Production Team
Director - Barbara Worrall 
Musical Director - Michael J Scott
Choreographer - Rob Stevens
Production Manager - Matt Peers
Stage Manager - John Bonney
Asst Stage Manager - Dave Mullin
Lighting - Neil Hampson
Sound - Liam Kent
Set Co-ordinator - Aaron Cawley
Properties - David Crowther
Wardrobe - Lesley & Neil Silcock
Promotion & Poster Design - Michael J Scott

Cast
Samantha/Lola La Mar - Catherine Lewis
Stephen/Tony Forte - Daniel James
Gladys Murphy - Jeanie Brocklehurst
Sam Silver - Phil Murray
Conchita Alvarez - Jane Chance
Rico Castelli - Aaron Cawley
Willie - Neil Silcock
McManus - Keith Hughes
Skip (Dance Captain) - Rob Stevens
Maitre D' - John Brocklehurst
Waitresses - Rachel Kirkbride & Julia Shannon
Veronica Lake - Alison Wheeler
Luis - Jay Timms
Hoover Girls - Andrea Jones & Nicola Holland
Copa Girls - Jennifer Deakin, Tracey Ellams, Laura Hume, Vicky Jones, Gemma Lawless, Victoria Lewis, Jessica Martin, Hana Mather-Coe, Helen Milliken & Christine Parsons

Ensemble
Valarie Ball, Rachel Kirkbride, Terry Broadhurst, Andrew Lawless, John Brocklehurst, Sharon Leicester, David Crowther, Helen Shannon, Roy Green, Julia Shannon, Matthew Guy, Lesley Silcock, Nicola Holland, Neil Silcock, Roz Howarth, Josh Smith, Keith Hughes, Jay Timms, Mandy James, Alison Wheeler, Andrea Jones, Pete Worrall

Copacabana Club Band

Conductor - Michael J Scott
Reed 1 - Briony Wells
Reed 2 - Jessica Lowe
Reed 3 - Mike Raffel
Trumpet 1 - Pete Moss
Trumpet 2 - John Redman
French Horn - Emma Lenahan
Trombone 1 - Tim Lenahan
Trombone 2 - Sam McAvoy
Piano/Keys1 - Jonathan Clayton
Piano/Keys2 - Laura McAvoy
Bass Guitar - Stuart Gaskell
Drums/Percussion - Steve Jones

Copacabana - April 2011

copa120.jpgPerformed at the Brindley Arts Centre & Theatre, Runcorn, Cheshire on the 5th - 9th April 2011.

Music by Barry Manilow
Lyrics by Bruce Sussman & Jack Feldman
Book By Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman & Jack Feldman
Orchestrations by Andy Rumble
By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd

Directed by Barbara Worrall and Musical Direction by Michael J Scott

 

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Copacabana - Audience Feedback

I thought Copacabana was the most professional show I have seen outside the West End. The music was great, so pacy and quite relentless. Guys and Dolls next? I would love to come back and see it.
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE.  
(H Tozer, Theatre Critic)
 
Copacabana - NODA review

This colourful musical with a twist at the end, full of Manilow’s best numbers, was wonderfully done.
Good staging, a splendid orchestra and excellent choreography resulted in a super show, with some smashing performances from both the men and ladies of the company. 


Lola was played very well indeed by Catherine Lewis, and I enjoyed Daniel James as Tony – although young, he matched well with Catherine. Jeanie Brocklehurst and Phil Murray both equipped themselves well for the roles for Gladys and Sam. I thought Jane Chance was excellent as Conchita and the heated relationship between her and Rico (Aaron Cawley) was handled to great effect.

A sparkling finale brought the evening to a close. A production you can be proud of.

Colin Magenty (NODA)

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