Members of Weymouth’s WOW Youth Musical Theatre are desperate to get back on stage in front of a live audience. This show has been a long time in the making but the wait is nearly over, as the award-winning group will present The WOW Show, Bringing You the Joy of Musicals at Weymouth Pavilion this November.
The show opens with hit songs from Elton John’s Rocketman biopic, and continues with a non-stop 90 minutes of entertainment with numbers from classic and new musicals including Les Misérables, Funny Girl, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, Sweet Charity, Mean Girls and more. Performances are nightly at 7pm from Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th November, with a matinee on Saturday 13th. Tickets are on sale now.
Having first opened their doors to local talented youngsters back in 1982, this vibrant and energetic youth musical theatre group have been leaving audiences gasping “WOW” at least twice a year ever since. That was, at least, until COVID-19 came along and all stage doors were closed and told to remain so for the foreseeable future.
Not being a group who sit back on their laurels, WOW soon took up the baton for home rehearsals, managed across the internet, using the wonder of Zoom. Disappointment was replaced by excitement as the set list was revealed for the next show. Glumness was replaced with glee as upbeat songs were sung with great gusto from bedrooms and living rooms across the local area. Soon followed the news that in-person rehearsals could resume; at first in bubbles and then as a full company. WOW members were back at the WOW hall and raring to go.
The energy and excitement at getting back into the rehearsal room has been amazing, they have really missed WOW and each other!Martine Burt, Director and Choreographer
When the curtains close this time, it will only be temporary, as WOW will immediately begin rehearsals for one of its 40th anniversary shows in 2022. Auditions will take place for new members and rehearsals will commence for an April show that Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta would be proud of. Calling all Pink Ladies and T-Birds.