First of all, thank you for visiting our page and showing interest in our society! We hope you'll read up on what we are all about and hopefully it will interest you to come and join our family! We run sessions twice a week which this term are on Mondays 7:00PM-10:00PM (Reds Bar) and Wednesdays 7:30-10:30PM (Stage 2) both of which are in the Student Union!
Northumbria Musical Theatre Society was founded in 2008 and therefore is celebrating its tenth year as a student ran society and we will certainly be celebrating this achievement!. Previously, we have performed shows such as; Back to the 80’s, Fame, High School Musical, Bare, Rent, Sweeney Todd, Spring Awakening and most recently in 2018, we performed The Addams Family, where every night we had nearly sell out crowds and got fantastic reviews from all those who came to support us in it! We also have performed many galas, featuring songs from the earliest musicals such as My Fair Lady, through favourites such as Les Mis and Beauty and the Beast, right up to recent hits such as Matilda and Shrek! In the 2017-18 year, we were lucky enough to win the Highly Commended Award for Committee of the Year at the NSU Activities Awards, followed by our new president getting Highly Commended for Volunteer of the Year at the NSU Annual Awards for her role on committee last year! Our biggest achievement last year was also reaching Gold in the Society Recgonition Scheme , which hopefully showcases the dedication to the society our committee had and will continue to have with our new committee this year!
This year we hope to continue on the sucsess of last year and also push beyond that! We have just performed our Winter Gala named A Night in the Spotlight in December, which is a huge showcase of various musical numbers from old to new. In March, we hold our Fundraiser where we work with a chosen charity to help raise money for a charity of choice and give members the chance to perform numbers they have been wanting to do! In May, we will then perform a full musical, which will be decided in the coming months! As well as this we hope to also have some mini performances!
In addition to the performances, we will also be hosting a massive Tenth Anniversary Ball to celebrate ten years of MTS at Northumbria Student's Union, as well as a celebration of performance at Northumbria University! This will include performances from current and past members, as well as performances from other societies in Northumbria. We are also planning to bring back members from years past and other performance societies, to fully celebrate the society's 10th anniversary with old members of the MTS family.
Musical Theatre Society is a sociable and inclusive society which we pride ourselves on! As well as the performances, we also have a huge social side! We have something for everyone, from film nights, theatre trips and group meals, to themed and non themed nights out across the city, we are sure you will find something to do with us! This year we are also hoping to put on on a trip to go and see theatre for a few days a little further away from the North so keep your eyes peeled for more information!
We are a super friendly group of people. Everyone who is part of our family has a love of putting on some amazing performances as well as smiling and laughing the whole way along! We pride ourselves on how welcoming we are and how we make each individual feel a part of the society and work on the things they want to work on. Whether you are wanting to improve a song, try and learn more about musicals or simply make friends and feel part of a group we can offer all of that for you!
You can sign up to be member of Musical Theatre on this page, or visit the desk on the ground floor of the SU! Membership is £6 and runs from 1st August until 31st July each year so you can join now!
IMPORTANT DATES/WHATS ON
Regular sessions - Monday’s 7-10 and Wednesday 7:30-10:30
Christmas MTS awards night- Thursday 13th December 7:30PM
Christmas Meal and Film Day- Sunday 16th December 12-8
MTS 10 year Ball- A Celebration of Performance - Saturday 2nd February 2019, details TBC
Charity Fundraiser Concert - March exact date TBC
Full Musical Show- Start of May exact dates TBC
London Trip - End of April exact dates TBC
Come and support our amazing family and become part of our ten year celebrations :)
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Join the Musical Theatre Members Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthumbriaMTS/
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and our Youtube channel too!!
We are very excited and cant wait to meet you all in September/October!
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