A fantastic evening of cabaret and music was held on Friday to raise funds and awareness of a degenerative disease.
The second ‘It All Counts’ show was held in the Webster Memorial Theatre to support the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association and featured talent drawn from all over the North East of Scotland.
Organised by Arbroath choreographer Kyle Summers, who is just 22 years old, there was something for everyone - from Broadway to dance shows and even a little comedy thrown in for good measure.
Each segment was a delight to behold, and we must congratulate Kyle and musical director David McMullan on bringing together such a fantastic cast, who excelled themselves.
The ‘Sister Act’ opener was outstanding and a personal favourite was the hilarious rendition of ‘If You Hadn’t, But You Did’, from ‘Two On The Aisle’ in the first half.
Showcase The Street’s segments, both the group efforts and the solo dancers were all marvellously energetic and entertainingly choreographed.
The second half was equally good, the complexity of the ‘Chicago’ segment was a wonder to behold and the barn-storming ‘Shrek’ finale was outrageously good.
Congratulations must go to the costume department and the stage crew who added wonderful colour and shape to these great performances.
Keeping everything ticking along nicely were the lovely MCs Lindsay Hays and Scott Beattie who kept the audience entertained through scene changes and also delivered a moving presentation on PSP.
A great show for a great cause, congratulations all round to all those involved.
Kyle, who is just 22 and organised ‘It All Counts’ was delighted with the result and grateful for the support the project received.
He said: “I would like to thank everyone involved in helping bring this amazing production together. My love for theatre spurred me to put on this show for the PSPA. My friend Nikki’s father was diagnosed with this rare condition and I wanted to do something to raise funds and awareness to one day help people with the same condition. “I would love to one day have my own studio to train young people in the art of musical theatre’
“The cast and hosts I had this year were incredibly talented and I thank them all for there time and commitment.
“Lastly the biggest thanks to my mother for all her help.’’