Great night out at song and dance showcase

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There is enough energy in the song and dance showcase featuring members of Rowlies Academy of Dance to light up Scarborough seafront.

The pace never slackens from the opening number Don’t Even Know it from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie to the closer Colour My World from Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

It is a progamme largely of new musicals including Jamie, Hairspray, the Greatest Showman, Priscilla, Hairspray and Dreamgirls.

A particular favourite were excerpts from the Broadway hit Newsies – about newspaper girls and boys – a cue for crowd-pleasing tap routines.

The pace slowed for Jesus Christ Superstar with guest singer Rebecca Kelly shining with I Don’t Know How to Love Him. She also performed One Night Only from Dreamgirls, and Downtown among others.

The young people from Rowlies filled the stage with colour, crafted choreography, confidence, cheekiness and charm.

There was hardly a pause from Proud Mary through This Is Me, You Can’t Stop the Beat, Seasons of Love, Like a Prayer to Colour my World which ensures the curtain comes down with a bang – and to rousing cheers.

Cast: Rebecca Kelly, Charlie Shaw, Acacia Hannah, Alice Brooke, Amelia Huby, Amy Dart, Annabelle Reynoldson, Anya Broadbent, Asha Adey, Beth Hiley, Carman Marsh, Cerys Burke

Charlotte Manning, Delphia Willgrass, Eliker Edwards, Faye Yeadon, Grace Nurse, Grace Whyman, Holly McNeill, Holly Millington, James Hall, Jaz Marshall, Kacie Edwards, Kate Brown, Kate Mayhew, Katie Richardson, Kessa Asquith, Lauren Metcalf, Lexi Rowley, Lewis Winter, Mia Swallwell, Nathan Mundey, Nieve Locke, Poppy Rewcroft

Rebecca Wainwright, Sophie Connor, Sophie Shepherd, Sophie Thresh, Tia Williams.

Production team: directors/producers Joanne Hall and Julie Nockels; choreographers Lotty Blanchard, Sophie Shepherd, Lucy Nockels; stage managers Steve Brewster and Chris Bullivant; lighting design Owen Price; sound design Jake Newlove; projection design Conor Skelton; photography John Hume

Big Night Out runs at the YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, each Saturday until September 1 at 7.30pm.

Tickets: 01723 506750.