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The Magic of Christmas Musicals

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Add some theatrical sparkle to your Christmas this year, at ‘The Magic of Christmas Musicals’. We are excited to be back on stage later this year, with a new and exciting production! Being performed in St George’s Hall’s magnificent Concert Room, this special concert will ...

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We’re back together!

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After 18 months of online Zoom rehearsals, we finally got back together in our HQ this week! We have embraced a different way of learning and performing over the past year which has been challenging, yet has allowed us to innovate our ways of working. ...

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New member auditions

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If you’ve ever fancied joining our award-winning musical theatre society, then now is your chance! We are holding open auditions for new members on Sunday 18th July at 2pm. Auditionees will need to perform one song (preferably from a musical) to the panel. An accompanist ...

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MARIA and VON TRAPPS cast.

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After several rounds of successful auditions, The Sound Of Music has its family and other characters in place.

The following adults were cast from among many able auditionees; Jessica Walters (Maria), Gareth Casey-Morris (Captain Von Trapp), Meryl Langford (Mother Abbess), Chris Simmons (Max Detweiller), and Elaine Connell (Elsa Schraeder).

We were overwhelmed by the response to our invitation to audition for one of the Von Trapp children… a crowd well in excess of 150 children turned up on the day, escorted by at least an equal number of parents! We were delighted at the standard of singing and presentation, but this only served to make the decisions even more difficult. It was not easy to have to decline so many superbly-talented girls and boys, but only a given number of children could be taken.

Grateful thanks go to everyone who prepared for and attended the auditions; your efforts were well appreciated. To the children and their parents, we extend particular thanks for your patience and good humour during the long and tiring process.

And now, the rehearsal period for the Company already underway, we anticipate a season of enjoyable hard work.

See you in November!

 

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