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Kevin Nitsch

Webster, NY

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Anything Goes - Ship Set

Anything goes set for sale, like new, One voyage only. Ship is 40 feet wide with 32' onstage L to R. One set of stairs onstage, two sets of escape stairs, one L one R. Upper deck is 7 feet high, upper cabin is 7 feet tall. ship comes with working deck and porthole lights, ship railings are metallic gold, The ship is made up of 10 4' X 8' platforms, 1 4' X 4' platform. All triangulated legs for decking, and16 hard covered panels, 2 with working doors (lower deck) Set is fast and easy to assemble. Set also comes with bar and two stools and life rings. One section of ship railing used downstage.
It is located in Webster, NY. Available for pick up only.

April 2014

Posted 10/04/2014

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Recent Post from one of our readers - 20/02/2014
Name: John Harrison

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Message? Hi Peter,
I am 47 and live in the North East and I am working full time.
I am looking to get back into acting after many years out and was hoping you could advise on a local drama group.
Regards, John

Peter's response:

Hi John,
Thanks for your email.
I'm afraid that I can't advise you on any particular group you might join, I don't have detailed knowledge of the groups in your area. The best advice I can offer is to find some amateur groups that are near to you (look in our 'Groups' section there are quite a few listed with website information and contact details). I'm sure you will find that any group will welcome you with open arms just give them a call or drop them an email, men are always in short supply in the amdram world.
I'll put your letter up in our 'Advice' section and perhaps a group local to you will contact you directly.
Do let me know how you get on.

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Official Press Release from TRW on GHOST THE MUSICAL Acquisition
MARCH 6, 2014, New York City, New York
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Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW)

TRW President & CEO Steve Spiegel

Leading musical theatre licensor Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), announces exclusive representation for stock and amateur rights for GHOST THE MUSICAL. The show was nominated for three Tony Awards, five Olivier Awards and is still successfully touring North America and the U.K. The musical joins a roster that includes Tony Award-winners MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT and MEMPHIS, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, and THE COLOR PURPLE.
Based on the Paramount Pictures film written by the musical’s book writer Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST THE MUSICAL features a pop-rock score by Dave Stewart (EURYTHMICS) and six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard. The iconic “Unchained Melody” written by Hy Zaret and Alex North, complements the musical journey of this beautiful story.
Dave Stewart

Posted on 22/03/2014

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Charles Court Opera

IslingtonOne of the leading lights in the recent explosion of small companies taking opera into previously inaccessible places, and leading the current reinvigoration of the works of the UK's greatest purveyors of light opera, Gilbert and Sullivan, Charles Court Opera was formed in 2005 by it's Artistic Director, John Savournin, starting life at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in Islington with a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado.
Now in its sixth year, Charles Court Opera has produced a wide range of work including their critically acclaimed Gilbert & Sullivan productions, opera, music theatre, contemporary music events, education projects and their legendary 'off-piste' boutique pantomimes, They have performed across the UK in venues ranging from London's pub theatres to the National concert hall in Dublin and have toured to France, Ireland, Spain and the USA.
Unique to the company is their collaboration with the Eaton-Young Piano Duo (Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, St-Martin-in-the-fields) who arrange the orchestral scores complete for piano four hands or two pianos, thereby allowing performances in venues previously inaccessible for opera and introducing them to wider audiences without having to compromise the musical substance.

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Garden Suburb Theatre

St Margaret’s Church Hall, Victoria Avenue, Finchley
(close to Finchley Central Tube)

GST Set Design Workshop

Contact: Please let us know if you will be coming along

Saturday April 26th, 2.00-5.00pm

Ever thought you’d like to design a stage set but don’t think you have the skill or the confidence?
Come to the GST Set Design Workshop
The workshop is being run by David Rance and Jo Eggleton Rance
(with help from some fellow GST designers we hope).
Learn about some of the practical problems and get hands-on experience of making plans and a set model. We hope this will lead to you designing, co-designing, or being an assistant designer for, a set for one of next season’s shows, but there would be no pressure on you to do so – you can just come for the experience.
Materials will be provided. It would be advisable for you to wear old clothes.
Do join us – it will be fun! – Jo and David

