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Oh Carol The Musical Story of Neil Sedaka

The Musical Story of Neil Sedaka 
& Howard Greenfield

“It’s always flattering when talented performers honor my music.
I thank the Oh Carol team for their homage to the work of Sedaka & Greenfield. 
Wishing you continued success” 
– Neil Sedaka. 

From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the dizzying heights of their success in the 50’s & 60’s the songwriting genius of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield will go down in musical history as one of the most successful partnerships of all time.

It was the summer of 1952 when Neil met Howie for the first time, Neil had won a scholarship to the prestigious Julliard School of Music and could be heard practising for hours in the building where he lived.  Howie lived in the same building and although he was 3 years older, his mother suggested they get together to write songs… 

Oh! Carol follows their unique story of fame, fortune and those Tra-la-la days. This show is packed full of hits such as Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Amarillo, Stupid Cupid, The Diary, Laughter in the Rain and of course Oh! Carol. Their masterpieces were made famous not only by Sedaka but also other well known performers such as Connie Francis, Tom Jones, LaVern Baker and Tony Christie.

Oh! Carol

Our next show is

Civic Theatre
Chelmsford, Essex 

Friday 16th Feb
7:45pm

Oh! Carol

TOUR DATES

Date for Spring 2018 are listed below. You can book tickets via the theatres website.
If you would like Oh! Carol to visit your theatre please get in touch with us or your theatre manager.  

Civic Theatre
Chelmsford, Essex 

Friday 16th Feb
7:45pm

The Theatre
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire 

Saturday 24th Feb
7:45pm

Grand Pavilion
Porthcawl, South Wales 

Thursday 1st March
7:30pm

Phoenix Theatre
Blyth, Northumberland

Sat 10th March
7:30pm

The Broadway Theatre,
Barking, Dagenham 

Friday 16th March
7:30pm

The Princess Theatre
Hunstanton, Norfolk

Sat 7th April 
7:30pm

The Spotlight
Broxbourne, Herts

Friday 13th April

Warners,
Bodelwyddan Castle

Wed 25th April

Howden Park, Livingstone

Thurs 26th April
TBC

Warners
Norton Grange, Isle of Wight

Wednesday 20th June

The Gardyne,
Dundee

Sat 15th Sept

MORE DATES ADDED SOON!

Enquiries please email us
office@crowdedh.com 
enquiries@ohcarolshow.com

CAST & CREATIVES

Oh! Carol is written and conceived by Damion Scarcella. Originally from Australia, Damion is the quintessential front man with an incredible range that delights and impresses with every performance. Damion’s career has seen him appear in some of the most popular Australian and UK productions including Fame, Mamma Mia, Leader of the Pack, The King and I, Zorro and The Mikado and his accolades include a green room nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Shout the Musical.  
Following these successes, Damion has gone on to record and perform with the acappella group The Flying Pickets, singing in concerts and festivals all over Europe and adding a unique dimension to the line-up. 
In 2013 Damion made his debut at the world renowned Royal Albert Hall when he was invited to perform as a featured vocalist with the highly acclaimed Kristin Chenoweth. Damion continues to add to his extensive experience and most recently has been recruited to be part of the great British acappella group “The Magnets”.

Damion Scarcella

Oh! Carol is written and conceived by Damion Scarcella. Originally from Australia, Damion is the quintessential front man with an incredible range that delights and impresses with every performance. Damion’s career has seen him appear in some of the most popular Australian and UK productions including Fame, Mamma Mia, Leader of the Pack, The King and I, Zorro and The Mikado and his accolades include a green room nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Shout the Musical.  
Following these successes, Damion has gone on to record and perform with the acappella group The Flying Pickets, singing in concerts and festivals all over Europe and adding a unique dimension to the line-up. 
In 2013 Damion made his debut at the world renowned Royal Albert Hall when he was invited to perform as a featured vocalist with the highly acclaimed Kristin Chenoweth. Damion continues to add to his extensive experience and most recently has been recruited to be part of the great British acappella group “The Magnets”.
Ben is originally from Swansea, South Wales. He started his career at the age of 8 starring in various commercials before landing his first West End role as Gavroche in Les Miserables (The Palace Theatre). Ben was also invited to be part of the cast at the Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert at The Royal Albert Hall. Following this, he went on to play both Oliver and The Artful Dodger in Oliver! at The London Palladium. Ben is the only actor to have achieved this amazing double feat.  Ben was cast in The National Theatre’s UK Tour of Honk! playing the role of ‘Beaky’. Following this, his TV career began to flourish with lead roles in: Casualty, Teachers, Waking The Dead and most notably, creating the role of ‘Charlie Jenkins’ in BBC Wales hit comedy ‘High Hopes’ which he starred in for 6 seasons. Ben then returned to the West End stage in Mamma Mia! (Prince Of Wales) before moving on to play the role of ‘Sam Wise Gamgee’ in The Lord Of The Rings (Drury Lane). After a quick detour to Birmingham Rep Theatre to play ‘Grumpskin’ in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, he landed his dream job, understudying and playing the role of ‘Frankie Valli’ in Jersey Boys (Prince Edward). During this time, Ben took a short break to play the lead role of yet another singing legend, ‘Davy Jones’ in the new Monkees musical ‘Monkee Business'.  of Grease.

