January 2014


Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Our production of “Hello, Dolly!” appears to have ticked all the right boxes.
Without exception all the feedback we have received has said it was a marvellous “professional” production with a fantastic cast. Everyone involved in any way with the show should feel very proud.

The show,set in the 1930’s,tells the story of a girl brought from the chorus who becomes a star.
Stockport Operatic Society has performed it twice before, once in 1995 at the now defunct Davenport Theatre and in 2004 at our present venue. The Plaza was first opened in October 1932,(the era in which the show is set) and is a fabulous Art Deco Venue seating 1250 people.
DATES FOR THE DIARY: Wednesday 12th March 7.30pm: Get-Together and Workshop for everyone to attend. Lists will be available if you wish to audition for parts in the show.
AUDITIONS: Wednesday 19th March 7.30pm: For anyone wishing to come in the show as a Dancer.
Wednesdays 2nd & 9th and on Sunday 6 April 2014 (Times to be advised) for principal roles. REHEARSALS:
Wednesdays from 14th May to 23rd October 2014 at 7.30pm. Mondays from 9th June to 20th October 2014 at 7.30pm. Sundays from 28th Septeber 2014 at 2.00pm
All the above rehearsals take place at St. Andrews Community Church. Gorsey Mount Street, (off Webb Lane) Stockport . (Sat. Nav. Postcode SK1 4DU).
AT THE PLAZA: Sunday 26th October. Technical and Dress Rehearsals from mid morning to about 11.00pm. Monday 27th October: Full Dress rehearsal from 6.15pm
TICKET SALES: To fill such a large venue as the Plaza Theatre members ticket sales are vital. We are always searching for more groups to come and see our shows. Do you, your family, or friends belong to or know of a group that might be interested? Church groups, Probus, U3A etc. – if so start making contact now. It is NEVER too early.We already have 3 big groups booked. Any group of 20 or more gets a discount of a £1 a ticket. In these days of instant communication mention the show on your Facebook page.

FEES:MEMBERSHIP: Acting members £30.00 for a year. Non Acting and Under 18’s £20.00
COSTUMES: Due to increased hire costs and the number of costumes being hired the costume fee is now £20.00 per person.
ROOM HIRE: Each time we use the hall it costs the Society £30.00. To offset some of the cost of over £1500 for the year a fee of £1.00 is payable at EVERY rehearsal attended. PLEASE NOTE: These fees are NOT negotiable and are to be paid promptly if you wish to take part in the show.

SOCIETY NEWS: Congratulations to Kim Wild and Chris Sanders on the birth of their daughter Elizabeth Marion (Libby) on 28th October 2013. This year there are two forthcoming marriages. Jenny Boyd in September and Nicola Clayton in October. Our very best wishes to them and their fiances.

NODA North West Awards Night: Sunday4th May at the Piccadilly Mercure Hotel in Manchester.
Manchester Musical awards evening; Saturday 14th June 2014 – Longfield Suite Prestwich.


Chairman Mrs Pat Marney 0161 427 7121
E-Mail: patbrimarn@aol.com
Website: www.stockportoperaticsociety.co.uk