Posted on 01/04/2014

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Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society


REVIEW: Pinocchio, Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society, The Vernon Theatre, Lyndhurst

10:33am Monday 10th February 2014 in Curtain Call By Anne Waggott

IT’S a subdued Italian Christmas – children are mysteriously disappearing, toy donkeys cry real tears, toymaker Geppetto is saddened that nobody is interested in his wooden puppet, while lift operator, Jimmy Crankit, and shop assistant, Grazia, are challenged by the arrival of diva Dame Scrumptious (charismatic Hannah Marks) and her precocious students!
Nathanial Bond, this evening’s Pinocchio, was excellent with his marionette actions, convincing and engaging, frozen impeccably until activated by kindly Fairy Sapphire’s magic (Michelle Bradley-Harris).
Neville Green’s portrayal of Geppetto was both comical and eliciting sympathy from the supportive audience.
Director Jenny Green claimed that she chose this script to give an opportunity for her Kidzone Drama Group to “shine in their individual roles” – and she succeeded. Two separate groups of child actors were cast (not clearly identified in the programme which were performing for specific shows), but all shared enthusiasm, enjoyment and created fun characters.
Enjoyable family community theatre!

Posted on 10/02/2014

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Charles Court Opera


KINGS HEAD THEATRE, Upper Street, Angel, Islington

By Gilbert & Sullivan

4th - 28th June 2014

Box Office: Online

Charles Court Opera make a long awaited return to the King's Head Theatre with a brand new, fresh and witty production of the masterly duo's hilarious satire on artistic movements and meaningless fads. Brimming with cheeky humour, memorable songs and delicious characters, Patience is a hilarious comic opera not to miss.
Directed by John Savournin and designed by Simon Bejer (winner of Best Opera Production at the Off-West-End Theatre Awards 2014), this brand new production will send you out smiling from ear to ear.
"the masters of G&S in small spaces"
Camden New Journal
"Wickedly funny"
The Guardian on H.M.S. Pinafore
"Ingenious... It's hard to imagine it better administered"
Evening Standard on The Pirates of Penzance

Posted 15/04/2014

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Bedfordshire Drama Group

Leighton Buzzard, Beds

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For Sale

For Sale – Script Library
Our drama group are getting rid of our script library. We have approx 175 – 200 scripts of all genres on offer, to go as one lot.
Can provide all the details/ titles if you email
The majority of the scripts are in great condition, but some of them have previously been used & are either marked up for a cast member or for lighting etc.
You would need to pick them up from Leighton Buzzard, Beds as far too heavy to send.
If interested, make us an offer!

May 2013

Posted on: 27/05/2013

Recently posted Studio Facilities
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North London
68, High Street, Barnet EN5 5SJ
Contact: T: 020 8441 5010

Available to hire

Studio 1
29ft 4" - 29ft
8.94m - 8.84m
This Studio has a smooth dance floor, a large mirror, heating, access to water and black curtains to cover the mirror. easy access
£25 per hour (discounts for regular bookings)

Studio 2
27ft 4" - 23ft 3"
8.3m - 7.1m
This studio has windows, aircon, a smooth dance floor, a large mirror, easy access.
£25 per hour (discounts for regular bookings

Subject to Availability

Posted 11/07/2013

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Matt Maisey Pantos

If you are looking for new pantomime scripts, with lots of laughs, traditional stories and characters, but with a fresh approach, then you are in the right place!
All the Pantomime scripts you will find here are full of what you want in a pantomime. Best loved characters, well known storylines and a healthy mix of old and new jokes. There is slapstick, callouts and most of all a general sense of fun.
The scripts are ready for you to use as they are, but sometimes the best laughs come from what you add!
Matthew has been performing on stage since school age. At some point he started writing and directing things too! Having been in many pantomimes both as a child and adult he knew that being stupid on stage was a passion and wanted to help others do the same. Recently he has played Billy the Butler in 'Sleeping Beauty,' (in what was voted NODA's best Pantomime for the South West) Sergeant Feng in 'Aladdin' (which he also directed) and Silas Slime in 'Puss in Boots'. So he's done the Good the Bad and probably the Ugly.

