Around the World in 90 years

Ponteland celebrated their 90th birthday this year with a concert ‘Around the World in 90 years’ including music from many of the productions their audiences have enjoyed over those years. Musical Director, Deborah Barry included pieces from some of the following shows; Annie, The Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz, Mikado, My Fair Lady, Me and My Girl, Fiddler on the Roof, Showboat, South Pacific, Oklahoma and others.

Their Youth Theatre, “Preppies”, joined in the entertainment, including songs from

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Sound of Music in a sell-out success!! Whilst it is difficult to single out individual contributions, the society thanks Kyle Richardson and his musicians for wonderful music and indeed Kyle himself for his show stopping and stunning solo of ‘Some Enchanted Evening’.

Their President also celebrated her 90th birthday in May; Betty Nesbit been a member of the Society for 50 of her 90 years, taking a full part in the Repertory Society throughout these years and is still a lively, committed member as their President.

However, Betty does not only look back to the history of the Society but also looks forward. Commenting on this she says “Our Society has always been forward thinking, looking to do new things. Today I am exceedingly proud of our Youth Theatre, THE PREPPIES.’

The society ‘travelled’ around the world to New York, Japan, Land of Oz, Israel, London, Russia and the USA in several locations and were thrilled to share their celebrations with their wonderful audiences and looking forward to welcoming them to their Autumn production of ‘The King and I’