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ANNIE – ONE MONTH TO GO!

As rehearsals become more intense, and the nights become longer, it is clear that the Petts Wood Operatic Society production of Annie is getting ever closer! With just one month to go until we move from the rehearsal room into the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, now is the perfect time to grab your tickets to this fantastic family Christmas show!

We are so thrilled to announce that joining us on stage will be the performers of the Lucy Griffiths Dance and Theatre Academy and a special guest performance playing the role of Sandy!

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It’s nearly Christmas in New York, the year is 1930, and feisty young orphan Annie is stuck in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. A chance encounter gives Annie the opportunity to escape and live with wealthy tycoon Oliver Warbucks. But will Annie’s luck hold or will the evil Miss Hannigan catch up with her? Featuring the all-time favourite songs ‘Tomorrow’, ‘Hard Knock Life’ and ‘NYC’, Annie is THE family Christmas Show.

24 – 26 November 2016 at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Music by Charles Strouse, book by Thomas Meehan, lyrics by Martin Charnin. An amateur production by arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Ltd on behalf Music Theatre International of New York.

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EARLY BIRD TICKETS – ON SALE NOW!

We’re so excited to announce that the Early Bird tickets for our November 2016 production, ANNIE are on sale now for just £15 each! BUY YOURS NOW

Early Bird Pricing runs until 30th September 2016, from then on tickets will be priced at £17 each for all performances.

It’s coming up to Christmas in 1930s New York and feisty young orphan Annie is stuck in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. A chance encounter gives Annie the chance to escape and live with wealthy Oliver Warbucks. But will Annie’s luck run out and the evil Miss Hannigan catch up with her? Featuring all-time favourite songs ‘Tomorrow’, ‘Hard Knock Life’ and ‘NYC’, Annie is THE family Christmas Show.

Music by Charles Strouse, book by Thomas Meehan, lyrics by Martin Charnin. An amateur production by arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Ltd on behalf Music Theatre International of New York.

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LESS THAN A WEEK UNTIL LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!

After several months of hard work from the creative team, cast and backstage crew, Little Shop of Horrors now opens at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks in LESS THAN A WEEK!

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The cast of Little Shop of Horrors in rehearsal

We hope you’ve seen us out and about in Sevenoaks recently as we sang songs from the show, handed out leaflets and ran a tombola at the Sevenoaks Firework Display!

The show is sure to be a hilarious night out, featuring some incredible music from Academy Award winner Alan Menken and the ever enthusiastic cast of Petts Wood Operatic Society. So if you haven’t bought your tickets yet, whyever not? CLICK HERE to purchase!

19th – 21st November at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

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

Tickets £16, £15 and £14 with a group discount available by calling The Stag Box Office on 01732 450175

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The PWOS cast of Little Shop of Horrors in rehearsal

Little Shop Of Horrors

After last week’s auditions we are so excited to begin work on Little Shop of Horrors with our new cast!

All are welcome to come along and join Petts Wood Operatic Society for this great show in the chorus or backstage. Simply come along to a rehearsal! We rehearse on Tuesdays from 7:45pm – 10pm. Our final rehearsal before a summer break is on Tuesday 7th July.

We rehearse in the music block of Newstead Wood School, Avebury Road, Orpington. Follow signs for Bromley Tennis Centre and you’ll see us rehearsing in the final school building on your right!

Email pwosdigital@gmail.com for more information in being involved with the society!

TICKETS AVAILABLE 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.

West End Gold!

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It’s a little less than two weeks until Petts Wood Operatic Society tread the boards alongside some of theatre’s biggest and upcoming stars. West End Gold, taking place on 15th March at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, is sure to be a hit and is the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Tickets are on sale NOW!

