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(Right) Ewan McDyer as Cosmo Brown, Ross Lesslie as Don Lockwood, and Alison Wylie as Kathy Seldon in Singin' in the Rain . (Below) Singin' in the Rain tappers
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2016 saw another premier to the City when "Signin' in the Rain" was presented at the Whitehall with the audience experiencing a full rainstorm on stageg
In another first for DMS, Annie was presented by DMS. This show allowed the Society to introduce many youngsters to performing with the Society and in 2017 the idea of having our own youth company came to fruition when DMSYouth was born. DMSYouth’s first production were junior versions of Disney’s The Jungle Book and Aladdin. The workshops attracted over 100 youngsters and over 80 were successful in gaining a place in the company.
Also in 2017 DMS secured the rights for Priscilla Queen of the Desert. This show was another amazing success with packed audiences and once again saw a bus on stage and probably the most lavish costumes ever seen on the Whitehall.
Several Cabarets were performed in the City in 2017
Large amount of repair work was completed on the fabric of the Clubrooms
The Wizard of Oz. another show that DMS had never presented was performed in Autumn 2017 and the year was completed with the annual Panto at the ‘Whitehall, Aladdin, Which turned out to be the most successful panto in the society’s history
In 2018 DMS celebrated its 90th Birthday and a special party was held in the Woodlands Hotel.
Once again a bus appeared on the Whitehall stage when Cliff Richards Summer Holiday made its return.
DMSYouth’s 2017 success was repeated with two productions, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jnr and Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jnr
In 2019 the Big top was once again recreated in the Whitehall Theatre with the return of the high wire spectacular Barnum followed by a DMSYouth of Pinocchio and Honk.
In 2020 British Theatre like all large gatherings was deeply affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and all theatres were closed result in the cancellation or postponement of all theatrical production. As a result the highly anticipated Tayside Premier of Shrek was postponed. All other production including the 2020 panto had to be rearranged. For the first time in over 50 years no Panto was performed at the Whitehall Theatre
(Above) Ross Lesslie as Don Lockwood getting soaked in the rain. (Below Left) Chris Wylie as Oliver Warbucks and Erin Paterson as Annie meet with politicians Marlowe Simpson, Ryan Milne Rebecca Wagorn and Ross Lesslie. (Below) Annie takes her bow through the Annie kids. (Right) Annie meets President Roesevelt (Graeme Neil Smith) (Below) Some Annie orphans. (Abeove right) Kathy "presents" herself at the party
(Above right) Rachel Weir as Cinderella and Claire Wallis as Prince Charming, (left) Gavin White and Stuart Young as the Ugly Sisters (Beloe) Ewan McDyer as Buttons in Cinderella. (Right) Lynn MacFarane as Godmother Gertie..
(Immediate Right) Kenny Christie as Bernadette.( Far Right) Rachel Weir, Clair Wallis and Marlowe Simpson as The Divas in Priscilla
(Above) Scenes from DMSYouth's Jungle Book. (Below) Ewan McDyer as the Lion in The Wizard of Oz
Scenes from DMSYouth's Aladdin
(Above) Ewan Mcdyer as the Lion , Matthew Millar as the Scarecrow, Niamh Barlow as Dorothy and Alastair Ogilvie as the Tinman with Stuart Young as the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz. (Right) Niamh Brlow as Dorothy with Toto (Below Right) Rachel Weir as Glinda (Below ) Lynn MarFarlane as The Wicked Witch of the West and the Winkies.
(Left) Pongo the Panda in Aladdin (Right and Left Aladdin Panto chorus (Above) Claire Wallis as Aladdin on his magic carpet (Below) Errol Farnan as the Emperor.
Raymond Wood as Felicia, Kenny Christy as Bernadette and Ewan Campbell as Mitsi, (Right) Ewan Campbell as Tick all in Priscilla Queen of the Desert
(Right) Rebecca Waghorn as Mimsie Rachel Weir as Angie and Joanna Lesslie as Alma (Below Right) Josh Smith as Edwin Scott McRuvie as Don, Matthew Millar as Cyril and Keiran Bole as Steve (Left) Ewan McDyer as and Gillian Brown as Stella (Below left) Claire Walis as Barbara (Below) The Italien Wedding Party
Scenes from DMSYouth's Disney's Alice in Wonderland
Scenes from DMSYouth's Disney's The Little Mermaid
(Above) Ewan McDyer as Cosmo Brown and Ross Lesslie as Don Lockwood (Below Jen Shearer as Lena Lomont and Ross In Singin' in the Rain
(Above) Frankie Anderson as Miss Understanding (Below) Ewan Campbell as Mitzie in Priscilla