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Midsummer Music stars

13th June 2009 @ 7:07am – by Alan Duncan of ASET
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We can now confirm the West End stars who will be performing at Midsummer Music on the Park on Saturday 27th June in Audlem. Their credits are impressive!

Jae AlexanderMusical Director – Jae has conducted some of the biggest shows in London's West End: West Side Story, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Follies, Cats, The Hunting of the Snark, Crazy For You, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver! Grand Hotel, Guys & Dolls and Fiddler On The Roof. Many television shows to his credit, and Jae is in demand as a conductor of summer Classical Spectacular concerts working with The Royal Philharmonic, The Philharmonic and The English National Symphony.

Jill NalderCredits include Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, and original cast of Sam Mendes' production of Oliver!, Miss Mazeppa in Gypsy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Annie, Nunsense, Sugar and Godpsell. Jill has appeared as Principal Boy in many pantomimes and worked extensively in concerts including Hello Dolly! with Chita Rivera, My One and Only and The Cole Porter Centennial.

Andrew NeweyWest End credits include Miss Saigon, Spread a Little Happiness, Out of the Blue, Pirates of Penzance and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Sweeney Todd and Assassins. With The Unconventionals, Andrew reached the Live Finals of The X Factor performing alongside Leona Lewis, Take That, and Lionel Richie.

Frances FryFrances has played Cosette in Les Miserables, original cast in Oscar winner Sam Mendel' production of Oliver!, Hey Mr. Producer, The Sound of Music, Mannerisms, Captain Beaky, Melancholy Baby,

Stephen WellerCredits include Stephen trained at Mountview, and his professional debut was Enjolras in Les Miserables, the title role in Martin Guerre, The Producers at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Jerry Springer and recently Young Ebenezer/Harry opposite Shane Richie in Scrooge. Stephen has also performed in concert with performers including Martine McCutcheon, Michael Ball, Gareth Gates and Will Young.

Tim RogersTim graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia, and his performances in Australia included "The Phantom of the Opera", "South Pacific", as Young Ben in Sondheim's Follies, then as Freddie Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady. He also performed in the original Australian cast of Miss Saigon and Jesus Christ Superstar. Tim's UK debut was playing the role of Tony in West Side Story (West End & UK tour).

Since then he has appeared as Frederick in Doyly Cartes' The Pirates of Penzance at the Savoy and as Bobby in Putting it Together at the Manchester Library Theatre. He performed the role of Jerry in the smash hit tour of The Full Monty, and also The Man in the original tour of Whistle Down the Wind and at the Palace Theatre. Most recently Tim played 'Alex' in the UK Tour of Aspects Of Love.

Lucy NewtonSerena Katz in Fame! Wendy-Jo in Footloose, Kim in Taboo, Narrator in Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Eponine in Les Miserables

Tickets and detailsThe demand for tickets is high (and we have to restrict ticket sales to 2,500) – we are ahead of last year on sales – and the price goes up on 22nd June so do buy your tickets now now to avoid disappointment.

The evening will close with a spectacular fireworks display by Blitz Fireworks. This promises to be a night to remember so bring your picnic and your friends to join us on Audlem playing fields for a very special village family event.

On Saturday 27th June, the gates will open at 4.00pm. The music starts at 6pm. Tickets are on sale at Audlem Post Office or you can send a cheque (payable to "ASET") and stamped, addressed envelope to: ASET, Audlem, Crewe, CW3 0AP. Or contact ASET on the ticket hotline – 01270 811211.

Prices are, up to June 22nd, Adult £11, Child £6 and a Family ticket £28 – that's for 2 adults and 2 children. In the week from June 22nd, the prices are £15, £6 and £35 respectively, so it's well worth booking in advance. Children under 5 are free although all children must be accompanied by an adult. Gazebos (pre-booked only) are £35

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