All performances of Spamalot cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Following the most recent advice issued by the government to avoid social gatherings, Rising Stars have made the difficult decision to cancel our performances of Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ scheduled for Wednesday to Saturday this week.

This is devastating news for all of us at Rising Stars – both emotionally and financially. We have worked so hard over the last six months to produce an absolutely fantastic show, reaching a high standard of performance that deserved an appreciative audience. No-one is more upset than us about having to cancel, but the health and safety of the public and our cast & crew has to be our main priority.

Ticket refunds will be handled by Beccles Public Hall, but please allow them time to get their procedures in place as this most recent government advice is still very new.
However, as a registered charity, we invite our patrons to consider donating the cost of their ticket to show support for youth theatre in Beccles.

Please visit our website and social media channels for the latest information on future productions.

In these rapidly changing and uncertain times, just remember the words of a song from ‘Spamalot’…

If life seems jolly rotten,
There’s something you’ve forgotten!
And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing,
When you’re feeling in the dumps,
Don’t be silly chumps,
Just purse your lips and whistle — that’s the thing!
And…. always look on the bright side of life.

Stay safe everyone.

WLOG Rising Stars

Singing success for Rising Stars’ Rosie

We have another winner!

Congratulations to Rising Stars member, Rosie, who has won the 2020 Beccles Young Vocalist of the Year competition for the second time.

The competition is organised by the Rotary Club is part of a wider UK-wide singing competition. Last time, Rosie progressed through several further stages to reach the UK quarter-finals so we wish her all the luck for this year.

Rosie is just one of the talented and award-winning cast that will be performing with Rising Stars in Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ next month. More details of how to get tickets to see this talent-packed production can be found here.

NODA Award success for Rising Stars

FANTASTIC NEWS FOR ANYONE INVOLVED WITH RISING STARS

We’ve recently learnt that Rising Stars’ production of ‘Romeo & Juliet – A Rock Musical’ in March last year has been nominated for an award by the National Operatic & Dramatic Association (NODA). We are on the shortlist for ‘Best Youth Production 2019’ in District 6.

NODA are such experts in amateur theatrical productions that to be recognised by them in any capacity is a real achievement. The overall winner won’t be announced until a Gala Awards Ceremony next month, but just being nominated means that ‘Romeo & Juliet – A Rock Musical’ was one of the top three youth productions in the area.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS KEEPS COMING!

At the Gala Award ceremony, Rising Stars member Amelia Parker will be presented with the NODA District 6 Award for ‘Best Young Performer’. Her performance as Juliet’s Nurse in ‘R&J’ was noted as showing style and expression with excellent stage awareness and we are delighted that her outstanding performance has been recognised in a particularly competitive year.

These nominations and awards are a testament to the talent and hard work of all the young cast, the production and technical teams and to everyone involved with Rising Stars so I hope you are all as absolutely thrilled as we are.

AGM date announced

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of WLOG & Rising Stars will take place at 7:30pm on Monday 3rd February 2020.

All members of Rising Stars who have paid their 50p membership fee since February 2019 (cast members of The Evacuees and Spamalot) are invited to attend, but only members who have reached their 14th birthday will be eligible to vote.

The agenda, minutes of the last AGM, some reports and other documents will be circulated in due course.

Best regards

The Committees of WLOG & Rising Stars