Five of the best interactive musical shows at the Fringe

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This article is from 2010.

Five of the best interactive musical shows at the Fringe

Baby Wants Candy: The Full Band Improvised Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Full Band Improvised Musical

A veteran of four sell-out seasons at the Fringe Baby Wants Candy returns to show the young musical pretenders how it’s done. The premise is simple: the audience shout out potential titles and the cast improvise an entire show from scratch.
Assembly Hall, 623 3030, 7–30 Aug (not 23), 5.35pm, £13–£15 (£11–£13). Previews 5 & 6 Aug, £5.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

High-octane, entertaining blend of comedy and musical theatre from this highly acclaimed troupe who are renowned for their ability to think on their feet and turn their talents to any subject and musical style.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 7–29 Aug (not 18), 10.50pm, £10–£11 (£10–£11). Preview 6 Aug, £6.

The Singalong Glee Club

Award-winning performer and Fringe regular David Benson teams up with pianist Stewart Nicholls for an hour of show tunes and pub classics. Lyrics are provided and requests are welcome.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 662 6552, 7–30 Aug (not 18, 25), 5pm, £10–£11 (£9–£10). Previews until 6 Aug, £5.

West End Glee Club

The first ever nationwide West End Glee Club finals are a mere week away and Sears Basset college still has to find a solo performer. Four hopefuls audition and the audience gets to decide on the lucky singers in this show jam-packed full of songs from some of the best-loved musicals.
Zoo Roxy, 662 6892, 8–30 Aug (not 16), 7pm, £12 (£10.50). Previews 6 & 7 Aug, £10 (£9).

Spontaneous Broadway

The Broadway musical that will even appeal to those who would usually give such things a vast body swerve. This troupe of talented Aussie performers create a hilarious and preposterous musical every night based on suggestions from the audience.
The Famous Spiegeltent, 667 8940, 10–29 Aug (not 16, 23), 6pm, £12 (£10).

This article is from 2010.

Baby Wants Candy - The Full Band Improvised Musical

  • 3 stars

★★★★★ 'Baby Wants Candy are an entertainment phenomenon!' (Scotsman). The original improvised musical returns to the Fringe after four sell-out seasons. As one of the best known, longest running and most celebrated improv shows in the world, Baby Wants Candy has spawned the careers of many top comic actors and writers.

The Singalong Glee Club

  • 3 stars

Riotous celebration packed with show-tunes, pub songs and surprise specialities. Lyrics provided, requests welcome, singing optional! Your hosts: Fringe First winner David Benson and his common-law pianist Stewart Nicholls. 'Benson has struck gold again and delivers to perfection.' (Telegraph); 'Benson sings, acts and…

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

  • 4 stars

A brand new musical is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning production, where audience suggestions help to create a show on the spot. The all-singing, all-dancing cast improvise with brilliant and unpredictable results, leaving delighted audiences singing all the way home. 'Not only is each…

Spontaneous Broadway

'Utterly brilliant... Mindblowing... Sensational', ★★★★★ (Age). Sold out - Sydney Opera House. Geoff Paine, Julia Zemiro and a stellar cast create a hilarious, ridiculous new musical that opens...and closes...every night! Even if you hate Broadway you'll adore this! Ages: U

West End Glee Club

Glee Club finals are imminent and we need to add a solo, but which of our four performers gets the honour of singing it? You the audience decide! 'West End Glee Club' is a new revue-based musical which includes established songs from Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jonathan Larson and Marvin Hamlisch. It also…

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