Simon Mutsaars: You can star in a brand-new Corby musical

Perfect Pitch will help to create a brand new musical for Corby. Image by Darren Bell Photography
Perfect Pitch will help to create a brand new musical for Corby. Image by Darren Bell Photography
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As the New Year begins, we’ve some news about exciting new artistic adventures ahead for Corby.

We’ve just confirmed that Made in Corby’s third major commission for our 2016 Big Night Out will be a brand new musical with national musical theatre experts Perfect Pitch, in association with Corby Amateur Theatrical Society.

If you’re wondering what’s involved and want to find out more, come to our Getting Started event on Tuesday, January 20, at the Core at Corby Cube from 7pm to 9pm.

You could help decide what the musical will be about, who writes the music, who creates the lyrics.

You could even star in the production by singing, dancing, performing or playing music.

Like our Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Deep Roots Tall Trees Choir concert last summer, this will be another ambitious production for Corby, combining amateurs and professionals.

Scheduled for autumn 2016, there’s a lot to decide and to do, so our aim is to get people from across Corby’s communities involved now, at the very start.

Perfect Pitch will be talking about what’s involved in creating a brand new musical from scratch.

Come along, share your ideas, tell us about your favourite musicals, ask questions or just listen.

We want to see as many Corby people get involved as possible and keep Corby’s creative juices flowing!

It would help if you’d let us know you’ll be attending by emailing madeincorby@groundwork.org.uk.

January also sees the start of the process to create our Big Night Out 2015 production with Frantic Assembly which we announced in December.

This will be led by their artistic director, Scott Graham, who grew up here in Corby. A group drawn from our Big Ideas teams in Corby’s communities will first visit London’s Lyric Hammersmith to see a Frantic Assembly production at the end of the month.

We’ve six pairs of tickets up for grabs.

If you’re feeling inspired to join those working on this commission and would be interested in seeing the production, tell us why you’d like to get involved by emailing us at madeincorby@groundwork.org.uk.

Do look at our regular updates on our Made in Corby Facebook page and @madeincorby on Twitter.