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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

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

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

Witches of Eastwick – Audition Information

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

West Side Story – Review

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
The Haymarket
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.

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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

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