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I never feel particularly Christmassy in the first week of December, but now that I’ve sung and danced my heart out with the audience of “White Christmas”, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

For this Musical Matinee Club screening each audience member received a red neckerchief with a piece of feather trim attached to dress up. The auditorium was awash with festivity from the start.

As we sang “ I’m dreaming of a White Christmas, with every Christmas card I write..”, we held our Christmas cards aloft, we waved our fans while the Haynes sisters sang “Sisters”, we saluted the General every time he was mentioned on screen, and we made a huge, wonderful snowy mess!
Each audience member was given a bag filled with cotton wool balls, and every time we heard the word “snow”, we threw one ball. The film features a song where they sing “snow” 31 times – you can imagine the mayhem that ensued!

The dance break (to Jingle Bell Rock) was extremely lively, worthy of top marks, in my humble opinion, but our judge on this occasion was a hard marker and gave us a 8 (after some negotiation!).

I remain inspired by so many wonderfully playful spirits in the audience, and the commitment of the staff and volunteers, putting in 100% to make this screening a truly fun-filled afternoon out to remember.

Roll on 6th February for High Society!

Posted by Caspar Jayasekera on Thursday 5 December 2019