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“Her name was Lola...” - the unforgettable opening lyric of Barry Manilow’s Grammy-Award- winning hit song Copacabana is the inspiration for this exciting and passionate musical - a tale of love and romance set at the heart of the swinging nightclub scene of the 1940s.

The story follows aspiring songwriter, Stephen, as he composes what he hopes will become a hit musical. His imagination takes him back to the 1940s as he creates a story surrounding an ambitious young singer Lola Lamar who arrives in New York City from Tulsa hoping to become a star. She lands a position at the famous Copacabana Nightclub, "the hottest club north of Havana", and strives to become a 'Copa Girl' dancer with the help of the bartender, Tony Starr.

With 14 catchy and atmospheric musical numbers (9 of which feature chorus and dancers), dance routines from the world famous 'Copa-Girls' and a story starring Lola (she was a showgirl!) that is as hot as its tropical Cuban location.

KEY INFORMATION

Name:
Barry Manilow's Copacabana

Age Range:
12 - 18 year olds

Location:
Wykham Hall, Banbury School

Dates:
21st - 29th July 2012

WORKSHOP DATES

Sunday 11th March:
Taster Day

Sunday 15th April:
Casting & Character Workshop

Sunday 13th May:
Auditions

Sunday 10th June:
Read-through