Review: Centrestage Cymru’ Sofa Sing Song, Facebook

Members of Newport musical theatre group Centrestage Cymru came together by the miracle of a Facebook Watch Party on Sunday evening. Sofa Sing Song featured the group giving unique performances over social media from their homes via their Facebook Friends Page.

The programme was edited together by Jordan Archer and featured the group led by chairman, Sharon Higgins; performing 21 songs and a sketch (see below for details).  

Popular music standards such as Elton John’s Your Song and The Real Thing’s You To Me Are Everything were intermingled with songs from musicals including The Sound of Music, Dear Evan Hansen and Wicked, maintaining a constant flow of stand-out high-quality performances over the programmes 90 minutes.

Sofa Sing Song ended with a poignant message from Centrestage Cymru to their devoted followers as several group members unified over individual video links for a rendition of We’ll Meet Again.

Centrestage Cymru presented their first Sofa Sing Song on May 10, 2020Centrestage Cymru presented their first Sofa Sing Song on May 10, 2020

Centrestage Cymru presented their first Sofa Sing Song on May 10, 2020

CentreStage Cymru’s latest presentation Saturday Night Fever was due to be presented this spring before UK Government restrictions for COVID19 caused theatres to shut their doors to prevent further spread of the virus. The presentation will now take place at Newport’s Dolman Theatre from October 28th – October 31st, 2020. You can book tickets for the show via the Dolman Theatre website.

A video feed of Centrestage Cymru’s Sofa Sing Song will be available to watch via Centrestage Cymru’s Friends Page on Facebook for a week after broadcast and a second edition is already in the works.

People wishing to donate to Centrestage Cymru to help raise funds for Saturday Night Fever (with a percentage of the funds to be made to The Alzheimer’s Society) can do so by visiting their Just Giving page.

Sofa Sing Song
Centrestage Cymru Friends Page,
May 10, 2020, 6.30 – 8:00pm

  1. Georgina Powell – Somebody to Love (From We Will Rock You)

  2. Chris Davies – Your Song (Elton John)

  3. Poppy – The Space Between (from Descendants)

  4. Joseph Gibson – Hey There Delilah (Plain White T’s)

  5. Heaven-Leigh Richardson – Runnin’ (Lose it All) (Beyonce)

  6. Sharon Higgins – Smile

  7. Cerys Cox – When You’re Good To Mama (From Chicago)

  8. Fiona Jane Davies – Stars and Moon (From Songs For A New World)

  9. Michael & Amy – Only Us (from Dear Evan Hanson)

  10. Charlie Turner – I’m Going Home (from Rocky Horror Picture Show)

  11. Andre Paul Spring – Mini The Moocher (Cab Calloway)

  12. Bethan Daniels – How ‘Bout A Dance? (from Bonnie & Clyde)

  13. Rhian Milton – I’m Not That Girl (from Wicked)

  14. Sharon Higgins – Get Happy

  15. Luke Palfrey – Music (JoJo)

  16. Katie Massey – Falling Like The Stars (James Arthur)

  17. Karen Johns – Giving Notes (Victoria Wood)

  18. Seren Howells – I Don’t Know How to Love Him (from Jesus Christ Superstar)

  19. Andre Paul Spring – Oh What A Circus (from Evita)

  20. Sharon Higgins – Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music)

  21. Michelle Meano – You To Me Are Everything (The Real Thing)

  22. Jordan, Michelle, Sharon, Andre, Cerys & Luke – We’ll Meet Again (Vera Lynn)

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