Of course, with such an incredible back catalogue of songs, the show treats us to some fantastic music provided by the on-stage orchestra who gave us that big band feel. The orchestra was not in sight at all times throughout the show, but when they did appear the atmosphere really ramped up a few notches. With songs such as ‘All of Me’, ‘Fly Me To The Moon’, That’s Life’ and of course ‘New York New York’, every single song took its place well within the story. One song that was absent from the long list was ‘My Way’ which some might say is Sinatra’s most famous song, however I’m sure there is a legal reason why this was not included.
As a new musical there is a lot of potential for this to be the next big West End show, however the length of the show needs condensing, as the first half seemed to drag slightly.
It’s one for my baby, but 4 stars for Sinatra The Musical!
This show was reviewed on the 3rd October 2023. Sinatra The Musical runs at the Birmingham REP until the 28th October 2023. Tickets available here: Sinatra The Musical | Birmingham Rep (birmingham-rep.co.uk)
Photo credit: Manuel Harlan