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Aldridge Musical Comedy Society

Aldridge Musical Comedy Society

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Brownhills Community Theatre, Deakin Avenue

 

The AMCS are constantly looking for new members, be it fresh new talent, old-time professionals or just plain old Bob. If you have the desire to be on stage, be involved in the production of a musical or concert, or if you want to help out in any way, then please get in touch. The AMCS always welcome new members with a smile, a lot of excitement and even more friendliness. If you want to see what we're all about, then feel free to come along to a rehearsal and meet the society, watch a rehearsal and join in if you like! We rehearse at the Keeling School of Dance in Aldridge every Wednesday from 8:00pm. Please come along and see!
The Society have a production every May and every November, at either the exceptionally well facilitated Brownhills Community School Theatre or the well established and prestigious Prince of Wales Centre in Cannock.
In addition to the shows and concerts, AMCS also performs at private functions and for other groups who wish to be entertained by the multi-talented actors, singers and dancers.
As a registered charity, the Society supports other charities by performing and raising funds whenever possible and has recently joined forces with Chadsmoor Choral Society and the Bridgtown Brass Band to raise funds for the Katharine House Hospice in Stafford.
President : Paula Garratt Tel: 01543 480626 Mob: 07932 688485
Tickets contact Paula Garratt on 01543 480626 or via mgbeechcroft@aol.com
Chairman: Julie Lamb - joolslamb@sky.com - Tel: 01922 682519 - Mob: 07885 634284
Business Manager: Kerry Flint - kerryjaneflint@yahoo.co.uk - Tel: 01543 574450 - Mob: 07798 923770
Treasurer: Claire Oatley - claire.oatley@nhs.net - Tel: 01543 491928 - Mob: 07970 066362
Secretary: Alex Sutton - alex521@hotmail.co.uk - Tel: 01902 851682 - Mob: 07962 133890

 

ANTHEM VOICES

ANTHEM VOICES

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Wolverhampton

 

Anthem is home to two fantastic community choirs, Anthem Youth (9-18) and Anthem Voices (18+)!
Anthem covers a range of musical genres such as pop and musical theatre helping to improve confidence in vocal and performance technique. The choirs meet every Thursday evening at Wednesfield High School, Lichfield Road, Wolverhampton and perform regularly throughout the year. No audition required, just a love for singing!
Contact: anthemvoices@hotmail.com or 07849255226

 

Backstreet Theatre Company

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Norton Canes, Cannock

 

Backstreet Theatre company aim to produce and perform musical productions of the highest standard and to always raise our game and try new challenging shows. All our members are 100% committed to the group and enjoy contributing to all our fundraising activities. We are a close nit, young, sociable group who work hard to produce shows to professional standards always putting the 'Backstreet' stamp on whatever we do.
We aim to always use local companies and contacts whenever we need printing, costumes, props or advice and support, therefore hopefully giving back to our community
Our shows are performed at the Prince of Wales theatre Cannock
For more information please contact Jo Goulding (Chairperson) 07884431346

 

Bilston Operatic Company

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Wolverhampton

 

Bilston Operatic Company perform two shows per year. Their main performace is a Musical performed at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton every December, followed by a concert held later in the year. The profits from these productions are given to local worthwhile charities.
Contact via website or enquiries@bilston-operatic.co.uk

 

Birmingham Savoyards

Birmingham Savoyards
www.birminghamsavoyards.org.uk

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Birmingham

 

Birmingham Savoyards was formed in 1963 principally to perform the works of Gilbert & Sullivan, and today we are one of the few surviving and thriving 'G&S' societies in the Midlands area.
In addition to all the fun we have enjoying our music related activities, we also enjoy a number of social events throughout the year such as our annual barbecue and quiz evenings.
We are happy to welcome new members, so if you live in the Birmingham area and can sing in tune, please feel free to come along and give us a try. we would be delighted to hear from you.
You may also contact us at enquiries@birminghamsavoyards.org.uk or telephone 0121 353 1407 or for publicity publicity.officer@birminghamsavoyards.org.uk
For tickets please tickets@birminghamsavoyards.org.uk

 

BMOS Youth Theatre


Sutton Coldfield

 

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Bournville Musical Theatre Company


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Bournville

 

