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Redditch Operatic Society (ROS): the area's biggest amateur operatic society and musical theatre group performing at the Palace Theatre in Redditch, Worcestershire

Redditch Operatic Society: musical theatre group performing at the Palace Theatre, Redditch

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Summer Holiday Award Success

Monday, 15 April 2013

Tony Jay with the trophy for Best Programme for Summer HolidayIt was a hit and near-miss occasion at the NODA West Midlands Awards Ceremony at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall on Sunday 14 April 2013.

Ann Duffin, Pauline Elliker, Tony Jay and Alan and Jean Leadbeater went along to support the Society, which was nominated in two categories for our production of Summer Holiday – Best Programme (West Midlands) and Best Musical (District 12: East Worcestershire).

Firstly, Tony went up onto the stage to receive the Nomination Certificate for the Summer Holiday Programme, along with the two other nominees. He was absolutely delighted when it was then announced that ROS had won the award. The programme now goes forward to the National Finals which is held later this year. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for that.

Pauline Elliker with our Nomination Certificate for Summer HolidayLater, our Director/Choreographer for Summer Holiday, Pauline Elliker, went up on the stage to receive the Nomination Certificate for Best Musical in our district, along with representatives from the other two nominated shows. Sadly, we didn’t win this particular award, but were delighted to be nominated nevertheless.

At the ceremony, we were co-incidentally sat by Mel, Alison, Dave and Iain representing Astwood Bank Operatic Society. Their production of The Pirates of Penzance (Broadway version) won the Best Musical award in our district. We were thrilled for them, and send a hearty congratulations to everyone at ABOS who played a part in their production.

All in all, a great night for two Redditch societies.

Summer Holiday Award Nominations

Monday, 18 March 2013

We are thrilled to announce that our November 2012 production of Summer Holiday has been nominated for two awards at this year’s NODA West Midlands’ presentation evening.

We have received a nomination for Best Musical in our area (Worcestershire East, Area 12) and a nomination for Best Programme (West Midlands). This is the second year running that we have been nominated for these two awards, and we are extremely grateful for the recognition of all our hard work.

We will keep our fingers crossed for the results, which will be announced at the presentation evening in Sutton Coldfield on Sunday 14 April.

Norman Wheeler Award 2012 – Roz Chalk

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Alan Bugg, Roz Chalk, Alan LeadbeaterThe Society have created an annual award, dedicated to the memory of our late President Norman Wheeler. This will be presented each year at our AGM to a Society member who has, in one way or another, made an outstanding contribution to the Society in the past year.

We are delighted to announce that the twelfth deserving recipient of the Norman Wheeler Memorial Award is Roz Chalk for her work organising the children appearing in The King And I.

Roz was part of the team that organised and ran the initial children’s audition; was at every single children’s rehearsal checking them in and out; was responsible for communicating with all the Mums and Dads, to ensure they knew everything they needed to know; was responsible for completing licenses for every child and liaising with the licensing authorities; and was responsible for organising the team of chaperones that were needed throughout the week of the show.

It was a time-consuming role, and not without its difficulties. But without it, we simply couldn’t have put the show on the stage. Thank you, Roz!

The photograph shows Roz Chalk (centre) receiving the trophy from last year’s winner Alan Bugg (left) and Society President Alan Leadbeater (right) at our AGM on Tuesday 23 May 2012.

The King And I Nominations

Sunday, 18 March 2012

We are thrilled to announce that our November 2011 production of The King And I has been nominated for two awards at NODA West Midlands’ presentation evening in April 2012.

We have received a nomination for Best Musical in our area (Worcestershire East, Area 12) and a nomination for Best Programme (West Midlands).

We will keep our fingers crossed for the results, which will be announced at the presentation evening in Sutton Coldfield on Sunday 15 April.

UPDATE: Sadly we didn’t win the awards, but we were delighted to be nominated nevertheless. Well done to all involved.

Norman Wheeler Award 2011 – Alan Bugg

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The Society have created an annual award, dedicated to the memory of our late President Norman Wheeler. This will be presented each year at our AGM to a Society member who has, in one way or another, made an outstanding contribution to the Society in the past year.

We are delighted to announce that the eleventh deserving recipient of the Norman Wheeler Memorial Award is Alan Bugg.

Anyone who saw, or was involved with, our production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast would have admired the fabulous set. People may not have been aware that this was pretty much built single-handedly by Alan, who put hours of work into building and transporting the elements from his garage at home to our storage unit. It was a mammoth task undertaken for very little reward but one that played a vital part in the overall success of the show.

