Namecheck: Dancing on Broadway

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Ballroom to Broadway is the new touring show which Anton Du Beke (pictured) is bringing to the City Hall next Thursday, February 27.

The show will see the Strictly Come Dancing star present and perform a collection of show-stopping numbers that epitomise the glitz and glamour of ballroom magic such as Anything Goes, Rhythm of Life, Impossible Dream’, Hushabye Mountain and Begin The Beguine’

Anton will be joined on stage by West End star Summer Strallen, vocalist Lance Ellington, an ensemble of dancers including Faye Huddleston (Burn The Floor) and the Raymond Gubbay Big Band Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe.

Missing this time is Erin Boag, his professional dance partner since 1997, who is taking time out to have a baby.

“The show is new for me because there’s no Erin,” says Anton. She’s having her baby around April time. But she will be back at the end of the year. There will be no holding her back - she’s very determined.”

Woodseats Music Theatre Company has chosen musical favourite Thoroughly Modern Millie, the story of a social climbing 1920s New York secretary and her quest for a rich husband, as their next production.

But before the show can go on at Dronfield Civic Theatre from June 18 to 21 2014 the company is looking for more men to join the chorus or maybe even audition for a leading role.

“Woodseats Musical Theatre Company is an established theatre group with a reputation for friendliness and putting on first class shows,” said spokesman Mary Newey. “But what we need at the moment is more men to boost our chorus line. You don’t have to be an expert dancer, actor and singer and you don’t need lots of experience – what we really need is enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved.”

Anybody interested in joining the society should contact Mary on 07855423670 or email:

Musa Bako, senior pastor of Victory Assembly, Redeemed Christian Church of God in Sheffield has released a new book entitledEverybody Needs Somebody and published by AuthorHouse.

It follows previous titles, I Am Who God Says I Am, The Love of Father God and Destiny is Within You. His new book argues that every person has value and is born with a purpose that he or she needs to fulfill, and that relationship is the key to fulfilling that purpose here in this world.

“The people we meet and form relationship with can bring joy to our lives and help to contribute to our success, but we must learn how to keep them in our lives and make every relationship work,” he writes.

Sheffield Sea and Marine Cadets are hosting an Audience with Suzanne Gill, the medium seen on the Psychic Channel, on Wednesday, March 26, at Farm Road Social Club, just off Granville Road. Tickets at £10 must be bought in advance via 07968089283.

After a UK tour and West End run last year, Miss Nightingale, the musical by Sheffield’s Matthew Bugg, will go on the road again for six weeks in the spring with another Sheffielder, Jill Cardo, taking over the title role. It will be at Library Theatre, Sheffield, April 28 to May 2.