Rock of Ages
7th December 2017
Author: Budge Grounsell
What you get is what it says on the tin or in this case the programme . Rock of Ages was a big brash musical which brought out great enthusiasm on the part of its cast as well as its audience . Yes, the music was loud but that’s the nature of the beast and it carries you along with it’s sheer exhuberance.
The set design and build by Jon Croft and Alan Earl enabled Director Dawn Smith to set the tone for the action and bring out the best in the cast. Jeff Broadbere once again showed that he is a fine Musical Director aided by Sam of the same name. Choreographer Louise Brown completed this very strong Production team.
From the moment that Lonny (John Edward Sprung) bounded on to the stage and into the bearts of the audience you sensed the dynamicism to follow. The plot would not have outdone Shakespeare but lets face it this is Rock.
I won’t single out the individual principle members of the cast as they were all very good and each in his own and the Directors’ way brought their character to life and were convincing and believable. No weaknesses here. And they were well supported in the minor roles and ensemble of singers and dancers.
In essence this was another success for HAWK who provide their audience with excellent entertainment time after time . The Society is fortunate to have such a variety of fine players backed up by a strong back stage team. The Costumes , Lighting, Sound ,Stage Manager and Crew are so important in providing the icing which tops up a show’s success. |It is interesting to note how often someones name will appear in different guises in the programme which only serves to emphasise the rapport the members have with their Society. Well done to you all.. Budge