LONDON – Just 50 yards from Marble Arch underground station, London’s hottest new sing-along musical theatre piano bar Overtures has opened its doors! All are welcome to enjoy the uplifting, magical feeling of musicals in this fun-filled and unique bar.
Located in the basement of LGBTQ pub, the City of Quebec, Overtures is London’s answer to the renowned Marie’s Crisis Café in New York. Set for unplugged and spontaneous evenings, with no set list, no stage, no microphone and no shooshing, singing is encouraged from everyone, or just to stand and enjoy the musical mavens. Welcoming guests of all ages, sexual orientations, all backgrounds and all singing levels, expect to hear popular classics such as showtunes from Les Misérables, Wicked, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music and Grease, to even the cult showtunes from Stephen Sondheim’s musicals and everything in between.
Similarly to its New York relation, walking into Overtures will feel like stepping back in time where people come together and gather nightly round the keys. Spot a musical theatre celebrity relaxing after their show. Grab a traditional New York style cocktail and take a pew. But, most importantly, sing! Be one voice in a big crowd singing in unison, or catch the famed pianists and singing bartenders from Marie’s Crisis Cafe in one place.
Says founder Ray Rackham: “We never anticipated the hunger of the general public of London, in needing a place to sing out loud until the wee small hours. London welcomed this very New York institution with open arms, and I am delighted the pub and its clientele have entrusted my team to establish a singalong presence permanently in the heart of London.”
Overtures is located at 12 Old Quebec Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 7AF. For more information, visit their website here