The Musical Theatre fan convention returns for its second year at the ExCeL London from the 21st to the 22nd October.
Musical Con have today announced the full line up for this year’s event taking place later this month.
Highlights for the main stage will include the opening and closing ceremonies featuring performances from Musical Con Ambassadors Aimie Atkinson, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Sophie Evans, Alice Fearn, Ben Forster, Lucie Jones, Shanay Holmes, Miriam Teak Lee, Jon Robyns and Layton Williams.
Meanwhile, Show Spotlights include unique performances and interviews with the cast and creatives of Disney’s The Lion King, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and the new smash hit, Operation Mincemeat. Fans will also get to say farewell to Heathers with a special celebration featuring the show’s composer, Laurence O’Keefe.
Those attending the convention this year can also enjoy other features such as a performance and interview with Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical Movie stars Alisha Weir and Meesha Garbet, an interview with internationally renowned choreographer and director Dame Arlene Phillips, and guest performances and an interview with the composer of Les Misérables & Miss Saigon, musical theatre legend Claude-Michel Schönberg.
Special performances at the event will include Rachel Tucker and SVN, a celebration of the pairings of Alice Fearn & Sophie Evans and Lucie Jones & Helen Wolf and a celebration of new shows with performances from Lizzie, Babies, Bronco Billy, Ride and The Book Thief.
Musical Con have also announced the return of Cosplay, Lip Sync and Star of Musical Con competitions are back, as are the Cast Reunions with previous cast members of Newsies, Bat Out Of Hell, and a special surprise reunion to be revealed at the event. The Show Off game show also returns, and this time, its previous cast members of SIX versus Heathers.
This year will see the Backstage Theatre moved into its own space, with it playing host to a plethora of panels with notable guests, including ‘Accessibility On the West End’ with The Little Big Things choreographer Mark Smith, ‘LGBTQIA+’ with Olivier award winner Matt Henry MBE and Davina De Campo, ‘Black Excellence’ with Tosh Wanogho-Maud and Miriam Teak Lee, ‘Social Media & Musicals’ with influencers Hannah Lowther and Tom Scanlon, an interview with Standing at The Sky’s Edge and Cabaret At The Kit Kat Club casting director Stuart Burt, ‘Creating A Musical’ with Operation Mincemeat and Standing At The Sky’s Edge director Rob Hastie and designer Ben Stones and the return of last year’s popular Disney’s The Lion King & Frozen ‘Puppetry Demonstration’.
At Stage Door fans will once again get a professional photo and autograph with stars including Lucie Jones, Erin Caldwell and Alisha Weir. There are also countless workshops and masterclasses, all taught exclusively by West End stars and creatives, including dance workshops with Layton Williams and Dame Arlene Philips and a writing masterclass with Claude-Michel Schönberg.
The last remaining day and weekend tickets are on sale now.
For the full schedule and to book tickets visit: https://www.musicalcon.co.uk/