That’s Life! – information evening

A crowd of potential cast members attended the That’s Life! information afternoon Friday 21st April to find out more about the show, meet the production team and get more details about how to audition.

Don’t worry if you couldn’t come along as you haven’t missed out on the chance of being in this exciting production.

All the Cast information that was discussed at the meeting, plus the Application to Audition form can be obtained from our Downloads page.

There will be a pre-audition rehearsal on Sunday afternoon (23rd April) from 2-4pm in Blyburgate Hall, Beccles for anyone who would like to be in the cast of That’s Life! A music & movement workshop will be held on Friday 28th April.

Completed Application to Audition forms must be returned by Friday 28th April.

Please contact us if you have any questions or require any more information. Don’t miss this opportunity to perform with our friendly and talented group.

Rising Stars graduate to star in London musical

Rising Stars graduate, Tom Holt has been cast in the London revival of the musical ‘Betty Blue Eyes’.

Betty Blue Eyes announces cast for first London revival, starring Tom Holt

Tom (bottom row, second from left) played Jean Valjean in our award-winning production of Les Misérables and Fergal McFerrin III in BACK TO THE 80s, as well as appearing in two of our Summer shows.

Super-talented, dedicated and hard-working, Tom was always destined to have a successful career on the stage.

Congratulations Tom, we are very proud of you.

Tickets on sale NOW for The Addams Family

Tickets are now on sale for Rising Stars’ next fully-staged production – The Addams Family School Edition, which will haunt the stage at Beccles Public Hall & Theatre from Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th March at 7.30pm.

Poster for The Addams Family musical

Everyone’s favourite kooky family is back and they’re creepier and spookier than ever. The Addams Family is a heart-warming musical tale of love, friendship, and family… with a unique twist!
Featuring lively dance routines and show stopping songs this musical comedy will entertain the whole family. Just don’t expect normal!

The Addams Family is the next fully staged show in an ever growing line of successful musical productions by the Beccles-based musical theatre group, whose previous credits have included Les Misérables, Spamalot and Legally Blonde. Although the majority of the cast are under 18, they pride themselves on bringing the high quality and professionalism that you would expect of any theatre company to all of their performances.

Tickets for The Addams Family are priced at £12.50 for adults and £10 for under 18s and can be purchased online at any time from the Beccles Public Hall Box Office using this link.

Tickets can also be purchased by visiting Beccles Public Hall Box Office in person or by telephoning 01502 770060. The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm and accepts both debit and credit cards.

For further details please Contact Us

Rising Stars founders win Community Hero Award

Helen & Chris Steed from WLOG Rising Stars
Rising Stars’ Helen and Chris Steed have won this year’s Community Hero Award at the Beccles and Bungay Journal Awards 2021.

A couple who have been at the heart of Rising Stars for the past 13 years have won the Community Hero Award at the Beccles and Bungay Journal Awards 2021.

The Awards were set up praise all that is good in the local towns and villages, from thriving businesses to charity fundraisers and events that captured people’s imagination.

Chris and Helen Steed describe feeling completely overwhelmed at the news and said “We were chuffed to bits to be nominated, but to actually win is something else.”

“Running Rising Stars has been a huge part of our lives for nearly 13 years. It is a huge commitment – just running rehearsals twice a week takes a lot of our time. On top of that there is the planning, organising, publicity, costume making, set building, child safeguarding and everything else that is needed to put on a successful musical production. Sometimes, we work longer hours on Rising Stars than we do on our paid jobs.

“But the rewards are massive. Seeing the high standard of performance that the young cast achieve and hearing how much the audiences enjoy watching the end result is a real buzz. We also have a lot of fun at rehearsals.

“But far and away the best bit is that we get to work with some of the nicest and most talented young people in the Beccles area. Nothing gives us more pleasure than watching a shy new member become part of the Rising Stars family and develop into a confident performer.

“Please can we thank the rest of the Rising Stars committee for all their support and all the many children who have been a part of Rising Stars for making it all worthwhile.”

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