It was a close call as the Covid-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions of last week almost put paid to the Alexandra Musical Society’s production of ‘‘Stars in their Eyes’’.
Instead, careful planning allowed the opening night of the show last Wednesday to go ahead with Level 2 restrictions in place.
Vice-president Ann Jones said the society arranged for a smaller audience of 80 people for the opening night, contacting patrons to reallocate tickets to other nights when possible, and offering refunds as well.
Patrons were allocated seats at socially distanced tables, and one person per table was able to move to collect drinks.
The audience of 80, along with the cast and crew, allowed the production to go ahead within the Level 2 restrictions of 100 people, she said.
The rest of the season was able to take place as the region moved down to Alert Level 1.
Reveals included Jo Gallety as Helen Reddy, singing I Am Woman; Frans Theewis as Peter Skellern, singing Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, Andrew Rolfe as Kenny Loggins, singing Footloose and Frankie Boyte as Alison Moyet, singing That Ole Devil Called Love.
Mrs Jones thanked director Frans Theewis, choreographer Tayla Galletly, compere Barry Gibbons and the production team and crew for ‘‘a very successful and enjoyable show’’.