Review: Glass Ceiling Theatre – Stage at Home Part 2, Facebook Live

  • South Wales Theatre Group host second virtual musical theatre concert via Facebook Live

  • Stage at Home Part 2 features 10 performers

  • Glass Ceiling Theatre raise over £500 and will be splitting proceeds with the NHS

For the second consecutive week South Wales based musical theatre group; Glass Ceiling Theatre members performed songs from their living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms to host their own virtual musical theatre concert.

Allowing audiences to experience the magic of theatre, right from their sofa, Stage at Home Part 2 appeared on Glass Ceiling Theatre’s Facebook Live page for just over 90 minutes on May 3 and featured no less than 10 performers including  Emily John & Jade Elizabeth Lyons, Callum Stoneley-Bennett, Demi Hartry, Lucy Parker, Jodie Marie Pentney (with a guest appearance from her mum), Jenna Wright, Zoe Southcott and Savannah Mountain.

As in the first week, an eclectic selection of well and lesser known material was performed including material from several musicals such as Aladdin, Wicked, Chess and Dear Evan Hanson.

Stage at Home Part 2 got underway with Emily John and Jade Elizabeth Lyons setting the performance template with two songs from musicals, For Good from Wicked and Who Will Love Me As I Am? from Side Show.

The girls were closely followed by the only male vocalist of the evening, Callum Stonley-Bennett who rose to the live performance challenge with his rendition of If I Could Tell Her from Dear Evan Hansen .

Other highlights included Demi Hartry recalling Glass Ceiling’s successful presentation of Chicago with Funny Honey, and Lucy Parker’s heartfelt Before Its Over from Dogfight. Jodie Marie Pentney also memorably duetted with her mum, whom she cited as an inspiration on I Know Him So Well from Chess.

Next up was Jenna Wright who took to the microphone for a rocking rendition of Out Tonight from Rent before switching the mood to a quieter tempo for Your Daddy’s Son from Ragtime. Zoe Southcott also showed diversity with a rendition of Goffin and King’s pop classic Will You Love Me Tomorrow? recently featured in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical before giving a charismatic performance of Dead Mom from Beetlejuice.

Savannah Mountain closed the proceedings with a medley of two songs from Rent and Ghost based on a rendition originally performed by Caissie Levy. However, Savannah’s final song had to be one of my favourites of the evening. All Fall Down from Chaplin totally blew me away with presentation and command!

Like the previous Stage at Home, Glass Ceiling have been raising money for their future presentation of 9 to 5 while splitting proceeds to help the NHS during the COVID19 crisis. At the time of writing, a grand total of over £510 had been raised, and its still possible to support Stage at Home by watching videos of the performances on Glass Ceiling Theatre’s Facebook Page and making a donation if you wish!

Glass Ceiling Theatre have certainly presented a show to remember!

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