Mellows – Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Billy instantly falls in love with a beautiful girl he meets in a taxi. When he discovers she’s boarding the SS American, the same London-bound ship his boss and co-worker Reno are boarding, he sneaks aboard himself.

The beautiful girl, Hope, is engaged to a stuffy British aristocrat, Lord Evelyn, but that doesn’t stop the love-struck Billy.

With the help of other passengers, Billy seeks to shake Reno, whose love he doesn’t return, and capture the heart of the girl of his dreams – all without hurting anyone’s feelings.

10th to 14th May 2016

Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm

(plus Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm)

at The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton on Trent

Box Office 01283 508100

Open Exhibition Submission Days

Submission arrangements

Work must be submitted to The Brewhouse on Friday the 29th April or Saturday 30th April between 10am and 3pm.

CLICK HERE for our Exhibition 2016 page where you can download entry forms and guidelines.

The Brewhouse Open Annual Exhibition Of Art and Craft

presented in conjunction with Burton and District Arts Council

5th May to 18th June 2016

Exhibition Award Evening Thursday 5th May 2016 6.30 pm – 9 pm

UCS seek new Musical Director

Uttoxeter Choral Society, Staffordshire are seeking a new Musical Director from September 2016. We are a mixed, non-auditioned, SATB choir of about 40 voices. We have been established since 1881 and are seeking someone enthusiastic to continue that tradition. We rehearse every Thursday in Uttoxeter Guildhall from 7.30-9.30pm and have a varied repertoire of traditional and light music. This is a remunerated position and we would like to hold auditions on the 16th June with a view to the applicant starting 8th September 2016. Closing date for applications 28th May 2016.

Interested parties please contact Secretary Mary Pollard kmary.pollard@btinternet.com in the first instance.

Thanks to Mary Pollardfor the info.

Uttoxeter Choral Society Concert

East Staffordshire people will have the opportunity to watch and listen to a small orchestra on 23rd April in St Mary’s Church Uttoxeter.

Two violins, viola and cello will be accompanied by 2 trumpets, 2 trombones and 2 bassoons will comprise the ensemble accompanying the Uttoxeter Choral Society in Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Cherubini’s Requiem Mass in C.

The opportunity of watching skilled musicians is not one to be missed. This is not like the TV where the camera moves just when you want to see!

Tickets for the concert are available in advance from 01283 732858 and on the door. Refreshments available in the interval.

Saturday 23rd April 2016 , 7.30pm at St Mary’s, Bridge Street, Uttoxeter

Thanks to Mary Pollard for the info.

Open Annual Exhibition Of Art and Craft

The Brewhouse Open Annual  Exhibition Of Art and Craft

presented in conjunction with Burton and District Arts Council

5th May to 18th June 2016

Exhibition Award Evening Thursday 5th May 2016 6.30 pm – 9 pm

Submission

Work must be submitted to The Brewhouse on Friday the 29th April or Saturday 30th April between 10am and 3pm.

CLICK HERE for our Exhibition 2016 page where you can download entry forms and guidelines.

BADAC 2016 Bursary Applications Update

2016 BADAC Bursary Applications now Closed.

All forms received have been acknowledged.

We are currently reviewing and short-listing for Auditions

on Sat 9th April at the Brewhouse.

All applicants will receive an updated email by the end of Tue 5th of April.

If you are being called to Audition/Interview this email will include your appointment time.

CLICK HERE for Bursary info.

LTCY Phantom of the Opera – Review

The Phantom of the Opera – LTC Youth, Brewhouse arts centre, Burton.

The word has spread about the talents of LTC Youth as the five nights of The Phantom of the Opera were sold out weeks ago.

Due to restrictions placed on performances of the show by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, LTC Youth were only allowed to perform five shows under the terms of the licence.

Sadly they could have sold out a summer season such was the demand for tickets from both fans of the show and supporters of LTC.

It is such a shame that more people were unable to see the sterling performances from this talented cast of youngsters.

There was not a wrong note nor wrong step from any of the cast. The ensemble work was stunning with dancers and singers hitting their marks every time. The lead performers drew you into the bizarre world of the disfigured titular character and showed that experience need not be everything on stage when you have passion and understanding.