Email: sarahl@bmtcweb.co.uk
Members Secretary karenl@bmtcweb.co.uk
BMTC have been performing for over 60 years.
They were affiliated to Cadburys and their venue was the 750 seat concert hall in the heart of Cadburys.
Many employees from Cadburys have treaded the boards at the concert hall, and shows such as The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly were successfully staged there.
Over the years Cadburys decided that the concert hall could no longer be used for performances by the BMTC, and with regret, our last production was Anything Goes in 2000.
We moved to The OLD Rep in Station Street in Birmingham City Centre for our London to New York show in 2001, followed by South Pacific in 2002 and our last production, Cabaret at the Old Rep in 2003.
Due to increased audience sizes and facilities offered by the Crescent Theatre we moved to this venue in Sheepcote Street for our sell out production of Carousel in February 2004.

 

Brit Youth Theatre


34 Upper Holland Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B72 1SU

 

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Performance based stage school for ages 8-18
Pupils study singing dancing and acting with performance as their focus.
Classes are once a week for two and a half hours during school term time.
There are three terms work before the performance.

 

BROC - Birmingham Repertory Opera Company

BROC - Birmingham Repertory Opera Company
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Birmingham

 

BROC is an amateur opera company based in the West Midlands, who specialise in producing new works and original adaptations. Our mission is to perform the works of young composers by young performers, and raise the profile of new operatic works in Birmingham.
We perform in all sorts of venues across Erdington and Birmingham. Alongside having a great time making music, BROC is about inspiring and developing young musicians. We aim to expose our members to a variety of musical opportunities and the society has built up a repertoire of over 200 songs performed in a variety of concerts.
If you would like to get involved, then you are more than welcome to come along to one of our rehearsals and get to know us a bit better. There is no audition required to join the society or to take part in any of our concerts and performances. For our fully staged shows, we audition for the lead roles.
To find out more, please feel free to drop us an email at broc.contact@gmail.com

 

CADS - Charlemont Dramatic Society

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West Bromwich

 

Why not join us and learn new skills, gain self-confidence and make a lot of new friends!
The membership of CADS is one large family with many partnerships and friendships amongst its members, in addition to our common interests in theatre and the arts'
Contact: •Phone : 0121 357 4169
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Cannock Wood And Gentleshaw Musical Society - CWAGMS

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Cannock, West Midlands

 

Our Name is “CWAGMS” Cannock Wood And Gentleshaw Musical Society. we are in the West Midlands area and our main town is Cannock, we perform to shows a year at the Prince Of wales Theatre Cannock Staffordshire. our web site is www.cwagms.co.uk
CWAGMS was formed in 1977. In those days we numbered about 35 on stage, plus another 10-12 friends and relatives working backstage, front of house etc.
Our first show, which we performed in our local Village Hall, was a little known musical/operetta called "Dick Turpin"
Our membership now is in the region of about 75-100.
We now perform two complete stage musicals each year; one in May and one in December. We also have an annual travelling variety musical show which begins in September and is performed throughout the year.
We raise money for charities by performing our annual Concerts, "A Village Christmas" and "Music in the Park" at Beaudesert Scout and Guide Camp. Charities that benefit from us are: Air Ambulance. Child Victims of Crime, RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute), St. John Ambulance, The Scout and Guide Movement and St Giles Hospice. We also raise funds for churches, halls and many other worthwhile causes.
CWAGMS organises an annual weekend away to a seaside town, we perform one concert which entertains local residents and holiday makers helping to support our charities even more!! We have been to Morcambe, Gt Yarmouth, Llandudno, Minehead, Weston-Super-Mare and Lytham St Annes. If you would like to join us please do not hesitate to contact us.
CWAGMS go Carol Singing each Christmas, and all of the money raised is once again given to local charities. We all dress up in Dickensian Costumes, and look as if we have just stepped off a Christmas Card! If you would like us to sing for you, then please contact us!
We have been going now for more than 37 years and we are growing every year
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Castle Bromwich Theatre Group


Castle Bromwich

 

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Hi All
Just to let people know about our group. We are always looking for new members either back stage or front of curtain. If you are interested then have a look at our website and contact us.
Look forward to hearing and seeing you at one of our shows
CBTG.
Your Theatre Group needs YOU!
We really hope you enjoy our shows. If you do why don\’t you consider joining us? You don\’t have to \‘tread the boards\’, as we are always happy to welcome non-acting members as well as anyone who has the desire to perform. We meet at Arden Hall, Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7.30 til 10pm. Why not come along and give us a try or give us a call for a chat before-hand.
For the non-performers we have a variety of backstage roles to challenge your talents, such as set design and building, costumes and props, sound, lighting and stage management and in the run up to, and during a performance, we always need extra help at front of house, with publicity and ticket & program sales. For the thespians among you, we currently produce at least one play and a pantomime each year with roles to suit all.
Whether you prefer an acting or non-acting role, we can guarantee a great deal of fun and laughter !
Our next production will be announced on our website so keep checking-in through google for further details.

