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West End Hits for Weymouth

WOW is excited to be bringing three smash hit West End musicals to the Pavilion stage. First up, this November, is Cats to be followed by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang next April and Shrek the Musical in April 2020. WOW started rehearsing Cats in May with Musical Director, Heather Reed and just before the summer break makeup artist, Sophie Anders, led a special makeup workshop. The show’s director and choreographer...

Summer Workshops 2018

“Thank you for organising another spectacular summer school! A big well done to all involved.” (parental comment) Now in it's fifth year, our 2018 week of musical theatre workshops was once again fully booked. Over 30 young performers aged between 9 and 15 had a fun filled week developing their confidence and performance skills with musical numbers from Grease under the leadership of the creative team behind many of WOW's acclaimed...

Marvellous May Cabarets

The month of May saw our group perform two charity cabarets for Weymouth Rotary. The first of these was the ‘Wurzels and Friends’ Concert at Weymouth Pavilion Theatre and a week later at ‘Fayre in the Square’ during the Bank Holiday weekend At the charity concert on 20th May, a dozen of our members performed a sparkling 20 minute set to close Act One. This followed performances by Weymouth’s Rock...

Mandy’s Marathon

WOW members and volunteers were very excited when Trustee, Mandy Burley, came along to a rehearsal for CATS and presented a cheque for over £2,500, raised from her run in the 2018 London Marathon. Mandy ran this year’s Marathon to raise funds for WOW and The Front Skatepark. Leading up to the marathon she set up a whole range of successful fundraising events, including an evening of entertainment featuring talented...

Fizzing Footloose!

“Footloose was fizzing from the dynamic opening number to the high-octane finale," wrote Sylvia Coates in her show report for NODA. Sylvia was one of over 2,500 people who came to see Footloose and the audience response was also tremendously positive. It’s worth taking time to read the whole WOW Footloose Show Report 2018 but here’s some other highlights:- “With the skill we have come to expect of WOW there were...

Double Award Winners!

WOW received two awards at the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) Annual Awards Evening held in Bristol for the south west region. These were in recognition of the high quality of both of WOW's 2017 productions. Last April's WOW Show, directed and choreographed by Martine Burt, won the Best Compilation Award for the whole of the South West region. WOW President, Janet Stockley, who received the award said, "This...