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Medley of musicals is company's HfC debut

By West Briton  |  Posted: June 28, 2012

  • A spoonful of sugar: some of the junior company members in their Mary Poppins costumes.

  • Getting in a flap: costumes from Thoroughly Modern Millie.

  • Wimply the best: Nuns from Sister Act on location in Tehidy Woods.

  • Totally tropical: cast members from the Mamma Mia! sequence in The Sound Of Musicals.

  • Tragedy from Saturday Night Fever.

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REDRUTH'S premier amateur drama group is bringing its latest show to the Hall for Cornwall this weekend.

The Sound Of Musicals is the first production by Redruth Amateur Operatic Society Trust (Raost) in this venue, and runs tomorrow and Saturday night at 7.30pm, with a matinée on Saturday at 2.30pm.

It features excerpts from popular modern musicals including Mamma Mia!, Sister Act, The Producers, Spamalot, Miss Saigon and Thoroughly Modern Millie performed by a cast of 70 adults and children, with the junior company performing songs from Bugsy Malone, Mary Poppins and Honk!

They will also join the adults for numbers from Footloose, We Will Rock You and The Lion King.

Musical director Scott Watters has worked with Raost many times but choreographer Melissa Glover, from Redruth's Bev-Lyn School of Dancing, is making her debut with the company.

Chairman Anne Robertson-Ewart said: "Melissa has used her great expertise to choreograph spectacular and highly energetic dance routines. This exciting and entertaining show with its non-stop singing, dancing and moments of comedy will entertain all the family."

The Sound Of Musicals is in a long tradition of spectacular shows for the company. A review in the West Briton of its centenary show 100 Stars For 100 Years in 2009 at The Regal Theatre, Redruth, said: "Wow! Non-stop entertainment kept the music, song and dance flowing at breakneck speed.

"The singing was out of this world, the choreography breathtaking."

Tickets are available from HfC 01872 262466 or online by visiting www.raost.co.uk

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