All posts by Rachel Phillips

BAOS announces Summer Concert 2018

Join us in July 2018 for our Summer performance ‘Opposites Attract?’

She drives a Volvo, he rides a Harley; she’s a book worm, he’s a sports fan; He’s into Heavy metal, she’s more precious metals.   Do opposites really attract?

30226144_1727174587338346_712755990344237056_nJoin Basingstoke Amateur Operatic Society (BAOS) as they entertain with musical numbers from well-known shows – past and present – in their 2018 concert, Opposites Attract?.

Popular show tunes include modern hits from ‘Rent’, ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Hairspray’. There are also classics from musicals such as ‘Annie Get your Gun’ and ‘Princess Ida’. Something for everyone!

Come and picnic with us at Cliddesden Millennium Village Hall from 12pm before a toe-tapping concert 1.30pm-3.30pm!

Please bring a picnic to enjoy; chairs will be provided, but you are of course welcome to have your own with you. Drinks and cake will be available at the venue for a donation.

Purchase tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/baos

Ticket prices: Adults £10, 5-16 years £7 (plus booking fee). Under 5 years go free.
Tickets on the door: Adults £12, 5-16 years £7. Under 5 years go free.

Please email comms@baos.org with any questions.

Further details will be announced throughout April.

Fiddler on the Roof Tickets are on sale!

Tickets are now on sale via Anvil Arts for Fiddler on the Roof.

Dates: 13 – 17 March 2018, 7.30pm
Sat 2.30pm

The Haymarket

See  our current production page for  more information about the show.

Call the Anvil Arts  Box office on 01256 844244 or Buy Online

  • Tuesday: £20
  • Wednesday to Saturday: £23.00 (including Saturday matinee)
  • Concessions:
    • Under 16s: £15.00 all shows
    • Over 65s and Full Time Students: £1.00 reduction
  • Group Discount: 10 or more at £1.00 discount per ticket

Ticket Price Includes £2 Anvil Arts booking fee

Full Cast Announced for Fiddler on the Roof

We are very pleased to finally announce the full cast for Fiddler on the Roof.

Tevye                                – Raymond Burton

Golde                           –  Kathy May-Miller

Tzeitel –                         Emily Carmichael

Hodel                            – Sienna Hughes

Chava                           – Megan Hindmarsh

Shprintze                     – Katie Westwood

Bielke                           – Philippa Griffin

Yente                            – Rachel Phillips

Motel                           – Joe Deacan

Perchik                        –   Thomas Harris

Lazar Wolfe                – Nick Williams

Mordcha                      –  Andrew Mitchell

Rabbi                            – Ivan Alexander

Mendel                        – Sam Alexander

Avram – Andras Fixler

Nachum                       – Adam Cawson

Grandma  Tzeitel       –  Rachel Kingston De Caires

Fruma Sarah               – Natalie Wood

Constable                    –  Ruben Caires

Fyedka                          –  Ben Pope

Shaindel                       –  Rebecca Greenhill

The Fiddler                  –  Rosie-May Kennedy

Adult Ensemble:
  • Lisa Holbrook
  • Jenny Moseley
  • Liz Phillips
  • Bryony Westwood
  • Emily Williams (Dance Capt)
  • Jane Hatter
  • Rob May-Miller
Children’s Ensemble:
  • Maisie Gaimster
  • Sam Harrison
  • Holly Rust
  • Lucy McFee
  • Daniel Harris

BAOS needs a Motel the Tailor.

We are looking for our very own Motel, the Tailor. This is Leonard Frey, who played Motel the tailor in Norman Jewison’s 1971 film Fiddler on the Roof.

2Leonard Frey in Fiddler on the Roof_0001Motel is Anatevka’s young tailor who dreams of marrying the milkman’s oldest daughter, Tzeitel.  To prove himself as a worthy match, he begins saving up for a sewing machine.

He sings ‘Miracle of Miracles’ and has a big part to play as the story unfolds and the town struggles to preserve with their “tradition!”

Contact us at comms@baos.org if you would like to come along to our rehearsal evening and have a chat with the Directors.

BAOS Limelighter’s Bugsy Malone a roaring success!

The members of BAOS Limelight have plenty to be smiling about following the success of their 1920’s  gangster romp ‘Bugsy Malone’, performed last week at QMC Hall.

After welcoming a largely new cast into the BAOS family, the hard work began over the summer under the watchful eyes of Nick Brannam (Director) and Simon Eastwood (Musical Director).

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Our facebook page hosts photos and videos. Here is a small selection.

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At BAOS Limelight, we encourage our youngsters to become immersed into the whole production experience. We had Limelighter’s designing the show programme. Those young tappers amongst us set some choreography and they all took part in the publicity aspect of performing a show.

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It may be a useful reminder that BAOS and BAOS Limelight are a registered charity no. 1103166. Often companies have charitable funds which they can donate to the local community. Please feel free to pass this on to any friends, family or colleagues who you think might be interested in supporting BAOS Limelight.

Fiddler On The Roof – Auditions announced.

BAOS are thrilled to be presenting Fiddler On The Roof by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK.

If you would like to join us on stage or backstage, get in touch!  We run pre-audition workshops to help you prepare for a short audition. The audition pack is available here and our pre-audition schedule is  as follows:

Tuesday 19th Sept, 8-10pm, Everest Academy – Junction 6, focus on vocal
Thursday 21st Sept, 8-10pm, Everest Academy – Main Hall, focus on vocal
Tuesday 26th Sept, 8-10pm, Everest Academy – Junction 6, focus on choreography
Thursday 28th Sept, 8-10pm, Everest Academy – Main Hall, focus on choreography
Tuesday 3rd, Oct 8-10pm, Everest  Academy – Junction 6, focus on Story/Customs/Culture
Thursday 5th Oct, CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP, Everest  Academy – Main Hall
Sunday 8th Oct, Audition Day, 10-4pm – Basingstoke Town Centre, Market Chambers

Look forward to seeing you there!

Any questions, please email comms@baos.org