Andover Actor Wins Award!
Eddie Nias, a member of Andover Musical Theatre Company, has been presented with a Curtain Call Award by the Southern Daily Echo for ‘Best Actor in an Opera’ in recognition of his performance as The Major General in their 2013 production of The Pirates of Penzance.
Eddie was praised by the judges who described him as a director’s dream, superb as the manic Major-General. Although nominated under the Opera category, the version of The Pirates of Penzance performed was very much a modern musical and Director Carol Robinson was praised by for delivering a funny, fast-paced, visually attractive production, described as an ‘altogether faultless show’.
The Curtain Call Awards, known as the Oscars of the amateur theatre world, cover the whole of the Hampshire area, and the judges review hundreds of productions throughout the year, nominating the cream of the crop for the annual awards.
This is not the first time that Andover Musical Theatre Company have been recognized for their talent; they have previously been nominated for over ten different awards in the Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Scenery and Props and the most coveted award - Best Musical for their 2012 production of Jekyll & Hyde.
The company’s next production is the deliciously salacious musical The Witches of Eastwick on stage at The Lights 29th April – 3rd May.
Tickets are on sale now from the box office 01264 368368.
Tickets are on sale now for The Witches of Eastwick at The Lights April 28th - 3rd May 2014.
It’s a dark and stormy night in the small town of Eastwick....
Three divorcees, frustrated by the constant scrutiny and disapproval of their buttoned-up neighbours, fantasise about their ideal man. But when their longings are made flesh in the arrival of one Darryl Van Horne, all hell breaks loose. Quite literally.
Parental Advisory - May not be suitable for under 16's
This musical contains adult themes, scenes of a sexual nature, scantily clad witches, strong language, murder, violence, magic, explosions, smoke effects, greed, innuendo and sexy-dancing… Book now!
To book call the Box Office 01264 368368
Eddie Nias has been nominated by the Southern Daily Echo for a Curtain Call Award in the category "Best Performance in an Opera" for his role as The Major General in The Pirates of Penzance.
They said "Eddie Nias as Major-General in Pirates of Penzance, Andover Musical Theatre Company. Superb as the manic Major-General as well as taking (joint) credit for two very professional-looking sets, lighting and sound design."
After a fantastic night of auditions at The Lights, we are please to confirm our cast list for The Witches of Eastwick.....
Darryl Van Horne - Eddie Nias
Alexandra Spofford - Caroline Roper
Jane Smart - Carol Robinson
Sukie Rougemount - Catherine Graham-Evans
Felicia Gabriel - Tracey Fryer
Jennifer Gabriel - Louise Ellison
Michael Spofford - Charles Craddock
Clyde Gabriel - Jonathan Baron
Little Girl - Becky Rungen
Brenda Parsley - Denyse Coles
Gina - Kizzy Romer-Lee
Greta Neff - Kathy Rawles
Marge - Liz Hood
Rev Ed Parsley - Martin Lambert
Rehearsals start next week. We can't wait to get going with the fab musical!
Director Claire Nias will be giving an introduction to The Witches of Eastwick at The Lights at 7.30pm on Tuesday 26th November.
She will be presenting her vision for the production and expelling the characterisations for each role.
Auditions will take place on Tuesday 10th December. For more information about auditions please CLICK HERE
We are absolutely thrilled to be nominated for three Curtain Call Awards by The Southern Daily Echo! We are proud of Carol to be nominated for her performance, and it is fantastic to see Ed get some well-deserved recognition for the technical aspects of the show, but we are especially pleased with the Best Musical nomination as it really represents the hard work and effor
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Carol Robinson. Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde, Andover Musical Theatre Company. Displayed real emotion as the tart-with-a-heart.
Eddie Nias. Jekyll & Hyde, Andover Musical Society. Impressively staged stabbings, slashed jugulars and gunshot on a great set.
Jekyll and Hyde, Andover Musical Theatre Company. Certainly did what it said on the tin, blessed with exceptionally gifted performers.
The awards ceremony will be on 25th January 2013.
Tickets for Burdock Valley Players production of Beauty and the Beast are now on sale!
Performances start at 2pm on the matinees - 24th and 25th November and 1st and 2nd December and at 7.30pm for the evenings - 24th and 30th November and 1st December.
Tickets are available from Waterstones, Crook and Shears, Goodworth Clatford Stores or via www.burdockvalleyplayers.com
If you are interested in auditioning for Annie, here is the schedule for rehearsing and the audition dates:
Thursday 15th November
Tuesday 20th November Audition Workshop @ Anton School Registration: 7pm
Thursday 22nd November
Pre-Audition Rehearsal at The Lights 7.30pm
Sunday 25th November
Children from 10am Adults from 1.30pm
Billed as the ‘Most Frightful Musical since Sweeney Todd’, this production certainly did what it said on the tin, featuring impressively-staged stabbings, slashed jugulars and gunshots.
RL Stevenson’s classic Victorian novel, rewritten for the stage by Leslie Bricusse, tells the tale of what we now call a ‘mad scientist’ whose experiments create a malevolent alter-ego.
This Company is blessed with three exceptionally gifted performers who carried the show magnificently; Paul Marsh was superb in the title roles, Carol Robinson displayed real emotion as tart-with-a-heart Lucy and Becky Ranger (sic - Rungen) was positively luminous as Emma. Both girls sang beautifully and their duet was the highlight of the show. The set was well constructed, props were skilfully manoeuvred, costumes, lighting and sound were excellent and Neil Streeter’s musicians provided fine accompaniment, although the keyboards were often too loud.
Director Claire Nias also assembled a chorus to die for – and many of them did!
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