend of music, choreography and humour. Despite it being largely singing, the dialogue between the sisters is amusing and the storyline plays on the language differences between the English and Americans throughout, such as the American pronunciation ‘Lowiestoft’.
The selection of tunes is bang on and has something everyone can remember and enjoy. There’s a wide variety of music from the 60’s era, where rock ‘n’ roll records were flying off the shelves almost every week! Some of the best hits produced by song-writing legends Martin and Shuman include Rhythm of the Rain, Viva Las Vegas and Please Mr Postman. The live band delivers these brilliantly.
The choreography and jiving also gives the musical that dancing feel that really gets people up off their feet. Our reporter Emma Bothamley says – ‘‘It was really, really entertaining. Some people were even dancing in the aisles!’’
All in all, Save The Last Dance For Me is a thoroughly enjoyable feel-good musical that can be appreciated by all. It paints a real picture of growing up in a time of change – even if you weren’t lucky enough to be part of the fun of the sixties, you still felt like you were at the party!
Save The Last Dance For Me runs for two more nights, so book now to make sure you don’t miss out! The evening shows on Friday November 22 and Saturday November 23 begin at 7.45pm and Saturday also has a matinee performance at 3pm. Tickets are priced at £20, £25 and £30.
For bookings and information, contact 01733 822225 or visit www.kenwright.com.