Musicality is a thriving society at the University of Nottingham, that has won the Gold Society Award for the past four years! With Best Showcasing three years running, we were then awarded Best Student Group as well as Most Developed Group at the University for 2018/19! We unite all aspects of musical theatre from singing, dancing and acting, to producing, directing, choreographing, musically directing 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!
We are thrilled to announce that our next upcoming shows are:
Chicago - this will be our Main show this year, with openings for backstage and band roles opening soon! Find more info on the Musicality Facebook page and on the production's social media!
Saints and Sinners - this is our Autumn showcase with songs from a variety of musicals under the theme 'Saints and Sinners'. Come along and see us perform on the 6th and 8th December 2019. Keep an eye on our social media for more information!
The annual large-scale production is one of the major events in our Calendar, our most recent shows being:
- Made in Dagenham (2019)
- Sister Act (2018)
- Fame! The Musical (2017)
- Anything Goes (2016)
- The Producers (2015)
- Phantom of the Opera (2014)
We also occasionally put on a second smaller full-scale production during the Summer, such as:
- The Little Shop of Horrors (2019)
- 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:
- The Musical of Musicals (2019)
- 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!
The Musical of Musicals (the Musical!) , Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2019
Though the term may have ended, it was still all happening with Musicality! This year we again put on a production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Musical of Musicals (the Musical!) saw 10 sold out performances, 5 star reviews and overall, incredible success! A musical lovers dream, the comdeic parody goes through 5 acts and was throughly enjoyed by cast, team and audiences alike!
The Little Shop of Horrors, Performing Arts Studio, June 2019
This wacky show follows the stroy of the nerdy flowershop worker Seymour, who works under the cruel management of Mr Mushnik alongside Audrey, the beautiful yet poorly treated object of his affection. Through a series of unexpected events, the man-eating Audrey II is born!
With packed audiences and wonderful reviews, this really was a great way to wrap up the year of Musicality!
Made in Dagenham, Nottingham Arts Theatre, February 2019
This show follows Rita O'Grady, the unlikely leader of the machinists' strike in 1968 that triggered the Equal Pay Act. Follow Rita, her co-workers, husband and the politicians of the time as they struggle with the difficulties in striving for equality.
This show received many wonderful reviews from East Midlands Theatre, Kev Castle, Impact and more!
Ordinary Days, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 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, Nottingham Arts Theatre, February 2018
Our large-scale annual production for this past academic year was Sister Act! which won 'Best Showcasing' at the 2018 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!
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