Tickets are now on sale for Rising Stars’ forthcoming production of ‘RJ – A Rock Musical’.
The cast of talented 9 to 19 year olds are currently putting their finishing flourishes to this tragic tale which will be staged nightly in Beccles Public Hall & Theatre from Thursday 21st to Saturday the 23rd March at 7.30pm.
‘RJ – The Rock Musical’ is based on Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of doomed teenage love between two rival families. Staying faithful to the original work by Shakespeare, this rock musical version by Joy Ardy and Andrew Milburn combines the Bard’s original prose interwoven with new lines and musical numbers with a modern twist, while still allowing you to follow the tale of Romeo and his dearest Juliet throughout the fine city of Verona. Fully costumed and accompanied by a live band, this is one Rising Stars’ show not to be missed.
‘RJ – A Rock Musical’ 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’, ‘Seussical’ and ‘Treasure Island’. 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 ‘RJ – A Rock Musical’ are priced at £10 for adults and £7.50 for under 18s and can be purchased either by visiting Beccles Public Hall Box Office or by telephoning 01502 770060. The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm and accepts both debit and credit cards. Tickets can also be purchased online at any time from the Beccles Public Hall Online Box Office
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of WLOG & Rising Stars will be held at 7:30pm on Monday 4th February 2019 in the Quaker Hall, Smallgate, Beccles.
The agenda for the meeting is available on the Downloads page.
All members of Rising Stars are invited to attend AGM but only members aged 14 or over are eligible to vote.
Attendance is not compulsory but is encouraged, especially amongst the older members of Rising Stars, as their votes will be needed to elect the Rising Stars Committee (no committee = no Rising Stars!)
If you have any more questions or cannot attend but would like to vote, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Members of Rising Stars show off their skills during Sir John Leman’s RAG week
RAG Week (Raising and Giving) is an annual event organised by the Sir John Leman Sixth Form Council and assisted by students at the High School.
This year, past and present members of Rising Stars have taken the opportunity to show off skills and talents developed at Rising Stars.
Some of the things the council have done on the run up to RAG week are very similar to those required for a Rising Stars show, such as planning the whole event from scratch, keeping finances and balancing a budget, fundraising and recruiting volunteers, creating the stage and decorating the set, programming and controlling a DMX lighting system, setting up and balancing microphones and sound equipment, taking to the stage as a presenter or in musical performances, all while working together as a team to get the job done.
They are hoping to raise raising £600 to split between their three chosen charities – Beccles Men’s Shed, Alzheimer’s UK & Aluwani South Africa.
There is still time to help them achieve their goal. For more information and to donate, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/2018ragweek
Members of Rising Stars laid a wreath at the Beccles War Memorial to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One.
In 2014, Rising Stars marked the centenary of the start of WW1 during their production of ‘Til the Boys Come Home’. The group also wanted to remember the anniversary of Armistice Day by taking part in the annual wreath laying ceremony at the Beccles memorial.
“It was an honour to lay a wreath to remember the fallen from Beccles” said one member. “I have been lucky enough to visit some of the WW1 cemeteries in northern France where Beccles men are buried, so seeing their names on the memorial always reminds me to be grateful.”
In addition to the wreath-layers, other members of Rising Stars were at the service representing the Sea Cadets, Marine Cadets and Girl Guiding Beccles.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
We’re all looking forward to our first rehearsal tonight for RJ – A Rock Musical.
We will be starting to learn the Company audition piece plus running through all the principal audition songs to give cast members a better idea of what they might like to audition for.
It will really help potential cast members if they can download the audition lyrics from our secure downloads area and bring them to rehearsal.
Even if you missed our Information Evening last week it’s not too late to get involved. Just turn up to the Blyburgate Hall for a 7pm start.
Details of our Information Evening were in the Beccles and Bungay Journal this week.
We’re looking forward to seeing lots of old faces and hopefully some new ones at the Information Evening this Friday.
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TALENTED YOUNG PERFORMERS REQUIRED FOR MODERN ROCK MUSICAL
It’s time to brush up your Shakespeare as Rising Stars start the search for the cast of their next fully-staged production. ‘RJ – A Rock Musical’ is based on the classic story of Romeo and Juliet but with a fresh, youthful dimension and modern twist.
Rising Stars are looking for talented singers and actors (especially boys!) between 11 and 19 years of age to perform in this modern and musical adaptation as well as anyone who would like to be involved in the technical aspects of a show, such as set design, costumes, sound & lighting.
To launch the search, Rising Stars are holding an Information Evening at 7pm on Friday 14th September in the Blyburgate Hall, Beccles. The evening will give all prospective cast members the opportunity to find out more about the show, meet the production team and get more details about how to audition to be in the cast or for a principal role.
Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of doomed teenage love and the story fits perfectly with the age range of Rising Stars. This rock musical version by Joy Ardy and Andrew Milburn combines the Bard’s original prose interwoven with new lines and musical numbers in a variety of modern styles, including rap music.
For more information on how to get involved with this exciting, friendly and award-winning group of young performers, come along to the Information evening or Contact Us