MUSICAL MADNESS - JULY 2002.
This was a cabaret production that was staged by Stage Theatre Society. It was the first production that our company put on and was a huge success. This was the show that really did start STS off on the road to success.
HALLOWEEN HOWLERS - NOVEMBER 2002.
The second production from Stage Theatre Society came HALLOWEEN HOWLERS this was another hugely successful Halloween based cabaret with themed songs throughout.
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SPEAK EASY ( a now and then production ) - NOVEMBER 2002.
This production staged by the Now and Then theatre company was one which Stage Theatre Society was called upon for their actors and technical expertise. The show was a huge success.
DEMELZA DREAMS CHARITY CONCERT - DECEMBER 2002.
This was a concert that was staged by friends of Stage Theatre Society who asked us for help in producing the show. This included use of our technical know-how, brilliant acting, some funding towards the show and songs from our past cabarets. This show was also a huge success.
STARS IN OUR EYES - MARCH 2003.
This was the show that made Stage Theatre Society known in Medway. Our first show at a professional theatre (HAZLITT THEATRE MAIDSTONE). The show was a one night performance based on the popular TV show Stars in Their Eyes, where the audience vote for the best performance. The show was an amazing success. We filled the theatre and had to turn people away. The audience were amazing, the cast were amazing - in fact the show was TRULY AMAZING. After this show we had a further 14 cast members join from seeing the performance.
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VENICE ROCK - APRIL 2003.
This was a production performed by The Howard School in Rainham Kent. Stage Theatre Society was called upon for their technical expertise. This time we hired the school a full technical team including Lighting, Sound and Follow spot operators. We also completely reinstalled the schools Sound System for this show as it had greatly deteriated. The show was based on the Merchant Of Venice and was a huge success throughout.
SWING IT '2003 - SEPTEMBER 2003.
This production was performed for 1 week from the 10th - 14th September 2003 at the Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone. The show was an amazing success, and was a variety show based on the 50s, 60s, and 70s. With music and dancing from that era. The theatre company gained much more audience than was expected and this show put our company on the map. This was by far our best show yet.
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SHOWTIME FOR PUDSY - NOVEMBER' 2003.
This was a production with a difference for STS. This was a show that was only rehearsed for 1 and 1/2 days, and the show put on that night. This was an amazing achievement for both the performing and technical side of Stage Theatre Society. The show on a whole went really well, we had a full house with only a few days of advertising the show. Showtime for Pudsy was performed at The Rainham School For Girls on the 16th November, and is yet another string to our bow.
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RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET - JANUARY '2004.
Return to the Forbidden Planet was the companies first ever full blown musical. The show was put on at both The Rainham School For Girls and The Hazlitt Theatre, which was also a huge achievement for us. This was the first time that the company used an amazing full live band for a show which was a huge success. The acting in this show from our cast was exceptional. Many compliments were given from audience after the shows. Many Thanks to everyone involved in this performance, this was our best yet.
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LOVESPELL - FEBRUARY '2004.
Love spell was a "minishow" staged by STS. It was the first of it's kind and was a huge success. the company had only one weekend to fully rehearse and perform the show - this included everything from learning the songs to working on the dances to printing the programmes. Even though the company only had two days to complete this, the show looked professional and was alright on the night. Well done everybody.
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FAME THE MUSICAL - JULY 2004.
Fame The Musical was performed by Stage Theatre Society in July 2004, and was a sure-fire hit! The show was performed at the Hazlitt theatre in Maidstone. It was yet another major production for us to perform and was a complete success. We had amazing reviews of the show from everyone who came to see it. The show was also the beginning of our association with Medway council. Congratulations to everyone who was involved in making this show the success it was - keep up the good work.
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CIRCLE OF LIFE - SEPTEMBER 2005.
Circle of life was a self penned cabaret that was performed at the Rainham School for Girls. The show was the first show that was done with the society under the name of Stage Theatre Society. The show was a huge success and an excellent starting point for the society under it's new name. Congratulations to everyone who helped in making this show what it was, and thankyou to all of our audience who came along to support us.
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CINDERELLA JANUARY 2006.
Cinderella, in our opinion was by far our best show yet! the cast were amazing, the help we had from parents and other volunteers was out of this world, even the activities leading up to the show were really great fun. Cinderella was performed in Jan '06 at the Brook theatre in Chatham. The show on the night went really well and the kids all tried really hard to pull of what ended up as a truly amazing performance. Yet again we would like to thank everyone who came along to support us, and all the people who helped put on this masterpiece.
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BRING IT ON 'LIVE MAY 2006.
BRING IT ON 'LIVE.....yet another absolute smashing success by Stage Theatre Society. The show was staged in May '06 and was a combination of many singing, dancing and acting numbers. Moving on from Cinderella, STS doubled its cast size for this production, making it sooooo much fun. Many thanks to everyone involved in staging what was always going to be an amazing production! We had a great audience who could not believe their eyes with this amazing show.... What have you done today to make you feel proud? We all know what we done. WELL DONE EVERYONE...
