Fareham Musical Society have confirmed some of the cast for their September production of Grease through their social media channels.
The casting announcement reveals that the famous lead character of Danny Zuko will be played by Stuart Frank opposite Grace Campbell as Sandy.
Elsewhere, Rizzo will be performed by Clare Plumridge, Sonny by Cam Hall, Marty by Stephanie McEvoy, Roger by Matt Jarvis, Jan by Hannah Edwins, Doody by Sean Ridley, Frenchy by Natalie Cleave and Patty Simcox by Sarah Dawkins.
The company have stated the casting of Kenickie, Teen Angel, Johnny Casino, Cha Cha and Miss Lynch “are still to be confirmed".
As part of their announcement, Fareham Musical Society praised the standard of auditions and said, "An ENORMOUS congratulations to all of our auditionees for [the day of auditions]. This is going to be a very, very exciting show indeed.
"Get booking your tickets now because, come September, GREASE is most definitely the word!"
This week is your last chance to see Bench Theatre Company's latest offering at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre: Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler.
Hedda Gabler tells the story of Hedda; a woman trapped in a loveless marriage, bound by society’s expectations and living under her famous father’s shadow. When old acquaintances arrive, Hedda finds herself caught in a perpetual downward spiral, and her power and influence are threatened by the events set in motion.
This exciting re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen’s classic incorporates music and physical theatre to explore the wide-ranging and still highly relevant themes. Featuring Katie Watson in the lead as Hedda herself, the play is running nightly until Saturday only at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre in Havant.
Tickets are, at the time of writing, still available. Link to the box office below.
Tickets: £9.50, £7.50 concessions
Saturday matinee: £8.50, £6.50 concessions
Highly renowned and celebrated company South Downe Musical Society are to return to Ferneham Hall this week with the legendary Rodgers & Hammerstein musical 'Carousel'.
When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realise that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy. Billy is given a chance to make good, but is it too little too late or will a lucky star save him and those he loves?
Voted 'Best Musical of the 20th Century' by Time Magazine, this timeless classic features hot songs including 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and 'If I Loved You'. The award-winning South Downe Musical Society bring a vibrant new production filled with magical moments, stunning choreography and breathtaking music to the local stage.
And for this not-to-be-missed production, the company are being led once again by director John-Paul McCrohon who has a string of previous award-winning successes under his belt, and recently directed Made In Dagenham: The Musical for the company.
Earlier today, he noted on Social Media, "I cannot help but be awed at each rehearsal by the sheer power, beauty and audacity of what Rodgers & Hammerstein created in 1945... but which feels as fresh, bold, warm, heart-breaking, troubling, complex and relevant as it ever did.
"It is deeply humane, offers no easy answers and does not shy away from the darkness inherent in its storyline but also demonstrates the capacity for love and the humour in the sheer resilience of the human spirit - with a belief in redemption for even the most damaged of souls. What a masterpiece it is - share the experience of it with our excellent cast, creatives, orchestra and crew this week."
Carousel runs nightly from Wednesday to Saturday this week at 7:30pm, with a Saturday matinée at 2:30pm. Tickets are available from the Ferneham Hall Box Office and are expected to sell out, so advance booking is recommended.
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