Oh! What a night.

Date 27th June 2013
Society Langtoft Players
Venue Langtoft Village Hall
Type of Production Concert
Director Angela Bird
Musical Director Andrew Clingo
Choreographer Angela Bird / Meghan Bird

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Author: Peter Breach

Such was the range of songs included in this programme that it could quite properly be claimed that there was something to appeal to everyone’s taste. MD Andrew Clingo’s slick arrangements provided an almost continuous flow of music and song with only the interval break between Acts 1 & 2. The show opened with a medley of songs by the Junior Players which concerned their naughty behaviour and was, as you would expect, delivered with youthful vigour. This was followed by the adults showing they could still ‘shake it down’ with their version of “Footloose”. The pace then slowed somewhat with renditions of “Everybody’s talking” and “Let the river run”. Extremely pleasant harmonising was included in the next medley of songs based on caring and friendship followed by a very competent performance of the song “Popular” from the show “Wicked” in which the young songstress displayed an abundance of stage presence. A version of “The Lincolnshire poacher” then gave the chairman an opportunity to demonstrate his vocal talent and show how to don a cap at a rakish angle! Songs from the 1960’s followed, with colourful costumes and some clever choreography prior to my favourite from Act 1, “Cell block tango” from the show “Chicago”. After the lively medley which opened Act 2 there was a very sensitive interpretation of “There’s a fine, fine line”. The delivery of the “Cat Duet” was most impressive. An exuberant performance of “Don’t stop believing” brought the show to a close and generated well deserved enthusiastic applause from the very appreciative audience. Congratulations to the cast, crew and musicians for delivering a most pleasant evening’s entertainment.