The photograph shows Alan Bugg (center) receiving the trophy from President Alan Leadbeater (left) and last year’s winner Tony Lacey (right) at our AGM on Tuesday 23 May 2011.

Another Best Programme Nomination

Monday, 4 April 2011

After our successful win last year for the Best Programme for Hot Mikado, we were surprised and delighted to receive another nomination for Best Basic Programme in the NODA West Midlands area for our production of 50 Years of ROS in Spring 2010.

We attended the NODA West Midlands Awards Evening in Sutton Coldfield on Sunday 3 April 2011, to pick up our nomination certificate. Sadly, we didn’t win, but were pleased to be recognised nevertheless.

Norman Wheeler Award 2010 – Tony Lacey

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The Society have created an annual award, dedicated to the memory of our late President Norman Wheeler. This will be presented each year at our AGM to a Society member who has, in one way or another, made an outstanding contribution to the Society in the past year.

We are delighted to announce that the tenth deserving recipient of the Norman Wheeler Memorial Award is Tony Lacey.

Tony has been a member of the Society since 1988, and has been a committee member and producer of a number of our productions during this time. In particular, this award was given as an acknowledgement for all the shows Tony has contributed to in a non-paid production capacity, and for all the efforts and ideas he brought to our 50 Years of ROS special anniversary show.

The photograph shows Tony Lacey receiving the trophy from Alan Leadbeater at our Introduction Night to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on 8 June 2010.

Hot Mikado Wins Best Programme Award

Monday, 12 April 2010

Jean and I, together with Tony and Jean C, were delighted to represent the Society at the West Midlands NODA Awards Evening in Sutton Coldfield this Sunday.

We were there because we had received nominations for both Best Programme and Best Poster for last year’s production of Hot Mikado.

Unfortunately, we came runner-up in the Best Poster category but were thrilled when it was announced that we had won Best Programme, and had beaten the competition from across all eleven regions of the West Midlands area.
Tony duly went onto the stage to collect the certificate, award and cup from the national NODA president, whilst we cheered from the audience!

Tony has been doing our programmes and posters for 21 years now, and this is a most fitting tribute to all the hard work he puts into the Society. He should be congratulated by us all. Well done!

Alan Leadbeater, President

NB. The photograph above is courtesy of NODA West Midlands.

Hot Mikado Programme and Poster Nominations

Monday, 22 March 2010

We were thrilled to receive nominations for Best Programme and Best Poster in the NODA West Midlands area for our production of Hot Mikado in 2009.

The award winners will be announced at the NODA West Midlands Awards Evening in Sutton Coldfield on Sunday 11 April 2010. Watch this space to see if we win…

Life Membership Award to Jean Chalk

Saturday, 13 June 2009

At the 50th Anniversary Party at Cookhill Village Hall on 12 June 2009, Honorary Life Membership of the Society was awarded to Jean Chalk.

Jean has been a committee member, serving for a continuous 22 years, during which time she has also taken on the roles of costume mistress, membership secretary and society secretary.

This well deserved award was in recognition of her dedication and long-service to the Society.

The photograph shows Alan Leadbeater (President) and Tony Jay (Chairman) presenting Jean with her certificate of Life Membership.

NODA - The National Operatic and Dramatic Association
Redditch Operatic Society is affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA)

BEST PROGRAMME 2004

42ND STREET

NOMINATED

BEST MUSICAL 2005

HAPPY AS A SANDBAG

NOMINATED

BEST MUSICAL 2007

JEKYLL & HYDE

WINNER

BEST POSTER 2009

HOT MIKADO

NOMINATED

BEST PROGRAMME 2009

HOT MIKADO

WINNER

BEST PROGRAMME 2010

50 YEARS OF ROS

NOMINATED

BEST PROGRAMME 2011

THE KING AND I

NOMINATED

BEST MUSICAL 2011

THE KING AND I

NOMINATED

BEST PROGRAMME 2012

SUMMER HOLIDAY

WINNER

BEST MUSICAL 2012

SUMMER HOLIDAY

NOMINATED

BEST MUSICAL 2013

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND

NOMINATED

BEST MUSICAL 2014

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

WINNER

BEST PROGRAMME 2014

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

WINNER

BEST MUSICAL 2016

WITCHES OF EASTWICK

NOMINATED

 

Redditch Operatic Society

ROS - the area's biggest amateur operatic society and musical theatre group performing at the Palace Theatre in Redditch, Worcestershire

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