The LimeLight Company has done it again as their self-titled musical took the Webster Memorial Theatre by storm last week.
‘LimeLight The Musical’ was an explosion of colour and marvellous singing from beginning to end, a celebration of the work of the company and displayed how far they have come in the last three years.
The first act covered a variety of songs from nine of the musicals they have produced since their inception in 2011, when there were just 18 young performers to today, when the company now numbers around 174.
The songs were woven into a story via the adventures of Prince Mararara and Prince Schmike who were searching for the golden fleece (a LimeLight hoodie) to lift a curse banishing singing from the land of Aberbrothock.
Many members of the audience will have enjoyed the opportunity to again be entertained with a selection of songs from ‘Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure’, ‘Seussical the Musical’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, ‘CATS’, ‘Oliver!’, ‘Grease’ and the company’s most recent show, ‘Les Miserables’, that took Arbroath by storm back in February.
The second act showcased songs from the musicals that LimeLight already have plans to do and those that they are hoping to do in the future. These included songs from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘Avenue Q’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Frozen’ and ‘Shrek the Musical’.
As with each LimeLight show, there are awards at the end of the final show to reward outstanding effort and commitment. The Star Performer awards went to Alison McDonald, Katie Pearson and Woody Boyd and the Shannon Stringer Memorial Showstopper Award went to Imogen Robertson.
LimeLight’s next show, The Phantom of the Opera, to be staged at The Webster Memorial Theatre in August, promises to be another wonderful night of entertainment from this most enthusiastic and talented young company.