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Maunder traverses Berlin’s melodies with flair and superb musicality

She also steps effortlessly into the character of each song, whether it calls for quiet introspection or grabbing the audience by the throat

It’s an interesting, diverse selection of Berlin’s music… all brought to life by musical director Isaac Hayward, who accompanies Maunder with as much vivacity as she puts into her performance

This small piece of theatre works perfectly in the intimate, dark setting of the Hayes

Maunder performs the songs with integrity and a clear passion for their twists and turns, which is absolutely infectious, It serves as a brilliant reminder as to just how great Berlin’s music really is

Ben Neutze, Daily Review



Irving Berlin… wrote music that was simply and elegantly phrased, emotive, and just-so: perfect for lovers, really

Her Cheek to Cheek is as spry as Astaire’s footwork in Top Hat and her Puttin’ on the Ritz is fun and accessible

Isaac Hayward supports Maunder with a lovely generosity and liveliness that’s more than repaid in full when she faux-grudglingly awards him the spotlight in their take on I Love a Piano, easily the most alive and exciting part of the show

It’s a little bit like a dream, this cabaret: you take your seat, let the music weave its magic around you, softly permeating the corners of your mind

Cassie Tongue, Aussie Theatre

 

 

Don’t miss Lucy Maunder’s joyous celebration of the Irving Berlin songbook, as this musical theatre songstress returns to Sydney to present her successful cabaret at the Hayes for the first time

One of our finest young musical theatre stars, Lucy stamps herself as a versatile cabaret song stylist, warm and natural, in this whirlwind, song-packed hour of songs from one of the greats of the Great American Songbook

A dynamic, varied performance, standing and delivering with simple eloquence and elegance for most of the evening in a single spot

We’ve known for some time that Lucy Maunder possesses a stunning musical theatre voice, now, by turns sultry, cheeky and comic, and with wonderful phrasing, she proves herself an utterly engaging cabaret artiste

Accompanied with flair by pianist Isaac Hayward, the late night interaction as he gets his 'turn' lets him really cut loose too

Neil Litchfield, Stage Whispers

 

 

With her musical director Isaac Hayward providing skillful, sensitive accompaniment at a Baby Grand, Maunder’s interpretations are respectful, fairly straightforward yet fresh, and beautifully sung

it’s great that Christo, Maunder and director Neil Gooding have avoided the much-travelled route of trotting out snatches of biographical information to link the son

She sings beautifully, with versatility and clarity, connecting with the spirit of each song, and she delivers the patter, such as it is, with a light, lively touch

Jo Litson, Scene and Heard