Popular show might sound familiar

REHEARSALS are under way today for one of the best known shows on the Suffolk amateur theatre circuit.

REHEARSALS are under way today for one of the best known shows on the Suffolk amateur theatre circuit.

Members of the Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society (IODS) are preparing for its popular review show Sounds Familiar to be performed at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion from October 7 to 10.

Billed as a musical spectacular, the show will consist of a number of different musical selections including music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, wartime songs, a Buddy Holly tribute, music from Hairspray, Wicked and Witches of Eastwick, as well as Broadway showstoppers.

The show will be performed by a cast of more than 50.

Director Stephanie Brown said: “We have a great cast and lots going on in this year's Sounds Familiar.

“We have the ever popular policemen's number, songs from the musical The Boyfriend, songs from Cy Coleman shows and a spooky soul set containing everything from Michael Jackson to the Time Warp.”

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A regular production by IODS, Sounds Familiar regularly attracts sell out audiences.

Mrs Brown added: “Over the years Sounds Familiar has built up its own following and reputation and we are delighted to be returning to the Spa Pavilion for the 30th anniversary of our flagship show.”

Sounds Familiar won the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) best musical of 2008 in the district as well as best production.

Sounds Familiar was first performed at Chantry School, Ipswich on October 12 and 13 1979.

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