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.
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!
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 email. A very short audition will need to take place for these roles with the Director and Musical Director.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing lots of people there!
We are looking for a director(s) to join our Musical Director in staging our next production which will be a compilation show.
If you would like to be considered please email email@example.com or speak to a committee member for more information.
One of our Nancy’s sings It’s a Fine Life with Bet.
Fagin’s gang in I’d Do Anything
Sykes and Fagin argue over Oliver’s future.
Tickets are available online at http://omtc.ticketsource.co.uk/ or in Oswestry at Christian’s Jewellers on Bailey St.
Tickets for Oliver! are available to buy now! Performances start on Thursday 28th May and run through to Sunday the 31st May 2015, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
Get your tickets for Oliver! by clicking the picture of the ticket below:
Alternatively, visit our box office at Christian’s the Jeweler’s on Bailey Street in Oswestry.
Tickets are £12 for adults and £8 for children. Book your seat soon before they get snapped up.
Members’ Booking for Oliver (performances 28th-30th of May with matinees on Sat & Sun) will be available at the next 2 rehearsals, in room C6 of the Marches School on Thursday and Monday evenings (26th and 30th of March) from 7pm.
Shortly after, online ticket sales will be available from here:
Just a quick message about the Oliver! cast and production team. Some of the roles have been split between multiple cast members. Details below:
Oliver – Bridget Forster
Oliver – Freya Parker
Oliver – Emily Winterton
Dodger – Carwyn Jones
Dodger – Connie Holmes
Nancy – Sue Box
Nancy – Kate MacDonald
Fagin – Chas Travis
Bill Sykes – Paul Stennings
Mrs Corney – Carrie Fisher
Mrs Corney – Jane Hanmer
Mr Bumble – Phil Sumner
Mr Brownlow – Adam Howes
Mr Sowerberry – Hilton Holmes
Mrs Sowerberry – Heather Williams
Noah Sowerberry/Police – Liam Johnson
Charlotte Sowerberry – Emily Holmes
Bet – Natalie Bridge
Old Sally/Chorus – Barbara Wilcock
Mrs Bedwin/Chorus – Ellie Clarke
Mr Grimwig/Police – Thom Kerr
Chorus – Maz Evans
Chorus – Heidi Smith
Chorus – Sheila Wilbraham
Chorus – Marie Winterton
Chorus – Dani Box
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Charlotte Bird-Roberts
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Charla Bell-Tomkinson
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Jenna Bell-Tomkinson
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Emily Darlinton
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Lucy Force
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Amelia Gunn
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Harley Knopp
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Rosie Lewis
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Elanor Parker
Workhouse/Fagin’s Gang – Eleanor Shambrook
Director – Sam Forster
Musical Director – Dawn Jaffrey
Wardrobe – Heidi Smith & Sue Box
Props – Dani Box
OMTC’s next show, Oliver!, will be on between the 27th and 31st of May 2015.
We need your help!
Are you available to help out backstage or front of house during any of the performances of Oliver! (week ending 31st May 2015), as either:
– stage hand (shifting scenery around)
– stage manager (our stage is fairly small, there’s not that much to manage)
– prop wrangler (make sure the right person gets the right prop at the right time!)
– chaperone (child-herding)
– Tea maker extraordinary
If you can help out, the more shows you can help with the better, but if you can only do 1 or 2, that’s awesome too!
If you can help, please comment here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk to Sam Forster at any rehearsal (normally Mondays and Thursdays at the Marches School)!
Hi everyone, hope you have had a great weekend just to remind you that Children will meet again tomorrow at 6pm, We are preparing for auditions and it will be a split session to explore the scene where Dodger and Oliver meet and then to practice your audition songs.
Seniors from 7:30pm is especially for those wishing to practice audition songs in preparation for Monday 19th Audition day, you will also be able to book your audition time as well.
Thursday’s session will be for Senior members only to practice their audition monologues.
See you tomorrow
Best wishes Sam