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INTRODUCTION 

A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN

INTRODUCTION

A Spoonful of Sherman, subtitled "The Songbook of Your Childhood", is a two-act cabaret show. Robbie Sherman created the show as a musical celebration of the life and times of his father, Robert B. Sherman, three generations of Sherman songwriting and nearly 100 years of musical history.

Robbie Sherman wrote and produced the show and, in its premiere season at London's St. James Theatre in 2014, emceed each performance. The premiere season also served as the book launch for Robbie's father's (posthumously released) autobiography: Moose: Chapters From My Life, for which Robbie served as the book's editor.

The Original London Cast Recording of A Spoonful of Sherman was produced by Nick Lloyd Webber and is for sale on iTunes and Amazon.

A Spoonful of Sherman will return August 7-20 2017 at London's Live at Zedel



SYNOPSIS 

SYNOPSIS

Celebrating nearly 100 years songwriting history and the Sherman family music, A Spoonful of Sherman includes songs by the Sherman Brothers, as well as their father, Al Sherman, and Robbie Sherman.

Robbie narrates the show, giving the audience insights into the songs and the people behind them.

In the early twentieth century, Al Sherman was one of the most sought-after songwriters on New York's Tin Pan Alley, with songs recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, amongst others. 

Al’s sons, Robert B. and Richard Sherman, were the most successful song-writing partnership in the history of Hollywood, composing more movie musical songs and acclaimed film scores than any other writing team. Their Oscar-winning songs from films such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats and The Slipper and The Rose have entertained the world for more than 60 years. 

Robbie Sherman has picked up the baton for the third generation and celebrates his family's legacy in this show.
HISTORY 

HISTORY

Following a try-out on 13 January 2014, A Spoonful of Sherman returns to London's St James Studio for a second run from 15-22 April 2014. The Original London Cast Recording, produced by Nick Lloyd Webber, was released by SimG Records in July 2015.

As of 2017 the show will now run in London's West End at Live at Zedel from 7-20th August.

CAST & CREATIVE 

CAST & CREATIVE

The premiere production of A Spoonful of Sherman in 2014 featured the following:

  • Emma Williams
  • Charlotte Wakefield
  • Greg Castiglioni
  • Stuart Matthew Price
  • NARRATOR - Robert J. Sherman
  • PIANIST - Colin Billing
  • GUEST NARRATOR - Anthony Drewe

The creative team on the premiere production of A Spoonful of Sherman were:

  • CONCEPT - Robert J. Sherman
  • MUSICAL DIRECTOR & ARRANGER - Colin Billing
  • SCRIPT - Robert J. Sherman
  • DIRECTOR - Stewart Nicholls

The cast for the 2017 Live at Zedel production are:

  • Helena Blackman
  • Daniel Boys
  • NARRATOR  - Robert J. Sherman
  • PIANIST - Christopher Hamilton

The creative team for the 2017 Live at Zedel production are:

  • CONCEPT - Robert J. Sherman
  • MUSICAL DIRECTOR & ARRANGER - Rowland Lee
  • SCRIPT - Robert J. Sherman
  • DIRECTOR - Stewart Nicholls




SONG 

SONGS

The order of songs in the 2014 premiere production of A Spoonful of Sherman were as follows:

  • A Spoonful of Sherman
  • Save Your Sorrow
  • Al Sherman Medley: Livin’ in the Sunlight / Now’s the Time to Fall in Love / You Gotta Be a Football Hero
  • There’s a Harbour of Dreamboats
  • Comes A-Long A-Love / You’re Sixteen
  • Tall Paul
  • Let’s Get Together
  • For Now, For Always
  • The Ugly Bug Ball
  • There’s A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow
  • Wind’s in the East…
  • A Spoonful of Sugar
  • Feed the Birds
  • A Man Has Dreams
  • Step in Time / Chim Chim Cher-ee / Superclifragilisticexpialidicious

  • Heffalumps and Woozles
  • The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers
  • Winnie The Pooh
  • That’s What Friends Are For
  • My Own Home
  • I Wanna Be Like You
  • The Age Of Not Believing
  • A Veritable Smorgsabord
  • Mother Earth and Father Time
  • River Song
  • Suddenly It Happens
  • Tell Him Anything
  • Heart of a Stranger
  • Jiggery Pokery
  • Music of the Spheres
  • Tin Whistle Tune
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Part 1) / Doll on a Music Box / Truly Scrumptious
  • Me ‘ol Bamboo
  • Hushabye Mountain
  • Lovely Lonely Man
  • Teamwork
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Part 2)
  • It’s a Small World After All
  • Let’s Go Fly a Kite

REVIEWS 

REVIEWS


The Times - ★★★★

“A show that strings together one joyous hit after another, delivered by a first-rate quartet of singers.”

West End Wilma - ★★★★★

"The audience were on the edge of their seats yearning for more."

UK Theatre Web - ★★★★★

“It really was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Riffs and mash-ups on Winnie The Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins and a smashing Al Sherman Medley made the evening all too short, all too few songs, all the more memorable. I feel privileged to have been there. A truly scrumptious smorgasbord of smash hits by the Sherman Brothers.”

Remotegoat - ★★★★★

"Supercalifragilistic-expialidocious! An evening of magic and delight."

Jonathan Baz  - ★★★★

“It is a wonder that this charming show has not been staged before. Amidst all of Broadway’s giant songwriting partnerships, none reaches out to the child within us quite like the legacy of the Sherman Brothers. Cleverly crafted songs that speak of hope against adversity, written in verses that talk to every age. This show deserves to tour and when it comes to your town, don’t miss it!”

The Stage – Mark Shenton

"There’s plenty to both surprise and delight here."

Edward Seckerson

“A cavalcade of Sherman, three generations, no medicine, just charm, and one or two genuine surprises...to demonstrate that the legacy lives on – ‘Music of the Spheres’ by Robert J. Sherman (given a real sheen by Stuart Matthew Price). I want to hear that again, as I do ‘The Whistle Tune’ from Busker Alley.”

Bargaintheatreland

"Something magical happened at St James Theatre – it was a night of revelation, emotion and sheer joy."

Musical Theatre Review

"I predict a great future for A Spoonful of Sherman. Don’t miss this great cast!"

The Public Reviews

“A delightful way to spend a couple of hours - great fun."

Leighton Buzzard Observer

“Walt Disney may have built a magical ‘toon empire but it was the Sherman Brothers who gave the mouse maestro his voice. A Spoonful of Sherman is a night of pure indulgence.”

Stagey Secrets

“Truly scrumptious. The overwhelming power of their music is inescapable.”

GALLERY 

GALLERY

The following production shots date from the 2014 production of A Spoonful of Sherman at the St James Studio, London.
AUDIO 

AUDIO

Here are a selection of songs from the A Spoonful of Sherman Original Cast Recording, released by SimG Records. The full album is available to purchase - click here to buy.
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