Show Off! News
Show Off! celebrated its seventh anniversary on 3 March 2017. Sarah Lark hosted, with Nathan Martin at the piano, and Show Off! hosts Gavin Brock and Chris Jacklin also joined in the celebration.
We were joined by a great many Show Off! regulars, as well as several first-timers. It was a particularly joyous night.
It was lovely to get to celebrate Show Off!, and the many friendships that it has started, with so many people who have made Show Off! what it is. We are grateful to everyone who has been a part of Show Off!, as part of the team or as an attendee. Special mention must go to Show Off! Musical Director Nathan Martin, who was with us on our very first night in March 2010 and has been at the piano for most of our nights since then.
We are very much looking forward to kicking off our eighth year on Friday 17 March.
Posted on 12 March 2017 by the Show Off! team
The final Show Off! night of 2016 took place on Friday 9 December. Sarah Lark hosted, with Nathan Martin at the piano. It was a great end to a year that has brought many new people to Show Off!, with a number of them becoming regular attendees.
We had a lovely time with lots of friends - and we enjoyed singing and hearing a few Christmas songs alongside the showtunes!
We plan to announce dates for 2017 in the next few days. The new dates will of course appear on our Calendar page, and we will also announce them via social media and our mailing list.
We look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year. In the meantime, we wish you all a very enjoyable Christmas season.
Posted on 11 December 2016 by the Show Off! team
Autumn is here and we are looking forward to more exciting nights of musical theatre.
New dates through December 2016 are now posted on our Calendar page. Hosts for individual nights will, as usual, be announced on our Facebook page and via Twitter. (Show Off! has not yet been confirmed for 25 November. We hope to have further news soon regarding a late November date.)
The past several weeks have been a lots of fun. Host Nic Gibney returned to Show Off! this summer, and last night Sarah Lark was back with us for the first time since May. Gus Gowland also made a number of hosting appearances this summer. We hope to see plenty of all three hosts in the coming weeks and months.
We have also seen several fabulous new faces in the crowd - and at the microphone - in recent weeks, along with many of our wonderful regulars. We look forward to seeing lots of old friends, and making more new ones, this autumn.
Below (left to right): Gus, Nathan and Oliver on 5 August 2016; Nic and Linda on 16 September 2016; Nathan and Sarah on 30 September 2016.
Posted on 1 October 2016 by the Show Off! team
Return Appearances from Gus and Magnus
Gus Gowland returned as Show Off! host on 13 May. It was Gus's first time back with us since 2015, and it was wonderful to have him back. Gus has now hosted three Show Off! nights in a row, and he will be back again this Friday (the 17th of June).
On Friday 27 May, we had another return visitor when Magnus Gilljam stepped in as Musical Director. It was really great to have Magnus back at Show Off!
Show Off! MD Nathan Martin will be back at the piano with Gus this Friday. After this week, Show Off! returns to its regular schedule, which means a three-week break before the Show Off! night on Friday 8 July. (For more details regarding our unusual June schedule, please see our previous post.)
We look forward to the coming summer nights of showtunes!
Posted on 12 June 2016 by the Show Off! team
We are pleased to announce additional dates for Show Off!, extending into the summer of 2016.
There is a scheduling anomaly in June 2016: the June dates will both fall one week earlier than would ordinarily be the case, with Show Off! taking place on Friday 3 June (i.e. one week after the Show Off! night on Friday 27 May) and Friday 17 June. There will then be a three-week gap before Show Off! resumes its ordinary schedule on Friday 8 July.
Hosts for the upcoming dates will be announced in due course.
Pictured here are host Sarah Lark and Show Off! Musical Director Nathan Martin at the beginning of the night on Friday 29 April 2016
Posted on 30 April 2016 by the Show Off! team
A Grand Celebration
On Friday 4 March 2016, Show Off! celebrated its sixth anniversary.
Sarah Lark hosted the anniversary show, with Show Off! MD Nathan Martin at the piano. The crowd included several people who had first come to Show Off! very early on, along with newer Show Off! stalwarts and some enthusiastic first-timers. It was a fun night.
And now Show Off! is in its seventh year! It is very exciting to have been going for so long. We would love to be able to report on a 7th anniversary celebration this time next year.
Below are some photos taken over the course of the night.
Posted on 8 March 2016 by the Show Off! team
Celebrating Six Years
Show Off! will be celebrating its 6th anniversary on Friday 4 March 2016. Sarah Lark will be hosting, with Nathan Martin at the piano. (The photo here is of Sarah and Nathan at Show Off! on 22 January.)
More information about our anniversary night will follow shortly. In the meantime, please see the Facebook Event page for our anniversary night.
We have also just added some new dates to our calendar.
Posted on 22 February 2016 by the Show Off! team
Happy New Year!
The final Show Off! night of 2015, on 11 December, was a lovely celebration of musical theatre, Christmas and at least three birthdays! After a short break, we are now looking forward to 2016.
We hope that you will join us on 8 January to kick off 2016 in style!
Posted on 1 January 2016 by the Show Off! team
Farewell to 2015
The final Show Off! night of 2015 will take place on 11 December 2015. Matthew Gent will be hosting, with Nathan Martin at the piano.
It has been a busy year for Show Off! We celebrated our fifth anniversary in March, and saw Gus Gowland and Chris Jacklin make their hosting debuts and Jordan Li-Smith and Mark Smith make their first appearances as guest MDs. We have also welcomed many new friends to Show Off!
We hope to round off 2015 with a joyous night on the 11th, and we hope that 2016 is a great year for all of Show Off!'s friends and family.
Pictured above: Sarah Lark and Nathan Martin at the beginning of the night on 27 November 2015, and Gus Gowland and James Beal at the end of the night on 13 November 2015.
Posted on 8 December 2015 by the Show Off! team.
Show Off! will next take place on Friday 30 October. Since we will be singing into the wee hours of Halloween, it seems only fitting that we once again observe the occasion by encouraging everyone to dress up as a musical theatre character.
We will of course welcome everyone, whether dressed up or not, but we hope that many will take advantage of the opportunity to take on a new musical theatre persona.
For inspiration, below is a photo from 31 October 2014.
Posted on 19 October 2015 by the Show Off! team.
An Unexpected Reunion - and a New Mailing List
Jordan Li-Smith made a smashing Show Off! debut on 7 August, stepping in as MD. It was particularly fun to see Jordan reunited with Sarah Lark, with whom he appeared on I'd Do Anything and in Oliver! We are delighted to have welcomed Jordan to the Show Off! family.
Sarah will be hosting again on 21 August, with Show Off! MD Nathan Martin at the piano.
In other news, we have a new mailing list! You may sign up for occasional Show Off! updates only, or also for updates regarding other projects from Show Off! producer This Stage Limited.
Posted on 13 August 2015 by the Show Off! team.