Don’t Stop Believin’

May 2013 – Don’t Stop Believin’

Saturday 4th May 2013 – 7:30pm
Sunday   5th May 2013 – 2:30 & 7:30pm

Newspaper Review

You have to admire the talent displayed by the up-and-coming young people in West Bromwich Operatic Society’s youtheatre.

A cast of over 60, aged between 11 and 18, zipped through a varied programme of songs from the musicals, some famous, others not so well known, but all offering a challenge.

Whether it was solos, duets or items for the full company, the youngsters performed with distinction, even turning on the style with some slick choreography.
Lucy Fellows and Hannah Bowen made the first big impact with I Know Him So Well, from Chess, and in the first act other outstanding performances came from Lydia Orme and Sam Ody (The Prayer), Tom Whitehouse and Jessica Ray (Feeling Good) and Tilly Thompson and Katie Harrison (Naughty).

Then, after the interval, Chelyr Hume thrilled the audience with I Know Where I’ve Been (Hairspray), while young Ben Evans made a special impact with his song and dance number, Electricity, from Billy Elliot.

Other fine contributions came from Maison Kelley with Empty Chairs and Empty Tables (Les Miserables),  Anya Chalotra, Hannah Bowen and Lucy Follows (Landslide) and Amber Lloyd (Home, from Beauty and the Beast).

Lisa Metcalfe and Claire Kramer produced and choreographed the show, with Ian Stephenson’s musical direction. The third and final performance was on Sunday night.

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Production Team

Producer / Choreographer:   Lisa Metcalfe & Claire Kramer
Musical Director:  Ian Stephenson
Co-ordinator:      Malcolm Hughes

Registrar:           Adrian Holmes
Ticket Sales:        Jim Houghton
Programme:        Malcolm Hughes

Keyboard :           Gemma Soden
Guitar :                 Mark Checkley
Bass:                    Mike Thomas
Drums :                Dave Shipley

Costumes:           Pat Badger, Jo Evans & Parents

Tickets:               Jim Houghton

Stage Manager:    Thomas Jevons
Deputy:                Jo Marshall
Ass :                    Steve Ody
Ass:                     Jim Houghton

Props:                   Joanne Jevons

Front of House:   Karen Hawkins

Dressing Room:    Cheryl Smith

Sound:            Edward & Hilary Matty
                           Will Hawkins & Emma Nicholas 

Lighting:                John Gough and Team

Cast List

Concert Number

Performed by

1. Don’t Stop Believin’ Full Company
2. American Pie Alastair Winning, Luke Williams, Josh Dean
3. Home Amber Lloyd
4. Seize the Day Boys Number
5. I Know Him So Well Lucy Follows, Hannah Bowen
6. So Long Farewell Chloe Hawkins, Katie Harrison, Jorgia Kilkenny, Emma Laughland, Emily Hampton, Tom Harrison, Jack Harrison
7. Loose Ends Poppy Aston
8. Imagine Full Company
9. She’s My Sister Amy Evans, Poppy Thompson
10. One Rock & Roll Too Many Matt Nicholas, Jacob Kohli
(Backing Singers – Vito Scattone, Nico Scattone, Jack Webb, Ben Rodan & Zak Matty)
11. The Prayer Sam Ody, Lydia Orme
12. Thriller Full Company
13. Don’t Let Go Hayley Owen, Chelyr Hume, Charlotte Edmunds, Megan Lawley
14. Too Late to Turn Back Now Maison Kelley, Anya Chalotra
15. Feeling Good Tom Whitehouse
(Jessica Ray will be lead dancer)
16. You’ll Never Walk Alone Full Company
17. Naughty Tilly Thompson, Katie Harrison
18. Get What You Give Maison Kelley, Beth Mahoney, Tom Whitehouse, Sam Ody, Lydia Orme, Anya Chalotra
19. Maybe This Time Lucy Follows
20. Proud Mary Full Company
21. Ease on Down the Road Full Company
22. Well, did you Evah? Oliver Jevons, Gavin Duffy
23. Revolting Children Tilly Thompson, Poppy Thompson, Olly Thompson, Hannah Stephenson, Lydia Stephenson, Amy Evans, Ben Evans, Tom Withers, Andreas Koshionis, Alastair Winning, Crystal Helland
24. What You Own Sam Ody, Tom Whitehouse
25. Jet Set The Girls
26. Electricity Ben Evans
27. Landslide Hannah Bowen, Lucy Follows, Anya Chalotra
28. I Want to Be Like Other Girls Lydia Stephenson, Jorgia Kilkenny, Georgia Lloyd, Chloe Hawkins, Crystal Helland, Amy Jevons
29. I Know Where I’ve Been Chelyr Hume
30. Till We Reach That Day Full Company
31. I Wish I May Charlotte Edmunds, Hayley Owen, Poppy Thompson
32. I Want You Back Tom Withers, Ben Evans, Jack Harrison, Tom Harrison, James Harris
33. Empty Chairs & Empty Tables Maison Kelley
34. Maybe I Like it This Way Anya Chalotra
35. Footloose Full Company
35a. I’m Free The Boys
35b. Holding out for a Hero  Nika Norman, Eleanor Barnes, Paige Nicholas, Kalianne Harper
35c. Let’s hear it for the Boy The Girls
35d. Almost Paradise Lydia Stephenson, Matt Nicholas
35e. Footloose Reprise Full Company



The Dormston Mill Theatre,
Mill Bank,

Dates :
Thursday 10 – 12 November 2022 at 8pm Saturday matinees at 3pm

Ticket Prices :
£ 15.00 and £10.00(under 16s)

Online :
Box Office : 07763 746656 / 07904 806598

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