Performances: Sunday 15 March, 4pm and 7.30pm. 
Ticket Price: 
£20, £19c
A £2 administration fee is charged per sale

The show features a cast of stars of the West End including Shona Lindsay. When Shona first played Christine in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London (for 18 months) she was the youngest actress in the world to do so. Prior to returning to the role for another 10 month season, Shona starred as Sandy in the hugely successful West End production of Grease at the Dominion and Cambridge Theatres. Jenna Boyd has performed in The Sound of Music, I Can’t Sing, Les Miserables and most recently as Adele in Harry Hill’s Stars in Their Eyes for ITV. Lauren Varnham has performed in such West End hits as Hairspray, Carousel and High School Musical. However, she is probably best known for her roles in the Queen musical We Will Rock You. Jamie Capewell’s wide ranging CV includes international tours of Starlight Express and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.*

Plenty more star names to be announced this week to stay tuned by following us on Twitter or liking our Facebook page!

*All artistes perform subject to availablity

 

Christmas and Carousel!

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Last night was our final Carousel rehearsal of 2014, with our cast singing through some of our favourite tunes from this fabulous Rogers and Hammerstein production.

We return to the rehearsal room on Tuesday 6th January 2015 at 7:45pm. All are welcome to come along and join us for these music rehearsals and to join the society for this show. With Director Christine Mabbott, Musical Director Louisa Lowing and Choreographer David Ball, Carousel is sure to be a moving and spectacular show for all the family and we’d love YOU to join us!

Whether in a main role, in the chorus or backstage in our technical crew, we hope to welcome many new members to PWOS in 2015. We are also excited to announce that Carousel will include many children, who are invited to audition on Sunday 1st February.

Membership per year is £25, which includes receipt of our monthly newsletter and participation in any additional events (including WEST END GOLD). There is then an additional £50 fee to participate in a show. Rehearsals take place at 7:45pm on Tuesdays (and some Thursdays) in the music block of Newstead Wood School, Orpington.

Email pwosdigital@gmail.com for further information!

An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe

Final Curtain on Iolanthe

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We’ve just finished a fabulous fun week performing Iolanthe at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks. A huge thank you to the audiences who came to support PWOS, we hope you enjoyed seeing the show as much as we enjoyed performing it!

Another big round of applause to our backstage and technical team, our costume team, MD Ian Skipper and his orchestra, and our director Clive Bebee.

Next week sees the launch of our Spring 2015 production, Carousel!

It’s Opening Night!

It’s finally here! Tonight Petts Wood Operatic Society is proud to present the Gilbert and Sullivan classic comedy Iolanthe! Our swinging sixties twist on this hilarious show features fairies, peers and a dancing teddy bear! It’s not to be missed and we hope you can come along and join the fun.

Tickets are available via The Stag Theatre website HERE or can be purchased on the door.

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Iolanthe!

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Rehearsals are going well for Iolanthe as we get used to our new props…deck chairs! Here are a few photos from a recent rehearsal with the full company of the show. We perform Iolanthe in just a few weeks from the 27th – 29th November at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE.

Please do get in touch via pwosdigital@gmail.com for any further information on this production or joining the society for future shows!

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West End Gold!

Stars of the West End are turning out in force to celebrate West End Gold with the chorus of Petts Wood Operatic Society. David Ball, Executive Producer of Irving Street Productions, has put together this new show full of star performances and your favourite West End and Broadway tunes that will be performed at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks on Sunday 15th March 2015.

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PWOS are thrilled to be part of this event and honoured to be treading the boards with such experienced professionals. Having worked with David on Godspell, the entire PWOS Company is excited to be joining forces for this special production. The show will showcase performers including Oliver Tompsett (We Will Rock You, Wicked, Rock of Ages), Shona Lindsay (Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Dirty Dancing), Mark Stuart Hedges (Les Miserables, Starlight Express, High Society), Jenna Boyd (The Sound of Music, I Can’t Sing, Les Miserables), Kristopher Manuel (Starlight Express, Saturday Night Fever, Crazy For You), Pippa Gebette (Cats, Starlight Express, The Rat Pack), David Ball (Cats, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, The Rocky Horror Show), Amanda Sim (Annie, Grease, Marguerite).*

You are invited to be part of this exiting new show. If you’d like to perform in this event, then PWOS are pleased to open their doors to new members whether on a permanent or one off basis! Please do get in touch for more information. Email pwosdigital@gmail.com

*All artistes perform subject to availability.