Ben Evans

Ben is originally from Swansea, South Wales. He started his career at the age of 8 starring in various commercials before landing his first West End role as Gavroche in Les Miserables (The Palace Theatre). Ben was also invited to be part of the cast at the Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert at The Royal Albert Hall. Following this, he went on to play both Oliver and The Artful Dodger in Oliver! at The London Palladium. Ben is the only actor to have achieved this amazing double feat. Ben was cast in The National Theatre’s UK Tour of Honk! playing the role of ‘Beaky’. Following this, his TV career began to flourish with lead roles in: Casualty, Teachers, Waking The Dead and most notably, creating the role of ‘Charlie Jenkins’ in BBC Wales hit comedy ‘High Hopes’ which he starred in for 6 seasons. Ben then returned to the West End stage in Mamma Mia! (Prince Of Wales) before moving on to play the role of ‘Sam Wise Gamgee’ in The Lord Of The Rings (Drury Lane). After a quick detour to Birmingham Rep Theatre to play ‘Grumpskin’ in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, he landed his dream job, understudying and playing the role of ‘Frankie Valli’ in Jersey Boys (Prince Edward). During this time, Ben took a short break to play the lead role of yet another singing legend, ‘Davy Jones’ in the new Monkees musical ‘Monkee Business’. of Grease.
Sara studied singing at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Her first professional job was in the cast of Les Miserables at the Place Theatre, Manchester and the subsequent tour of the show to Dublin and Edinburgh.

She was also a member of the cast in the highly acclaimed 10th Anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hal in 1995. Other credits include Phantom of the Opera and Evita at Spektrum Theatre Oslo, and the UK Tour of Grease.

Sara Louisa is currently based in London, regularly touring the UK and cruising the 'highseas' with a number of popular shows. She is a member of the vocal trio Closer and recently appeared as Widow Corney in Trinity Theatre's production of Oliver.

Sara Louisa Parry

Sara studied singing at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Her first professional job was in the cast of Les Miserables at the Place Theatre, Manchester and the subsequent tour of the show to Dublin and Edinburgh. She was also a member of the cast in the highly acclaimed 10th Anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hal in 1995. Other credits include Phantom of the Opera and Evita at Spektrum Theatre Oslo, and the UK Tour of Grease. Sara Louisa is currently based in London, regularly touring the UK and cruising the ‘highseas’ with a number of popular shows. She is a member of the vocal trio Closer and recently appeared as Widow Corney in Trinity Theatre’s production of Oliver.
Rhiannon  made  her  professional  debut  in  the  25th Anniversary  Production  of  Les Miserables  where  she covered  and  played  the  roles  of  Fantine  and  Eponine.  Further credits  include:  Principle  Vocalist  for  “Musical Starnights  -  The  Best  Of  The Musicals”  European  Tour, Principle  Vocalist  for  “The  World  Of  Musicals”  in Germany,  ’Vampette’  in  “Vampirette,  The  Musical”  at  The Manchester  Opera  House,  Ensemble/Cover  Mary Magdalene  in  “Jesus  Christ  Superstar”  UK  and  Australian Arena  Tour,  Lead  Vocalist  for  “Norwegian  Cruise  Lines” and  ‘Alice  Fitzwarren’  in  “Dick  Whittington”  at  The Cambridge  Arts  Theatre.  Rhiannon  also  performed  at  The  O2 Arena  as  featured ensemble  for  “Les  Miserables  25th  Anniversary  Concert” and  can  also  be  heard  on  the  “Les  Miz  Live!”  cast recording.

Rhiannon Sarah Porter

Rhiannon made her professional debut in the 25th Anniversary Production of Les Miserables where she covered and played the roles of Fantine and Eponine. Further credits include: Principle Vocalist for “Musical Starnights – The Best Of The Musicals” European Tour, Principle Vocalist for “The World Of Musicals” in Germany, ’Vampette’ in “Vampirette, The Musical” at The Manchester Opera House, Ensemble/Cover Mary Magdalene in “Jesus Christ Superstar” UK and Australian Arena Tour, Lead Vocalist for “Norwegian Cruise Lines” and ‘Alice Fitzwarren’ in “Dick Whittington” at The Cambridge Arts Theatre. Rhiannon also performed at The O2 Arena as featured ensemble for “Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert” and can also be heard on the “Les Miz Live!” cast recording.

The Boys in the Band

The Boys in the Band are a big part of the show and we are lucky enough to work with the very best West End Musicians. 
We are occasionally joined by other musicians as we love a bit of brass!

Between them they have worked on the majority of West End productions including, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jersey Boys, Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, Pirates of Penzance, Buddy, Barnum, Singing in the Rain, Billy Elliott, Sweet Charity, Chicago and Gary Barlow’s musical The Girls. 

Oh! Carol

Pierce Tee
Pierce is our fabulous Musical Director and Keys player. Keeps everyone under control, including the audience.
He will make you shout for more… 

Martin Layzell
Drums and Percussion, Martin is the undisputed backbone of the band, always has a lovely time as long as he has a cuppa tea. 

Steve Smith
Mr Silky Steve is well known for his many Guitars and impressive pedal board. A keen hoarder of ties.

Jerry Sallis
We love the smooth sounds from our Bass man. The guy with the accent, wakes up ridiculously early.

CONTACT US

Oh! Carol is produced and managed by Trevor Kaye & Loren Goldsworthy for Crowded House Entertainments Ltd. 

Enquiries & Booking via email
office@crowdedh.com / enquiries@ohcarolshow.com