Musical company

The Bishop’s Stortford Musical Theater Company will perform songs from the musicals in a two-night cabaret-style show at the Manuden Village Community Center

Enjoy Hollywood razzmatazz this spring with the hit cabaret show Magic at the Movies from the Bishop’s Stortford Musical Theater Company (BSMTC).

Much-loved tunes from movies, including West Side Story, The sound of music, Mary Poppins, Back to the future, Mom Mia and A star is born will be performed by a talented cast at the Manuden Village Community Center on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Formulated and led by company president Charlotte Pritchard and social secretary Cat Quigley, the show will also feature surprises and lesser-known gems.

Magic at the Movies creative duo Cat Quigley, left, and Charlotte Pritchard

The theater duo wrote and directed two previous BSMTC shows, Class Act and The Bomber Belles, both of which were sold-out hits.

“We chose a ‘Magic at the Movies’ theme for this show because there are so many iconic movies over the decades that have fabulous music,” the couple said.

“The actors had a great time rehearsing and are really looking forward to seeing the audience’s reaction to their hard work.”

BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864325)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864325)

The Saturday show is sold out, but tickets – priced at £15 (excluding booking fees) and including a fish, chicken or vegetarian supper – are available for the Friday show. See www.ticketsource.co.uk/bsmtc.

Audiences are encouraged to dress Hollywood-style as if they were attending the Oscars or as their favorite movie star or character. There will be prizes for the best dressed.

BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864289)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864289)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864291)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864291)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864287)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864287)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864303)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864303)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864299)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864299)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864329)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864329)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864295)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864295)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864301)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864301)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864317)
BSMTC members rehearse for their cabaret-style show Magic at the Movies the first weekend in May (55864317)