Announcing a New Show for 2019!

Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals is BACK with a production of Singin’ in the Rain at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 13 October in aid of the Lewy Body Society.

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of its first production, Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals is excited to announce a new show for 2019.

Rehearsals for Singin’ in the Rain will begin in the evening of Friday 11 October, then after 48 intense, exhausting hours, the curtain will rise at the Adelphi Theatre at 7pm on Sunday 13 October and – ready or not – the show WILL go on!

Audition booking is now open to recruit a sensational cast made up of West End professionals and super-talented amateurs, with a 30-piece orchestra, production team and a celebrity host. Everyone involved with the fully-staged, costumed and choreographed show gives up their time for free in support of this year’s chosen charity, The Lewy Body Society

“‘Singin’ in the Rain’ is such a classic Broadway musical with great songs and amazing iconic dance routines. I can’t wait to be blown away by 100 people all singing and  tapping on stage together after such a short amount of rehearsal time.” Esther Biddle, Director

“We’re thrilled to provide this opportunity for new talent to work alongside experienced West End stars, and to raise awareness and funds for a such a good cause.” Ian Haig, Producer

“My beloved grandmother suffered with Lewy Body and sadly died from it last year, so it is an honour to be performing ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ in her memory and to help alleviate the distress of future sufferers.’ Leigh Thompson, Musical Director

The Lewy Body Society, established in June 2006 in the UK, was the first charity in Europe exclusively concerned with Lewy body dementia. Its mission is to fund clinical research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. It also raises awareness of Lewy body dementia among the general public and those in the medical profession and decision making positions, and provides information resources for patients & carers.

“We’re delighted to be the charity partner for this year’s 48-hour musical. It is a huge opportunity to raise awareness of Lewy body dementia and raise much-needed funds for research into the disease.  We can’t wait to work with the fantastic Showtime Challenge team on what we’re sure will be a weekend to remember for everyone involved.”

Jacqueline Cannon, CEO, The Lewy Body Society

Auditions will take place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June. To find out more, view our Auditions page.

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