A revue of some of the best songs in musical theatre. From old classics by George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein to modern day hits from musicals such as Dear Evan Hansen and Moulin Rouge, this show is guaranteed to get you humming along in your seats.
A Night at the Musicals is a journey into the world of musical theatre and features five talented international Brussels-based musical theatre performers who are giving their time to perform in this wonderful revue show. Performing for your pleasure will be: Brussels-born soprano, Lavinia Huxham; Brazilian all-round musician, Beatriz Drummond; Israeli tenor, Ofri Gross; and The Bridge Theatre’s own Edward McMillan. They will be accompanied on-stage by the wonderfully talented pianist, Lionel Bams.
Run time: 80 minutes, including a short interval
Métro : 2 or 6 /Bus : 71 or 54, station Porte de Namur
Parking: Nearest car park is Porte de Namur - MyPark, or park on Chaussée de Wavre.
This wonderful revue show will help raise funds for The Bridge Theatre as we move forward to start our first full season in September 2022.
Lionel studied at the Royal Conservatoires of Liège and Brussels, where he obtained Masters degrees in music theory, piano and chamber music. He went on to specialise in piano accompaniment, mainly with singers, at international Master Classes, and attained the Konzertdiplom for Lied accompaniment in Germany under the guidance of Irwin Gage.
Lionel is now a full-time accompanist at the Royal Conservatoires of Brussels and Mons, and at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. His passion for sharing the stage with renowned lyric singers has led him to perform at prestigious venues here in Belgium (La Monnaie, Bozar, Flagey...), as well as in France, Germany and Japan. For BLOC Brussels, Lionel has appeared as Music Director for G&S’ HMS Pinafore, The Sorcerer and Pirates of Penzance.
Beatriz is a violinist, singer and actress. She has a master degree in violin with distinction at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and a musical theatre training at Ecole Broadway.
Originally from Brazil, she started her musical theatre journey as a child in Alice in Wonderland (as Alice) and The Princess and the Frog (as Princess) in Brazil, while also taking ballet and tap dancing classes, before focusing on her violinist career.
She was Laureate of the Bachelor of Violin at the Federal University of Paraiba and acted as Violon Solo at the Orquestra Sinfônica Jovem da Paraíba, at the Orquestra Sinfônica Jovem da Universidade da Paraíba, and at Ochestre du Conservatoire du Briançonnais, where she received the certificate of musical studies with congratulations from the jury.
Later in 2018, she joined Ecole Broadway and began to participate in several shows in Belgium as a singer/actress.
Ofri, Israeli tenor, received his bachelors in classical vocal performance from the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance in 2020.
Ofri began singing at a young age and took part in various projects both in ensembles and as a soloist. He was awarded an America-Israel Cultural Foundation
scholarship in the years 2010-2012 and 2018-2019 and also a scholarship from the Ronen Foundation.
Ofri performed as Horace in the Jerusalem opera’s production of La Colombe, as Don Pelagio in the Jerusalem academy’s production of La Canterina, as Basilio in the Jerusalem Lyric Opera Festival’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro , as Second Priest and First Armed Man in the Jerusalem Opera production of Die Zauberflöte, as Spoletta in the Haifa Symphony Orchestra's production of Tosca, as Gastone in the Ashdod Orchestra's production of La Traviata, as Tamino in the Ramat Gan Symphony Orchestra's production of Die Zauberflöte. Also he performed as Uriel in Die Schöpfung with the NK Orchestra and as a soloist in Monteverdi vespers with the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra.
Lavinia trained in musical theatre at Read Dance and Theatre College and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Her credits include Spring Awakening, A Little Night Music and a workshop for the musical Toy Mic Trev.
After her training Lavinia moved back to Belgium where she started volunteering at the Bridge Theatre's summer school. In November, she performed in All Together Now! at Théâtre Vaudeville where she enjoyed singing songs from Mary Poppins, Sister Act, Hairspray among many others. In 2016, due to her fascination in the voice, she started training in the Estill voice technique and has completed several Level 1 and 2 courses with Anne Marie Speed in London and Dorte Hydestop in Ghent.
She has also taken part in many Summer theatre courses at RADA, Central School of Speech and Drama and Bristol Old Vic. Outside of acting her hobbies include playing the piano and guitar. Lavinia is very excited to be taking part in this wonderful show.
Edward trained in Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting in the UK. His credits include Singin' In The Rain, Calamity Jane and Bugle Boy, the Glenn Miler musical, in which he also employed his saxophone skills in an onstage 20-piece big band.
He has worked as a tenor across Europe as part of the classical-crossover quartet, Viva Voce, and as a regular in the annual Thursford Christmas Spectacular in the UK. With a passion for classical choral music, Edward also sings with the Brussels Chamber Choir.
Edward is delighted to be back on stage for this very special performance.
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