Review: Magic of the Musicals by Scalakids, Yorkshire’s famous stage school at Yeadon Town Hall, Friday, May 31 to Saturday, June 1.

ONCE again, Scalakids gave us an outstandingly brilliant evening’s entertainment in their 2019 production of “The Magic of the Musicals”.

This super talented show was devised, cast, costumed and rehearsed in just four days.

The talent on stage at Yeadon Town Hall was incredible. It was wall to wall musical theatre.

Scala Babes, Scala Juniors and Scala Seniors brought us a whole evening packed full of song and dance, with a cleverly devised programme encompassing nearly every genre of musical theatre.

The kids once again proved they are all top notch entertainers , romping through songs and dances from stage and screen musicals with a professionalism beyond their years.

The tiny Scala Babes – all dressed in an array of rainbow costumes across the spectrum - sang their little hearts out whilst the audience also watched the very heart-warming film of the fantastic work that their chosen charity does – Martin House Children’s Hospice in Wetherby.

Scalakids have now raised over £55,000 for this very worth charity – and long may they continue to do so!

The very cute little babes were expertly mingling with the audience during the interval so that we could be relieved of all our loose change. How on earth could we resist donating?

The finale was absolutely stunning – with a selection of “Motown” numbers.

The Scala Juniors and the Seniors literally “dazzled” us with outstanding vocals from all concerned.They certainly had the audience clapping along and I think given half the chance we would have been “bopping” in the aisles, not “Dancing in the Street”! Confident and professional performances from such youngsters – and what voices!

Scalakids – Yorkshire’s famous stage school – once again delivered the whole package with this production– brilliant staging, dramatic lighting effects, superb sound and dazzling costumes from start to finish.

I know I’ve said it before, but I am going to say it again... A massive congratulations must go to everyone involved – Lynne Walker (producer), Louise Denison (director) and Jim Lunt (musical director) – you are all top masters in your craft!

Yet again this was such a mammoth task to produce a show on this scale in a matter of days, but once again you have produced such a superb evening’s entertainment for every single person in the audience. You have such a talented bunch of young people with so much energy and they just ooze professionalism – you really should bottle it and sell it!

by Sally Holmes, representative from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association