Yesterday we spent 3 hours in auditions for The Addams Family. Followed by 2 hours of deliberations by the panel. There were so many auditionees, at such a high standard, the panel really had their work cut out. A very well done to those that got the part the wanted, and commiserations to those that didn't. It's never easy picking and choosing between our members, our friends, but thankfully the panel process enables us to get a broad view of opinions and ensures fairness at all time. With this particular show it was a very difficult decision whittling it down, but we are very pleased with our final cast :
Gomez - Jonathan Baron
Morticia - Kizzy Romer-Lee
Fester - Ryan Boath
Grandma - Caroline Roper
Lurch - John Winchcombe
Mal - David Scanlan
Alice - Ann Sinclair
Lucas - Ollie Burgess
Wednesday - Louise Ellison
The parts of the Ancestors will be allocated later.
The opening night of The Witches of Eastwick went without any hitches, and the show was really well received by our audience.
As well as the conversations heard in the foyer after the show, there was loads of positive feedback on Facebook and Twitter.
The most common thread being how professional the show was.
Can't say better than that. We're thrilled and looking forward to the rest of the performances.
Tickets are still available from The Lights box office 01264 335463
If you haven't got your tickets yet for our The Witches of Eastwick....
what are you waiting for????
This really is one of the best modern musicals to have been released to amateurs in recent years. The music is fabulous and the storyline, while a little risqué in places, is very funny.
If you're not familiar with the storyline, please don't be put off, we promise you this production will be up to our usual standard, with some bold acting, powerful harmonies, toe-tapping chorus numbers, not to mention a cutting edge set-design, awesome lighting, and professional quality hair, make-up and costumes.
To book please call The Lights Box Office 01264 368368 NOW!
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
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