Fame

Date 27th April 2014
Society Basingstoke Amateur Operatic Society
Venue Everest Community College Basingstoke
Type of Production Musical
Director Adam Bayjou Asst Director Caroline Price
Musical Director Simon Eastwood
Choreographer Ashley Bayjou (Dance Captain Zoe Blackall)

Report

Author: Mrs Betty Haslam

BAOS Limelight Production

Book by  Jose Fernandez, Lyrics by Jacques Levy,  Music by Steve Margoshes Title song Fame written by Dean Pritchard and Michael Gore

Director Adam Bayjou and Asst Director Caroline Price production of this youth musical was a memorable treat of youthful enthusiasm and talent for the future.  The cast entered into the theme of dance, acting and drama and provided a packed theatre with a lot of enjoyment and hope for the future . All the cast played  their parts very well together and gave one another good support.  Mabel (Alyssia Kershaw) and Carmen (Amy Knowles) gave a good performances as did Schloma (Sean Granahan), Lambchops (Charlotte Killick) and Goody (Ollie Johnson) trying to form a band.  Nick (Connor McGrane), Serena (Hazel Baldwin),Iris (Rebecca St Vincent) and Tyrone (Jack Baldwin) acted well together. The acting of Joe (Owen White) when trying to win the affections of Carmen to no avail was very comical.   The English Teacher Ms Sherman (Lucie Killick),  the Acting Teacher Ms Myers (Hatti Brannam), the Dance Teacher Ms Bell (Jess Miller),  the Music Teacher Ms Sheinkopf (Rea Bailey), the Dance Captain Scarlett (Zoe Blackall) plus Brad (Ryan Hawkes) and Cassidy (Lydia Moynihan) completed an excellent ensemble. The well drilled dance team directed by Ashleigh Bayjou assisted by Zoe Blackall were excellent

Simon Eastwood accompanied the cast to good affect.

Production Management Stephanie Webb and Alex Stores.

Set build Colin Eales,  Lighting Ian Stores,  Sound Ollie Reid & Dan Paine.

A very enjoyable afternoon’s entertainment.  Very well done to all concerned with this production.