Review: Caissie Levy at Cadogan Hall

Set in the heart of London’s Chelsea, Cadogan Hall has become one of London’s leading concert venues and has hosted performances from acts like the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Proms.

This autumn the venue will be welcoming a number of Broadway superstars such as Kelli O’Hara, Jeremy Jordan and Stephanie J. Block to their stage. Their Broadway season began with a bang this Sunday with a performance from West End and Broadway queen, Caissie Levy.

In 2002 Caissie made her professional debut as Maureen in a non-equity touring production of RENT. Since that “experience” Caissie has gone on to star in massive productions such as Hair, Hairspray, Ghost, Wicked and Les Miserables to name but a few. If her past credits weren’t impressive enough, Caissie is currently dazzling Broadway audiences as as Elsa in the original Broadway production of Disney’s Frozen. During Sunday’s concert Caissie took her audience on a step by step guide through her career and personal life, showing us exactly why she’s became a household name amongst theatre fans.

 

Caissie Levy is simply beautiful. Of course she slayed in her leopard print dress and killer heels, but it’s her heart which astounded me the most. Whether she’s telling heart-warming stories or curtsying at the adoring applause one thing is clear, her kindness and humble nature simply radiates and fills the auditorium with love.

The thing about Caissie is that yes, she’s an absolute powerhouse (seriously, it’s no wonder her Let It Go had audiences on their feet before the song had even finished) but her voice is also like a warm bath. It’s welcoming, it’s comforting and it’s good for the soul. Her concert was musical theatre heaven, but also had a relaxed bluesy kind of atmosphere. As a whole the evening was simply divine and I feel honoured to have had to opportunity to see such a star performing so many of my favourite songs.

Review Date: 15/09/2019
Images courtesy of Google Images.

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