New musical opens tonight at Campbell

Published 10:05 am Friday, August 24, 2018

It’s a musical about musicals with a musical within a musical; it’s “Give My Regards to Broadway.”

The Winchester Players produced an original script, written by director Kelly Estes and her brother James Estes, which includes several songs from Broadway musicals.

The musical revue includes songs from beloved Broadway shows such as “Matilda,” “Something Rotten,” and “Show Boat.”

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Kelly Estes said she wanted to produce a musical about musicals for a long time, and the timing finally felt right.

She said the musical revue would be great for both adults and children, and the revue gives insight into the minds of what it’s like to be a “theater kid.”

The 38-member cast ranges in age from 5 to 16, with one adult character who, over the course of the revue, learns all there is to know about musicals.

The cast has been rehearsing since the first week of June.

“We have a great cast,” Estes said. “They have put a lot of hard work into this, and it shows.”

The cast didn’t shy away from the more challenging songs, she said, as some of the Broadway songs in the revue are even challenging to professional actors.

“This musical revue gives them the opportunity to sing challenging songs,” Estes said.

The revue premieres today at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert D. Campbell Junior High School auditorium. There is also a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Concessions are available.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children younger than 13. Estes said the Winchester Players uses all of the proceeds to continue providing a quality community theater program.

Estes said she encourages the public to come out and see the show.

“It’s very entertaining,” Estes said.

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Lashana Harney is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. Her beats include schools and education, business and commerce, Winchester Municipal Utilities and other news. To contact her, email or call 859-759-0015.

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