Gallery: Feel-good show may be Felixstowe youth group’s big finale
ON stage the youngsters already know like they know what they are doing.
Dancing and singing with confidence, the performers in this year’s Summer Youth Project have their eye on opening night.
The chosen show this year is The Wedding Singer – a feel-good romantic comedy.
Director Rebecca Darcy is putting the 50-strong cast through their paces.
She said: “We rehearse from 9am until about 6pm from Monday to Friday for a week and then we put on the show. It is quite hard work and tiring for the cast but hopefully its good fun for them too. They have to concentrate quite hard.”
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Including lots of dancing and singing the show will open at the Spa Pavilion on Thursday 23 August and runs until August 25.
Rebecca, who has directed the Summer Youth Project for the last five years, said: “The show is set in 1985. It is an up-tempo fast moving show about a love story between a waitress called Julia and a wedding singer called Robbie and the obstacles they have to overcome along the path to happiness. There is lots of comedy and it is lots of fun. There are some tongue-in-cheek saucy bits along the way as well.”
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Rebecca is working closely with choreographer and dance teacher Suzie Lowe and musical director Richard Healey.
Suzie said: “This show is 80s hardcore rock and pop. It is very funky and pretty retro. There’s lots of action going on and it will be a really high energy, feel-good and funny show.”
Julie Howes, general manager at the Spa Pavilion, urged the community to get behind the Summer Youth Project.
She said: “These youngsters work extremely hard to put on the show and this year is the tenth anniversary show. It may also be the last. The performers really deserve the support of the community. It is going to be a great show.”
n For more information about the show call the Spa Pavilion Box Office on 01394 282126