Join us for an evening of festive fundraising at our Christmas Quiz!
You are invited to bring your friends (max 6 per team) for a buffet dinner of Curry or Chilli and a fun-filled quiz night.
As ever it is set to be a brilliant night with Nikki and Martin as Quiz Masters.
Tickets are £6 per person to include the buffet (Bring your own drinks)
See Nikki or Martin Noke for tickets.
Proceeds will go to our charity development fund.
We can now confirm that the Charities Commission as awarded us with charity status as of Tuesday 13th September 2011.
Following the announcement at our EGM in July, our committee spent most of August filling in forms and signing documents for our application. We are absolutely thrilled that our hard work has paid off. Being a charity will bring several benefits to Andover Musical Theatre Company as well as a financial saving of about £2500 per year thanks to discounts on things like advertising and the ability to reclaim VAT. In addition we can claim Gift Aid on all donations made to the society including fees paid by both our members and friends. Best of all we can officially collect monies for ourselves using collection buckets giving us the opportunity to raise funds for our future development.
Our President Sue Parker will be officially launching our new name and charity status at our FREE concert on Saturday 17th September, 4pm at The Lights, Andover, where we will welcome the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Zillia Brooks and local MP Sir George Young.
Entry to the concert is completely FREE however tickets are on a first come first served basis so we advise early arrival.
There are just a few spaces left for our musical theatre workshop on Saturday 17th September.
The workshop included vocal coaching from professional singer Lisa Faye, and choreography from our in-house Director Claire Nias. It takes place at 10am-4pm at The Lights, Andover.
To registers please complete the online form CLICK HERE
At the end of the day there will be a short concert to showcase what has been learnt in the workshop alongside performances from our current members so please invite your friends and family!
Entry is FREE but will be on first come first served basis so we advise early arrival.
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Andover Sound are giving local community groups and charities a new voice.
In July Andover Sound launched The Community Billboard - giving local charities and community groups the chance to have a new voice in North West Hampshire FREE OF CHARGE.
Louise went to the Andover Sound Offices today to record a promo for our upcoming FREE Musical Theatre Workshop! To hear our promo CLICK HERE
We're thrilled to have Lisa Faye on board as Vocal Coach for our FREE Musical Theatre workshop at The Lights on Saturday 17th September.
From her early beginnings performing around the Northern Club Circuit fronting several bands Lisa Faye has packed a lot into her short career so far. Her story sounds all so familiar with that of fellow Yorkshire singer Jane McDonald with whom Lisa Faye teamed up back in 1997 to record an uptempo version of the famous Chess hit, ´I Know Him So Well´ which went on to give Lisa and Jane their first No1 hit in America!
With a wealth of performing experience she began training with local dance and drama groups back home in Rotherham, South Yorkshire before heading for London to attend the famous, “BRIT School” and then onto The Royal Academy of Music, in London, studying Music Theatre with Mary Hammond.
Lisa’s singing has led her to work with a diverse range of artists such as Mike Batt, The Commitments , Tony Hadley and Charlotte Church to name but a few. She has also worked for the world renowned record companies, “Music Factory”, the Jive Bunny Creators, appearing in videos, on “Top of the Pops”, and as a session singer for ‘Going For A Song’.
Back in 2005 she performed in her own creation ‘Dinner With A Diva’ at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival which was based on her experiences as a singer on a cruise-ship.
in 2009 Lisa produced and performed other new shows, ‘Diva’s – The Concert’ and ‘Musical - The Concert’, then in August 2010 she performed her show, ‘Streisand – The Concert’ at Edinburgh Festival Fringe to sell out audiences and returned with a 5* review.
February 2011 and Lisa Faye made her solo debut in London’s West End with her own show, ‘Streisand – The Main Event‘ at Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall, London. The show was on for 3 consecutive Saturdays at the start of this year and has led to the show going on a tour of the UK later this year!
When not performing Lisa Faye manages a very successful and rewarding teaching business sharing her knowledge of voice and piano with budding “stars of tomorrow”.
Lisa Faye Broadhead – LRAM / ALCM / member of the Association of Singing Teachers and the British Voice Association
Lisa Faye teaches singing and piano privately on a one to one basis in Hampshire. Her emphasis is on ‘making learning fun’, where students enjoy the process of improving their singing voice and piano skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. She has been teaching for over 10 years and started teaching on graduating from The Royal Academy of Music in 1998 where she achieved her qualification to teach voice.
Lisa achieved a further teaching Diploma for which she achieved Honours, specialising in Music Theatre with The London College of Music. Since 1998 Lisa has taught over 500 students and is still counting!!! Over 50% of her students have achieved Distinctions in their singing exams with LCM, (london College of Music) with a 100% pass rate in both singing and piano overall. Some of her students seeking to further their career in the Arts have gone on to successfully audition and attend schools specialising in the arts including: Arts Educational Tring, Bird College, London, Winchester University and Cygnet Training Theatre.
We look forward to working with Lisa in September!
If you would like to take part in our FREE Musical Theatre Workshop - you can find out more about how to register HERE.
Come and see Andover Musical Theatre Co. on Saturday August 13, 2011 at Picnic in the Park.
Set amongst the bunting clad trees of Beech Hurst Park, under bright gazebos, enjoy FREE live music, outdoor theatre, creative have-a-go sessions, workshops, markets and demonstrations. The fun takes place between 12 noon till 7pm
Come to our stall for some fun and games!
Would you like to get involved with Musical Theatre?
No previous experience is necessary - just plenty of enthusiasm!
Come along to our open day on Saturday 17 September 9-4pm at The Lights,
as we reveal our new image, and take part in a theatrical performance with us!
To take part in this FREE event, you must be aged over 16
The workshop will include: Vocal Warm-Up, Find Your Voice, Sing in Harmony, Characterisation and Choreography, culminating in a performance on stage with us at the end of the day
For more information on how to register to take part - CLICK HERE
Our publicity team had a fabulous day at Andover Carnival yesterday!
We arrived at 10am to set up our stall and spent the day doing face painting and handing out flyers and balloons before our performance on the main stage.
With thousands of people in Vigo Park enjoying the sunshine and all the entertainment we soon had a queue waiting for face painting, in fact we had to start turning people away!
4pm came around sooner than expected and we were backstage warming up before our performance, addrenalin pumping we were greeted on stage by the audience who cheered us on as we started our opening number "Don't Stop Believin'" from the hit tv show Glee! The children then took to the stage with their Oliver medley, and despite a technical hitch the kids did really well, especially Finlay Gallimore and his solo of "I'd Do Anything" and Martin Noke who got a few cheers for his Fagin impression during "You've Got To Pick A Pocket". Ann Sinclair and Paul Marsh then took centre stage for "Suddenly Seymour" from the cult musical Little Shop of Horrors, with some lovely harmonies and Anns powerhouse vocals, it was a hit with the audience who gave them a pturous applause!
Our finale of "One Day More" from Les Miserables made quite an impact. Apparently we could be heard half way across Andover! A great way to end a brilliant day. People continued to come up to the stall until late in the evening, with over 100 people entering our free raffle. There were many sightings of purple balloons all over town, so I think we can safely say that Andover Musical Theatre Company definitely made it's mark.
A BIG thank you and well done to all those involved.
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