Talented youngsters take to the stage

IF you didn’t see The Sound of Music at the South Holland Centre, Spalding last week then you missed out on an excellent musical experience from some of the area’s talented youngsters.

The cast, aged from 8 to 18 years old, attend classes at Polka Dot Academy’s Limelight Youth Theatre and their performance of the famous musical was a delight to watch, apart from a few microphone issues, which did not phase the youngsters one bit, the production was faultless.

The Sound of Music is a musical that nearly everybody has grown up with and has a real feel good quality which was portrayed very well by the production team.

There were only a couple of vacant seats at the Saturday matinee performance when Maria was played excellently by Beth Whitelam, and the audience were drawn into the emotional journey as she moved from the Abbey to Captain Von Trapp’s villa to become a governess to his 7 children and eventually his wife. Having reintroduced music to the household the renditions of the famous title song, Do-Re-Mi and Sixteen going on Seventeen amongst others had the audience humming along.

A thoroughly enjoyable production and a joy for all age groups for further information about Polka Dot Academy and their youth theatre Limelight visit www.polkadotacademy.co.uk.

Review by Liz McMurray.