I had the pleasure of being invited to a charity concert at Redditch Palace Theatre on Saturday. One Night Only featured a talented bunch of individuals who joined together to raise money for MACS.
The eclectic programme featured numbers from a variety of musicals, some very familiar and others less heard of. This made the evening ahead even more exciting.
As the ensemble broke into Just Arrived (Copacabana), it was clear that the audience were in safe and experienced hands, with joyous harmonies from the outset.
With songs from Smash, Avenue Q, Evita, I Love You Because, Sweet Charity and Little Shop Of Horrors (to name a few) it was a brilliant evening of entertainment.
Sophie Grogan's vocals shone through the night and there was a near show-stealing performance from Emily Summers as she performed If They Could See Me Now (Sweet Charity) - it was sheer perfection.
The men were equally impressive with lovely vocals, particularly showcased in Santa Fe/Seize the Day (Newsies). Daniel Summers, Ryan Allen and Ash Clifford each brought their own unique stamp to their performances.
But, it was Aaron Gibson that stole many of the laughs in his hilarious number To Excess - it was simply hysterical.
Lovely cameos came from Sarah Pavlovs and Dean Bayliss, with short extracts from the charming musical, I Love You Because and Emma Davies performing Vanilla Ice Cream from She Loves Me.
However, the standout of the night came from the entire ensemble as their rousing harmonies in Nobody's Side (Chess) were spine-tingling.
All in all, it was a dazzling evening of entertainment from an experienced group of performers, exquisitely showcasing the abundance of talent in the Midlands and beyond!
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