A great time was had by all who attended the AMOS Christmas Ball on Saturday 19th December 2009. The flurry of snow that day made for a very atmospheric evening of magic and sparkle!
The evening commence with Buck Fizz and entertainment from local Magician Archie Manners. who at just 16 years old was absolutely amazing and had guests mezmerized with his tricks.
Andover Sound DJ Paul Newman acted as Master of Ceremonies and did a fantastic job, giving the welcome speech and later presenting the AMOS Awards.
Comedian Lee Hume travelled through the snow from Brighton to be with us and performed two brilliant sets in between dinner, with his individual style of conversational humour that made us chuckle! He's a rising star of the comedy world so keep an eye out for him in the near future!
After dinner Paul and Lee presented the AMOS Awards - a light hearted reiew of the last five shows and an opportunity to give members recognition for the hard work and fantastic performances.
All in all it was a fantastic evening, and our thanks go to Mark Lazenby and his team at The Quality Hotel for providing a delicious meal and holding the event, and to photographer Andy Brooks who was there snapping gust portraits and candid shots throughout the evening - photos will be online asap.
Here's to the next one!
Last night we celebrated the success of our last five productions with the AMOS Awards!
The Winners were...
Best Actor............................James Quinn - Jimmy Smith - Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Actress........................Carol Robinson - Eliza Doolittle - My Fair Lady
Best Supporting Actor..........John Parker - Alfie Doolittle - My Fair Lady
Best Supporting Actress......Linda Bagnall - Lady Thiang - The King & I
Best Male Newcomer..........James Quinn - Jimmy Smith - Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Female Newcomer......Louise Ellison - Millie Dillmount - Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Male Song...................Chris Hill - The Speed Test - Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Female Song...............Ann Sinclair - Only in New York - Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Duet/Trio Song............Louise Ellison & Paul Marsh - We Kiss in a Shadow - The King & I
Best Cameo........................Paul Marsh - The Letch - Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best On-Stage Couple........Louise Ellison & James Quinn - Millie & Jimmy
Members Choice Award......Paul Marsh
Committee Choice Award....Ann Sinclair
Parker Award.......................Linda & David Bagnall
Congratulations to Paul Marsh who has been nominated for a Curtain Call Award - Best Actor in a Musical - for his performance of Ebenzer Scrooge!
The judges said that Paul had a beautiful singing voice and had excellent characterization. The awards will take place on the 29th January 2010 at The Devere Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton. Fingers crossed!
There are now just a few tickets left for the AMOS Christmas Ball on Saturday 19th December.
The line of entertainment has all been booked and we are set to have a fantastic night.
Tickets for this black-tie event are £25 and include a Champagne Reception, 3 Course Festive Banquet and live entertainment, followed by a disco until midnight!
If you would like to join us for an evening of magic and sparkle please call Louise on 07778963501
For more information about the ball visiti the website: CLICK HERE
Our first night of Scrooge went really well tonight. The audience numbers were better than expected so we were really pleased! Tickets are selling well for the rest of the performances too so it looks like we might have a successful show run. If you haven't already got your tickets book now! Call The Lights Box Office 01264 368368
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