From a company that are mainly still at school, artistic director John Bowness has pulled a level of performance that would grace a professional stage. From the opening curtain you could have been watching a West End show.

The cast manage to convey emotions beyond their years and the principals work superbly well together to bring the protagonists to life. From weak promoters – out to make money from the opera – to the singers and dancers who perform in the opera and from there onto the divas and ultimately the Phantom these youngsters never falter.

This is a show that relies on strong leads and Jack Hawkins, as the Phantom, Emmie Doyle, as Christine, and Oliver Last, as Raoul, drive the show on to its dramatic climax.

Aaron Titterton, as Piangi, and India Burnton, as Carlotta provided comedy and I found myself wondering who India’s character reminded me of and it was only after I got home that I realised it was Lena Lamont in Singing in the Rain.

LTC youth has a great cast that push forward the drama, both in song and dance, and take the audience through to the dramatic climax. The company are lucky to have so many youngsters that can take on lead roles that it only adds to the depth of performance when some of them play support.

 

A mesmerising and wonderful night of theatre that sadly some are going to have to miss due to limitations on the number of performances.

Bill Pritchard

William Shrewsbury Artsmark Award

William Shrewsbury Primary School had been awarded the Plantinum Artsmark Award to mark the fact that it champions the arts in school and strives for excellence in providing them.

To celebrate this achievement pupils from William Shrewsbury performed two concerts for parents at the Brewhouse arts centre.

I was invited to watch the afternoon concert and to see for myself the wide array of talents that the school is developing.

Now some of you may have a fixed idea of what a school concert is like, indeed I can remember only too well attending them when my children went to William Shrewsbury.

My how they have changed.

The pupils put on a show that contained as much variety as Sunday Night at the London Palladium used to have. There were gymnasts, creative dancers, the school band, readings and The Acorn Djembes.

Along with this we had multiple soloists who played a range of instruments: violins, a saxophonist, clarinettist, flautist, trombonist and pianist as well as the Acorn Recorders. The musical choices stretched the performers rather than allowed them to just coast through the pieces.

Items played ranged from Land of Hope and Glory to La Lutine and from Podmoskovnye Vechera to the Gobstopper Waltz and took in a variety of musical; styles and genres.

The readings were very well done and it was good to hear The Famous Five Diaries being read. I was delighted it is still a book that is turned to.

The concert was ably linked by the two comperes who, although on stage the whole time, never distracted from the other performances.

Headteacher Bernadette Hunter praised the children for their professionalism and indeed also for their bravery. She said: “It is one thing to perform in the school hall but it is a different experience when you are confronted by a tiered audience in a theatre.”

Mrs Hunter also praised the school’s staff who had made the event possible and singled out Mrs Ellen Godfrey for having the vision for the show and for delivering it.

In conversation with Mrs Hunter after the show we agreed that there were several performers that we were sure would go on to grace stages and concerts platforms in the years to come.

The Artsmark Award provides schools with access to high quality and practical resources and networks that will enable them to use the arts to inspire learning and harness the power of the arts in developing happy, successful and confident young people.

For further information on the Artsmark Award scheme go to: http://artsmark.org.uk/

Bill Pritchard.

LTCY – The Phantom of the Opera

Little Theatre Company Youth

The Phantom of the Opera

Youth Group Production

by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart & Richard Stilgoe

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising score includes Think of Me, Angel of Music, Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Masquerade and, of course, The Phantom of the Opera.

Brewhouse Tuesday 29th – Saturday 2nd April 2016 7:30 each evening

SOLD OUT / Returns Only.

Box Office 01283 508100

Open Annual Open Exhibition Of Art and Craft

The Brewhouse Open Annual Open Exhibition Of Art and Craft

presented in conjunction with Burton and District Arts Council

5th May to 18th June 2016

Exhibition Award Evening Thursday 5th May 2016 6.30 pm – 9 pm

Submission

Work must be submitted to The Brewhouse on Friday the 29th April or Saturday 30th April between 10am and 3pm.

CLICK HERE for our Exhibition 2016 page where you can download entry forms and guidelines.