An Evening With the Musicals
Players entertained packed houses over three nights at Hethersett Village Hall
with a rollicking good time display of music and dancing.
In one of the
group’s best productions to date, they showed their versatility in “An
Evening with the Musicals,” blending well known songs and routines with some
lesser known pieces.
The ease with
which the group moved seamlessly from one number to another and one dance
routine to the next belied the obvious hours of rehearsal and fine tuning that
had gone into the production. It was all made to look fresh and vibrant with
song and dance from world renowned musicals such as “Oklahoma”, “South
Pacific”, “Les Miserables”, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and
“Chicago” alongside lesser known works from “Tell Me on a Sunday”,
“Martin Guerre”, “Our House” and “Betty Blue Eyes”.
It was the
group’s 12th production in an entertainment line going back to
2004. Over that time they have mixed serious drama with comedies and variety
shows, illustrating the huge versatility that exists within a fine amateur
The enjoyment of
the evening also came from the group’s ability to change styles, genres and
decades almost at the drop of a hat – mixing in the traditional with the
modern and introducing many of the audience to new songs.
The show was
directed by Sarah Wright, who also found time to take part in many of the
items. Kate Rowe’s dance routines were excellent throughout and the Shuffle
Pack Band led by local GP Tony Press helped to enhance the evening.
Proceeds from a
raffle will go to the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service which provides volunteer
doctors and paramedics at the scene of road accidents. It is a charity close
to the heart of Dr Press.