Oklahoma cast photos to be taken next Monday 11th Feb. Cast are reminded that this rehearsals is vital as it is the only one the photographer can make. Please turn up suitably prepared!
Due to unforeseen circumstances Ann Mayor has stepped down from directing 'Oklahoma'. The committee past and present wishes to publicly extend the society's thanks to Ann for all her hard work.
After extensive discussions the post of director has been offered to, and accepted by, Chris Love. He will now work closely with Sue Black (Musical Director) and GWOS to ensure a fun and exciting show.
The first rehearsal for Oklahoma will take place on Monday 1st October at 7:45, St Marks Church Hall at Cherry Orchard. Audition material will be available. Anyone wishing to know more about the show, production team, or auditions is most welcome to attend.
Director: Chris Love
Chris trained at Bird College of Performing Arts and graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in 2006. Since then his theatre credits include Showtime (Spa Theatre, Bridlington) Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham) Call Me Madam (Gatehouse Theatre, London) Mack and Mabel, Oklahoma! (Broadway Theatre, London) The Pajama Game, Annie, Get Your Gun (Union Theatre, London) and the world premier of The Ripper's Five at the Bleeker Theatre in New York City. Recently he has turned to the creative side, producing Cabaresque! (Swan Theatre, Worcester) Dangerous Fields (Stratford East Theatre) and A Double Bill (Number 8 Theatre). Chris is also a freelance lecturer and has taught at Bexley Academy of Music and Drama, Bird College and Worcester College of Technology, as well as various workshops around the country.
Musical Director: Sue Black
Susan has a wide repertoire, from early music to new works of contemporary composers, covering opera, light opera, oratorio, recitals and concert work. She has performed in concert halls, theatres and cathedrals throughout the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands, and in France, Germany, Spain, Holland, Washington DC., and South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Susan has had the privilege of performing all the greatest leading roles in the grand opera repertoire, the most recent being “Elizabetta” in Don Carlos, and the title role in Tosca.
Over the last few years, Susan has taken up the baton and has conducted several light operas and Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. She was recently the MD for a production of HMS Pinafore, and a carol concert in Malvern Priory where she conducted Malvern Festival Chorus.
In June last year, Susan was the stage director for a production of La Traviata, in Cheltenham, for Bel Canto Opera.
Susan has shared the platform with many local Choral Societies, Brass Bands, Orchestras, Opera Companies and Male Voice Choirs, including The Morriston Orpheus and Treorchy Male Choirs, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The Band of the Grenadier Guards, Fine Arts Brass Ensemble, The English Symphony Orchestra, The Band of the Royal Air Force, The Band of the Blues and Royals, The Band of the Wessex Yeomanry and other Military Bands.
Being a practical person, she has also turned her hand to many back-stage activities! Designing and making costumes, running props teams and stage-management to name but a few!
As a voice coach, Susan has had many years experience, teaching in schools and at home, and never loses the joy in helping others discover their own personal instrument.
Oklahoma rehearsals start October 1st at 19:45. It is strongly suggested that anyone thinking of joining the chorus or auditioning for a principal role should attend at least one Monday night rehearsal to get a feel for the society, show and interpretation.
Principal auditions will take place on Sunday 21st October. Audition by prior registration and appointment only.
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Rodgers & Hammerstein's,
Swan Theatre, Worcester from the 9th - 13th of April 2013. For more details visit our Forthcoming Productions page.