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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.

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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.

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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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Cast Announced for Fiddler on the Roof

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

The majority of the parts are cast but a few remain available.  Anyone who would be interested in auditioning for any of these parts should contact comms@baos.org as soon as possible.

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                           – uncast

Perchik                        –   Thomas Harris

Lazar Wolfe                – Nick Williams

Mordcha                      –  Andrew Mitchell

Rabbi                            – Ivan Alexander

Mendel                        – Sam Alexander

Avram                          – Martin Palmer

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
  • Emily Williams
  • Jane Hatter
  • Vincent Graziotti
Children’s Ensemble:
  • Maisie Gaimster
  • Sam Harrison
  • Holly Rust
  • Bryony Westwood
  • Lucy McFee
  • Daniel Harris

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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

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BAOS Win at the Curtain Call Awards!

BAOS were delighted to receive  three nominations for the 2016 Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards for our production of West Side Story:

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Luannsa Goodman
Anita in West Side Story. Sang beautifully and acted believably.

Best Choreographer
Zoe Blackall
Her routines were the over-riding memories from the show.

Best Musical Director
Trevor Defford
Did full justice to the beautiful score.

The cream of the region’s amateur theatre talent came together  at Southampton’s Grand Harbour Hotel in January for a glitzy dinner dance where TV star Sarah Parish opened the golden envelopes to reveal the winners in each of 37 categories.

We are extremely pleased to announce that Luannsa won her category and was crowned Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for what she described as her dream role. Congratulations Luannsa! We would also like to congratulate Zoe and Trevor on their nominations.

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Three Sexy Ladies, One Lucky Devil, One Hell of a Musical! Tickets on sale now

Tickets are now on sale via Anvil Arts for the Witches of Eastwick (Tue 21st – Sat 25th March 2017).

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

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

Ticket prices:

  • 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

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Cast Announced for Witches of Eastwick

Following our auditions today we are very pleased to announce our cast for the Witches of Eastwick.

Congratulations to all who auditioned, we have a fantastic company and it is sure to be a great show.

Principals

Darryl Van Horne Rob Wilson
Alexandra Spofford Alex Stores
Jane Smart Danni Stembridge
Sukie Rougemount Emily Gregory
Felicia Gabriel Kathy May-Miller
Jennifer Gabriel Megan Hindmarsh
Michael Spofford George Price
Clyde Gabriel Martin Sampson
Little Girl Hannah Baker

Company

Gina Marino Stephanie Webb
Greta Neff Sarah Williams
Brenda Parsley Katy Wilson
Marge Perly Emily Hurley
Rebecca Barnes Lisa Holbrook
Fidel Russell Barrett
Joe Marino Martin Palmer
Raymond Neff Simon Eastwood
Toby Bergman Sam Alexander
Rev. Ed Parsley Ian May-Miller
Frank Ogden Aaron Lewis
Mavis Jessup Alannah O’Neill
Marcy Wills Eliza Holloway
Franny Lovecraft Rebecca Greenhill
Homer Perly Matt Clarke
Phyllis Nixon Anna Garlick
Shirley Latimer Rosalind Aylmer
Alice Polck Julie Morris
Nancy Carter Jenny Moseley

 

Rehearsal Information for Witches of Eastwick

Rehearsal materials, including mp3s of individual parts for those numbers not on the cast recording, can be accessed via Dropbox here.

Please arrive 15 mins before a rehearsal for a prompt start.

Please ensure you wear comfortable clothes suitable for dancing and character shoes.

