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. UK and US tours of the show are currently in the works.
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.
“A show that strings together one joyous hit after another, delivered by a first-rate quartet of singers.”
"The audience were on the edge of their seats yearning for more."
“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.”
"Supercalifragilistic-expialidocious! An evening of magic and delight."
“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!”
"There’s plenty to both surprise and delight here."
“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.”
"Something magical happened at St James Theatre – it was a night of revelation, emotion and sheer joy."
"I predict a great future for A Spoonful of Sherman. Don’t miss this great cast!"
“A delightful way to spend a couple of hours - great fun."
“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.”
“Truly scrumptious. The overwhelming power of their music is inescapable.”