About First Night

    Karen Orchin
    Mike MacKenzie
    Laura Harrington
    Robert Piatt
    Melanie Perry
    Mark Yexley
    Simon Gray

What is First Night?
First Night is a close-harmony cabaret group specialising in quality musical entertainment for a large variety of venues and functions, with an extensive repertoire of material from stage and screen musicals old and new, through opera and jazz.

Who are First Night?
Artists who appear with First Night have starred in the West End, toured with opera companies and between them have notched up stage appearances that number well into the thousands. There are members of First Night currently appearing, or who have recently appeared in Les Miserables, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and with English Festival Opera.

What kind of entertainment?
First Night can provide you with a show piece of any length according to your own particular needs, from a full length staged show entitled "First Night on Broadway" to a short cabaret spot consisting of songs of your choice taken from our repertoire list.

First Night's repertoire includes medleys from shows such as Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Titanic, 42nd Street, The King and I; medleys of songs based on a common theme such as "Love", "Heat", "Transport", "Fred and Ginger" and arrangements of songs such as "The Rose", "I Got Rhythm", "What I Did for Love", "Over the Rainbow", "Try to Remember" and "Somewhere". All of these have been arranged exclusively for First Night by the group's Musical Director, Simon Gray, and are guaranteed not to have been performed by anyone else.

What's so special about First Night?
Apart from the quality of the performance, the main strength of First Night is the group's depth of experience and flexibility. Our shows have been performed in theatre's, hotels, social clubs, private parties, corporate events and charity functions. From this wealth of experience, combined with each group member's individual performing accomplishments, we can put together a repertoire tailored exclusively to fit your function, whatever the format or size. Whatever the theme of your event, First Night can complement it with the perfect musical accompaniment.

Music from shows including:

  • Les Miserables
  • Miss Saigon
  • Closer Than Ever
  • 42nd Street
  • Titanic
  • Cats
  • A Chorus Line
  • The King and I
  • Me and My Girl
  • Phantom of the Opera

And many more...

Paula Scott Rob Piatt Laura Harrington Mike McKenzie Karen Orchin James Harrington Mel Perry Mark Yexley Simon Gray