Theatre programme collection

As many of you will know I am a massive musical theatre nerd and at basically every single show I have been to I have gotten myself a programme to remember it by 🙂 I have my Musical Theatre Programme collection on my bookshelf so I thought I would go through my collection and talk a little bit about them 🙂

  1. This is my programme from when I went to Shrek the musical with my brother which was so much fun 🙂                                                                                                    Any celebrities in the show? Kimberly Walsh was actually playing Fiona at the time which was awesome 🙂                                                                                                  Favourite song? I think my favourite song would have to be either I Think I Got You Beat or When Words Fail 🙂
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  2. This is my programme from when I went to see The Addams Family when they were on tour and I went with my parents and my brother for my Dad’s birthday 🙂    Any Celebrities in the show? Carrie Hope Fletcher was playing Wednesday Addams which was amazing as it was the first time I saw her perform in a show, Samantha Womack was playing Morticia.                                                                                   Favourite song? I think my favourites songs from the show would have to be Pulled or Crazier than you 🙂
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  3. I have actually seen Hamilton on the West End twice- once in March 2018 with my flatmate Su which was so much fun and we decided to stay and go to the stage door and meet some of the cast 🙂 I then went with my mum earlier this year 🙂                    Any Celebrities in the show? Rachel Ann Go was playing Eliza when I went to see it the first time which was amazing 🙂                                                                            Favourite song? I think my favourite song would have to be Satisfied and seeing it on stage was absolutely amazing 🙂 img_1138.jpg
  4. I went to see the show with my mum and my grandma which was so much fun 🙂 We were meant to see Sheridan Smith in the show but we actually saw her understudy who was absolutely amazing 🙂                                                                      Any Celebrities in the show? Not that I know of                                                      Favourite Song? I think my favourite song would have to be I’m The Greatest Star 🙂 img_1106
  5. I went to see this show with my mum quite a few years ago now and it was absolutely amazing! The kids in the show are so talented and I’ve always been a fan of the story 🙂                                                                                                                           Any celebrities in the show? Not that I know of                                                    Favourite song? I think my favourite songs would have to be Naughty or When I grow up img_1124
  6. I have actually seen On Your Feet twice 🙂 The first time I went was two years ago and it was the first Broadway show I ever went to 🙂 I was actually ill the day we were supposed to go so my mum walked down to the theatre and luckily managed to change the tickets to the following day 🙂 The second time I went was in the West End earlier this year and it was just as amazing as I remembered 🙂                                Any Celebrities in the show? Not that I know of                                                      Favourite song? I think my favourite song would have to be 1 2 3
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  7. I went to see Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway in November of 2018 which was absolutely amazing and I will never forget it 🙂 I went with my mum and we both absolutely loved it! I’m actually going to see the show again when it comes to the West End at the start of 2020 🙂                                                                                            Any Celebrities in the show? Not that I know of                                                      Favourite song? Either Waving through a window or Sincerely Me img_1107
  8. I also went to see Anastasia whilst in New York in November 2018 which was so amazing 🙂 Anastasia is one of my favourite films so to see it on stage was incredible 🙂                                                                                                                                                    Any celebrities? Christy Altomare was still playing Anya which was so amazing as she has such a gorgeous voice!                                                                                  Favourite Song? In a Crowd of Thousands or My Petersburg img_1109
  9. I had wanted to see Les Mis for the longest time especially when Carrie was playing Eponine but the tickets were always too expensive or I was too young but eventually I convinced my mum to go with me in March 2018 which was absolutely incredible 🙂 I was mouthing along to the words the entire time and my mum said she had never seen me so captivated by the stage.                                                          Any Celebrities in the show? Not that I know of                                                   Favourite Song? On my own has always been a personal favourite from the show and also Drink with me 🙂 img_1122
  10. I actually saw Heathers twice while they had their UK run- once whilst they were at The Other Palace with my best friend Hannah and then I went with my mum when it moved to the Haymarket 🙂 I am a massive fan of Heathers and I wish it was still on the West End so that I could go again!                                                                          Any celebrities in the show? Carrie Hope Fletcher as Veronica who was absolutely amazing 🙂                                                                                                                      Favourite Song? I think either Beautiful or Freeze Your Brain 🙂 img_1136.jpg
  11. Aladdin is one of my favourite Disney films so ofc when I found out that it was going to become a West End show I was so excited!!! My parents and I actually went to see Aladdin whilst it was still in Previews which was amazing and I absolutely loved the show 🙂                                                                                                                    Any celebrities in the show? I actually had Trevor Dion Nicholas playing the Genie who was also the genie on the US tour which was epic 🙂                                      Favourite song? Proud of your boy always makes me tear up. img_1133
  12. I have actually seen Legally Blonde a few times in my life but only once in the West End and then again at the theatre in Bromley a few years ago whilst it was on tour 🙂                                                                                                                                                 Any celebrities in the show? When I went to see Legally blonde on tour Lucie Jones was playing Elle which was awesome because I was a big fan of her when she was on the X-Factor 🙂                                                                                                            Favourite song? My favourite song from Legally Blonde has always been Chip on my Shoulder 🙂 img_1117
  13. I went to see Chicago with my mum the day before my 21st birthday which was a complete surprise as my mum didn’t tell me we were going until the day!              Any celebrities in the show? Martin Kemp as Billy Flynn                                    Favourite Song? All That Jazz or Cell Block Tango. img_1127
