Oswestry Musical Theatre Company presents The Wizard of Oz

Oswestry Musical Theatre Company presents the most wonderful panto in OsThe Wizard of Oz.

Following Dorothy, Toto and a cast of well-loved characters, Adrian Barradell’s pantomime takes the story you know, and adds a generous sprinkle of comedy characters that all the family will love.

Performances will be at The Marches School Theatre, Morda Road, Oswestry from the 7th to 9th of December 2018:

  1. Friday 7th December at 7:00 PM (evening)
  2. Saturday 8th December at 2:00 PM (matinee)
  3. Saturday 8th December at 7:00 PM (evening)
  4. Sunday 9th December at 2:00 PM (matinee)

Tickets are available from Rowanthorn’s in Oswestry (4 Old Chapel Court) or from TicketSource.

Tickets are priced at £12.00 for adults or £8.00 for children. Family tickets are available at £36.00 for a family of four (two adults and two children). Additional group discounts are also available for groups of more than 10.

We aim to make our shows as accessible as possible. If you have any specific needs, we request that you inform us when booking to allow us to make any necessary adjustments within the auditorium. To inform us of any special requirements, to discuss group bookings, or for general information, please contact us by telephone on 01691 657996 or by email at info@omtc.info.

Come and audition to be in The Wizard of Oz!

Come and audition to be in The Wizard of Oz pantomime with Oswestry Musical Theatre Company. Rehearsals will be on Monday and Thursday evenings starting in September, with performances running from 7th to 9th December.

There are many different parts available for different ages, genders and levels of confidence and experience. There will be a workshop to talk about characterisation and dialogue for all those interested in auditioning, on 9th August from 7–9.30pm at the Memorial Hall, Oswestry. Singing workshops will be held from 7–7.30pm on 13th and 16th August at Cornerstone Baptist church. Auditions for the very varied cast will then be held on 21st August between 7.30pm and 10pm at the Memorial Hall.

If you would like more information, please email s_fantham@hotmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Be Part of a Music Hall Style Fundraising Event to Support The Royal British Legion and Oswestry Musical Theatre Company

Oswestry Musical Theatre Company are planning a joint fundraising event with the Royal British Legion, to mark 100 years since WW1.

The concert will be on 2nd September 2018 at The Marches School, from 3–6pm (approximately).

We are looking for as many singers as possible to join the concert; current, past and non-members of OMTC are welcome. There will be some opportunities for Junior chorus members who are currently or have previously been OMTC members.

There will be both singing and acting opportunities.

The open evening for those interested in the concert will be held at Cornerstone Church, Oswestry SY11 2HJ, on 25th June at 7–8pm. The open evening is both for performers, and for volunteers who wish to help with the performance in other ways.

Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings throughout July and August. You will not be expected to attend all rehearsals but we do require a good commitment.

The Musical Director is Kate MacDonald, staging with Rebekah Plaisted, and pianist Helen. Phil Box is looking after everything regarding production and front-of-house.

If you have any questions, please contact Kate via email or text 07515 518594.

Into The Woods Update

Oswestry Musical Theatre Company has begun rehearsals for our upcoming show, Into The Woods. Stephen Sondheim’s acclaimed musical intertwines the plots of several well-known fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and actions.

The show will be performed on the evenings of 12th, 13th and 14th April, plus a matinee show on 14th April.

Tickets are available from R.J. Christian (Jewellers), Bailey Street, Oswestry, or tickets can be bought online via TicketSource.

Poster for Into The Woods (important details are in the post)

Following auditions, we have filled most of the roles with an amazing cast of returning members along with many new faces. Our first rehearsal was held on 5th February, where there was a read-through of the script with a lot of laughs in the process!

Cast members enjoying the first read-through

There are still a few parts to fill in this show:

  • Jack’s Mother: female, over 25, Soprano with chorus numbers and some solo singing.
  • Cinderella’s Stepmother: female, over 25, Mezzo-Soprano with chorus numbers and some solo singing.
  • Cinderella’s Father: male, over 25,  some chorus singing but mostly spoken word.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please get in touch as soon as possible via the Oswestry Musical Theatre Company Facebook page, by calling or texting 07515 518594, or contact us by emailA very short audition will need to take place for these roles  with the Director and Musical Director.

Award Winners

Congratulations to the cast and crew of last December’s Pantomime Once Upon a Time who have achieved a first for the company by being named Best Pantomime in Midlands area two by NODA.

Dani, Sue and several other members went to the awards ceremony in Sutton Coldfield Sunday 17th April.

OMTC Noda Winners
Dani and Sue Box with the Certificate

Back to the Musicals

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Tickets are now available for  our new production Back to the Musicals from Ticket Source and Christians the Jewellers in Oswestry.

Our limited run is from 19th -21st May 2016 at the Marches School and contains show stoppers from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago plus many more.

The cast includes:

Danielle Box
Sue Box
Kate MacDonald
Bekah Brown
Sarah Fantham
Katie Bird
Eddie Edwards
Cake Edwards
John Tomkinson
Natalie Pegram
Barbra Wilcock
Sheila Wilbraham
Marie Winterton

Children
Hobie bell-Tomkinson
Jenna bell-Tomkinson
Charla Bell-Tomkinson
Sophie Mackey
Eleanor Parker
Freya Parker
Emily Holmes
Connie Holmes
Emily Darlington
Charlotte bird-Roberts
Kyle Thomas
Callum Fox

Nominations

Congratulations to the cast and crew of our 2015 pantomime: Once Upon a Time.

They have been nominated for Best Pantomime Award District 2 in the NODA awards by local rep Kay Ikin

This is the first time that OMTC has been nominated in the Pantomime category.  The award ceremony takes place in Sutton Coldfield in April and we will bring more news then.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Oswestry Musical Theatre Company’s committee met earlier this week to make formal decisions on upcoming productions for 2016/17.

Rehearsals will start for a compilation show directed and produced by a collective creative team including John Thomkinson, Dani Box, and Dawn Jaffrey as musical director. The show will run from 19th May – 21st (3 X evening shows and a matinee performance on the Saturday)

There are a wide range of song with opportunities for solos, duets, chorus etc with songs from well-known musicals including;

The Lion King, The Wizard of Oz, The Phantom of the Opera, Annie, Chicago just to name a few!

Rehearsals start on 18th January in the Hall at the Marches School:
Children: 7pm – 8pm
Adults: 8pm – 9:30pm

The creative team will be able to provide more information and answer any questions for you then!

If you haven’t been before, we welcome members of all ages (Children aged 8+) and abilities, you just need to turn up on the 18th Jan.
If you have any questions please send us a message on here or email info@omtc.info

We look forward to seeing lots of people there!

Once Upon a Time

Rehearsals are well underway for Once Upon a Time a panto with a bit of a difference…

The daughter of Cinderella is about to marry the son of Snow White, banishing evil from Pantoland forever or so the ancient prophecy says. Naturally the baddies aren’t taking this lying down! Evelyn, the wickedest of wicked witches, spirits Princess Lottie and her two idiot helpers Nick and Nack away from the palace and drops them on the edge of Pantoland . Of course, the Prince with Jack his companion and Gertie the cook embark on a rescue mission, What lies in store for all of them?

We will be performing this 11th-13th December 2015 at Marches School Oswestry.

Tickets are available from Ticket Source or from Christian’s Jewellers

 

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