Musical madness on The Magazine

Published Monday, 12 May 2014
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In the final episode of the current series of The Magazine, Sarah Travers meets the stars of the hit West End musical Singin' In The Rain, plus she reveals how Northern Ireland's budding young stars could feature in a new production of Evita.

Joining Sarah in the studio are actors Maxwell Caulfield, best known for his roles in Emmerdale and Grease 2, and former Corrie actress Vicky Binnes.

The pair are currently starring in the critically acclaimed production of Singin' in the Rain at Belfast's Grand Opera House.

They will be chatting about their roles in the musical and revealing all about what it's like to get soaked on stage night after night.

But before Sarah chats to the stars she went behind the scenes of the production to see what it takes to bring the spectacular show to life.

"There is 12,000 litres of water, which is equivalent to 12 tonnes of water, so quite a lot is used during the show," revealed Stage Manager, Stewart Steeley.

"Maxwell doesn't dance in the rain but he does come out right at the end...and he does like to have a splash about in the puddle.

"He gets himself wet and then he really enjoys getting the audience wet as well."

Also on the show this week, Sarah will be chatting to Music Theatre for Youth's Polly Bennett, actress Niamh Perry and Nicholas Lloyd Webber, son of Andrew, about the company's new production of Evita.

They are looking for up to 60 young people to join the cast and they will be revealing how any aspiring musical theatre stars can audition for a role.

And closing the final show of the series will be the fabulous choir from Swaziland.

The Magazine is on UTV on Monday 12 May at 8pm.

Viewers can follow all the action from the show by tweeting along with @UTVMag using the hashtag #utvmag.

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ruth bramall in Tandragee wrote (100 days ago):
Brillant show Sarah sorry to see it over until the Autumn. Thoroughly enjoyed it x
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