Christmas is around the corner and The Rattonians are on their way with their popular show which will be the last one at The Congress prior to its closing for 18 months. The show is a cocktail of musical theatre and Christmas favourites.
As the Rattonians has grown in popularity Mark and Melanie Adams remain committed to embracing the talents of all ages producing and delivering exciting entertainment. The cast includes The Rattonian Youth Group with the youngest being 6 years old plus a full senior company. Jan Lynton’s choreography puts the cast through their paces with tap routines and Fosse sophistication, and Debbie Hackett has an incredibly knack of delivering precision routines from the younger members of the Company. Carl Greenwood’s musical arrangements for his band and singing coaching bring the ingredients for a special Christmas special.
The first half of the show has the Rattonians’ favourites from the musicals including, Cabaret a Matilda medley from the youth group, Wicked’s One Short Day, Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sung by Alex Adams, Step in Time from Mary Poppins, with Chloe Shearer as the practically perfect Mary, and Jane James and Steve Stapley with some lovely cameo numbers. Grant Martins leads the ladies in a fabulous tap routine to Tap Your Troubles Away and Rachel Brett leads a sultry Bye Bye Blackbird.
Act two will definitely get you in the Christmas spirit with Christmas favourites and a huge Christmas tree on stage and beautiful costumes. Grant Martins welcomes you with The Most Wonderful Time Of The year and Avril Bell leads Need A Little Christmas from Mame. The ladies dance their way through the 12 Days Of Christmas tap routine, and a medley of Christmas favourites with a visit from Santa. Ratton School’s Irish dancers are joining the company for a special number.
Mark and Melanie Adams will say “a fond farewell” to the Congress as work starts and are “looking forward to the beautiful refurbishment.”
Performances on November 25/26 at 7.30pm Friday and Saturday and a 2.30pm matinee Saturday; tickets £14 available from box office on 01323 412000.