Full house at Burnham's Princess Hall for
'Songs from Stage and Film'
theatre group Curtain Call attracted a full house at the town's
Princess Hall on Saturday July 9th when it performed a foot-tapping
line-up of songs from stage and film.
front of a capacity audience, which included Burnham's Mayor and
Mayoress, Eric and Gillian Gill, the group performed 27 top songs
in aid of the National Blind Children's Society.
successful evening was overseen by Curtain Call's Principal, Patricia
Ham. It began with the humorous Another Openin', Another Show
from Kiss Me Kate, sung by Bethany and Annabel Criddle,
alongside the Adult Musical Theatre Group of Natalie Babajee,
David Clark, Terri Davies, Jim Gregory, David Neville, Jean Neville,
Jane Quick, Sarah Quick and Alex Turco.
Diamonds from Moulin Rouge was next up, sung by The
Senior Musical Theatre Group, which was made up of Emma-Marie
Francis, Ben Hazell, Danielle Keirle, Michelle Kidner, Danielle
Muirhead, Heather Patterson and Lois Sankey.
Junior Musical Threatre Group, comprising Alison Bennett, Gabby
Giovanni, Jemma Hazell and Lydia Williams, gave a great performance
of Hard Knock Life from Annie. This was followed
up by a superb duet from Jemma Hazell and David Neville performing
Together At Last, also from Annie.
Davies' performance of Once Upon A Dream from Jekyll
& Hyde was a stand-out piece, while Seasons Of Love
from Rent - sung by The Senior Musical Theatre Group -
was also well received by the audience.
Turco injected a huge amount of energy into his upbeat performance
of Sunset Blvd and Jessica Shinner's Under The Sea
from The Little Mermaid also attracted loud applause.
Got A Friend In Me from Ruby set feet tapping across
the building when it was performed by the Junior Dancers group
(Evie Andrews, Melissa Chandler and Jemma Hazell) and the Senior
Dancers group (Ben Hazell, Becky Twemlow and Beckie Webb).
Junior Drama Group, comprising Evie Andrews, Annabel Criddle,
Bethany Criddle, Ben Hazell, Jemma Hazell, Gabby Giovanni and
Lydia Williams, performed several superb numbers.
well-known songs from Oklahoma, Thoroughly Modern Mille, Dirty
Dancing, Les Mis, Bugsy Malone, Scarlet Pimpernel, Rocky, Sweet
Charity, My Fair Lady, 42nd Street, Sister Act, The Boyfriend,
Jekyll and Hyde also featured.
the evening came to a close with the superb Fame, sung
by Lydia Williams and the senior musical theatre group, followed
by No Business Like Show Business by the full company.
evening's creative team were Patricia Ham, Victoria Roberts and
Amanda Graham. Sound was overseen by Michael Marshall and stage
lighting by Janet Newton. The evening's lead sponsor was Positive
Wealth Creation Ltd.