PortsmouthTheatre.com has got a website-exclusive look at rehearsal photos for the fantastic charity concert Being Alive 4, which shows this Sunday at Ferneham Hall.
These photos, taken by talented photographer Julie Wharton, show the rehearsal process for the show ahead of its opening this Sunday at 6:30pm.
With its theme of 'Animation Through The Ages', there are bound to be plenty of recognisable tunes beautifully sung by this talented cast. The full show features dancers, youth performers and an orchestra headed up by Musical Director Darren Alderton, in addition.
The brainchild of Kelly Fuller, the Being Alive concert series started small-scale and have grown to an incredible size - now playing a second year at Ferneham Hall. Thus far they have raised an incredible seven and a half thousand pounds plus for worthy causes.
Being Alive 4 is raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Simon Says, a child bereavement support charity. You can see videos of the amazing work these charities do on our homepage.
To raise additional funds for these brilliant causes Sunday comes complete with a raffle (with some fantastic prizes up for grabs) and, new for this year and very fitting to the theme, a Princess meet and greet.
You absolutely won't want to miss Being Alive 4. Each year this concert gets bigger and better and we expect 2017 to be no exception. With songs you'll love; talent on stage and a great atmosphere, you won't want to miss this.
Do something amazing today and support charity with some quality theatrical entertainment. Tickets are available now.
Being Alive 4 is on at Ferneham Hall at 6:30pm on Sunday only. Doors open at 6pm, unless you have requested the Princess Meet and Greet upon which early entry is granted.
Tonight technical preparations and early dress rehearsals are taking place for two shows opening this week in the local area: Sister Act and Twelfth Night.
South Downe Musical Society are presenting Alan Menken's hit musical Sister Act, based on the Whoopi Goldberg film of the same name. Months of preparation and rehearsal have gone into the musical which is beginning a week-long run at Ferneham Hall from Wednesday.
The show is a fun; humorous and feel-good musical and comes, as the shows of South Downe's always do, highly recommended. It follows a string of successes at the venue for the company and follows hot in the footsteps of top-selling Grease and Calamity Jane.
The production runs nightly from 7:30pm until Saturday, with a matinée on Saturday afternoon. Advanced booking is recommended as seats are now becoming limited for several of the performances. This is, undoubtedly, a show you won't want to miss.
Meanwhile, over in Havant, the Bench Theatre Company have been busy rehearsing their production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Under the direction of Jacqui Penrose, who gave the company their hit run of Habeas Corpus most recently, the show is bound to be worth watching with some highly humorous moments.
"Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is a comic tale of disguise, of love lost and won, of mistaken identities happily resolved," the show press release reads. "Bench Theatre’s production of this enduringly popular play is set in the 1920s, so look forward to an evening of brilliant comedy served with a delicious helping of glamour!"
The production opens this Thursday at the Spring Arts and Heritage Centre and runs until Saturday, with a second week scheduled to begin Wednesday 12th until Saturday 15th. A matinée will show on the first Saturday.
We highly recommend giving these two shows a look and supporting local theatre with an evening of laughs and entertainment. Links to the respective box offices are below - enjoy the shows!
Renowned South Downe Musical Society are currently promoting their production of Sister Act at the Bandstand in Fareham.
If you head down and see them, not only will you get to hear excerpts of the show but you'll also be able to purchase buy one get one free tickets for the production which opens on Wednesday. Additionally, for those who cannot make it, you can get buy one get one free tickets through the Ferneham Box Office today by quoting the word 'BANDSTAND'.
Much like the hit film it is based on, Sister Act follows the story of Deloris Van Cartier, who witnesses a murder and ends up hiding in a convent under protective custody, to hilarious effect. It's a fun, feel-good and acclaimed show with songs by Tony and 8 time Oscar winner Alan Menken.
South Downe Musical Society always bring brilliant musicals to Ferneham Hall (Grease; Hot Mikado; Avenue Q) and this show is no exception. Tickets are limited and have a strong possibility of selling out on selected nights over the next few days.
The show runs at Ferneham Hall from Wednesday 5th July until Saturday 8th, with a matinée on the Saturday. The cast are at the Bandstand today until 2pm. You can reach the Box Office on 01329 231942 - and don't forget to quote 'BANDSTAND' for your free extra ticket!