Falkirk Opera’s Generations to roll back the decades

Falkirk Operatic Society hope to impress with their cabaret show 'Generations'
Falkirk Operatic Society hope to impress with their cabaret show 'Generations'
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Falkirk Operatic Society promise to take their audience on a journey through three decades this weekend.

The amateur dramatics company will present ‘Generations’ tomorrow and Saturday at Falkirk Town Hall for their annual cabaret show.

The cast of 56, aged between nine and 60+, have been polishing their dance moves and perfecting the lines to 51 solo, company and medley songs from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Spilt into sections, artists including Elton John, who recently played to a packed Falkirk Stadium, Abba, The Beatles and the Bee Gees will be given the Falkirk Opera treatment with other sections on famous films, television programmes and music genres.

Secretary Elizabeth Woodford thinks ‘Generations’ is the perfect weekend evening entertainment for all the family.

Miss Woodford said: “There is a real party atmosphere at our cabaret shows and there are so many songs covered, there is something for everyone.

“We have been rehearsing since May and some of the pieces are truly breathtaking.

“This is the first cabaret show our new choreographer Claire Smith has worked on and she has worked us hard. There is no need to go to your Zumba classes when you have rehearsals with Claire!”

Directed by Lorna Wallace and with Crawford Moyes acting as musical director and backed by a seven-piece orchestra, the show differs to past cabarets in that the performers have been told to make their own costumes in fitting with the 1960s, 70s and 80s theme.

Elizabeth added: “I don’t know about everyone else but my costume is certainly something different. We usually perform in black T shirts and I think going all out in the clothes from the era really adds to the show.”

The society’s new honorary president, Real Radio DJ Ewan Cameron, will be attending the show and table service tickets are still available for the Friday night performance.

For more information and to book visit The Steeple Box Office in Falkirk High Street or call (01324)
506850.