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FAME THE MUSICAL OCT 2006.
Well what is to be said....WOW! this show was truly out of this world. On the 12th - 14th Oct '06 STS took the Brook theatre by storm with this smash hit production of 'FAME THE MUSICAL' the cast, many of which carried on the STS life from 'BRING IT ON 'LIVE' were absolutely amazing. On opening night the atmosphere was electric, all of the kids bouncing off the walls - ready to put on what turned out to be what I would say was STS's best production yet! We had some good talent on stage that even managed to impress the mayor of Medway herself, along with the rest of the amazing audience support we had..... An enormous thank you goes out to all that helped stage 'FAME' without you all it would not have been possible.
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BACK TO THE 80'S FEB 2007.
The cast were ready, the audience waited in anticipation! The curtain went up and Stage Theatre Society delivered yet another spectacular production. Stage Theatre Society threw The Brook Theatre Back To The 80's with what is said to be our best production to date! Again the Mayor of Medway joined us and was gob smacked by the talent brought before her eyes. The work that went into this production was enormous for both the cast and the crew behind the scenes. But again we managed to pull off an excellent show! Back To The 80's was performed at the Brook Theatre Chatham from the 1st-3rd Feb 2007. Huge Congratulations to everyone involved with the show. Hope to see everyone back for the next one!
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THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK JUN 2007.
It may not have been Halloween, but you would be forgiven for thinking it was when our fantastic cast performed yet another amazing STS production. STS continues to improve and amaze not only our audience but ourselves too! The witches and Darryl Vanhorn actually flew onto the stage, to everyone's amazement, at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone! Despite Darryl having to fly back to front on our opening night (Woops!) - the show went without hitch and was a great success! Congratulations to all the cast of Witches of Eastwick and thank you for all your hardwork and commitment to Stage Theatre Society. We look forward to working with you all again in our next production "We will rock you!"
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WE WILL ROCK YOU NOV 2007.
Buddy your a boy make a big noise baby! and by god did we make a big noise.....in November 2007 Stage Theatre Society arrived at the Brook Theatre with enough technical equipment to sink a boat! We had a sound system that could wake the dead and lighting that was so impressive we considered getting rid of the cast and just having a light show (kidding) That week the cast of Stage Theatre Society ROCKED Chatham! The show quite literally took your breath away....we had people enjoy the show so much they were wanting their shirts and programmes signed by the cast. A big well done goes out to all the cast and crew for all of their outstanding hard work on this show, which yet again raised the bar for Stage Theatre Society.....
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GUYS AND DOLLS MARCH 2008.
This was the first show we have done after splitting our group into two groups - junior and senior! The junior production of Guys and Dolls took to the Brook Theatre stage in March 2008. The show was an amazing success with some great reviews from the audience members. A big thankyou goes out to all who helped make this production the success it was, and roll on the junior production of Honk The Musical in August.
TITANIC! MAY 2008..
Every night in my dreams i see you.... well that is what i was thinking in the run up to this show! Titanic was performed at the Hazlitt Theatre - and naturally STS done it with style...we wanted a boat that tipped...so we replaced the stage with an entire boat...that tipped! Some of the audience members were saying this was a monumental challenge that we took on to perform this show....but we pulled it off! Well done to all the cast and crew who helped to make this show so spectacular!
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BLOOD BROTHERS! JUNE 2008..
Have you heard the tale of the Johnston Twins? Well we have and in June 2008 Stage Theatre Society hired out the Exchange Complex Maidstone to perform a staight play production of Blood Brothers. The show was packed out every night and the reviews from audience members were outstanding! Well done all that took part in this first time Straight play for STS... you all done us proud!
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HONK! AUGUST 2008..
This was the second of our Junior productions, although you would have easily come away from this show thinking they must have been a lot older to pull off the show that they did! The show was performed at the Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone and we only wished we had managed to get more people through the doors to see this tremedous production of HONK! The cast were amazing and the show was a great success for the youngsters...WELL DONE ALL!
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SWEENEY TODD OCTOBER 2008.
Sweeney Todd was performed at the Hazlitt Theatre in October 2008. There is nothing more you can say about this production other than WOW! The dress rehearsal was scarily bad and we considered pulling the wednesday performance of the show....although we are so happy that we didnt! The cast, orchestra and crew pulled it together to be what some have said as Stage Theatre Societies best production yet! Roll on Peter Pan so we can raise the bar...yet again!
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PETER PAN MARCH 2009.
Peter Pan took to the Hazlitt Theatre in March 2009 and fun and laughter was had by all! We had a truly amazing cast and crew... underpinned by packed out audiences.. The Magic truly came alive as Stage Theatre Society pulled off yet another spectacular performance!
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FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL JULY 2009.
