Friday, 19 November 2010

Everybody cut FOOTLOOSE!

Pantheon is a club I have been eager to join for years after being a member of the other big Glasgow am-dram club, The Apollo Players. They always deliver a great show and footloose didn't disappoint!

I have to say I could be bias here as my boyfriend was playing guitar in the band and one of my best girls Faye Wiggins was a comedy character and dancer.

Faye belted out "Been working so hard!" to open the show and already won me over! I loved every minute of her performance and was so happy to be genuinely ecstatic about a friend's performance! She was full of enthusiasm, her facial expressions, attention to detail and strong dance ability making her easily one of the strongest cast members.

Donna Douglas, playing the character of Urleen shone out from the others in the main dance sequences, her accuracy of footwork coupled by natural charisma drew my attention to her everytime she came on stage.

The cast were overall really professional, the odd technical hitch with microphones hardly affected the powerful voice of Ariel and every one of the young male singers were matched in ability to the lead. As is usual for an amateur group, there is always one male lead that sticks out by having little dance ability. This was a little awkward to start but once he got into the show a bit more, his character took over and the movement flowed better.

I was so energised by Pantheon's production I left feeling really excited and desperate to get back into musicals myself! The club is going from strength to strength and I am seriously considering auditioning for their next production, High School Musical.

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