I'm taking this opportunity, while Helena is teaching a few dances, to give you all some insight into our brand new Youth Production of Wind in the Willows.
You know, it's always daunting starting a new show, particularly when it comes so close to the end of the last but we must be doing something right this time. Every rehearsal the parents are coming in earlier and earlier to take a sneaky peek at our show. They have given some fantastic feedback and we're looking forward to improving in the months ahead.
It has been a real treat to have such a large cast for this show (27), although I'm pretty sure the costume department are sweating and stage crew are considering building an extension to the stage in order to accomodate them all.
The large cast is something which is all Emma's (director -Little Shop of Horrors) fault for challenging me to create a show where all the cast remained on stage at all times. Obviously I accepted (should've made a bet on it first) and now Helena...
A.G.M. time! Another year has passed since our last Annual General Meeting and so much has happened. We've managed three shows in the last 12months and it was so much fun we're planning on doing it all over again and then some.
We're working hard on a Murder Mystery to puzzle and entertain you in April.
We are currently preparing for the Bethel Crowd's annual murder mystery evening, which this year is Directing Dilemma, and will take place on Saturday 9th April. Jason Taylor is directing, and has the task of making sure that the cast are prepared to face questioning from the audience. As usual, it has been a lot of fun so far, and we are all looking forward to putting on a fun night for the community. Our performance starts at 7:15pm, and the £5 ticket price includes a supper. We hope you'll all come along and try and work out whodunnit.
All the dance numbers are set, the costumes are ready and the car, 'Greased Lightnin', is almost finished. We are at the point in rehearsals where we do a full run of the show, the cast are asked put down their scripts and everyon'es hard work will finally start to pay off as we see the show coming together. The rehearsal period has been so much fun, we've laughed and danced and had a few injuries along the way.
Now the pressure is really on as we aim to entertain our audiences with one of the most popular musicals of all time.
For our cast and crew at this point Grease really is the word.
Don't forget you still have time to grab your tickets from:
Grease rehearsals are well and truly up and running. The cast are fabulous and are working really hard to put together what looks to be a fabulous show.
Singing and dancing rehearsal last night and Helena (aka Marty and choreographer) really put the cast through their paces. I'm thrilled with how the dance for 'we go together' looks.
The first dance we set was for the opening number Grease and was first rehearsed in my back garden. With such a short rehearsal period we have to be creative with our rehearsal venues.
Next challenge is to set the dance for Greased Lightning with some very interesting props.
If you want to come and see the fantastic musical which is Grease and see our talented cast as you have never seen them before tickets are available from bethelcrowd.ticketsource.co.uk
If you are into your James Bond stories, you won't want to miss our performance of Red Macintosh! The junior workshop have been working very hard and now we are only a week away from our opening night. This wonderful parody of 007 is a fun family show with a lot of laughs.
Our performance of Red Macintosh is a double bill so you can enjoy two of Red Mac's best adventures.
There will be 6 performances into total;
Friday 26th June - Doors at 6:30pm and curtain up at 7:15pm
Saturday 27th June Matinee - Doors at 2pm and curtain up at 2:45pm
Saturday 27th June - Doors at 6:30pm and curtain up at 7:15pm
Friday 3rd July - Doors at 6:30pm and curtain up at 7:15pm
Saturday 4th July Matinee - Doors at 2pm and curtain up at 2:45pm
Saturday 4th July - Doors at 6:30pm and curtain up at 7:15pm
Head across to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/78576 to book your tickets before they are all gone!
I will give out printed scripts, song words and a rehearsal schedule. If you would like to have a read through the script before hand send me your email address and I will forward you an electronic copy, also if anyone has any holidays booked or knows of rehearsals they cannot attend let me know asap so I can fit the rehearsal schedule around them.
I am very excited to officially announce our September production will be "Grease".
Including official movie songs:
"Hopelessly Devoted To You"
"You're The One That I Want"
The production is for anyone ages 14 and over.
If you would like to be involved you can contact us via our facebook page or the contact us section of this website.
I am very excited to be directing this show, previously with the society I directed "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe". "Grease" is one of my personal favourite musicals and I relish the opportunity to share my enthusiasm for the show with all those who wish to get involved.
There are worse things I could do, than put on a show or two.
I look forward to seeing you all at our intial meeting, please spread the word.