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The ethos of ‘Hit the Limelight’ is to provide quality affordable entertainment in Medstead and provide more opportunities for local people to socialise. The shows are all open to the public and intended to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Surplus proceeds from the events go towards improvement to Medstead Village Hall.
Thanks to everyone who has supported previous events and we look forward to your on-going support, whether by attending, sponsoring, promoting ticket sales, helping front of house or behind the scenes on show days. Feedback and suggestions always welcome.
Previous Hit the Limelight events in Medstead have been: Cylvia singing classic hits from the 50's & 60's and Barryoke! singing along to the music of Queen. See below for reviews.
Once again Medstead Village Hall was packed, this time for an evening with Cylvia. The promise was to entertain us with an evening of jazzy vocals from the 50's and 60's - and so she did!
As the Hall filled with old and new friends meeting up, Ruth played background music on piano.
Cylvia started the evening dressed in a snazzy, colourful outfit, singing the 50's hit 'Lipstick on your Collar' by Connie Francis, then proceeded to excite the audience and encourage their participation over a number of their favourites, including, 'Diana' by Paul Anka and 'Big Spender' by Shirley Bassey, rounding off the first session, with a rousing version of the Tom Jones classic - 'Delilah'.
After the interval, Cylvia returned to the stage in a shimmering silver dress and treated us all to 'Can't help lovin' dat man' and 'Summertime', both sung unaccompanied. They were followed by further classics from the era, again with the audience joining in and enjoying.
Another short break gave Cylvia the chance to change outfits yet again, and we finished with a flourish of audience participation, not only singing but also dancing.
All in all, a great evening of entertainment provided by Cylvia, with the audience providing the appreciation, participation and enthusiasm.
How good it was to see our Hall yet again alive with fine entertainment and enjoyment for all - another hit for 'Hit The Limelight'.
The first ‘Hit the Limelight’ event, on a cold snowy February evening, was Barry Buckley with his aptly named Barryoke! - a sing along to the music of Queen. He was warmly welcomed by the sell out audience in Medstead Village Hall, as he expertly guided us through many of Queen’s best loved songs, interspersed with pictures of and factoids about the band. Barryoke! involves everyone joining in the singing, with the words shown on the big screen and to quote one of the audience ‘I have not sung like that in a very long time - great fun from beginning to end’. With plenty of arm swaying, hand clapping, air guitars and foot stomping, the evening culminated in a rousing rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody (well - what else could it have been?). Overall a ‘rollickingly good evening’.
Thanks should go to Medstead Scouts for providing the bar, which no doubt helped to lubricate our voices and loosen our inhibitions. Thanks also to Ruth for her lovely piano music pre-show and to Mike and his team for the organization.