Fraserburgh Junior Arts takes the show online in special concert

Theatres may be closed across the country, but you can still get your fix of drama and song this week by tuning in to a virtual concert showcasing a host of North east talent.

Monday, 27th July 2020, 11:42 am
Updated Monday, 27th July 2020, 11:45 am
Last years FJAS show High School Musical was a sell-out. This years show will reach an even larger audience as it goes online.

Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society (FJAS) was due to bring the musical 9 to 5 to life in the town’s Dalrymple Hall, but the show had to be postponed til 2021 due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Now the amateur dramatics team has refocused its efforts and is delighted to share their talents to bring an evening of entertainment to their supporters online.

Its talented members will showcase songs from musicals including We Will Rock You; Bugsy Malone; West Side Story; Sister Act; Honk and Back to the 80s.

Watch out for performances by Elly Jay, Kim Donn, Derek Carle, Lynne McPherson and local band Steady Beat, featuring some young FJAS alumni.

Stephen Summers, FJAS vice-president, said: “We were so disappointed when we had to postpone our annual summer show which has been a staple of Fraserburgh life for decades.

“We received great support from our community following this decision so we decided to think of ways we could bring them some enjoyment from the comfort of their homes.

“Our online concert features many talented local people with varying years of experience and is a celebration of FJAS musicals we have produced over the years.

“We believe there will be something for everyone and is a show not to be missed.

“Make some popcorn and settle in for some great entertainment!”

The concert will stream on the FJAS Facebook page on Friday, July 31 at 7pm.

Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society (FJAS) is a local amateur dramatics group that was established in 1953.

FJAS produces many events /shows throughout the year including the Christmas pantomime each year in Fraserburgh, summer shows and community-based activities.

You can find out more about the society and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fraserburghjuniorartssociety