From this Moment On 2015
General Information From This Moment On - 2015
Thursday 7th May - Saturday 9th May
Evenings at 7.30pm
Westbourne Hall, West Kirby
Musical Director - Robert Bowness
Accompanist - Victoria Wells
Together with Dancers from The Wallasey School of Ballet
under the direction of their Principal
Ticket Sales - Bob Jarvis
Programme From This Moment On - 2015
Photographs From This Moment On - 2015
'One Day More' - Nick Hawkswell, Joanne Poston
'Bring on Tomorrow' - Joanne Poston, Nick Hawkswell
'Keep it Gay' - Nick Hawkswell, Rob Bowness, Jason Jump
Press Coverage From This Moment On - 2015
NODA REVIEW - ‘FROM THIS MOMENT ON’ - WKLOS
From this moment on I would venture to say that many “not sures” will give their vote to future WKLOS productions. Highly entertaining this “party” to celebrate their 65th anniversary brought out all the expertise which is a feature of all their shows.
To coin a football phrase this was a “game” of two halves. Apart from an excellent opening from the music of Cole Porter we then were given some not so well known but none the less enjoyable songs from the likes of a Little Night Music, Beauty and the Beast, Jekyll and Hide, the Witches of Eastwick, Phantom of the Opera and By Strauss. The chosen songs were not so well known I suspect to most people (you won't see these shows very often) but they enabled the soloists and groups who performed them to show their versatility and skills. The remainder of this first part gave us some better known offerings. “Well did you Evah “ from High Society, I could have Danced all Night “Don't Rain on my Parade, and to close the half “One More Day” from the magnificent Les Miserables . A great opening half and appetiser for the joys to come.
Opening with excerpts from “Miss Saigon” part 2 was to bring us some fine ensemble singing which the Society has always excelled at as well as individual contributions all of which were very strongly done. “Keep it Gay” from the producers which even brought the Musical Director” to the stage .”Comedy Tonight” from “A Funny thing happened on the way to the forum” and many more which would delight and motivate the audience into strenuous applause.. Ah so many good things culminating in "The Rhythm of Life"; what more could one ask?
The programme was devised and conducted by Rob Bowness who along with Tia Gill and Mike Ellis directed this extravaganza; Fine job.
Dancers from the Deborah (Debbie) Clark Wallasey School of Ballet were a highlight and the choreography reflected the various numbers in which they took part. Well done ladies and gentleman.
Victoria Wells proved her accompanist skills aided by her page turneroverer whose name I did not catch I'm sorry to say, but he turned the pages beautifully.
We must not ignore that fine body of people who provide excellent support backstage. Sound, lighting, Stage management Ticket Secretary Front of House and Publicity. You might not see or be aware of them but they are an integral part of any production.
Budge Grounsell, Region 4 NODA Representative.
Please pass on to Michael and all of WKLOS(!) my very sincere thanks for a wonderful evening of first class entertainment. The Company were quite simply superb with high quality singing from your soloist and excellent Chorus, with Victoria being quite an amazing accompanist.
I have written to Rob separately who did a splendid job for you.
In my view you are now the most 'professional' of amateur theatre companies surpassing that other company with four letters in its title.
Please pass on my sheer delight to everyone and see you all in September.
Kind regards and best wishes
Master of the House ( Les Miserables ) - click here
( Wendy Newton, Dave Hayward and chorus )
Last Night of the World ( Miss Saigon ) - click here
( Mark Griffiths and Miranda McCabe )
Well did you Evah ( High Society ) - click here
( Keith Phillips and Gerry Johnston )
Brother Mine ( Die Fledermaus ) Sound clip only - click here
Mike Ellis, Denise Milnes, Jean Taylor, Michael Kennedy, Gerry Johnston, Debbie Simnor, Fran Allen
Poster Design - Nick Sample