Thurcroft: Theatre group’s appeal for new members

Thurcroft Musical Theatre Group are rehearsing for its forthcoming show, and is looking for new memebrs
Thurcroft Musical Theatre Group are rehearsing for its forthcoming show, and is looking for new memebrs
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Ever fancied being on the stage infront of a packed audience and having your name up in lights?

Now is your chance.Thurcroft Musical Theatre Group is appealing for new members to join.

The group has seen its numbers decline in recent years and there are now around 20 members who are busy rehearsing for their forthcoming show.

The cabaret show will feature selections from Fiddler on the Roof, Sister Act the Movie, Chorus Line, Cabaret and many more when it takes to the stage in October.

Members are rehearsing every Wednesday evening at the Gordon Bennett Memorial Hall in Thurcroft.

They are currently working on the four part harmonies for their musical selections and over the next few months members will be learning songs, dance routines and comedy sketches in preparation for the show.

Group secretary Anne Giblin said: “This style of show means a lot of hard work for our members.”

“The full company spend a lot of time on stage so there are lots of lines and movements to learn.”

“It can be hard work, but the end product is fantastic.”

“We get to perform selections from lots of different shows so there really is something for everyone to enjoy.”

Anne joined the theatre group in 2001, when it was going strong with around 50 members.

Despite having around only 20 members now, they are still able to put ona great show for the Thrucroft community, but it is difficult.

An increase in members would not only mean a bigger show, but it would also enable the group to put on more than one show a year.

Their latest production involves members being on stage for long periods at a time, something which Anne really enjoys.

“I have always sung from being a young child. I sang in a band,” she said.

“I love the operatic side of things. I love being out on the stage not sat in the dressing room waiting to go on for a short period.”

The theatre group attracts members of all ages, the youngest are 14-year-old and the oldest are in their eighties.

As long as you are aged over 14 then Thurcroft Musical Theatre Group wants to hear from you.

They are particularly short of male members, but women are also urged to come along and join.

“Ideally we’d like people who can sing in a four part harmony, but as long as people can hold a tune, we can work with that!” said Anne.

“We take members from all areas. We’ve got members from across Rotherham.”

“We’re a really friendly group who put on some great shows.”

If you are interested in treading the boards, you can pop along to rehearsals on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9.45pm at the Gordon Bennett Memorial Hall, Thurcroft.

If, however, you do not fancy being in the spotlight but have an interest in things behind the scenes, such as set design and costume making, then the group is still keen to hear from you.

For more details e-mail or ring 07729 791667.