THE Alloa Musical Players (AMP) are getting ready to welcome a new musical director into their midst.

Steven Segaud will take up the post with the Wee County company when rehearsals for the next production begin on September 3.

Performers will bring the comic satire Urinetown to the stage in Clackmannanshire early in 2019, a show is packed with big chorus numbers.

Audiences can expect colourful characters such as Penelope Pennywise and Officers Lockstock and Barrel, along with songs like Don’t Be the Bunny! and It’s a Privilege to Pee.

New director Steven comes to Alloa fresh from a brilliant production of Urinetown by students of Glasgow University.

He said: “I’m delighted to be heading to Alloa to rehearse their March 19 show – they seem like an adventurous company and with big hitting show like 9 to 5 and Evita successfully staged recently, I’m sure we can make a great job of Urinetown together.

"My message to local people is: don’t be put off by the name.

"Oh – and AMP needs more guys along to buddy up with their strong female cast. Give it a try, men – you know you want to!”

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In the meantime, AMP will hold the last of its Summer Energiser workshops at Hawkhill Community Centre on Monday, August 6, at 7.30pm, all over 16 welcome.

These have been giving people a taste of the physical side of the theatre, allowing them to work on stamina, strength, flexibility, rhythm and partner skills.