DYMT says the show must go on

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Deeside’s youth musical theatre group, DYMT, has been presented with something of a dilemma this year but say they will not let it stop the show.

The group was left with the big decision of whether or not to go on with the show following news that their artistic director, Nan Keen, would be forced to stand down from the 2015 production of All Shook Up.

A much needed hip operation has kept the usually very energetic Nan from rehearsals, however musical director Graham Davidson and cast members have decided that indeed the show must go on.

The young performers are currently rehearsing for a ‘One Night Only’ show which will see them revisiting the hugely successful musicals of the past few years.

Deeside Youth Musical Theatre have staged a variety of musicals over the last five years from “Bugsy Malone” in 2010 up to last year’s splendid production of “Fame”.

A spokesperson for the group said: “This year we are taking the opportunity to relive some special moments from recent shows as well as giving talented individuals in the group the chance to perform their own favourite songs.

“We start with “Bugsy Malone” which was staged in Aboyne in March 2010 where we meet Bugsy, Blousey Brown and the “Bad Guys” once more.

“From there we recall, one of our most ambitious shows, “Hairspray.”

‘‘It seems an age ago but, as the song says “You’re Timeless To Me” and we look forward to awakening to ‘Good Morning Baltimore.’

“In a cold, windy March “Summer Nights” can seem far away but, like it was in 2012, “Grease” is the word once more.

“We also go “Back to the ‘80s” again for a medley including “We Are The World” and “500 Miles” and then revisit our most recent production with a selection from “Fame,”including the title song itself.

“Finally, we have a tantalising glimpse into our proposed 2015 show and we’re sure you’ll enjoy our performance of great Elvis numbers such as “Jailhouse Rock” and “Blue Suede Shoes”.”

Along the way the cast will showcase some outstanding talent, with everyone performing their favourite showtune.

The ‘One Night Only’ performance is set to be a fantastic and varied night of entertainment for all the family.

The group will be recreating the choreography of past performances, devised by Nan Keen.

Nan will be sadly missed by the group and the whole cast wish her speedy recovery.

For one night and one night only, the performers will take to the stag on Saturday, March 28.

The lights will dim and curtains will part at 7.30pm at the Deeside Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne.

Tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday, March 7 and cost £7 for adults and £5 for children.

DYMT is a local group for young people aged between 11 and 17. A show is usually staged annually in March.