This May, Aldridge Musical Comedy Society (AMCS) make a welcome return to the Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock for a magnificent celebration of fifty years as a society. The show is titled Fabulous at 50 and never has a title been so apt. Last year, AMCS put on two well-received productions of the highest standard in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Once Upon a Time. I expect Fabulous at 50 to be no different.
Great voices, breathtaking dance and good humour; Fabulous at 50 features numbers from Les Misérables, Oklahoma, All Shook Up, Oliver, Rent and many more. Direction for Fabulous at 50 is in the safe hands of Julie Lamb, joined by Choreographer Sarah Hemming and Musical Director Mark Bayliss.
Julie, who is also chairperson of the society, spoke about the show; “I’m so proud to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of AMCS and feel very honoured to be directing such a talented group of people on this special occasion.”
Also, making a welcome return to the stage, is Society President Paula Garratt, who appeared in AMCS’s first ever production – Calamity Jane.
“When I joined AMCS 50 years ago, I never thought I would be lucky enough to join this great company on stage this year in celebration of those 50 years.”, Paula said, “I am very proud of everyone associated with the society.”
AMCS currently has a core of 30 members and are always on the lookout for more of all ages. Rehearsing in Aldridge every Wednesday, in addition to two shows a year, the society also performs for charity functions and care homes.
Future shows include Smokey Joe’s Café (Nov 2017) and with West Side Story (May 2018) already confirmed, the next fifty years is underway. But, not until this current celebration is complete and from experience, I can guarantee the 50th anniversary show will be nothing less than Fabulous.
Fabulous at 50 is on from the 18th to 20th of May 2017 (7:30pm start). Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock.
Tickets available from AMCS (01543 480626) or Box Office (01543 578762).
Adults £12. Concession £10 and Under 16s £8.