In May of this year audiences in Whitchurch will be treated to an exciting, action packed musical feast with our Spring series of concerts, Musicality 3.
Following the success our December 2022 Panto we are delighted to return with our Spring 2023 production “Musicality 3”, a concert featuring a selection of songs from some of the best-known Musicals currently playing in London’s West End or on tour around the UK. We will also feature songs from some of the less well-known newer Musicals including: Come from Away, Hamilton, Andrew Lloyd Webbers Cinderella and Calendar Girls.
We are very much hoping to perform Calendar girls soon subject to securing the rights and this will allow our audiences to enjoy a taste of the fabulous music of Gary Barlow.
On the Eve of our 100th year we will also indulging in a selection of the fabulous Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein who this year are celebrating their 80th Year. Yet they are still as popular as ever with a major new production of Oklahoma recently opening in London’s Wyndham Theatre. From which our company will perform a rousing performance of the title song.
We are also pleased that we have several new members who have joined our merry band along with many familiar WAODS family member faces and one or two members who we are delighted have returned.
Our younger company members will be opening Act 1 with two songs from “Matilda the Musical” which while recently a hit film starring Emma Thompson has been playing to packed theatres for over 10 years. They will open Act II with a duo of songs from the “Annie” which is again on a major UK tour.
While originally starting out in the movie business in recent years the Disney company have brought to the stage some of their best films as Musicals including the Practically Perfect Mary Poppins, the epic love story Beauty and the Beast, we hope you will “Be our Guest” through to the recent Smash Hit Encanto, with the Ear Worm Song “We don’t Talk About Bruno”.
No such show would be complete without a visit to Revolutionary France and we will close Act I with the anthemic “One Day More” and showing the extreme breadth of Musical Theatre bring your Dancing Pants as we close the show with the music of ABBA, from Mamma Mia!