BAOS announces its Annual General Meeting will be held on 14th September at 19:30 at Everest Community Academy.
BAOS is proud to announce that its next show will be Witches of Eastwick, playing 21st to 25th March 2017 at the Haymarket in Basingstoke.
Would you like to take part? We would love to have you involved and are holding pre-audition rehearsals on:
15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th and 29th September, all from 19:30 at Everest Community College.
Audition pieces will be available from 11st September upon request and at our AGM on 14th September in the Board Room at Everest Community College.
Auditions will take place on Sunday 2nd October.
Director: Sue Sampson
MD: Jules Dance
Alan Johns from The Southampton Daily echo kindly attended our press evening on opening night for West Side Story. His review follows:
CURTAIN CALL REVIEW
‘WEST SIDE STORY’
Basingstoke Amateur Operatic Society
Tuesday 8th March 2016
Director Richard Cox’s youthful cast delivered a well-acted and particularly well-sung version of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s perennial favourite. Based loosely on the theme of Romeo and Juliet, the warring Sharks and Jets form the backdrop to the doomed romance of two star-crossed lovers. Lucy Killick sings beautifully as Maria, maintaining her Puerto Rican accent admirably and Tom McGreavy was a very creditable Tony. The role of Anita is a gift usually bestowed on the most talented female, and so it was here, with Luanssa Goodman outstanding. Connor McGrane (Bernardo) and Ollie Johnson (Riff) did well, but James Davies caught the eye as Action, as did Steve Havercan (Shrank). Musical Director Trevor Defferd’s orchestra was excellent, costumes, sound and lighting were spot-on but Zoe Blackall’s brilliant choreography, with well-staged fight-scenes, was the over-riding memory of this vibrant show. Although, the ensemble’s finale rendition of Somewhere takes some beating. Runs until Saturday.
There are still some tickets available for tonight (Wednesday) and tomorrow night. There is extremely limited availability from Friday onwards. See http://www.anvilarts.org.uk/whats-on/west-side-story for more details
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Interactive workshop, brief overview of show.|
|Tuesday April 26th||Junction 6, Everest Community College||7.30 p.m.- 9.45 p.m.|
|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.|
|Commence June 14th
until July 19th (6 in total)
|Junction 6, Everest Community College||7.30 p.m.- 9.45 p.m.|
|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)|
|Recommence Sept 6th
until Oct 18th (7 in total)
|Junction 6, Everest Community College||7.30 p.m.- 9.45 p.m.|
|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|
|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|
Tickets to the BAOS production of West Side Story are selling fast, with Friday 11th March and Saturday 12th March performances almost sold out!
Following the sell-out success of Hairspray, BAOS is set to bring the streets of New York in the mid-50s back to Basingstoke.
The story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is vividly and emotionally brought to life through the rivalry of the Jets and the Sharks in Bernstein’s musical masterpiece.
With songs such as America, Somewhere, Tonight, I Feel Pretty, One Hand, One Heart and Jet Song, it’s a show full of emotion, strength and intense dance numbers.
Tickets available from the Anvil Arts Website:
Performance Dates: 8th March to 12th March
|Sunday||Sept 6th||10:00 – 16:00||Combat workshop|
|Wednesday||Sept 9th||20:00 – 22:00||BAOS AGM|
|Thursday||Sept 10th||19:30 – 22:00||Pre-audition|
|Tuesday||Sept 15th||19:30 – 22:00||Pre-audition|
|Thursday||Sept 17th||19:30 – 22:00||Pre-audition / dance audition|
|Tuesday||Sept 22nd||18:00 – 22:00||Principal auditions|
|Thursday||Sept 24th||19:30 – 22:00||Company auditions|
|Tuesday||Sept 29th||19:30 – 22:00||Full Company (Tonight)|
|Thursday||Oct 1st||19:30 – 22:00||Principals (tbc)|
|Tuesday||Oct 6th||19:30 – 22:00||Full Company|
|Thursday||Oct 8th||19:30 – 22:00||Principals / no rehearsal|
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
Tickets for Into The Woods, being performed by Limelight on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October are now available. Please click here to buy your tickets now!
Audition material for our summer concert, to be held on July 5th is now available ahead of auditions on Sunday 26th April.
Full details on our production page here.
We’ve updated our events for the upcoming few months. They can all be viewed here. If you’re interested in attending an event, contact details and other information can be found inside each event listing.