Youth on Stage transported the audience to a A Night on Broadway at Dovehouse Theatre this weekend. Featuring numbers from some of the most acclaimed musicals, there were many standout performances from this talented group. One in particular, was a comical combination found in the relationship between Matty Brook and Hannah Brook during their rendition of Legally Blonde's Serious and Dan Peet’s stunning performance of Not My Father’s Son from Kinky Boots, captivated the audience - his emotionally powerful delivery was beautiful.
Further hilarity ensued as Kia Gates and James Woodward took to the stage for Baptize Me from The Book Of Mormon. This amusing take on an already ingenious musical was brilliant. Woodward’s comical characterisation shone as Elder Cunningham and he excelled in his rendition of Hard To Speak My Heart from Parade.
One particularly delightful moment, to break up the solo performances, was a tap routine to A Chorus Line, featuring Ellie Burley, who later showcased her impressive vocals with a song from The In-Between.
A live band and some additional set would have enhanced the show, but despite a few technical difficulties the cast held their songs well, with a show-stealing performance of Beggin from Jersey Boys. Complete with full dance routines and some super singing, it received a well-deserved rapturous applause at the end.
Congratulations to all for a lovely evening of entertainment: be sure to catch their pantomime later this year at the Dovehouse Theatre!
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