In my family girly nights out are a great tradition. Tonight's one included a fabulous meal at Las Iguanas in Union Square followed by a visit to The Aberdeen Art Centre to see the production of Grease by the Giz Giz Youth Theatre.
I am completely impressed!
This was a great example of amateur theatre at it's best and I have to admit I was fair impressed by the talent and skill that the young actors displayed.
Male lead, Danny played by Bradley Phillips, began with a rather nervous energy which was rather endearing as he was visibly uncomfortable in front of the audience to begin with, after all it was opening night and he certainly came out of his shell for the second Act, his staring moment in my eyes being his cracking dance moves during 'Born to Hand Jive' (TUNE! As my friends would say).
Hollie Cunningham played Sandy and has such a lovely voice and appeared to be completely at ease on stage and I was very impressed with how well she played her role.
One of my favourites was the role of Rodger or 'Rump' that was truly brought to life by Dylan Shearer in brilliant style. Between his cheeky demeanour and brilliant vocals, he had the entire audience eating out of the palm of his hand as well as in stitches. His duet 'Mooning' with Jan (Carly Scott) was just brilliant.
My absolute favourite was Shelly Cunningham's Rizzo. That girl can sing!
Much like Hollie Cunningham she is clearly a seasoned actress and handled her role effortlessly. My favourite moment of the show was when she sang 'There are Worse Things I Could Do' her voice is stunning!
She is perfect for Rizzo who, admittedly, has always been my favourite character in this production anyway. And I can honestly believe that this girl will go on to do great things. I only wish I could sing like that and a little less like a cat benign strangled!
Of course the production team, the band and all of the crew did a great job bringing the show to life and all the effort and rehearsals have clearly paid off, although there where perhaps a few wobbly moments I believe that Giz Giz has pulled off a brilliant show which I am very glad I went to see!
If you can go see this show!
It's on at Aberdeen Arts Centre and Theatre from today, Wednesday the 8th until Saturday the 11th of July at 7.30pm
Call Aberdeen Box Office on 01224 641 222
Or visit www.aberdeenperformingarts.com
The show is brilliant and it's a great way to spend a dreich Aberdeen evening!