Category Archives: Limelight

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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.

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Limelighters tango into their next show, Evita

BAOS Limelight, our youth group are proud to present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical and award winning masterpiece – EVITA.  The show features the smash hits: ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ and ‘Another Suitcase In Another Hall’ and ‘On this Night of a thousand stars’.

Argentina’s controversial First Lady, Eva Peron, is the subject of this dynamic true story which is told through captivating musical compositions and dance with Latin and jazz influences. The musical starts from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’.

Director Richard Cox returns to Limelight and promises to make this our best production yet. Simon Eastwood retains the baton as Musical Director while seventeen year old Limelighters, Zoë Blackall and Hattie Brannam, will work together on the Choreography.

Limelight’s production of EVITA will be on stage at Queen Mary’s Hall, Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th October 2016.

The Limelighters will be hoping to repeat the success of their last two productions, “Grease” and ”Into the Woods” which were both runners up in the NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) SE region Youth-West award and received an Accolade for Excellence.

The show runs from Thurs 27th October – Saturday 29th October 2016 at Queen Mary’s Hall, Basingstoke.

Tickets are priced at £14 for adults and £11 for concessions including college students, and are available fromwww.baos.ticketsource.co.uk.
Family tickets cost £45. For more information and group bookings please contact baoslimelight@yahoo.co.uk.

Dates announced for Evita!

BAOS Limelight are delighted to have been awarded the license to perform EVITA at Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke, in October Half Term 2016.

With more than 20 major awards to its credit, and an Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is iconic. Evita charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’.

If you are aged 11-18 and interested in registering to audition, please email baoslimelight@yahoo.co.uk

Draft Schedule

Interactive workshop, brief overview of show.
Tuesday April 26th Junction 6, Everest Community College 7.30 p.m.- 9.45 p.m.
Auditions
Saturday June 11th Haymarket Theatre 2.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m.
Sunday June 12th Haymarket Theatre 2.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m.
Tuesday Rehearsals
Commence June 14th

until July 19th (6 in total)

Junction 6, Everest Community College 7.30 p.m.- 9.45 p.m.
Sunday Rehearsals
26th June Haymarket Theatre 10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.
17th July Haymarket Theatre 10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.
SUMMER BREAK: (Some, one/one rehearsals TBC)
Tuesday Rehearsals
Recommence Sept 6th

until Oct 18th (7 in total)

Junction 6, Everest Community College 7.30 p.m.- 9.45 p.m.
Sunday Rehearsals
4th Sept Haymarket Theatre 10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.
18th Sept Haymarket Theatre 10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.
2nd Oct Haymarket Theatre 10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.
16th Oct Haymarket Theatre 10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.
Run up to show
Sunday 23rd Oct Queen Mary’s College Band Call
Tuesday 25th Oct Queen Mary’s College Get-in/Tech
Wednesday 26th Oct Queen Mary’s College Dress Rehearsal
Performances
Thursday 27th Oct Queen Mary’s College Evening
Friday 28th Oct Queen Mary’s College Evening
Saturday 29th Oct Queen Mary’s College Matinee
Saturday 29th Oct Queen Mary’s College Evening

Combat Workshop Announced

Are you interested in being part of our 2016 production of West Side Story? Or perhaps you’d just like to learn stage combat techniques?

BAOS will be holding a stage combat workshop on 6th September.  Run by True Edge (www.trueedge.co.uk), the course will outline the principles behind stage fighting. Various techniques – including hair pulling, ear pulling, head locks, kicks, slaps, punches, reactions and knaps (making the sound of the hit) – for working with another person will be looked into and demonstrated.

The issues of how one “helps” the aggressor achieve the desired effect will also be demonstrated. There will be ample opportunities at every stage for all students involved to take part and practice techniques and at all times, the issue of everyone’s safety will be stressed and redressed.  Knife fighting will also be covered in the workshop.

For more information and to sign up, please email BAOS Comms

Full NODA Review of Grease

A full copy of the review by our NODA representative can be found here. I saw the show on Saturday evening and would like to add my personal praise to the performance and staging, well done to all those involved, very impressed and very excited to have so much Limelight talent involved in Hairspray!