posted 5th December 2016 at 9:00am
"At the end of November, we hosted our Musical Theatre Showcase in the Engine Shed and it was a huge success for both the society and for the SU. We sold out and had to extend beyond our original planned capacity of 200 seats for the additional audience. In total, we sold over 250 tickets. To date, this is the largest reception we’ve had for a showcase in the society’s history. Once we finally got everyone seated, the evening ahead was thoroughly enjoyed by the performers and the audience alike.
"The aim of our showcases is to put on a variety of songs from musical theatre, performed by all the members of our society ranging from solos, duets, groups, and full society songs. We had a variety of singing and dancing from all kinds of musical theatre and I believe that in this showcase every song was a success. Speaking to audience members afterwards, everyone had different highlights of the show and every song resonated positively with someone. As well as this, the opportunity that we have given members of the society, who wouldn’t get the chance to perform otherwise, is immensely satisfying. Out of our cast of 67 who performed last Tuesday, I believe every single one had a moment to shine, and as the president of the society, it gives me great pleasure to share that opportunity.
"Looking forward, we are now in the process of auditioning and casting our show, Footloose, which will be on at the LPAC March 31st to April 1st next year. Our show last year, Grease, sold out within a week of tickets going on sale, which is why we are performing for two nights this year. The quality of our shows has risen each year and we wish to continue this trend, making Footloose the best musical performed by the society so far. We hope to receive support from the SU in promoting this show so that our society continues to gain recognition in order to continue creating more great events in the name of our university."
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