You may have heard that our spring show next year will be ‘Made in Dagenham’ a musical based on the 2010 film of the same name, which in turn was based on the real events of the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968. Directed by Robert Flynn, and brought to life on The Maltings stage with the help of his team, Mike Hardy – Musical Director and Angela Winson – Choreographer, we are hoping to attract lots of interest from cast members both old and new. The production will run for 5 performances between 25th – 28th April 2018 7.30 pm including a Saturday matinee at 2.30 pm. A wide range of singing and non-singing roles will be available and all are welcome to audition for parts or join our chorus. Junior members will need to be aged 14+ by the time of the production. which is 25-28 April). Our first rehearsal will be on Wednesday 8th November 7 pm at East Ord Hall and if you are interested in auditioning it is vital that you come along on 8th! Spread the word as with this musical it really is ‘the more the merrier!’
Auditions for our production of Blackadder will take place on 7th and 14th June 2017 at East Ord Hall. For a copy of the script and audition parts please email the Director, Mark Fleeson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A huge thank you to the 31 children who came along to audition. We are delighted to announce the following have been cast as:
Oliver: Levin Bell & Corey Learmonth
Dodger: Morgan Flannigan & Sam Rogers
Bet: Edith Bell & Freya Simpson
Congratulations to everyone who has been offered a part in the kids ensemble – you were all brilliant and we are looking forward to working with you 😊
Lisa and Laura
Auditions for Oliver! will be held on the following dates:
Adults (age 15 & over) Wednesday 4th January 2017 at East Ord Village Hall, 7-8pm – Nancy, Bill & Fagin, 8pm onwards all other characters. Auditions will be in order of arrival.
Kids (age 9-14) – Sunday 8th January 2017 3 -4pm – Kids Chorus & 4-5pm – for the roles of Oliver, Dodger & Bet.
Please note, the part of Bet can be played by a child or a young adult.
A Cast List, Information Booklet, and all audition pieces and music can be accessed by clicking on the following links:
Audition Pieces & Music:
Following the recent auditions we are pleased to announce that the named parts for the Autumn Show, Journey of a Lifetime will be as follows:
Rehearsals are well under way for the Autumn Show and we can be found most Wednesdays at East Ord Village Hall from 7pm!!
We are busy learning around 33 songs from 24 musicals – quite a few of which are solo/duet numbers but there are also a number of group and chorus pieces, so something for everyone!
We will be singing right through the summer, but it is acknowledged that there will be absences for holidays in July/August in particular.
Rehearsals are planned for Sunday 17th September, Sunday 1st October and Sunday 8th October Tech rehearsal at The Maltings on Tuesday 11th, dress on Wednesday 12th October
3 nightly shows – all at 7.30pm, finishing 10pm
Here’s some news of an exciting DISCOUNT for those looking for a group night out on either the THURSDAY, FRIDAY or SATURDAY EVENING performances. For any of these performances there will be a group booking discount: For every 7 tickets purchased your group will receive an 8th ticket absolutely FREE!! Great news for those girls (or boys!) nights out – treat yourself to some great entertainment and keep some money in the purse for a bottle of wine or other beverage of your choice – after all every little helps!!
Tickets are available by calling the Maltings box office on 01289 330999.
Please find attached the most up to date rehearsal Schedule – keep checking as there may be changes particularly as we get closer to show week!
The Society is proud to announce the main casting for our 2016 show will be –
Judy Diane Renner
Doralee Zoe Graham
Violet Lisa Summers
Roz Louise Wood
Mr Hart Euan Duthie
Many congratulations to them and everyone who auditioned – there was some very high standards indeed.
For those people who indicated that they wished to be part of the chorus, please keep an eye out for emails from Jane Rutherford (our lovely Director) directly or via us for collection of scripts and any final details for the start of rehearsals.
Check out this weeks ‘Employee of the Week’
Sylvia Garnsey played by Nicola Foggon and Mr Partridge played by Paul Rooney.