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Miscast Musicals - September 2021

Updated: Nov 27, 2021



Miscast Musicals - The show where we break the casting director's rules!


A compilation of everyone's favourite musical theatre songs, performed with a live band by a cast who could never play those characters in the original shows. Think Chicago's "Cell Block Tango" performed by 6 men, or Annie's "Tomorrow" performed by someone much older than 'Little Orphan Annie', or maybe even Grease's "Summer Nights" but with male 'Pink Ladies' and female 'T-Birds'........ We're ripping up the casting rule book, for what promises to be a thoroughly entertaining production full of fantastic music and probably a few laughs too!


Featuring songs from Hamilton, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Grease, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, Hairspray, The Sound of Music and many more - you won't want to miss it!



 

Production Pictures by Glyndwr Lee



 

Digital Programme

Welcome to our digital programme for Miscast Musicals! Sadly paper products are among the items still advised against because of covid, and so we've made the decision to go digital!


We're so pleased to finally be able to share the full production of Miscast Musicals...... only 465 days after our first online rehearsal! Between the months of struggling to rehearse on Zoom and Google Meet, and then only being allowed 6 people in the rehearsal room for a while (as well as all of the other complications creating a production in a pandemic brings), it's certainly not been an easy road, but we've made it to the end and hope you enjoy!


As well as rehearsing and running various other projects online, over lockdown we became a charity and so really appreciate your support more than ever. There's lots of things you can do to really help us out which we've outlined here - sp please check it out if you can (most of them don't even cost you anything but make a big difference to us!).


We've also got some exciting productions coming up which you can sign up to get involved in here, and are going to be announcing some other projects soon so keep an eye on our social media pages (links above)!


I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's been involved in the show in any way - it's been a real team effort to pull it all together and I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say we really hope you enjoy the show!


James Aleksic, Chairman

 

The Cast

 

The Band


Musical Director

Clair Cooper


Keys

Lisa Cheadle

David Butcher


Bass Guitar

Emma Vinyard-Jones


Drums

Jamie Cooper


Trumpet

Eurig Colville


Trombone

David Hart


Reeds

Mike Wren

Emma Barnes


Violin

Kelly Jones


Viola

Natasha Jarvis


Cello

Katherine Joyson

 

The Creative Team


Director / Choreographer

Natasha Stevenson


Musical Director

Clair Cooper


Assistant Director

Freyer Marsh


Production Manager & Designer

James Aleksic

 

The Backstage Team


Sound, Lighting & AV Designer / Programmer

James Aleksic


Show Crew

James Aleksic, Spencer Whatling, Mark Vaughan,

Nick Aleksic, Alix Shoesmith-Dean


Chaperones

Kelly Simmons, Maggie Mudd, James Aleksic, Natasha Stevenson


First Aider

Louisa Smith


Equipment Hire

JLA Sound and Light

 

Special Thanks To


Glyndwr Lee


Sam Harvey


Andrew Mayhew and the St. Peter’s Team


All of our 'Friends' Members


Limelight Performers Trustees

James Aleksic (Chair), Julie Aleksic, Clair Cooper, Norman Finbow, Freyer Marsh, Allan Rogers, Natasha Stevenson

 

Running Order


Act 1

Hello - The Book of Mormon

Elder Price - Freyer Marsh

Elder Grant - Abbie Aleksic

Elder Green - Shannon Pilsworth

Elder Young - Naomi Clarke

Elder Harris - Vanessa Mitchell

Elder White - Natasha Stevenson

Elder Smith - Julie Aleksic

Elder Brown - Eloise Jackson

Elder Cunningham - Alex Croft

Ensemble - Full Company


I Know It's Today - Shrek the Musical

Young Fiona - Glyn Lee

Teen Fiona - Kieran Wright

Adult Fiona - Tyreese Ross


On The Street Where You Live - My Fair Lady

Freddy - Julie Aleksic


Run and Tell That - Hairspray

Seaweed - Shannon Pilsworth

Little Inez - Kieran Wright

Ensemble - Full Company


Telly - Matilda the Musical

Mr Wormwood - Lola Miller

Michael - Alex Croft


Revolting Children - Matilda the Musical

Bruce - Debbie Osborne

Tommy - Julie Aleksic

Lavender - Clare Myers

Nigel - Vanessa Mitchell

Amanda - Norman Lloyd


Sincerely Me - Dear Evan Hansen

Connor - Natasha Stevenson

Evan - Livy Brooke

Jared - Freyer Marsh


Waiting for Life - Once on This Island

Ti Moune - Eloise Jackson

Ensemble - Full Company


I Have Confidence - The Sound of Music

Maria - Norman Lloyd


Dear Theodosia - Hamilton

Burr - Clare Myers

Hamilton - Debbie Osborne


Gee Officer Krupke - West Side Story

Action - Livy Brooke

Snowboy - Natasha Stevenson

Diesel - Eloise Jackson

A-Rab - Abbie Aleksic

Baby John - Vanessa Mitchell

Krupke - Kieran Wright

Jets - Female Ensemble


I Am Telling You - Dreamgirls

Effie - Ruby Ambrose


Finale B - Rent

Mark - Vanessa Mitchell

Roger - Naomi Clarke

Mimi - Shannon Pilsworth

Ensemble - Full Company


Act 2

Summer Nights - Grease

Danny - Eloise Jackson

Sandy - Tyreese Ross

Doody - Lola Miller

Marty - Alex Croft

Frenchy - Kieran Wright

Kenickie - Ruby Ambrose

Rizzo - Norman Lloyd

Jan - Glyn Lee

Sonny - Abbie Aleksic

Putzie - Shannon Pilsworth

Pink Ladies - Male Ensemble

TBirds - Female Ensemble


Moving Too Fast - Last Five Years

Jamie - Natasha Stevenson


Seize the Day - Newsies

Davey - Lola Miller

Jack - Naomi Clarke

Crutchie - Clare Myers

Race - Debbie Osborne

Les - Freyer Marsh

Mush - Livy Brooke

Specs - Ruby Ambrose

Finch - Vanessa Mitchell

Newsies - Female Ensemble


Cell Block Tango - Chicago

Liz - Kieran Wright

Annie - Tyreese Ross

June - Glyn Lee

Hunyak - Alex Croft

Velma - Norman Lloyd

Mona - Joe Swift

Matron - Vanessa Mitchell


Mama Who Bore Me - Spring Awakening

Anna - Freyer Marsh

Wendla - Naomi Clarke

Thea - Livy Brooke

Ilse - Natasha Stevenson


Bring Him Home - Les Misérables

Valjean - Abbie Aleksic


When I Drive - Bonnie & Clyde

Clyde - Ruby Ambrose & Shannon Pilsworth

Buck - Lola Miller & Naomi Clarke


Soul of a Man - Kinky Boots

Charlie - Freyer Marsh

Ensemble - Full Company


Raise You Up / Just Be - Kinky Boots

Lola - Abbie Aleksic

Charlie - Livy Brooke

Lauren - Norman Lloyd

Don - Shannon Pilsworth

Trish - Alex Croft

Pat - Glyn Lee

Nicola - Tyreese Ross

Ensemble - Full Company

 

Our cast started rehearsing online over lockdown, and we couldn't resist giving you a sneak peek at the show's opening number (featuring lots of our cast and recorded at home of course)!



 

This production was originally scheduled to be performed in 2020, but was postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We also did a preview performance at the New Wolsey Theatre in July 2021 (see here)

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