  14. I went to see Made in Dagenham with a load of my friends for my best friend Hannahs 18th Birthday which was so much fun 🙂 I also went again with my parents a little while after 🙂                                                                                                               Any celebrities in the show? Gemma Arteton was playing Rita at the time 🙂 Favourite song? Busy Woman or Ideal World img_1120
  15. I absolutely love the film Dreamgirls so when it came to the West End I knew that I had to go so my parents and I booked tickets very early in the run because I wasn’t sure how long it was going to be on for- we also decided to Stage Door which was so much fun 🙂                                                                                                                              Any celebrities in the show? Amber Riley was actually playing Effie at the time which was amazing as I had been watching her on glee for ages!                                     Favourite song? Listen or Its All Over
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  16. I have actually seen Everybodys Talking About Jamie twice and its now one of my favourite shows 🙂 The first time I saw it I went with my mum and her best friend Sandy for Sandy’s birthday and then the second time I went to see the show with my two uni friends Ria and Ellie 🙂 Seeing the show twice meant that I got two see the two Jamies who played him through the run of the show on the West End 🙂          Any Celebrities in the show? Bianca Del Rio was actually playing Loco Chanel the second time I saw the show which was awesome 🙂                                              Favourite song? Walls in my head or And You Don’t Even Know It img_1137
  17. I went to see this show the day before I started Secondary School with my mum which was so much fun 🙂 We went to see the show as I was really nervous about starting Secondary school and this was the second West End Show that I ever saw 🙂 Any celebrities in the show? I don’t think so                                                            Favourite song? The Letter as it made me cry img_1116
  18. I am a big Sara Bareilles fan so when I heard that she had written the music for a musical I was very intrigued- I wanted to go and see the show when my mum and I were in New York but because we had already booked Anastasia and Dear Evan Hansen we didn’t get around to it but when we got back to the UK it was announced that the show was coming to the West End.                                                                      Any celebrities in the show? Katherine McPhee was playing Jenna at the time who I am a big fan of since seeing her in Smash.                                                              Favourite song? Either She Used to be Mine or Opening Up 🙂 img_1125
  19. I am a big fan of Lin Manuel Miranda so I was so excited to see a musical written by him 🙂 I went to see the show with my Mum about 3 years ago which was amazing and although my mum wasn’t overly excited about the show by the end she absolutely loved it 🙂                                                                                                              Any celebrities in the show? Not that I know of                                                    Favourite song? Breathe or 96,000 img_1128
  20. Near the end of my third year at uni before I moved out of my flat my flatmate Su and I decided that we would both finally go and see Phantom of the Opera as neither of us had ever seen it and we are both musical theatre nerds so we decided that it was unacceptable that we hadn’t seen one of the longest running shows on the West End.                                                                                                                          Any celebrities in the show? Not that I know of                                                      Favourite Song? Music of the night 🙂 img_1131
  21. The Rocky Horror Picture Show was the first West End Show that I went to see with friends and was also the first show that I went to the Stage Door. I went to see the show with some of my friends from High School and then went again with my parents a few months later.                                                                                                 Any celebrities in the show? Dani Harmer was playing Janet the second time I went to see it which was really weird seeing her singing Toucha Toucha Toucha Me! Rhydian Roberts from the X-Factor was playing Rocky as well.                        Favourite song? I think either Sweet Transvestite or Dammit Janet.
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  22. My mum went to see Kinky Boots with one of her friends and absolutely raved about it so when my friend Lula said that she was coming down to London and wanted to see a West End show while she was here I suggested Kinky Boots and luckily she agreed 🙂 The show was absolutely amazing and I’m so sad its no longer on the West End 😦                                                                                                                  Any celebrities in the show? Not that I know of                                                   Favourite song? Not my fathers son was the first song I heard from the show and its always been my favourite 🙂 img_1118
  23. My brother and his girlfriend at the time (now fiancee!!) went to see The Book of Mormon and absolutely raved about it so for my mums birthday that year I decided to take her to the Sky Gardens and then to see The Book of Mormon which was so much fun 🙂                                                                                                                              Any celebrities in the show? Not that I know of                                                   Favourite Song? Hello or I believe 🙂
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  24. My Mum and I went to see this show near the end of 2018 as we had been to the London Fashion Week Festival  in the morning and decided that we may as well go and see a show in the afternoon 🙂 School of Rock is one of my favourite films and because it was a show that neither of us had seen we decided to take a chance and see if they had any tickets for that  afternoon which they did 🙂                                        Any celebrities in the show? Not that I know of                                                                    Favourite song? Either Math is a wonderful thing or School of Rock img_1134

Let me know in the comments if you have seen any of these shows 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Theatre programme collection

  1. I have an amazing playbill collection myself

    Three Les Mis ones- 2013, 2015, and 2017

    Two for Newsies- 2016 and 2018

    Two for Wicked- 2013 and 2016

    Miss Saigon- 2019

    Fiddler on the Roof- 2019

    Lion King- 2018

    Grease- 2018

    Oklahoma- 2018

    Sound of Music- 2015

    Annie- 2014

    Pippin- 2015

    Music Man- 2015

    Aladdin- 2019

    Godspell- 2012

    La Cage- 2012

    Mamma Mia- 2009

    I am missing some playbills as in the ones I do not have- two for Wicked (2006 and 2008?), Addams Family (2011), Porgy and Bess (2014), Little Shop of Horrors (2017) Lion King, Seussical the Musical, Cats: all of these I have no idea which year, Oliver (2007).

    Most are tours- some belong to colleges- one belongs to The West End

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  2. Where do you store all of these programmes?!?!
    Waitress was definitely my favourite musical so far, especially once they gave us free pie for the show!!
    Matilda was so good as well and I was very impressed with the standard, seeing as it was children mainly performing. xx

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