Our publicity team had a fabulous day at Andover Carnival yesterday!
We arrived at 10am to set up our stall and spent the day doing face painting and handing out flyers and balloons before our performance on the main stage.
With thousands of people in Vigo Park enjoying the sunshine and all the entertainment we soon had a queue waiting for face painting, in fact we had to start turning people away!
4pm came around sooner than expected and we were backstage warming up before our performance, addrenalin pumping we were greeted on stage by the audience who cheered us on as we started our opening number "Don't Stop Believin'" from the hit tv show Glee! The children then took to the stage with their Oliver medley, and despite a technical hitch the kids did really well, especially Finlay Gallimore and his solo of "I'd Do Anything" and Martin Noke who got a few cheers for his Fagin impression during "You've Got To Pick A Pocket". Ann Sinclair and Paul Marsh then took centre stage for "Suddenly Seymour" from the cult musical Little Shop of Horrors, with some lovely harmonies and Anns powerhouse vocals, it was a hit with the audience who gave them a pturous applause!
Our finale of "One Day More" from Les Miserables made quite an impact. Apparently we could be heard half way across Andover! A great way to end a brilliant day. People continued to come up to the stall until late in the evening, with over 100 people entering our free raffle. There were many sightings of purple balloons all over town, so I think we can safely say that Andover Musical Theatre Company definitely made it's mark.
A BIG thank you and well done to all those involved.