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Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre on the lookout for new talent to star in show

Members of Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre on stage. Pic: Michael Smith

Members of Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre on stage. Pic: Michael Smith

The Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre are on the lookout for talented singers, dancers and actors to join their forthcoming performance of Footloose.

The musical, based on the Oscar-nominated film, will be the 25th anniversary production for the group when it takes place later this year.

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the local laws – including a ban on dancing – which are the brainchild of a local preacher bent on exercising control over the town’s youths.

When the Reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. This funpacked, heart warming story takes us through Ren’s struggle to turn things around.

Professionally trained singer and actress – and former Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre member – Aimee Berwick will maker her directorial debut with the show, while Oliver Rowe returns as musical director and Jessica Lambert takes the post of choreographer.

An open meeting will be held on May 2 at 3pm at Holy Cross Church Hall in Lichfield where prospective cast members can come along, meet the production team and find out how to get involved. Auditions will be taking place a few weeks later.

The company will be supported as always by a professional show band and full sound, lighting and staging from our talented team of theatrical professionals lead by Matthew Garfield and Stephen Rainsford all who give their time freely to the Youth Theatre.

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1 Comment

  1. steve appleyard

    18th November, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I wondered as youre performing Oliver in April whether you might want to use my services I am a Charles Dickens look a like ,you might think it an idea for the great man to be front of house welcoming your audience