Webster Theatre catches the ‘Fever’

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ARBROATH’S Webster Memorial Theatre had a touch of ‘Broadway Fever’ last week.

The show ran from Thursday until Saturday, and featured a cast of extremely talented singers and dancers performing an impressive range of tunes from popular musicals.

It covered a host of Broadway favourites, including ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’, ‘Sister Act’, ‘Riverdance’, ‘Spamalot’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Side Show’, ‘Jekyll and Hyde’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Fame’, ‘Blood Brothers’, ‘Mamma Mia’, and ‘Our House’.

Some of the songs were absolutely hilarious, with particular favourites being Chiara Jade Kirckaldy and Robert Forbes in ‘The Song That Goes Like This’ from ‘Spamalot’.

The two part comic song ‘Taylor the Latte Boy’ and ‘Taylor (A Response)’ sung by Chloe Leuchars and David McMullan went down a treat.

‘The hammer will fall’ from ‘We Will Rock You’ was another entertaining offering, and Sarah Gillanders and Robert Forbes were clearly having fun with it.

Each segment was well choreographed and costumed, especially when the ensemble stomped through ‘Our House’ and ‘Baggy Trousers’ in their school uniforms.

Solo violinist Pauline Simpson played the main theme from Riverdance while the dancers showed off their footwork.

Chris Dukes was very touching as ‘Sweaty Eddie’ in ‘I could be that guy’.

Jenni Bangs fitted perfectly as Tracy Turnblad from ‘Hairspray’ and that whole segment was a riot of sound and colour.

The dancers were all in step, and Bonnie Blair-Imrie, Claudine Jamieson, Kyle Summers and choreographer Cally Carrozzini all looked like they enjoyed themselves immensely.

The Odyssey Show Band, led by musical director Colin Grant were on fine form, providing nearly two hours of infectious, high tempo hits.

Colin Grant, also acting as producer and director and assisted by Jenni Bangs made excellent decisions when selecting both the songs and the performers, resulting in a very entertaining family night out.

From October, Broadway Fever will be on tour throughout Scotland, for more information or tickets visit www.broadwayfever.com.