 

Centre Stage Balsall Common Drama Group

Centre Stage Balsall Common Drama Group
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Heart of England School, Gipsy Lane, Balsall Common, Coventry CV7 7FW

 

Amateur Theatre group meeting at Heart of England School Gypsy Lane Balsall Common CV7 Thurs night 7:30 -10pm.
Centre Stage began in 1985 when founder member Bryan Marlow put and advert into the local paper to set up a village drama group. The wheels were set in motion for what was to become Balsall Commons first amateur dramatics society.
Centre Stage is proud to welcome all experience levels. Over the years we have tackled every aspect of theatre and as the group continues to develop we see bigger and better productions continually raising the benchmark for great theatre.
Pantomimes & plays 01676 534406 for info or cstagebc@gmail.com

 

CHAOS - Cradley Heath Amateur Operatic Society

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Cradley Heath

 

How To Join
You will be required to:
- Have a good singing voice.
- Have enthusiasm and the ability to act.
What Do You Get Out Of It?
You have the chance to have the time of your life! As a member you will be invited on the many trips that take place as well as workshops where singing and acting skills can be perfected and learnt.
You will meet a diverse set of people, all having the same passion for acting and singing as you do. The whole cast will make you feel welcome and most of all you get to perform on stage, and show what you can do! Call Paul \ John on: 01384 293913
Contact: chaos@chaosoperatics.co.uk
CHAOS Box Office, P.O.Box 12116, Halesowen, B63 1YQ

 

Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society - CATS

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Cheadle

 

C.A.T.S. originated from the Carlos Players which were formed in the 1930s in Cheadle in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The Carlos Players used to perform at the local Church Hall, known as the Carlos Institute. In 1974, the Institute was demolished and the group moved their performances to the Lecture Theatre at Cheadle High School. The group changed its name to ‘Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society’ or ‘C.A.T.S.’ for short. Since 1974, we have built up a reputation for our performances and attract our membership from the local area as well as further afield. We have won many awards both on stage, behind the scenes and front of house.
We do at least 3 performances a year. In February, we perform our annual Traditional Pantomime, written and directed by our own members. In March/April we enter the All England One Act Play Festival and in late October C.A.T.S. perform the October play.The venue for our Pantomimes and October plays is the Cheadle Community Theatre, Cheadle Academy, Station Road, Cheadle, Staffs.
We have around 50 members. Minimum age is 11 years, but we also have members of 70+. Why not contact us? We are constantly looking for new members both on stage and off.
Rehearsals take place on Mondays and Friday evenings at Cheadle County Primary School, Cheadle. Pentomime rehearsals start in early November and the October play rehearsals commence in May. The One Act Play rehearsals, start in February.
CATS is based in Staffordshire in the West Midlands.
Contact us at: info@cheadle-cats.org.uk
Telephone Jenny our Secretary: 01538 751173
More information can be found on our website: http://www.cheadle-cats.org.uk/

 

Circle Light Opera Company


Coventry

 

C.L.O.C. has grown over the last 60 years from a small group up to the large musical society that it is today. For its many members it provides fun, companionship and a chance to indulge in a little make believe - the call of the stage never seems to fade, so, HERE'S TO THE NEXT 60 YEARS.
Written in our 60th Year by Paul Douglass - Ticket Secretary.
With thanks to Graham Aveling, Sue Goldingay and Sandra Haynes.
Just come and meet us on a Monday night. C.L.O.C meets on a Monday Night from 8 O'clock until 10 at the Newman centre on Old Oscott Hill, Kingstanding, Great Barr, (North) Birmingham.
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CMTS - Coventry Musical Theatre Society

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Coventry

 

