Victoria Discovers was invited to review Manilla Street Productions Amazing Grace New York, New York. With their impressive reputation, we did go with high expectations. However, we were blown away by ‘The Greatest Show’.
Manilla Street Productions is a Calisthenics dance school which has broken through the boundaries of traditional theatre and entertainment. They have created a 90 minute calisthenics production with a cast of over 40 performers, a live orchestra and show stopping Broadway hits. Victoria Discovers believes that Amazing Grace New York, New York has in fact raised the bar of musical theatre.
The stage opens on cabaret style club where Musical Director and Orchestrator Jack Earle conducts an 11 piece live orchestra. While also overseeing the fantastic vocals of show tune after show tune.
Though credit has to be given to the incredible choreography of Jeanne Sorich, Lucinda Williams and Sue-Ellen Shook for calibrating impeccable strength and agility with precision and timing.
Sensational vocals, note perfect music and top quality calisthenics were all overseen by Director Karen Jamison.
Victoria Discovers would like to congratulate the entire cast and crew of Manilla Street Productions on such a stand out, sensational production. Well done guys you are ‘The Greatest Show’.