Footloose was performed again at The Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone and was a truly whole STS performance all round. The cast were outstanding, the crew were excellent and we done the whole thing in house. Many thanks to all that took part in the production - this one yet again sets the bar higher for the rest of you to beat!
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HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL OCTOBER 2009.
Hairspray was a new challenge for Stage Theatre Society! this time round we were to be performing at a school due to licence restrictions. The initial impression that everyone had was that it would be a school style show in a school style venue... but oh how they were wrong! The show raised the bar even higher for STS and was one of our most professional shows yet! We hired enough technical equipment to make the hall look like a theatre... along with the truly amazing cast Hairspray turned out to be a superb performance and fun was had by all.
SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL MARCH 2010.
All the things you can think when you think about SEUSS! Thats right, in March 2010 Stage Theatre Society took once more to the Hazlitt stage to perform Seussical the Musical. For what is a very 'quirky' show STS managed to pull it off fantastically. With an amazing cast (most of the time) and a very dedicated back stage crew... the show was a huge success... make sure you look at the gallery for the show!
BILLY ELLIOT JUNE 2010.
Here at STS we feel that Billy Elliot took Stage Theatre Society to a brand new level!
It is better for this show to put comments here that were made by the public that came to see the show!
"We were about half way back in the stalls. From where you were we would have been to your left, the last 3 seats from the wall. It was so good, so professional, I was very impressed kept forgetting you were all young people and not adults. Well done to you all. "
"It was the best ever, compliments were flying, many people compared it to as good if not better than the west end!!!
"By all accounts it was great so well done to all xxx"
"a friend of mine watched it yesterday and said it was fab :))"
STS: BILLY ELLIOT Thanks for a terrific evening. You must be so proud and pleased for all that you achieved, The feeling of Company was so strong as were the outstanding performances and energy.I've seen the show twice in London and you have kept the great warmth and angst of the piece together with some original interpretations. I'm looking forward to your next show.
OUTSTANDING. AMAZING TALENT BRILLIANT!!!! WHAT A COMPANY!
I just wanted to say Wow! I came to see Billy Elliot last night and was blown away by how fantastic it was, you must be so proud. Well done.
Just wanted to drop you a line to say how completely brilliant the show was!!!!
My 6 yr old budding ballet dancer was soooo excited about going to see it and despite the fact that it started at half past bedtime and he was already drifting off at that point, (not to mention the difficulty he was having keeping his eyes open by 10.30!) he was absolutely enraptured and was closely watching the ballet dancers feet … you had some real stars there, thank goodness for ‘big boy’ role models J His favourite bits were ‘when billy said the rude words’, ‘when billy & Michael did their funny dance’, ‘when billy flew with the bigger boy’. Of course he now wants to go to see the London when the lad hits the west end stage!
Having seen Billy Elliot in the West End and Loving it I was so excited when I read that the producers had allowed Youth Theatre's from around the country to put on Local performances to celebrate the show running 5 years.
I became even more excited when I read it would be performed at The Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone by Stage Theatre Society. I ... See More
got tickets for the last performance on Saturday 26th June which I later found out had sold out along with all other performances.
From the moment the music began, which was a live band, and I saw the projected images of Maggie Thatcher and striking miners I felt I was back in the West End.
Then the show really started. The first scene with all the cast singing had the audience captivated immediately, I guess the ages were from 17 down to as young as 5 or 6 ! but don't let that paint a school show picture in your minds this was on par with the professionals.
Next on was Billy, this is what I was waiting for because if Billy was to be half as good as the rest of the cast I knew we would be in for a treat.
We were ! What a little star, he even sang in "Geordie" he looked like what you expected a Billy to look like.
It would be wrong not to mention on how great Mrs Wilkinson played her part as the dance teacher with fantastic singing in every scene, control of the Ballet Girls who were also fantastic with their singing and dancing.
The Dad and Brother also sang and spoke in Geordie accent and were outstanding.
Michael, Billy's friend, who if you don't know has to play his part in a camp way, did a fantastic job getting the audience laughing and loving his character.
The Grandmother also got the laughs and did a great job especially with her dancing and singing.
The Letter scene with the Dead mum who sang beautifully and Billy singing in true character had some of the audience in tears, not me of course!
Throughout the show Billy had been learning to dance and you could see that he was a natural and all I could wait for was Electricity, we had already had a teaser in Born to Boogie with Mr Braithwaite showing his skills and Billy acrobatically flipping off the piano ! WOW.
On to Electricity, Fantastic singing and incredible dancing that I have only ever seen once before and that was in the West End, this earned Billy a well deserved Standing Ovation which you could see from his face he was loving every minute of it, and it did last that long.
The finale was Brilliant with all cast getting cheers and applause and more standing ovations for Billy and the whole Cast.
A big well done to the Director,Crew,choreographers and everyone else involved, Great Show, cant Wait for the next one.