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Redditch Operatic Society (ROS)

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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Archive for May, 2019

CATS Cast Results

Monday, 20 May 2019

What a wonderful turn out, and an amazing set of auditions we enjoyed on Sunday 19 May. The Audition Panel would sincerely like to thank every person who came along – you all did yourselves proud!

As usual, we could have cast some parts many times over, and appreciate that some people will be disappointed. However, we hope you’ll agree that we have ended up with a fabulous cast list, as follows:

Principal Roles F
Bombalurina KELLY FORRESTER
Cassandra CAROLE MASSEY
Demeter SOPHIE HILL
Electra ROZ CHALK
Griddlebone KELLY MITCHELL
Grizabella LAURA WOODALL
Jellylorum LIZ BIRD
Jemima LUCY TRAVES
Jennyanydots DANIELLE PURKESS
Rumpleteazer CAITLIN MOONAN
Victoria HOLLY LOVELL
Principal Roles M
Bustopher Jones TIM EAGLETON
Growltiger WILLIAM BELDHAM
Gus JOHN REEVES
Mungojerrie DAVID EAGLETON
Munkustrap RYAN ALLEN-ROSE
Old Deuteronomy MATT BRIDGEWATER
Quaxo RUSSELL HAY
Rum Tum Tugger PAUL MITCHELL
Skimbleshanks JEREMY DOBBINS
Dancing Roles
Macavity DEBS MITCHELL
Mr Mistoffelees JACOB FINCH
Rumpus Cat KIRSTIE BOYDEN

We would like all Principals to attend the first cast meeting (read/sing-through) this Thursday (23 May) at Astwood Bank School. Please bring along all your holiday dates so that James may begin to prepare a rehearsal schedule.

Here’s to an amazing show!

AGM Summary 2019

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

This year’s AGM took place on Tuesday 7 May 2019, at Community House, Easemore Road, Redditch.

The meeting was chaired by our President, Bob Taylor, with Tony Jay (Chairman), Sam Smith (Treasurer) and Jean Chalk (Secretary).

ALAN LEADBEATER MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER: PAUL MITCHELL

Joy Sidaway and Paul MitchellThis was the fifth year that this award has been presented. It is in honour of our dear friend and President, Alan, who passed away in 2013.

It is the only award whose winner is chosen by our members attending the AGM. It is for their favourite performance of the year, from a previously announced list of nominees chosen by the committee. It is not necessarily for the the biggest role, or most prominent performer of the year – a debut, or a cameo performance could equally be the performance our members enjoyed the most.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s winner of the award is PAUL MITCHELL, who was chosen for his role as ‘Bob Wallace’ in our November 2018 production of ‘White Christmas’.

The photo shows Paul receiving the award from Joy Sidaway, who was in attendance at the AGM to make the presentation.

NORMAN WHEELER MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER: TESSA LODGE

Tessa LodgeThis annual award, dedicated to the memory of our late President Norman Wheeler, is presented 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 this year’s deserving recipient of this award is TESSA LODGE.

Tessa was recognised for taking on the role of Ticket Secretary. Doing things in her own style, and by developing her own procedures, Tessa took on this vitally important and time-consuming role despite going through some upheaval of her own.

Performing the job with eagerness, cheerfulness, accuracy and diligence we were delighted that she did the role so well, and has agreed to continue again this year.

The photo shows Tessa with her award at the AGM.

SPECIAL ‘DIAMOND’ NODA AWARDS

It is always special when somebody achieves a NODA Award for their long service to the Society. But this year (2019) marks the sixtieth anniversary since the re-formation of our Society, and as such we were particularly delighted to award 60 Year Diamond Bars to three of our founding members:

  • Mavis Brazil
  • Bob Taylor
  • Pearl Taylor

Many congratulations to them, and to all the other long service award recipients. Thank you all for being such important members of ROS.

COMMITTEE 2019/20

The committee for this year as appointed at the AGM, and thereafter, are as follows:

Name Position
Bob Taylor President
Tony Jay Chairman
Sam Smith Treasurer
Jean Chalk Secretary
Matt Bridgewater Committee Member
Roz Chalk Committee Member
Paul Mitchell Committee Member
Joy Sidaway Committee Member
Ryan Allen Co-opted (Marketing Manager)
Tessa Lodge Co-opted (Ticket Secretary)
Kelly-Louise Johnson Co-opted (Publicity Manager)
Ann Duffin Honorary Member

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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