Snow Day – 18th January 2013

Due to the bad weather, tonight’s rehearsal, on the 18th January, has been cancelled.

Keep safe!

From West End To Broadway

Half the cast...

The pictures from this show are up on Facebook…

Act 1 part 1

Act 1 part 2

Act 2 part 1

Act 2 part 2

And what a great show it was! The best in recent memory – well, mine, anyway…

If you saw it, or were in it, I hope you agree. If you missed it, well, you missed a treat – come and see our next one!

More information, plus gossip, is on the Facebook Page for the show

Whose birthday?


It would be rude to say whose birthday it was today, wouldn’t it!

Rehearsal this Friday 2nd September

Sue has finished working through the rehearsal schedule, and has had
trouble fitting things in!

This means that our first rehearsal of the term will be at 8pm on Friday 2nd at the usual venue.

We appreciate that not everyone will be able to make it at short notice, but if you can be there, please do!

Hope you all had a great summer break,

Dates for your Diary

In the build-up to the show, we’re going to see quite a lot of each other…

Fri 24th June Normal rehearsal – Southall
Sun 26th June Full dress rehearsal – Southall
Fri 1st July Normal rehearsal – Southall
Sat 2nd July Morning rehearsal – Southall
Tue 5th July Compass Theatre – Rehearsal 19:00
Wed 6th July Tech and Dress rehearsals – 18:00
7/8/9th July Performances @ 19:45 (access from 18:00)
Fri 15th July Debrief/Christmas Preview – Southall
Fri 22nd July AGM – Southall – 19:45
Fri 29th July TBC – auditions?
August Summer break
Fri 12th August Social night – “Chinese Elvis”
Fri 9th September First rehearsal for Christmas – Southall
8/9/10th December Christmas Show – Southall

Don’t forget – wear Red!

As previously announced, we’ll be raising funds for The Alzheimer’s Society at our rehearsal this week.

Wear something Red (or Pink) and please bring along something red for the raffle, or perhaps some home made cakes for the cake sale!

Valentine Charity Evening – Friday 11th February

In what has become an annual tradition, we will once more be using our rehearsal nearest St Valentine’s day to do some fundraising for an external charity.

This year, we have decided to support The Alzheimer’s Society, which has significance now for several company members.

The rehearsal is themed Red, so please wear something red or pink if you can, preferably somewhere that everyone can see it! Please also bring along something red for the raffle or, if that way inclined, bake some cakes for a cake sale.

Of course, we’ll still be rehearsing as usual that night, so bring along your dancing feet and clearest vocal chords too – plus plenty of cash, naturally!

See you there…

Christmas Show Dates announced!

Now that February has arrived, it is time to start thinking about Christmas!

Our show will be from the 7th to the 9th of December 2011, at the Fairlawn Hall in Southall.

Exact details of the show are still to be arranged, but we currently expect it to be an “adult pantomime” – probably suitable for children, but something fun for adults to enjoy too – with a Christmas theme.

More details closer to the time.

Dancing fit

We tried something a little different last night; we tried out a new choreographer, Kristy.

Well, perhaps it is better to say that she tried us out. She needed to see what we could cope with…

We started fairly gently but as the routine went on, things got harder and harder. The final 30 seconds or so were pretty intense! Stunningly, almost everybody made it through to the end; everyone was prepared to give it a try. I think we surprised Kristy, with our enthusiasm, if not our ability 🙂

Or maybe it was the amount of sweat and the shade of the red in our faces?

Not every session is quite such hard work – Sue has promised us some music rehearsals at some point – but I hope we do something similar before too long…

Front Of House volunteers needed

Now that rehearsals are under way for our next show, which will run from the 7th to the 9th of July at the Compass Theatre in Ickenham, the committee and production team have begun to think about the practicalities of staging a show in a theatre.

One thing that is absolutely essential is a team of volunteers to help out Front Of House (in the foyer and auditorium).

We need a Front of House manager, ideally for all three nights, plus three extra people for each of the three performances. The volunteers will need to be reasonably able-bodied, since they will need to help guide people towards the exits in the event of an emergency (very rare, but we need to be prepared, just in case).

No previous experience is required, as Compass staff give all necessary training at the beginning of the evening.

Front of House volunteers would usually get to see most, if not all, of the show without needing to buy a ticket. However, there must be one member of the team in the Foyer at all times, and this person won’t be able to see the show. It is usual for volunteers to swap over during the interval, or else for someone to volunteer for more than one show, so they get to watch on at least one night.

If you would like to volunteer, or know anyone you can press-gang persuade to volunteer, then please talk to Mike during one of the rehearsals, or drop us a line by email.

The show cannot “go up” (i.e. start) unless all the front of house team are present, so please only volunteer if you are sure you’ll be able to make it (barring exceptional circumstances, of course).

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