To all members of ACT. Congratulations on a truly wonderful performance of Evita!! You have an exceptional company. My only regret is that the performances are only for a few days, I could watch your shows over and over again!! Still they are so memorable that they stay fresh in the mind!! May I make a suggestion for a future Performance? How about Les Miserables? We have such a wealth of talent on the Island, that I am sure it would be a sublime production.
I am already looking forward very much to your next performance.
Thank you for your generous words. We did have a super show and a fabulous time doing it. The only negative thing about it was all that work and only three shows. Ah well!!
Interesting that you should suggest Les Miserables!! In fact, when I finally managed to get Allie McCray talked into doing a musical he wanted to do Les Miserables. Problem was there were no community rights to be obtained for that show. Schools could do it, but not community theatre groups. Rogers and Hammerstein had taken a long time in telling me we couldn’t get the rights and so I was a little annoyed. They then asked what we wanted to do instead. I said Allie’s second choice which was JC Superstar. There was a pause in the conversation. It seemed Superstar wasn’t available at that moment either. The person went off and had a chat with someone and they agreed that, seeing we had been left hanging they would give us the rights to Superstar. That is how we ended up doing Jesus Christ Superstar!!Posted by Gerry Gray on 04/13 at 02:57 PM