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The Hub Theatre

the hub theatre, City College, Chapel Road, Southampton SO14 5GL
Contact: 023 8057 7400


A brand new state of the art venue located in the heart of Southampton, bringing you the very best that the arts has to offer on the south coast.

Contact us for availability

Posted 18/03/2014

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Mayhem Musical Theatre Company


Twelfth Night

deadline 20th April
Call for Directors - outdoor Shakespeare ‘Twelfth Night’

Posted 10/04/2014

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Gillingham Dramatic Society

Brook Theatre, Chatham, Kent


Contact: If you are interested in taking part in the show or auditioning for one of the major principal parts, either contact the company secretary on 01634 372322 or turn up at the Brook on the night. There will be a financial cost and a high level of commitment will be necessary for Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings from the end of August.

Open auditions will be held on Thursday 24th April starting at 7.30pm

GDS Theatre Company are looking for singers, actors and dancers to appear in their autumn production of Hairspray! at the Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone the week beginning October 5th. There will be 6 performances commencing on Tuesday 7th October with a matinee and evening performance on Sat 11th October.
We are particularly interested in casting the following four principal parts:
• Motormouth Maybelle
• Seaweed J Stubbs
• Edna Turnblad
• Amber Von Tussle

Posted on 10/04/2014

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Quince Players

Press Release - Monday 14th April

The Vicar of Dibley, Geraldine Grainger (Tracy Warren), is known to have a particular love of chocolate and of course as Easter approaches she is looking forward the end of lent so that she can indulge in her favourite chocolaty treats.
Tracy and the rest of the cast of the Quince Players next production, The Vicar of Dibley, would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter. They will be taking the chance to brush up on their lines in readiness for the final three weeks of rehearsal of this hilarious adaptation of the popular BBC series from Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. None of our favourite characters have been omitted from this script created by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter with kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions. The license fee for this production goes to Comic Relief.
The Quince Players opened their Box Office on 12th April and as such you can now book tickets for any of the 7 performances (including a matinee at 2.30pm on 17th May). The show runs from 8-10th & 15-17th May at 7.45pm.

Box Office open at Sapphire Estates from 12th April or at or on 01344 874200
Cordes Hall, Sunninghill

Posted on 14/04/2014

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Rob Heslop
Graduate of Creative Music Technology BA(hons)
My name is Rob Heslop and I am a recent graduate of Creative Music Technology BA(hons), aged 22 with a strong multi-arts background - my forte being composition and music production.
Throughout university I have had a keen interest in arts productions and performances and have composed for classmates as well as performing arts groups.
I now work at Wreake Valley Academy, Syston, as a Music, Performing & Visual Arts Technician assisting with recording music and drama performances and supporting the development of musical compositions for GCSE & A-Level students.
I am writing today to offer my services as a composer and producer for any forthcoming projects which might require a soundtrack, soundscape or any sound-design.
I have included a dropbox link to a recent short composition of mine that combines composition, production and sound design to demonstrate my ability;
Dropbox Link
If there are any opportunities for me to get involved please do not hesitate to contact me, Rob heslop

Posted on 16/10/2013

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515 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlon, Manchester M21 8AQ

Contact: Tel: 0161-881-0888
For Sale

Sunday 13th April from 12pm until 5pm

FANCY DRESS SALE - Celebration in Chorlton Manchester
Invitation to our annual fancy dress sale. We have over 200 ex-hire costumes, children and adults which we are selling off to make room for new outfits. The costumes will start from £3.00 each Our sale will be held at our shop on Sunday 13th April from 12pm until 5pm There will be offers on the day also, such as, buy three £3 outfits for £7.50 and three £5.00 outfits for £12.00 etc....
We would love to see you on the day, Come along and have a browse. I'm sure some of the outfits will come in handy for you!
Sharon McCarthy

Posted 01/04/2014