The Award Winning Theatre Company based in the West Midlands!
CMTS has been estalished 104 years since 1910 and has been a member of NODA ever since. CMTS is proud to be part of the NODA family circle and have a well established association to look after its concerns and interests.
CMTS has been nominated for NODA 'Best Regional Production Award' five times in seven years, winning four times for The Scarlet Pimpernel (2006), The Witches of Eastwick (2008), Copacabana (2009) and Disney's Beauty and the Beast (2010) The other nominations were Me and My Girl (2003), Aspects of Life (2007) and Guys and Dolls (2012).
Membership Secretary: 024 7641 1906 (Frances Bingham)
General enquiries: cmts@hotmail.com
Belgrade Theatre: www.belgrade.co.uk

 

COMIC Theatre Company

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Clent

 

Comedy, Opera and Music In Clent. The only (worthwhile) amateur dramatics theatre company in Clent!
Contact: comicinclent@gmail.com

 

Coventry Operatic Society


Coventry

 

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Coventry School


Coventry

 

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Dudley Performing Arts


Dudley

 

Dudley Performing Arts (Music), Dudley Music Centre, Lawnswood Road, Wordsley, Stourbridge DY8 5PQ Tel: 01384 813865 Fax: 01384 813866
Dudley Performing Arts (Community Arts), Netherton Arts Centre, Northfield Road, Netherton Dudley DY2 9ER Tel: 01384 813904 Fax: 01384 813905
Dudley Performing Arts provides a high quality Arts Service that promotes opportunities for artistic and creative development across the whole community. There is an enormous range of visual art, dance and movement, music and drama opportunities for adults and children at DPA all year round.

 

Eclipse Theatre Company


Bloxwich

 

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Enville Street Dramatic Society


Stourbridge

 

Enville Street Dramatic Society was founded in 1947 as the social arm of Enville Street Methodist Church in West Street, Stourbridge.
The first play, Forced Landing, was presented in 1948 and to date has presented 130 plays - a mixture of drama, comedies and thrillers.
Since 2005, the society has presented its plays at St Thomas' Church Hall, Market Street, Stourbridge, due to the closure of Enville Street Methodist Church.
Plays are put on in April and November of each year. Our most recent production was called Family Planning (April 12th to 15th 2011) Charlotte Jackson and Tom Dallaway played the young couple with some news to tell and Betty Banks excelled as bedridden Gran in Frank Vickery's comedy which was very well received by the audience.
We always welcome people wishing to join as 'acting' or 'non acting' members.
Even if you don't want to act we also need people to build sets, decorate them, help with props, sound, lighting, prompting, publicising and catering during the show week. You can develop your skills in all of these areas and meet new people. Even just coming along to watch a rehearsal is helpful to the actors who need the experience of performing in front of an audience.
There are also social events that take place throughout the year. Past events include Murder Mystery nights, barn dances, meals, discos, dinner dances, quizzes, skittle nights, video nights and theatre trips. There are a mix of different events throughout the year. Members can also suggest events for the Social Committee to organise
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They have been established for 63 years and are NODA award winners.

 

Erdington URC


Erdington near Birmingham

 

Comedies, Dramas and Pantomines
Age Range: 14 and above
Rehearsals: Mondays and Thursdays
We are an enthusiastic group of performers who enjoy putting on two full productions each year. The team enjoy performing a wide variety of genres including comedies and pantomimes. We have around 100 patrons that we entertain over two consecutive nights.
Rehearsals are held Monday evenings at Holly Lane URC Church hall which also houses our permanent stage.
The company are always happy to welcome new members in all aspects of production from actoring to set building and costumes through to stage management.

 

Erdington Operatic Society


Erdington near Birmingham

 

EOS in the Welsh language means ‘nightingale’ - very appropriate for a society known for the quality of its singing.
The Society was founded in the West Midlands in 1958. During its history it has won many awards for its productions which have been devoted almost entirely to the wonderful music of Gilbert & Sullivan.
No auditions are required to join the Society and the chorus rehearses once a week.
The Society rehearses at Blackwood Methodist Church on Blackwood Road, Streetly, B74 3PL on Wednesday evening at 8.00pm. It currently stages its productions at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall.
Chairman: John Cheese
Secretary: Gill Buck 0121-382 5649
Treasurer - Colin Lapworth
Ticket Secretaries:
Ann & Peter Whitehouse 0121-360-6627 - Luke Whitehouse - Jonathan Gibson - Graham Woodward
Roger Flinn email: rmflinn@blackyonder.co.uk

