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Opening Night!

Little Shop of Horrors opens TONIGHT at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks after months of hard work from everyone involved with PWOS.

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Get your tickets for this hilarious musical now!

19th – 21st November

Performances at 19:45 and Saturday Matinee at 14:30

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Little Shop of Horrors

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With just over a month to go until the opening night of Little Shop of Horrors, our rehearsals are getting intense! Some of our cast were also lucky enough to visit Flowers & Sparkle Florists in Sevenoaks, and they felt quite at home amongst the bright blooms of this beautiful shop! We didn’t manage to spot the elusive Audrey Two during our visit, but we’re sure she’ll make an appearance at The Stag Theatre in November, so don’t miss it!

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Tickets are now selling fast for the show so make sure you pick yours up soon, we’d love to see you in the audience for this cult comedy musical classic featuring songs from Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Aladdin, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid).

TICKETS AVAILBLE HERE

Or call the Box Office on 01732 450175

 

Little Shop of Horrors: The Rehearsals

We all made the most of our long summer break, and enjoyed the few weeks of sunshine that the South East had to offer! We brushed up on our song lyrics, and tried to remember our harmonies so that on 1st September at 7:30pm, our first floor rehearsal could kick off with a bang!

We’ll be working hard for the next couple of months on Little Shop of Horrors, putting together a show full of amazing songs, fabulous dances and of course, theatreland’s most bloodthirsty plant! We’d love you to come along to the show, which will be performed at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks from 19th – 21st November 2015. Buy tickets HERE!

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Book & lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN Music by ALAN MENKEN Based on the film by Roger Corman. Screenplay by Charles Griffith. Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director). Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City, by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organisation. Originally directed by Howard Ashman : Musical Staging by Edie Cowan.This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK.

 

Orpington Tweet Up

This week PWOS were lucky enough to be invited to participate in the latest Orpington Tweet Up. This event focused specifically on how social media could benefit people and organisations working in the arts.

Over the last nine months, PWOS has made a conscious effort to develop a strong digital presence. Through building a new website and creating multiple channels on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube we have aimed to benefit the society in a multitude of ways. By talking at the Orpington Community Tweet Up, and hearing the experiences of others, we are now inspired to use what we have learned to develop our online presence further.

Other speakers on the night included Three Days Film, who used social media as a tool to crowd fund their independent film. Their story was great motivation for us, as they almost entirely funded their film through sites such as Indie GoGo and Kickstarter, and used tools such as Twitter and Facebook to source some great talent for their film. However, this was no easy task, as we heard of their shift work on the social media feeds as the crowd funding campaigns came to an end in order to fully maximise all opportunities from around the globe. They, like us, found that keeping your content constant was the key to getting yourselves noticed in the fast moving world of social media.

We also heard from a Molly, member of The Zimmer (The World’s Oldest Rock Band), and their locally based manager Darren. The Zimmers, who found fame through a BBC show on the elderly and latterly Britain’s Got Talent, have used Twitter and YouTube to great effect. The interesting thing about The Zimmers use of social media is the meeting of generations. Whilst common perception was that Twitter and the like are the domain of the young, The Zimmers, PWOS and countless other groups are proving that anyone of any age can thrive when using social media well.

The key points we took away from the discussions and speeches were that content is key – content must be interesting, engaging and constant. Whether you need to convert your social media following into donations, members, audience or consumers, the ultimate unifying feature of all campaigns is regular, high quality posting. Interacting with other groups, individuals and businesses has proven to be useful for all of us, and has helped build a sense of community behind the spurts of 140 characters.

What is hugely evident is that with a good structure in place, any kind of venture can benefit hugely from social media. Whether you’re a local theatre group, band or independent film maker, there is a community out there who will help you. A huge thank you to Margot from Orpington Community for organising the event!

Your chance to appear in ‘Godpsell’

Your chance to appear in ‘Godpsell’

New cast members are being invited join a production of the musical ‘Godspell’. Whether you are a complete novice or want to be considered for a leading role, this is your chance to tread the boards in this exciting show, produced by Petts Wood Operatic Society.

 It will be performed in June at Babington House School, Chislehurst and at The STAG theatre Sevenoaks, where it will open this year’s Sevenoaks Festival. Find out more at a no-obligation open evening on Thursday 30 January from 7.30pm at Newstead Wood School, Orpington. For more details email Petts Wood Operatic Society at pwosdigital@gmail.com.

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You Say Goodbye, And I Say Hello

Petts Wood Operatic Society has enjoyed the comforts of our York Rise hall for decades, but sadly this weekend we said goodbye to the hall in favour of pastures new. The hall contains many fond memories for PWOS members past and present and therefore working through the accumulated costumes, props and leftover bits of scenery was an emotional task for members. A huge thanks goes to everyone who helped out with the move, and we hope Petts Wood Operatic Society finds itself thriving in the warmth and welcome of our new home, barely a mile down the road.

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Tickets Tickets Tickets!

As rehearsals kick into gear for our Thank You For The Musicals concert series, now is the perfect time to get your tickets! We will be performing songs from all your favourite shows such as Carousel, Company, Fiddler on the Roof and Les Miserables.

Saturday 16 November at Hayes Village Hall

Friday 29 November at Orpington Methodist Church

Saturday 30 November at the Stag Theatre Plaza Suite – Sevenoaks

Tickets available by calling the PWOS Box Office on 01959 575046 or for the Stag Theatre concert call 01732 450175 or visit www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk

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We Like To Be In America!

Rehearsals are stepping up a notch for the Thank You For The Musicals concerts (tickets available under the Upcoming Shows tab) and last night PWOS began setting ‘America’ from West Side Story.

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New Term, New Tunes!

After a lovely long summer break PWOS rehearsals resume this week. Members should check their emails for further details of time and location! Full steam ahead for the forthcoming ‘Thank You For The Musicals’ Concert series taking place in the Kent area throughout November. We will be singing all your favourite musical theatre pieces including tunes from Les Miserables, Mamma Mia!, and Carousel. Absolutely not to be missed!

For a sneak peek of how rehearsals are going for Petts Wood Operatic check out our YouTube video.

It’s not too late to join in the fun, email pwosdigital@gmail.com or head to the “Join The Society” tab above.

Tickets are available for the concerts https://pettswoodoperatic.wordpress.com/upcoming-shows-and-concerts/

Thank You For The Musicals – Concert Series

Early preparations are going well for our Autumn/Winter concert series. The video above shows a few of our members having a sing through of some of the numbers to be featured.

The full concert will be performed on Saturday 16 November at Hayes Village Hall, Friday 29 November at Orpington Methodist Church and Saturday 30 November at the Stag Theatre Plaza Suite. For tickets and further information go to https://pettswoodoperatic.wordpress.com/upcoming-shows-and-concerts/

Looking forward to seeing you all there!