In September, Annemarie will be working once again with West End Star Ria Jones, as she MD’s her concert, taking part in the Somerset Fringe Festival
This June The MTA is producing as a co-production with the Brewhouse Theatre down in Taunton a revival of Around the World in 80 Days. Directed by Racky Plews, choreographed by Tim Jackson with Annemarie MD’ing’ and updating the score. Annemarie will also supervise the Taunton production.
On Dec 4th Annemarie will be MD’ing’ Ria Jones in Home For Christmas at the Swansea Grand. A very special gig for Annemarie, as this is her home theatre. Even more special as Ria and Annemarie first met whilst appearing in a Gang Show at The Grand when they were in the Brownies and Guides (although Annemarie would like it noted that she was a Brownie..and not old enough to be a Guide at that time). Book here for what promises to be a great evening mixing the West End with Christmas (what’s not to like?)
Busy year lined up with some revivals…all with a difference. Dec sees The MTA producing Cinderella (written with Daniel O’Brien and originally commissioned by the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds). Expect to hear some new songs, and some new arrangements. Book now
In March it’s SOSN time, this year produced at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre for the first time.
Then in June over a decade since it was first commissioned, The MTA is reviving Around the World in 80 Days (written with Phil Willmott). Directed by Racky Plews (American Idiot, Seussical, Footloose), this promises to be an exciting revival of this critically acclaimed large cast show.
As ever some great projects lined up for 2015, including The Venus Factor – a new musical comedy written with Nick Stimson (premiering at The Bridewell in September), and yet another Musical Theatre adaptation of a Daniel O’Brien Pantomime ready for a return visit to BGAC in Dec (following on from the sell out success of Beauty and the Beast last year). Keep your eyes peeled for some other new stuff coming up. In the meantime it’s the annual revue SOSN for The MTA, so Annemarie is up to her eyes in huge vocal arrangements, followed by some orchestrations. Remember to check out her You Tube channel though for clips of all her most recent shows. www.youtube.com/annemarielewisthomas