Musicality is a thriving society at the University of Nottingham, that has won the Gold Society Award and Best Showcasing for the past three years! We unite all aspects of musical theatre from singing, dancing and acting, to producing, directing, choreographing and more! There are opportunities for everyone to get involved, regardless of previous experience or ability, whether it's on stage or behind the scenes!
Each semester we put on a showcase with unauditioned ensemble numbers as well as auditioned songs including solos, duets, small groups and dance numbers. Our rehearsals are every Thursday night at 19:45 in the Music Rehearsal Hall - we'd love to see you there!
Additionally, every year we put on various auditioned musical productions. This includes the annual large-scale production, our most recent shows being:
- Sister Act (2018)
- Fame! The Musical (2017)
- Anything Goes (2016)
- The Producers (2015)
- Phantom of the Opera (2014)
Our next annual show for 2019 is Made in Dagenham which we are all very excited about! Auditions are the 13th and 14th of October, with applications closing on the 11th October. Informtation is on the Facebook group for Musicality and 'MiD'!
We also occasionally put on a second smaller full-scale production during the Summer, such as:
- The Brain From Planet X (2018)
- Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (2016)
Musicality are consistent attendees at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performing shows such as:
- Ordinary Days (2018)
- [title of show] (2017)
- Like Clockwork (2016), an original musical written for Musicality
We pride ourselves not only in our performances but also in our regular socials such as the annual Musicalitour (weekend residential trip with workshops from West End practicioners), annual scav-hunt, bar crawls, film showings, workshops, open-mic nights, boat parties, society meals, local and West End theatre trips, an end of year awards night, and more! Members of our society are welcome to audition for any of the above performace oppertunities, apply for behind the scenes roles (from director to rehearsal pianist to costumes manager) or simply enjoy the rehearsals and socials as fun activities!
Ordinary Days, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, July-August 2018
This year's Fringe production was Adam Owon's Ordinary Days, a tale about four indiviudals in New York city navigating everyday life, told in a way that is anything but 'ordinary'! The experience is once-in-a-lifetime and the cast and crew were awarded extremely postive reviews for the show!
Check out the cast and team's journey performing and rehearsing on their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/odfringe2018/
THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X, Summer production, June 2018
This past Summer Musicality performed The Brain From Planet X as our smaller scale Summer production in the Studio Live in our SU. This wacky muscial follows a 1950s American nuclear family attempt to save the day as aliens invade Earth! We had so much fun putting on this prodution with the crazy costumes, wonderful music, hilarious script and live band! It was a brillaint way to let off steam in the run-up to exams and I would definitely recommend taking part in the summer show! Check out the Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/tbfpxmusicality/
SISTER ACT (2018)
Our large-scale annual production for this past academic year was Sister Act! which recently won 'Best Showcasing' at the Societies Ball! This famous story of a club-singer seeking refuge in a convent and teaching them the joy of music was so much fun and a wonderful show for Musicality. We performed the show in the Nottingham Arts Theatre in town for 5 shows! Check out the Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/sisteractuon/
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