the SHOW of the CENTURY!

Date 21st April 2017
Society Driffield Musical Theatre
Venue Driffield Community Centre
Type of Production Concert
Director Kate Burniston
Musical Director Ryan Wilson
Choreographer Kate Burniston and Andrea Hawken

Report

Author: Tony Harris

This entertaining Concert/Revue featured music and comedy from the early 1900s to the current era and was a very good showcase not only for some of the society’s stalwarts but also for some newer faces, including the MD, making their debuts with the regular team.

Performed to backing tracks and starting with a series of Music Hall numbers we had excerpts from South Pacific, My Fair Lady including The Rain in Spain sequence and I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face along with Oklahoma! which closed the first half.  Having opened with a good medley of Stevie Wonder songs the second half also gave us enjoyable versions of Last Night of the World from Miss Saigon and Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.

There were a couple of specialist dance numbers but, generally, movement was simple allowing the vocals to come through which included some excellent harmonies.

Once again the programme of music was interspersed with sketches including Dinnerladies and Are You Being Served and the highlight was the Abbott and Costello piece, Who’s On First, which was excellent and very funny.

Staging, costumes and lighting were in keeping with this style of show and the hard working cast were rewarded by a full house which thoroughly enjoyed their evening.