 

Fellowship Players


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Walsall

 

It's easy to join the Fellowship Players; whether you fancy treading the boards or helping out backstage, we always welcome anyone who is interested in getting involved with the company and our work. There are no membership charges or subscriptions to pay, and you are free to do as little or as much as you choose.
For further information on joining us please contact: Chris Gardner, Honorary Secretary Tel: 01922 446821 cjg12@o2.co.uk or Jennifer Smith jennismith36@hotmail.com

 

From The Top Theatre Company


Sutton Coldfield

 

We Are Looking For New Members to join our award winning theatre group
Beginners or Experienced!
We are a fun lively group aged between 16–75
We rehearse at Shenstone Village Hall Tuesday evenings 7.30pm
So if you enjoy singing, dancing acting come along and join in the fun.
Contact 07855 981309 or enquiries@fromthetoptheatre.co.uk

 

Hereford Gilbert and Sullivan Operatic Society


Hereford

 

Gilbert and Sullivan and other light opera - Age Range: 10+ (most members are 16+) - Rehearsals: Tuesdays
Contact: 07870 637331
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At least once a year we perform a show, usually one of the famous operattas by W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan at our local theatre, The Courtyard in Hereford. We also perform in concerts around the county, singing a variety of songs from the traditional G&S tunes to the more modern melodies from musicals that are currently at the West End, including favourites such as Wicked and Les Miserables.
We are always looking for new members to join us to take part in singing, performing or helping out back-stage and we try to be a bit sociable too! We are also keen to attract new patrons and sponsors of the Society.
We meet every Tuesday evening at 7.30p.m. Rehearsals are held at Breinton Village Hall, Breinton, Herefordshire. If anyone is interested in coming along to Hereford G&S Society, drop us a line via emailWe'd love to meet you!

 

Highbury Players

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Highbury Theatre Centre, Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 5HD

 

Highbury Players who were established in 1924 and whose then members were the founders of the Highbury Theatre Centre.
Contact: Highbury Players Chairman:- players-chairman@highburytheatre.co.uk
Players Membership Secretary:- players-membership@highburytheatre.co.uk

 

Jude Theatre Company


North West & West Midlands

 

Our aim is to inspire others to lift their expectations in life.
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Tel: 07974363256 or email at:
info@judetheatrecompany.co.uk

 

Knowle Musical Society

Knowle Musical Society
www.knowlemusicalsociety.co.uk

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Solihull

 

Knowle Musical Society - KMS (previously Knowle Operatic Society) is an established and successful amateur group presenting one main production a year in the theatre of Solihull Arts Complex.
Founded in January 1962 it was called Knowle Musical and Operatic Society, but later changed to Knowle Operatic Society. Now having gone a full circle, Musical is again in the title as that is what it is.
For several years KMS presented the operattas of Gilbert & Sullivan but moved on to presenting classic musicals and in recent years has presented the very successful Solihull premiers of 'Titanic', 'The Scarlet Pimpernel', 'Beauty and the Beast' and in 2013 'The Sound of Music' which was a complete sell out.
We are always looking for new members to join our wonderful group. It's not all about treading the boards, but there is a lot of background work which is essential to a good show, such as stage crew, wardrobe, front of house, props to name but a few.
The Society rehearses at Bentley Heath C of E Primary School, Widney Road, Bentley Heath B93 9AS
Wednesdays 7.30pm - 10.00pm

 

Langley Youth Theatre

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Rhodia Social Club, Oldbury

 

Langley Youth Theatre is a theatre company for children and young adults aged 8 - 21, based at Rhodia Social Club, Oldbury.
Amateur youth theatre group for ages 8 to 21 with professional standards.
Do you have a passion for singing, dance & acting, or all three?
If so Langley Youth Theatre is the place for you. We look to put on up to two productions a year ranging from smaller concerts to full blown musicals, with our latest full production being Little Shop of Horrors which played to packed audiences at the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham in June 2013. Highlights from our productions can be found on our YouTube channel.
All rehearsals take place on a Sunday morning usually between the hours of 10am and 1pm, with an emphasis on skills development whilst working towards our current projects.
You can get in touch with Langley Youth Theatre in a variety of ways.
Telephone : 07415 443778

 

Limelight Players (The)


Solihull

 

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