We are pleased to announce we have secured the rights to produce the musical Annie for our 2019 show at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester.
It has taken a while to secure a show this year as we had applied for various other shows with no joy and some that we wanted were not available to us.
The Executive Committee are excited to share this news with our members and the public and believe Annie will not only be popular with audiences but has a variety of parts for characters and ensemble for our diverse membership to bring to life. It also has some parts for younger children from age 7 yrs and up and we are very much looking forward to seeing what dynamic young local talent we may discover when casting for these parts.
More information on our chosen production team and the audition process for members and children to come in the next few weeks.
What we can tell you now is that the pre-audition rehearsal dates are on Monday 24th September and Thursday 27th September 2018 (7.30pm – 10pm) with auditions 10am to 4pm on Sunday 30th September.
The show dates are Wednesday 30th January 2019 to Saturday 9th February 2019 (with technical and dress rehearsals in the theatre on Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th January 2019).
If you are interested in joining us for this show, please see our become a member page for more details and you can contact us using our contact page or contact our membership secretary on email@example.com.
Since October 2020 Colchester Operatic Society has been a beneficiary of Mercury Creatives, a professional development programme for the cultural sector. As part of our engagement on this programme, our Chair is currently undergoing 24 hours of mentoring support, alongside attending a series of business development, showcasing and networking events with fellow Mercury Creative beneficiaries. The Mercury Creatives programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is being delivered by the Mercury Theatre, Colchester