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 last term these were on on Mondays 7:00PM-10:00PM In Reds bar and Wednesdays 7:30-10:30PM in Stage 2 both of which are in the Student Union! *
Northumbria Musical Theatre Society was founded in 2008 and therefore is celebrating its eleventh year as a student ran society!. Previously, we have performed shows such as; Back to the 80’s, Fame, High School Musical, Bare, Rent, Sweeney Todd, Spring Awakening, The Addams Family and most recently in 2019, we performed Into The Woods, 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 favorites 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 as well as her getting President of the year in the 2018/2019 year ! Our biggest achievement is that the last two years we have achieved Gold in the Society Recognition 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 success of last year and also push beyond that! in the 2018-2019 year, we 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 where we received the biggest audiences in for a gala in years. In March, we held 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 which had the longest ever setlist giving everyone an opportunity to perform, it was wonderful seeing people performing and enjoying themselves! In May, we will then performed a full musical, which last year was Into the Woods, we had the biggest set we have ever had and pulled off an incredible show with some amazing audience reviews!
In addition to the performances, last year we hosted 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 included performances from current and past members, as well as performances from other societies in Northumbria. We are also brought 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!
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 a 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 a 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 2019
Presenting MTS - Reds Bar 7:30PM - Monday 30th September -https://www.facebook.com/events/428599024456655/
Taster Session - 7PM- Stage 2 - Wednesday 2nd October - https://www.facebook.com/events/466063323986040/
Gala Auditions- Monday 7th/Tuesday 8th/Wednesday 9th October - ** You will not be needed all the time, our Dance Auditions are on the monday for those who want to be in the more intricate dances then you book a slot on either tuesday or wednesday :)
First Social- Thursday 10th October- Time TBC - Starting in Stage 2
Winter Gala Dates- Thursday 28th /Friday 29th /Saturday 30th November
To find out more please like our page on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/NorthumbriaMusicalTheatre
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 can't wait to meet you all in September/October!
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