I was lucky to be making some photographs at the Brewhouse Arts Centre in Burton on Trent, while The Mellow Dramatics were rehearsing their latest production-Barry Manillow's Copacabana. The costumes, staging and dancing are all stunning and if you haven't yet secured your tickets for this big show, they are going fast. You should drop by the Brewhouse box office or ring them on 01283 508100 to make sure you do not miss out.
This weekend we shot the cast of Copacabana.
Copacabana is being produced by The Mellow Dramatics, a musical theatre company in Burton on Trent.
A fun filled, action packed musical full of feathers, sequins and the music of Barry Manilow. Tickets are going fast, so if you want a post Christams pick-up ring the box office today and grab some tickets.
13th to 17th January 2015 Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm (plus Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm) at The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton on Trent
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Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl…So begins the saga of Lola and Tony. Their tale of love and romance on the way to stardom had captivated millions, and now is a full-scale, Broadway-style musical fantasy. Original songs created by Barry Manilow, dazzling costumes, spectacular sets and sensational choreography all add up to an evening of entertainment that will leave you breathless.
Stephen, an aspiring songwriter, engrossed in the perpetual tempo of his electric synthesizer, envisions and creates the world’s next big hit. His remarkable inspiration carries him and the audience back to an era when music and passion were always the fashion at the world famous Copacabana nightclub in New York City.
Just arrived from Tulsa, is Lola Lamarr! Two suitcases in hand and a dream in her heart of becoming a star. Lola follows her dreams through thankless audition halls performing a lethargic interpretation of “Man Wanted,” but without success!
Undaunted by her failure to turn her dream into reality, Lola confidently strides into the Copacabana where she meets gladys, an ex- copa girl and Tony Starr, a bartender. Gladys talks Sam into letting Lola audition to be a copa girl and with Tony’s help, she gets the part.
‘His name was Rico – He wore a diamond – He was escorted to his chair. He saw Lola dancing there…’
The infamous gangster, Rico and his partner Conchita Alvares come to The Copa Club to see the show. Rico is captivated by Lola and sets out to seduce her, drug her and take her back to The Tropicana club in Havana.
Tony, Sam and Gladys set about rescuing Lola from Rico’s evil clutches and they seize their opportunity during a chaotic pirate dance number, El Bravo!!!
…..Will Lola be reunited with Tony?
…..What will become of Sam and Gladys?
Will Conchita see Rico for the scoundrel he really is?
‘There was blood and a single gunshot, but just who shot who??’