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After taking part in a Jack Petchey Glee Competition Workshop two months ago and working on the performances of two songs, on Sunday 28th January, the Tiffin Glee Club spent the whole day at the Epsom Playhouse with a professional tech crew, producers and choreographers with experience on the West End as part of the Regional Jack Petchey Glee Competition. On the day, performers took part in tech runs of both numbers and prepared for the public evening performance.

The first song performed was ‘30/90’ from the musical ‘Tick Tick Boom’ by Jonathan Larson. In dark T-shirts, rolled up trousers and braces mimicking the composer’s style, the dance number interspersed with solos, duets and harmony-filled chorus singing was particularly appreciated by the judges for the group’s teamwork and chemistry in the performance and it had the best split between singing and choreography of all the other Glee clubs. This performance ended Act 1 of the show and was a crowd favourite. The second song was Ariana Grande’s ‘Honeymoon Avenue’. In a smart and barbershop quartet-esque costume, the choreography and performance in this song centred around freeze frames and tableau created by the performers posing as models. This performance was more centred around different solos between chorus, unison singing and the transitions between group movements.

At the end of the day, the results were in and after a final review from the show’s host, the best three groups were through to the National finals. Deservedly, Tiffin have made it through to the National finals at the O2 arena! Tickets will be released on the 19th February for the Final in April. The next stage is another workshop next month. Best of luck to the boys who are through and well done for their hard work!