Wessex Musical Theater prepares for a showcase at the Weymouth Pavilion

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A THEATER group is preparing to perform its first show at the Weymouth Pavilion in two years after intense but productive rehearsals.

The Wessex Musical Theater will celebrate 100 years since its first performance at the Weymouth Pavilion with a showcase that will take audiences on a journey through its 100 year history – backed by live music from their pit orchestra.

Formerly known as the Weymouth Operatic Society, the band are set to hit the stage during the week-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations with the show featuring some of the Queen’s favorite musicals – ‘Oklahoma’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ .

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Stella Brading, Chairman of Wessex Musical Theatre, said: “Celebrating 100 years of an amateur theater company is quite an achievement in today’s world, and with the last two years without being able to rehearse together, and again minus staging a main show at Weymouth Pavilion, our members pulled out all the stops to put on a fabulous show filled with well-known musical theater songs.

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“Rehearsals have been intense and productive, and our show is going to be a fantastic showcase of the talent we have in our company. Variously packed with songs from many different shows, there will be so much for the whole family.

“To visit a theater and see performances with professional musicians and for such a reasonable ticket price, should encourage the public to come and support us in our 100th year of entertainment in Weymouth and area.”

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A Wessex Musical Theater spokesperson added: ‘There is no need to travel to the West End when Weymouth has such exceptional talent performing on your doorstep.

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“WMT is older than the Queen. And is certainly the oldest theater company in this field. The company is proud to perform during the week of Platinum Jubilee celebrations and an evening at the theater is an inexpensive way to celebrate such a milestone for Queen and company together.

Their next show ‘A Night at the Musicals – 100 Years that WOS WMT’ will be presented between Wednesday June 1st and Sunday June 5th. More information can be found on their ‘Wessex Musical Theatre‘ Facebook page.

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