My Theatre Mates’ sister site Stage Faves (www.stagefaves.com), the pioneering social media directory for musical theatre fans founded by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock, has launched several new ranges of fan merchandise, just in time for Christmas. All designs are available across women’s and men’s t-shirts as well as hoodies, tote bags and mugs.
Stage Faves is a fresh concept in musical theatre community building, connecting fans, performers and shows with each other and all the 24/7 social media content they want in one place. At its heart is a database of more than 2,000 musical theatre performers – Alfie Boe to Zoe Doano and every letter in between – that pulls together all of their public social media feeds into a single profile page for fans.
In addition, fans can show their support for their favourite performers with a range of merchandise personalised to each and every one. A new design, commissioned by Stage Faves and specially created by graphic artist Metin Salih, captures the vibrancy of the West End and British musical theatre today, with nods to the increasing importance of social media as a means for stars and fans to connect.
For a limited time only to meet Christmas demand, Stage Faves has also released new “All I Want For Christmas Is…” merchandise for all performers. In the Stage Faves merchandise shop, perennially popular items – including the “Mad about musicals” and “Musicals are my first love” ranges – provide perfect Christmas gifts for any musical theatre lover.
All I Want for Christmas … is this video
To celebrate the new merchandise goodies, StageFaves’ favourite first-nighter and fan vlogger Perry O’Bree has recorded a series of “All I Want for Christmas” wish-list videos, including the ode below to The Phantom of the Opera’s star Ben Forster. Who would be on your list? And, released in December, Perry has also recorded his own special jazz-hands version of The 12 Days of Christmas – “The 12 Days of Stage Faves”. How many musical mentions can you guess? And which musical star will sit atop the pear tree?