Thursday, 12 December 2013

Charity - Doing our Bit


These past few months have literally been ... MANIC!! 
But that didn't stop us finding time to give a little something back. The team really do enjoy working at charity events across the city and often give up time to support and perform at charity events and shows. 
Its great to see just what a little time, effort and generosity can do.
Back in early November we performed with the much loved ‘Fabulous Miss G at her Frocked up in Horror event raising money for Portsmouth Breast Friends. 


We have been dancing behind Miss G and her amazing team for the past 5 years now and each show gets better and better. This time Miss G scared the audience and sent chills and thrills through the guests with a Halloween themed show. 


Nicole & Matt, creative directors of Manic picked some great numbers to dance too, they interpreted the theme perfectly. Tracks included hits from ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ 'Cabaret` and the well known song ‘Candyman’. 

These numbers went down a treat with the guests, take a little look at a couple of video clips here!

As always Miss G put on an unforgettable show and The SHOW Girlz added their usual sparkly stamp. Naturally the evening was full of cracking costumes, high flying kicks, splits, song and dance. And no Miss G show would be the same with out her cheeky audience participation section! 


The finale of this show was ‘The Timewarp!’.... Unexpected gents were invited up on to the stage to be transformed into Rocky Horror style Sweet Transvestites and partnered up with our girls to end the show with a great fun filled number The Time Warp.  


A few weeks later Nicole hosted an hour of ‘The Rowans Hospice, Dance-A-Thon’
Taking to the stage at 10pm for her one hour slot, Nicole proved popular at this late night event, teaching some Grease themed routines to some very willing, energetic dancers, with lots of stamina. 

Within this 6 hour dance-a-thon the group were most definitely put through their paces. Being musical theatre themed it seemed a great opportunity to dust off everyones inner Danny and Sandy and go Grease Lightning with all the girls and guys on this not so Summer Night! Everyone loved getting into partners and boogieing on down to The Hand-Jive! All 75 guests did so well and everyone had a great time and certainly enjoyed this Grease themed hour! 



Verity is the spice of life and next up was a charity event for The Rainbow Centre held at the iconic Spinnaker Tower, aptly named ‘Cocktails In The Clouds’. We proved no matter where we are, be it on the ground, up in clouds or even on glass floor hundreds of feet in the air Manic Stage Productions can always put on a sensational show! 


With Christmas just around the corner lots of children’s charities are hosting fun filled christmas parties and the Manic party host team have been on hand to help. These fabulous events give the children a chance to enjoy a couple of hours of magical christmas sprit, play games, sing and dance as well as enjoy exciting surprises after a year of hard work and sometime serious illness. 


We love meeting these special little youngsters and get such pleasure seeing them all excited for Christmas time. 


Finally, for the third year running we took to the Kings Theatre stage to perform for the amazing charity The BBC’s Children In Need. It is with out doubt one of our favorite things to be a part of each year and we are honored every time we are invited back to perform. 


This year our good friend Pudsey bear asked us to open AND close the show! This meant the team had to pull out all of the stops and we certainly did just that! 
For our 1st appearance on stage we wowed the packed out audience with a 15 minute Circus themed medley and even brought our fantastic stilt walker with us!


As a complete contrast the finale of the night was our smooth, slick, Vegas medley featuring the super talented Jamie Riley and our girls in fabulous feathers. Jamie had the audience on their feet with his rendition of New York New York and the whole cast joined him on stage for a show stopping kick line.


As always the show was a true success and a great pleasure to be a part of. 


If you are planning a charity event please do not hesitate to contact us for our discounted charity prices. I am sure we can help in some way and would love to be part of your efforts to raise money for such great causes.

Email manicstageproductions@gmail.com or call Nicole 07977478565
Check out our Website www.manicsp.co.uk

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