Silhouettes Musical Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel

Wednesday 1 June 2016 - Saturday 4 June 2016

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Local amateur group Silhouettes Musical Theatre celebrates their 75th anniversary year in style with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s dazzling production of Carousel. Voted best musical of the 20th century by Time Magazine, this timeless classic musical features hit songs including You’ll Never Walk Alone, If I Loved You and June Is Bustin’ Out All Over.

Featuring a professional set, costumes and live orchestra, Carousel is a tale of recklessness, regret and redemption. With swinging songs and a bad boy to melt your heart – don’t miss the Silhouettes’ return to the Grimsby Auditorium after 6 years performing in other local venues.

When mill worker Julie Jordan falls for the masculine charms of Billy Bigelow, a chain of events unravels that suggests their destiny is predetermined by the hand of fate. Set on the New England coastline, against the backdrop of the Great Depression, Carousel charts a story of love, loss and second chances.

With a team of over 70 local performers, crew and production team members, Carousel marks a milestone and a great celebration for one of the longest running amateur musical theatre groups in the Grimsby/Cleethorpes area. Come and join them for a night in 1870s Maine as the cast and musicians perform amongst many greats,
the iconic You’ll Never Walk Alone.

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About Us

Silhouettes Musical Theatre are an amateur musical theatre group affiliated with NODA, rehearsing and performing in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. The Silhouettes sing regularly at weddings, perform an annual concert at the Grimsby Central Hall and a lavish musical at a local theatre every year – this year they are back at the Grimsby Auditorium! With over 70 members aged from 14 – 90 and many children also cast in their musicals, Silhouettes is one of the leading performing arts groups in the area.

If you would like to know more, get in touch about becoming a member or want to help out with the Silhouettes please contact us at silhouettesmt@gmail.com.

You can also visit our website at www.silhouettesmt.co.uk, find us on Facebook (/silhouettesmt), Twitter (silhouettesmt) and Instagram (silhouettesmt).

A History

Formed in 1941 under the Chairmanship of Arthur R. Fenner, a Director of Watmough’s (which later became the United Biscuits Factory at Great Coates) the Silhouettes Operatic Society’s main aim was to bring a little light relief to the people of Grimsby and Cleethorpes during the Second World War.

Because of the shortages imposed by the war, the society was unable to put on lavish stage shows and so for seven years they created and produced the Silhouettes Review which was performed at the Theatre Royal, Cleethorpes. The society’s first stage musical, The Student Prince was produced in 1948 by Florence Lucas. The company performed at the Theatre Royal until 1964, when they had to move to the ABC(Ritz) Cinema in Grimsby Road. In 1973 the Silhouettes moved again, back to the sea front and on to the Pier Pavilion where they opened with ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and there they stayed until the pier closed in 1983. From there the Silhouettes moved to the Ice House in Grimsby until the opening of the Grimsby Auditorium in 1996 where they performed until 2010. Since 2010 they have performed at the Grimsby Institute and Grimsby Central Hall, but are delighted to be returning to the Grimsby Auditorium this year.