Midlands most awarded Musical Theatre society wins again!
We’re very excited to welcome back Coventry Musical Theatre Society to the Belgrade with their all new production of the toe-tapping Gershwin musical Crazy For You from Thurs 26 – Sat 28 June.
Our friends at Coventry Musical Theatre Society recently clocked up an impressive 5th win in the category of ‘Best Musical’ for Oklahama at the NODA Awards making them one of the Midlands’ most decorated societies in recent years!
It all started back in 2003 for them when their production of ‘Me and My Girl’ received a nomination for the prestigious award, and since then they have gone on to be nominated no less than 8 times for their various past productions which included ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ in 2010 and ‘Guys and Dolls’ in 2012. Their most recent production to be nominated was ‘Oklahoma’, which was staged in June 2013 here at the Belgrade Theatre.
Society chairman Andy Watts explains “We are thrilled to have been so successful and it is down to the dedication and hard work of a team of people who work tirelessly to put on our shows. These include the production team, cast, back stage crew and of course the team at the Belgrade who help us.”
“We are currently working towards our next production which is Crazy for You which features the music of George Gershwin. We will perform it from 26th – 28th June 2014, and we’ve all got our fingers crossed for a 9th nomination, and perhaps even a 6th win!”
‘‘None of the performers or technicians get paid, they do it for their own enjoyment and for the benefit of the local community. We employ a professional creative team and orchestra who we pay to work with us on each production. We receive no grant to help us stage our work and rely upon the support of the people of Coventry to come and buy a ticket to support this 103 year old city society.”
Crazy for You is the story of Bobby Child, a 1930s playboy whose dream in life is to dance, and despite the serious efforts of his mother and his soon-to-be-ex-fiancée, Bobby sets out to achieve his dream. Packed full of classics, including I Got Rhythm, Someone To Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Shall We Dance, But Not For Me and Nice Work If You Can Get It, this all-time classic of the Broadway stage is filled with a host of marvellous characters, a delightfully witty script, and features an abundance of high-energy comedy and fabulous dancing.Tickets for Crazy for You are available from the Belgrade Theatre Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or via the website at www.belgrade.co.uk