Taking a Musical Step Back in Time

First published in Curtain Call

A MUSICAL timeline of the 20th century is being performed this week by members of The Old Alresford Dramatic Society (T.O.A.D.S) as the spring show gets under way at the Christy Hall in Old Alresford.

Those Were the Days, covers all eras from the beginning of the 20th century right up until the millennium celebrations and coincides with the zeitgeist of current celebrations and preparations for The Queen’s Jubilee and Olympic Games.

Each era is introduced with a narrated opening piece (broadcast via a replica of the appropriate medium of the decade) and leads into songs, sketches and dancing reminiscent of each age.

From tunes such as By the Light of the Silvery Moon, through to Glen Miller, rock ’n’ roll and Abba, everyone can connect with their favourites. And there’s laughs all round with classic comedy sketches and original scripts from the talented team.

Members of the amateur dramatics group say there are many highlights, but of particular note are the saxophone solo, dry ice and creative lighting effects.

Those Were the Days opens tonight and runs until Saturday.

Tickets are available at oa-toads.org.uk

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