Movies to Musicals have revealed the final addition to the star-studded cast ahead of the anniversary celebration at Glasgow’s SEC Armadillo next February with Les Misérables’ John Owen-Jones joining the bill.
He will perform alongside Scots singer Sabrina Carter, plus Kerry Ellis, Lucy Kay, Paul Tabone, Glasgow’s Rock Choir, and a cast of young performers.
Run by charity Glasgow Philharmonia, Movies to Musicals showcases some of stage and screens most beloved soundtracks and have garnered immense popularity over the past 10 years including a host of sold-out shows and featuring on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.
In this anniversary edition, theatre lovers will be treated to hits from musicals such as Bugsy Malone, Mary Poppins, Miss Saigon, Six and of course Les Miserables, with newly announced John Owen-Jones expected to wow the crowd with his rendition of Bring Him Home. Best known for his roles as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, he last performed with Movies to Musicals in 2019 at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.
Ahead of his performance, John Owen-Jones said:
“I am delighted to be returning to Glasgow once again as the audiences there have always been so fantastic! And it’ll be great to be part of such a special show too!"
Performing alongside Jones will be some of Scotland’s most promising young talent, with 70 youngsters from across Scotland taking to the stage. Over the past 10 years, Glasgow Philharmonia have given thousands of local children access to free and low cost classes, culminating in shows such as Movies to Musicals at some of the country’s best venues.
Producer of Movies to Musicals Ross Gunning said:
"Many of the young people who come to us struggle with confidence, and we’re really proud of the fact we provide a safe and open space for everyone to just be themselves. And seeing the growth in some of these kids, watching them become triple-threat dancers, singers and actors, is what keeps me doing this. It’s hard, especially trying to find funding, but I absolutely love it. It’s crazy we’re celebrating 10 years – it has gone by so quickly. I’m really proud of what we have achieved. No-one else does what we do - we are the company putting Scotland at the forefront of musical theatre.”
Working alongside Gunning, Movies to Musicals patrons include former EastEnders actor John Partridge, Britain’s Got Talent Winner Jai McDowall, West End Leading Lady Kerry Ellis and West End director Sam Hiller. The charity has also recently announced that Still Game’s Lynne McCallum has joined the board.
🌟 Movies to Musicals is on at the SEC Armadillo on 17th February 2024 with tickets available
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