Fabulous at Fifty – local theatre going strong!

Aldridge Musical Comedy Society are an entertaining and talented bunch! Image from the Society.

It’s good to see local theatre doing so well these days, with not one but great local companies staging shows in the coming weeks – last week I pointed out that Brownhills Musical Theatre Company’s latest 9-5 was coming up, and today it’s the turn of  Aldridge Musical Comedy Society who have a rather special anniversary this year and are putting on a show to celebrate…

Aldridge Musical Comedy Society have a proud history and are well respected for fun, entertaining and very professional shows. You can check out their website here.

Their fiftieth anniversary this year will be celebrated with a special show at the Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock from the 18th to the 20th May 2017, which is certain to  cement that fine reputation, and is sure to be a sellout so get your tickets quickly!

Details of the show and society are featured below – best of luck to all the performers, crew and supporters.

Aldridge Musical Comedy Society wrote:

Fabulous at 50 – Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock – 18 to 20 May 2017

This May, Aldridge Musical Comedy Society (AMCS) make a welcome return to the Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock for a magnificent celebration of fifty years as a society. The show is Fabulous at 50 and never has a title been so apt. Last year, AMCS put on two well-received productions of the highest standard in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Once Upon a Time. You can expect Fabulous at 50 to be no different.

Great voices, breathtaking dance and good humour, Fabulous at 50 features numbers from Les Misérables, Oklahoma, All Shook Up, Oliver, Rent and many more. Direction for Fabulous at 50 is in the safe hands of Julie Lamb with choreography by Sarah Hemming and musical direction – Mark Bayliss.

Julie, who is also chairperson of the society, spoke about the show, “I’m so proud to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of AMCS and feel very honoured to be directing such a talented group of people on this special occasion.”

Also, making a welcome return to the stage is society president, Paula Garratt, who appeared in AMCS’ first ever production – Calamity Jane.

“When I started with AMCS 50 years ago,” Paula said, “I never thought I would be lucky enough to join this great company on stage in celebration of those 50 years. I am very proud of everyone associated with the society.”

AMCS currently has a core of 30 members and are always on the lookout for more of all ages. Rehearsing in Aldridge every Wednesday, the society, in addition to two shows a year, also perform for charity functions and care homes.

And the shows continue. With Smokey Joe’s Café (Nov 2017) and West Side Story (May 2018) already confirmed, the next fifty years is underway. But not until this current celebration is complete and from experience, AMCS guarantee the 50th anniversary show will be nothing less than Fabulous.

Fabulous at 50 is on 18 to 20 May 2017 (1930 start). Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock.

Tickets available from AMCS (01543 480626) or Box Office (01543 578762).

Adults £12. Concession £10 and Under 16s £8.

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