Sincerely, Us x

Date 8th November 2018
Society Backstreet Theatre Company
Venue Prince of Wales Theatre Cannock
Type of Production Concert
Director Michelle Windsor
Musical Director Becky Barry
Choreographer Michelle Windsor

Report

Author: Brian Hirst

This concert was conceived, rehearsed and presented in a relatively short timescale but this didn’t show as the staging and the professionalism of the performers made it a success. This company has an abundance of talent and many of them were showcased in this production. It was based on numbers from previously produced shows with one or two additions.

The company performed several numbers and all of them were full of energy and attack. The singing and harmonies were strong and confident. There were well-performed solos from Gayle Jarratt, Katie Quimby, Stephen Clancy, Nathan Owers, Diane Whylie, Amber Smith, Hollie Keyse, Caroline Evans, Jennie Milakovic and Sara Hiditch with the tricky Stephen Sondheim number, Last Midnight. The duets between Grace and Faye Watson, Faye Watson and Jennie Milakovic and Faye Watson and James Price were well balanced with excellent blending of the voices. The ensemble of Dave Barr, Faye Watson, Sara Hilditch, James Price and Caroline Evans did justice to the complexities of Your Fault from Into the Woods.

The singing was well supported by the band under the direction of Becky Barry and there were some carefully thought out lighting effects.

Well done to everyone involved!