Based on the 1991 film of the same name is The Commitments. I loved the film. Loved the soundtrack too. I mean how could you not with such classics like "Try A Little Tenderness" and "Chain of Fools". Now while I have not seen the show, I did read the reviews. Pretty good I have to say. I guess that's why it's been playing to packed houses eight times a week at the Palace Theatre since 2013.
Besides the songs I mentioned it also features such classic tunes like "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", "All You Need Is Love", "Moon River", and so many more. Forty-two songs to be exact. That's what I call a lot of music. Now for those of you who are not that familiar with the show, or the film, here is a little synopsis about The Commitments to get you caught up. Enjoy!
The story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. The show follows the journey of two members of a frustrated synthesizer band - the opening scene we find them playing but being ignored in a shop window - who turn to Jimmy, the local music expert, for help.
Placing a classified advert in a music paper, Jimmy auditions a number of wannabes before finalizing the new line up who he names The Commitments. The humor kicks in as the band get to know each other and their instruments, and proceed through early rehearsals for their first gig. Just as they improve and begin to get a name for themselves they combust. The backing singers are all getting off with the middle aged horn legend, the singer has entered Eurovision and the saxophone player has dangerous leaning towards a jazz career.
Now that sounds like a show that I want to see. Like I said. I love the movie so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. Hopefully it will come to Broadway one day so I can see it. Until then I guess The Commitments is London's gain. Which reminds me. Heading over to London soon and want to see a show that will have you dancing in the aisles? Well then The Commitments is the show for you. Just give us a call and we will take care of the rest. It's that easy. Get your tickets to see The Commitments at the Palace Theatre in London. You will love it. Until next time theatre fans.
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