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2013 - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Director/Producer - Matthew Bosley

Choreographer - Emily-Jayne Nicholls

In 2013 the Charity showcase began with a "mini musical" of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. This involved members of Theatre Group (LUTG) acting signing and dancing to a backing track along with dancers from LUBDS & LUDanS. There were sections of dialogue along with the musical numbers. 

 

2014 - Hairspray

In 2014 the showcase opened with the ULMS Wind Band playing a medley from the musical Hairspray with 2 dance choruses from LUDanS & LUBDS dancing to the music. The music was Ted Rickets' wind band arrangement, not specifically arranged. Conducted and produced by Chris Osborn.

 

2015- Wicked

For the 2015 opening number Chris Osborn decided to go back to a theatre based performance with a cast of characters alongside the dance choruses as in 2013. However the music would still be performed live by the ULMS Wind Band. A special arrangement of 4 songs from the musical Wicked was done and featured five characters with the chorus parts sung by the ULMS choir and again two dance choruses from LUBDS & LUDanS. It was 22 minutes in length. Due to it's length it was decided to move the medley to open the second half of the showcase which had traditionally been shorter than the first half due to the Strictly competition taking place in the first half.


Song List: 

Overture/No-one Mourns The Wicked (all cast & dancers)

What Is  This Feeling (Elphaba, Glinda & all dancers. LUBDs dancers back Glinda & LUDanS dancers back Elphaba for arguement routine)

Dancing Through Life (All cast with LUBDS dancers)

Defying Gravity (Elphaba & Glinda with LUDanS dancers. All cast & LUBDs dancers join in for finale)

 

Production Team:

Musical Director/Producer - Chris Osborn

Director - Robbie Love

Choreographers: Jack Price & Connie O'Donnell (LUBDS), Jennie Hughes & Chloe Dearden (LUDanS)

Choir leader: Rosa Hinksman


Cast:

Elphaba - Jess Turton

Glinda - Bella Ward

Fiyero - Alex Varey

Nessarose - Abbie Venables

Boq - Will Evans

 

 

2016 - Chicago

Chris Osborn and Robbie Love reunited for the 2016 musical medley which featured songs from Chicago. This time there were 7 actors with the Wind Band (again conducted by Chris Osborn) but with no choir as there were no chorus parts. LUBDS & LUDanS provided the dancers. This was another special arrangement done for the showcase and was 15 minutes in length, once again opening the second half.


Song List:

Overture/All that Jazz (Velma, LUBDS & LUDanS)

Cell Block Tango (All cast & LUBDS)

NowaDays/Hot Honey Rag (Velma, Roxy, LUDanS with LUBDS joining in for the finale)

 

Production Team:

Musical Director/Producer - Chris Osborn

Director - Robbie Love

Assistant Director - Abbie Jones

Choreographers: megan Rose Readman & Victoria Meadows (LUDanS), Jack Price & Vicky Ince (LUBDS)


Cast:

Velma - Holly Gudgin

Roxy/Mona - Sarah Redford

Liz - Nikki Hosker

Annie - Jess turton

June - Holly Gardner

Hunyak - Lucy Unsworth

Compere - Will Evans

 

2017 - Moulin Rouge

Chris Osborn produced and arranged his final musical medley in 2017, which featured songs from Chicago. This time there were 8 actors with the Wind Band ( conducted by Emma Pritchard). LUBDS & LUDanS provided the dancers. This was another special arrangement done for the showcase and was 15 minutes in length, once again opening the second half.


Song List:

Nature Boy (Zidler & Christian)

Sparkling Diamonds (Satine, Zidler, The Diamond Dogs, LUDanS & LUBDS)

Elephant Love Song Medley (Satine, Christian, backing The Diamond Dogs,  & LUDanS)

Tango de Roxanne (The Argentinian, Christian, Satine, The Diamond Dogs,  & LUBDS)

The Show Must Go On (Zidler, Satine, The Diamond Dogs)

Come What May (Satine, Christian, Zidler, The Argentinian, The Diamond Dogs, LUDanS & LUBDS)


Production Team:

Arranger/Producer - Chris Osborn

Conductor - Emma Pritchard

Directors - Charity Bedu-Addo & Aurelia Gage

Choreographers: Megan Rose Readman (LUDanS), Vicky Ince (LUBDS)


Cast:

Satine - Molly Hirst

Christian - Thomas Wells

Zidler - Ewen Roberts

The Argentinian - Josh Utting

The Diamond Dogs: Jessie Turton, Sofie-Rose White, Holly Gudgin, Rose Briggs

 

2018 - Beauty and the Beast

Matthew Peter Clare arranged the 2018 medley, with songs from the film Beauty and the Beast. This time there were  actors with the Wind Band ( conducted by Lily Wearden). LUBDS & LUDanS provided the dancers. This was another special arrangement done for the showcase and was 15 minutes in length, once again opening the second half.


Song List:

Prologue & Belle

Gaston

Be Our Guest

Something There

Tale As Old As Time

Evermore

Transformation 

Bows

 


Production Team:

Arranger - Matthew Peter Clare & Chris Holloway (arranged Gaston). Wind band scoring help from Chris Osborn

Conductor - Lily Wearden

Director - Katie Mallin

Stage Manager (costume) - Megan Bowyer

Choreographers: Georgina Watson, Shane Alleyne (LUBDS, Ellen Dodds, Olivia Redfearn, VIcky Meadows (LUDanS)


Cast:

Belle - Rose Briggs

The Beast - Josh Utting

Gaston - Jamie Lonsdale

Lefou - Tom Wells

Mrs Potts - Emily Millard

Lumiere - Ollie Hall

Cogsworth - Chad Bunney

Townsfolk - Bethan Stephens, Hannah Cooper, Maddie Browse, Sophie Goodman, John Joe Walsh, Jamel Houd, Will Evans,

 

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