Rehearsal Calls:

Date Time Description Venue
Tuesday 1.11.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm Music, Setting & Choreography
7:45 – Gina, Greta, Marge, Brenda, Felicia: Dirty Laundry solo singing lines
8:00 – Whole company (excl. Darryl): Dirty Laundry singing
8:15 – Whole company (not Darryl): Dirty Laundry Sue setting (plus dancing + singing)
Everest J6
Thursday 3.11.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm MUSIC ONLY – with Jules
7.45: Gina, Greta, Brenda, Rebecca – Eastwick Knows
8.00: Ed, Brenda, Toby, Raymond, Greta, Marge, Gina, Joe (not yet cast), Rebecca, Dr. Pat – Dirty Laundry Reprise p. 104
8.15: Whole Company: Eastwick Knows, Eastwick Knows Reprise, Dirty Laundry, Dirty Laundry Reprise
Everest J6
Tuesday 8.11.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Choreography – Hattie Everest
Thursday 10.11.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking (No Jules) Everest
Tuesday 15.11.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Choreography – Hattie Everest
Thursday 17.11.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm (No Jules) Everest
Tuesday 22.11.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music/Choreography Everest
Thursday 24.11.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking Everest
Tuesday 29.11.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music/Choreography Everest
Thursday 1.12.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music Everest
Tuesday 6.12.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music/Choreography Everest
Thursday 8.12.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music Everest
Tuesday 13.12.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Choreography (No Jules) Everest
Thursday 15.12.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking (No Jules) Everest
Tuesday 20.12.16 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music/Choreography Everest
Thursday 5.1.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Music (No Sue – it’s her Birthday!!!) Everest
Tuesday 10.1.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music/Choreography Everest
Thursday 12.1.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music Everest
Tuesday 17.1.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music/Choreography Everest
Thursday 19.1.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music Everest
Tuesday 24.1.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music/Choreography Everest
Thursday 26.1.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music Everest
Tuesday 31.1.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music/Choreography Everest
Thursday 2.2.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music Everest
Tuesday 7.2.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music/Choreography Everest
Thursday 9.2.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music Everest
Tuesday 14.2.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music/Choreography Everest
Thursday 16.2.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Blocking/Music Everest
Tuesday 21.2.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Run Act 1 Everest
Thursday 23.2.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Run Act 2 Everest
SUNDAY 26.2.16 2:00 – 6:00 pm Full run Market Chambers
Tuesday 28.2.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Polish and Run Act 1 Everest
Thursday 2.3.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Polish and Run Act 2 Everest
SUNDAY 5.3.17 2:00 – 6:00 pm Full run Market Chambers
Tuesday 7.3.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Polish and Run Act 2 Everest
Thursday 9.3.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm Polish and Run Act 1 Everest
SUNDAY 12.3.17 2:00 – 6:00 pm Full run Market Chambers
Tuesday 14.3.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm What is desperate! Everest
Thursday 16.3.17 7:45 – 10:00 pm What is desperate! Everest
SATURDAY 18.3.17 SUNDAY 18.3.17 Get in weekend – Timings TBC The Haymarket
MONDAY 20.3.17 Dress Rehearsal The Haymarket
Tuesday 21.3.17 Opening night The Haymarket
Saturday 25.3.17 Last night The Haymarket

 

AGM

BAOS announces its Annual General Meeting will be held on 14th September at 19:30 at Everest Community Academy.

AGENDA
1. APOLOGIES
2. MINUTES OF THE 2015 AGM
3. MATTERS ARISING FROM 2015 MINUTES
4. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
5. TREASURER’S REPORT
6. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION AND PERFORMANCE FEES 2016/2017
7.  ELECTION OF PRESIDENT
8. ELECTION OF OFFICER AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS
a. HONORARY CHAIRPERSON 
b. HONORARY VICE CHAIRPERSON 
c. HONORARY SECRETARY
d. HONORARY TREASURER
e. HONORARY ASSt. SECRETARY
f.  FOUR ORDINARY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
9. ELECTION OF AUDITOR
10. CONCERTS
11.  FUTURE SHOWS
12.  2017 EVENTS
13.  FUND RAISING
14.  DIRECTORS VISION FOR WITCHES of EASTWICK
15.  ANY OTHER BUSINESS