“A great cast who all lit up the stage from start to finish.”
WOW’s second production of 2019 was a compilation of musical numbers from stage and screen. In her show report, NODA representative, Sylvia Coates, describes how the powerful opening section from the Greatest Showman drew audiences in to “the wonderful world of WOW.”
Writing in the Dorset Echo, Marion Cox, also remarked on the “great cast who all lit up the stage from start to finish” and that it was “an emotionally charged show full of life and joy.”
Audience reaction was equally positive as reflected in these letters to the Dorset Echo:
These young people never fail to absolutely amaze and enthral their audiences. Their immense talent, hard work, and professionalism make it a wonderful night out.
Roll on the next show.
Albert Gillen, writing to the Dorset Echo
Weymouth should be very proud to have such a talented group…I look forward to their next and future productions, and commend anyone who enjoys real talent to support them.
Bob Fox, former London Theatre manager
WOW’s showcase featured 39 musical numbers ranging from the Roaring Twenties of the musical ‘Good News’ to hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Jersey Boys and UK Eurovision, as well as disco anthems from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Contrasting with the vibrant ensemble numbers were some show-stopping ballads, including ones from Children of Eden and the Changes section.
The WOW Show was directed and choreographed by Martyn Knight, who directed WOW’s award-winning production of ‘Me and My Girl’ in 2017.
Sam Ryall, who was engaged for his first show as Musical Director for WOW, responded positively to challenge of teaching around 40 musical numbers.