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Dancers auditions for A Christmas Carol

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In November this year, we will be performing Alan Menken’s ‘A Christmas Carol – The Musical’. Dancers auditions will be held on Wednesday 5th June, from 8pm to 10pm, at BOST’s HQ (24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 2SG). Dancers must be aged 14+. Please bring ...

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Open auditions for A Christmas Carol

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In November this year, we will be performing Alan Menken’s ‘A Christmas Carol – The Musical’. Principal and Children’s auditions for this show will be held on Sunday 2nd June at BOST’s HQ (24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 2SG). Provisional timings for these open auditions are as follows: ...

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Elsie Kelly to retire after 46 years

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Our wonderful Director, Elsie Kelly, is due to step down next month, following an amazing 46-year career with our society. Having Directed her first show (‘Oliver!’) for BOST in 1974, our award-winning Director has gone on to direct over 90 shows and concerts with our ...

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Rave reviews for ‘My Fair Lady’

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Following our short – but very sweet – run of ‘My Fair Lady’ staged concerts earlier this month, we have received some loverly feedback from audience members and theatre critics alike.

Here are just a few comments, reviews and pieces of feedback received:

“The programme describes this on it’s front as ‘A staged concert celebrating 60 years of this Glorious show’. These words do not do justice to this tribute: this was a simply splendid production in a magnificent setting and few amateur societies I am sure could have brought it to fruition. The production ran to only two performances. I saw the afternoon show and would have cheerfully sat through the evening one as well.
> Budge Grounsell, Regional Representative, District 4.

“BOST themselves left no stone unturned when it came to transporting the audience to Edwardian England and recreating the magic of “My Fair Lady”. This company knows how to do musical theatre in style. What is really noteworthy about this company is the strength of their impressive male cast which is often a rarity in amateur musical theatre companies. The harmonies were rich, the accents were apt, the choreography was slick- I could not fault the whole performance and the superb energy which came from each and every individual on stage. This concert is a delightful tribute to a timeless musical with its magnificent costumes, glorious singing and skilled acting making for a polished and professional night of entertainment.”
North West End

“Well another amazing performance by BOST’s talented actors and singers and beautiful narration by Liz Robertson.
A perfect, unexpected way to spend my Sunday evening. Well done to you all on tonight’s production.”
> Facebook follower

“Many many congratulations to a wonderful production Such professional performances by everyone Many thanks for giving us a fantastic evening with the icing on the cake with Liz Robertson.”
> Facebook follower

“A superb performance of this great musical. Fine soloists with the special addition of the great Liz Robertson.”
> Twitter follower

“Congratulations to the talented cast at BOST. I have been to two excellent performances today at St Georges Hall. What a delight to see so much expertise. It was a joy to watch you all.”
> Facebook follower

“Just seen the matinee. Fantastic performance in such a special venue. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Can’t wait for your next production. Thank you.”
> Twitter follower

“Congratulations to all concerned in this fine production . Principals, chorus and Liz Robertson’s fine narration all added up to a marvellous re-creation of this beautiful musical.”
> Facebook follower

 

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