January 2019

A delightful show to watch. Everyone on stage looked as though they were thoroughly enjoying themselves. Congratulations to everyone concerned with the production.

We are back to our usual show week this year; 20th to 26th October and are pleased that we will again have our fantastic production trio:
Director: Michael Jones-McCaw
Choreographer:Gary Jones-McCaw
Musical Director: Claire Sweeney

All at St Andrew’s Community Church:
Get-together –
Wednesday 27th February 2019 at 8.15pm for “Guys and Dolls”.
Auditions –
Monday 1st April from 7:30pm,
Wednesday 3rd April from 7.30pm
Sunday 7th April from 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Company Rehearsals:
From Wednesday 8th May starting at 7.30pm.

Principal Rehearsals:
From Monday 3rd June at 7.30pm
Sunday Rehearsals start from 8th September (2.00pm to 6.00pm)

MEMBERSHIP : Cast Members £30.00 – Under age 18 – £20.00
HIRE OF LIB/SCORE: £25.00 This is refunded in full on return of the book in good condition. Usually paid with a post dated cheque.
DOOR ADMISSION: £1.00 is paid for each rehearsal attended.

Please be aware that if you have not paid your annual subscription for membership of the Society, in full, by the commencement date of rehearsals, you will not be covered by our insurance policy in the case of any accident or loss whilst attending Society events. We have to ask that you ensure your payment of £30 is received at the first rehearsal and that you understand that the Committee reserve the right to exclude non-payers from rehearsals. Payment can be made, preferably direct to our bank account, details below, or up to and including the date of the first scheduled rehearsal by cash/cheque payable to Stockport Operatic Society. This also applies to the Costume Fee.
Bank details
Sorting Code: 20 02 77
Account Number: 10846139
Quoting your name and “Sub” as reference.

A.C.T. Dinner November 2018: Oklahoma!:
Gary Jones-McCaw won “Best Original Group Dance Concept in a Musical
Ben Drane won Most Original Character Actor as Will Parker.
Congratulations to you both.

NODA North West District 1 January 2019:- Me and My Girl
We had 10 nominations and won the award for “Best Ensemble Piece” with “The Sun has got his hat on”.
To all the cast a very well deserved award.

Some thoughts for 2019. “Me and My Girl” was not as financially successful as Oklahoma! had been but still ensured that we will be able to continue entertaining our audiences for years to come.
For 2019 we have had an increase to the rent charged for the rehearsal room at St Andrew’s, and, as we are hiring on a ‘per hour ’ basis, it is important the rehearsals start promptly and that you continue to pay your £1 per session contribution towards the costs. Finally, I can only acknowledge the importance of social media as mentioned in the last newsletter. Due to increasing costs, everywhere it seems, use of this free media to encourage seat bookings is ever more important – keep up with the great work and mention the Society whenever you can !

Wishing you and your families a Happy New Year
We hope to see you on 27th February 2019 at 8.15pm
All enquiries to the Chairman, Pat Marney 0161 427 7121 or e-mail patbrimarn@aol.com