The Man. The Music. The Show.
It’s not every day a Hollywood Star graces The SSE Hydro stage, and what a star he is! Mr Hugh Jackman, the Tony award winning, Oscar nominated, singer, dancer and actor kicked off his worldwide tour right here, in Glasgow!
Opening with the poignant this is ‘The Greatest Show’ track, he automatically wowed the Hydro crowds with his slick dance moves and unbelievable stage presence.
The night was filled with musical theatre hits. From Carousel to Singing in the Rain, with some Beauty and the Beast and 42nd street tap routines thrown in. Mr Jackman happily let the audience in on personal stories, triumphs and even sang a beautiful tribute to his loving wife Deb.
Audiences laughed, danced and even cried with Hugh, or as Glaswegians nicknamed him Shugs! But he wasn’t the only star in the spotlight, special guest Keala Settle brought the audience to their feet with smash hit ‘This is Me’, and backing singer Jenna Lee James was given a spot to perform a solo hit for her Dad, whose dream it was to see her on the Hydro stage.
The impressive backdrop of screens brought all his stories to life, and took the crowds on a journey from New York’s Carnegie Hall to the outback of Australia where Nomad performers played tribal music, a lovely nod to Hugh’s homeland of Oz.
The night was made by the incredible ensemble mash up of Les Miserable hits, Valjean’s solo, I Dreamed a Dream and One Day More bringing Glasgow crowds to their feet whilst trying to fight back the tears of complete admiration.
Bravo Mr Jackman, it’s safe to say you deserve the title of THE GREATEST SHOWMAN!