Backstage Blog

“The whispered conversations, in overcrowded hallways. So much to say, not just today, but always”

– Sunset Boulevard

DANCIN' IN THE RAIN

DANCIN' IN THE RAIN

July 6th, 2018

HELLO THERE! Welcome back to the Sound Ideas backstage blog. This week we’re hearing from our fabulous Singin’ in the Rain choreographer, Martin Smith! How do you start choreographing a show like Singin’ in the Rain? The film is full of iconic moments – the title number, ‘Good Mornin’’ and the ‘Broadway Ballet’ amongst them.

SINGIN' IN THE COSTUMES

SINGIN' IN THE COSTUMES

June 25th, 2018

WELL HELLO THERE!The sun is beaming today, but we’re still dreaming about rain! Welcome back to the Sound Ideas backstage notes blog. This week we’re taking a look at our costume design for our upcoming production of Singin’ in the Rain at Norwich Playhouse! Today, Designer and Director, Dan Smith talks us through some of his favourite items.

MEET THE CAST

MEET THE CAST

May 17th, 2018

GOOD AFTERNOON AND WELCOME! It’s that time again, a brand new edition of the Sound Ideas backstage blog! We’re now in to our second week of rehearsals and we thought it was about time we introduced you to some members of our fabulous cast! We’ve decided to catch up with a hand full of our fabulous 20-strong cast and in this first instalment we’ll introduce you to the first 6.

Making a splash!

Making a splash!

May 8th, 2018

Following a brief hiatus where life just got a little bit too mad, we’re delighted to be returning with a glance behind the curtain at just what we get up to here at Sound Ideas. Since we last wrote we’ve produced two full scale musicals (more on those in the next few weeks) and we’re about to embark on our next – the classic story of Singin’ in the Rain’!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

September 15th, 2017

Can you believe it…? Today is our fourth Birthday! Back in September 2013 we decided to form our group (Shoestring Productions at the time) ahead of a concert at the Norwich Fringe Festival. Our first performance ‘The Obscure Revue’ packed out The Lounge on St. Benedict’s Street and the rest is history! So to celebrate our Birthday we’d like to take you through our journey…

REVIEW ROUNDUP!

REVIEW ROUNDUP!

September 8th, 2017

We’re half way through our run of the stagiest show in town, USHERS: The Front of House Musical! We thought it was about time we gave you a look at our latest full-scale production and shared some of our FABULOUS 5 star reviews! So have a read through and a flick through the gallery and hopefully we’ll see you before the end of our run at The Maddermarket Theatre!
DESIGNING FOR THE STAGE!

DESIGNING FOR THE STAGE!

August 25th, 2017

This week we’re taking a look at the design for both of our upcoming productions, USHERS and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! Here at Sound Ideas we take great pleasure in our lavish and detailed production designs that we adopt for each of our full-scale musicals. We always begin with a full set design, which in turn inspires our costume concept drawings and ultimate, final designs.
MEET THE USHERS!

MEET THE USHERS!

August 18th, 2017

It’s that time of the week again and we’ve decided to ask each of our #stagey cast members some questions about their experiences, likes and dislikes in the world of theatre! We hope you enjoy this little insight in to the wacky world of USHERS: The Front of House Musical and can’t wait to see you at The Maddermarket Theatre this September 6th-9th.
BEHIND THE CURTAIN!

BEHIND THE CURTAIN!

August 11th, 2017

HELLO LUVVIES!

It’s been the second busy weekend in a row for us here at Sound Ideas HQ, Maddermarket Theatre was brave kind enough to let us into the theatre early to let us shoot video footage and take promo photos for our close approaching production of USHERS!

PERFORMING WITH PRIDE!

PERFORMING WITH PRIDE!

August 4th, 2017

Hello and welcome to the shiny new blog of Sound Ideas Theatre Company! This week we’re talking all things pride!

Every year in July, Norwich is engulfed with fabulous clothes and rainbow flags! This year Sound Ideas were invited to perform on the main stage with the cast of ‘Priscilla: Queen of the Desert!’

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