A Spoonful of Sherman - Jenna Innes Q&A

What is 'A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN’ about?

It’s all about telling the incredible story of one family  - The Sherman Family - and their incredible contribution to the world of songwriters! We’re celebrating 100 years of the Shermans and their great music that everyone knows and loves.

What do you do in the show?

I’m part of an ensemble group of actors who tell the family’s story. We portray the different characters within the songs helping to create the full picture.

When did you first discover the music and songs of the Sherman Brothers? 

It feels as though there’s never been a time where I didn’t know these songs.  I grew up watching classic films like The Jungle Book and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang but it wasn’t until I started research for this project that I realised how many of the Sherman songs I actually already knew and loved!  

What are your top 5 songs from the show and why? 

1.  Hushabye Mountain –There’s just something so simple and beautiful about that song that I will always love.

2. Supercali- it’s an absolute classic.  I love songs that instantly can get everyone in a room tapping their toes and singing along.  Also I learnt it backwards and now will forever be a party trick of mine!

3. Let’s Get Together- from The Parent Trap -  it’s something a little different and I get to sing it with the amazing Soohie- Louise Dann whom I’ve admired for years

4. Suddenly It Happens - from The Slipper and the Rose, the Sherman Brothers’ take on the classic Cinderella story. It’s my princess moment! Growing up loving Disney films like Snow White, there’s something truly magical about this song that perfectly depicts the excitement and surrealism of her life 

5. Harbour of Dreamboats - This is an Al Sherman song written in 1943. It’s a beautifully still moment in the show that really lets the audience listen. It perfectly portrays the heartbreak of those who say goodbye to loved ones who went to fight during the War.

What do you like most about being on tour?

This is actually my first experience on tour as I only graduated in September 2017! I’m looking forward to seeing different theatres all around the country. I’m also extremely excited to go back to my home city of Aberdeen.

Why should people come to see the show? 

Because for two hours you can completely escape, go back in time and tap your feet and even sing along.

Watch Jenna Innes in action in this delighful trailer for A Spoonful of Sherman