SONG was formed in 1979, under the auspices of our senior society – Southport Amateur Operatic Society (now Southport Spotlights Musical Theatre Society) – to stimulate the interest of young people in musical productions - the first production being "The Boyfriend" in 1980.
Open to young people from the age of ten upwards to eighteen SONG aims to produce one large scale musical each Easter, and a smaller workshop or cabaret style presentation in the autumn.
By concentrating on this major production each year, with a generous six month rehearsal schedule, the group is able to stage large chorus numbers, complex dance routines, and songs with intricate harmonies. This is achieved by hard work, the expertise of talented production teams, and a belief in a disciplined approach to stage work. Each member has to go through an audition process before being accepted into SONG. This has proved to be a perfect training for those young people who have ambitions to pursue a professional career in musical theatre. A number of the group’s former members have progressed to professional dance and stage schools, and some are currently working in top West End shows, some in the media and others in professional productions touring world wide.
Belonging to SONG has enabled many of our members to fulfil their ambition of performing on stage. In addition to this obvious satisfaction, our members learn to work together as a team, improve their self-confidence and develop their own personalities – all of which prove a great benefit as they move into the adult world and whichever field of career they wish to pursue.
The SONG Committee who manage the group give their time, skills and energies on a purely voluntary basis. We believe wholeheartedly in the worth of the experiences provided through membership of SONG.
There can be little doubt that, whether you are a performer, or a patron, the musical theatre has a magic of its own. We believe that SONG has a responsibility to provide a little of that magic for the young people of Southport.
THE SONG COMMITTEE