Tickets are now on sale for CO2’s upcoming performance of Little Shop of Horrors……
Tickets available from the Mercury Theatre – just click on the Little Shop Logo link or at the top of our home page and you can book your tickets online!
NB: All parts cast are subject to attendance at rehearsals and each successful cast member coming up to the required standards.
Motormouth Chi Chi Armstrong
Little Inez Chantelle Onwardi
Tracy Sophie Knights
Penny Leanne Field
Amber Sophie Holland
Velma Lisa Pordham
Edna Olly Medlicott
Wilbur Jonathan Davis
Link Thomas Pleasant
Corny Sam Pilkington
Seaweed Will Mugford
Mr. Spritzer Nathan Crame
Mr. Pinky & Guard Steve Woodward
Gym Teacher Fiona Bocking
Prudy Joanne Davis
Matron Debbie Drew
Dee Dee Rivers – Tammy
Laura Wyatt – Lou Ann
Alanah Penwill – Brenda/Beatnik Chick
Jasmine Triadi – Gilly
Alice Molnar – Stooie
Joe Fusi – Thad
Jon-Henri Norton – Duane
Gabriella Fusi – Winnie
IQ – To Be Cast
Sketch – To Be Cast
Fender – To Be Cast
Brad – To Be Cast
I would like to thank all those that audition for this production and those that gave their time and effort to facilitate the smooth running etc.
We could have included many more people in the cast but numbers were limited and the audition panel had the unenviable task of trying to choose a balanced and complementary company for this production.
I fully understand that many people will be disappointed this time but please do not give up trying and should anyone drop out during the first few weeks of rehearsal we will of course contact some of the people that were initially unsuccessful. Please also remember that for nearly every person on the stage there is a person back stage who are crucial in getting the show up to performance standard and running the production. If any of you feel you would like to be involved then please let us know and you will be very welcome to give a hand. You are all members of Colchester Operatic Society and that membership isn’t all about performing on the stage.
Thank you once again to everyone involved today with a special thanks due to Colin & Liz Thorne who spent two days compiling and arranging the audition running order so that the day could go as smoothly as possible.
Tickets are now on sale at the Mercury Theatre Box Office and at time of writing, we have already sold 15% of the run.
Now the hard work begins!
Chairman & Business Manager
Colchester Operatic Society
If you can’t make this and still want to be involved in our upcoming production of Hairspray, then come along to our Pre-audition rehearsals.
Pre-audition rehearsals will be Mon 21st, Thurs 24th, Mon 28th and Thurs 31st August 7.30-10pm at Prettygate Junior school. You will need to attend these rehearsals to learn the pieces for audition, which will include a dance routine for the chorus.
Auditions will only be held on Sunday September 3rd 2017 at Prettygate Junior school 10am. There is no alternative audition date but a video audition may be submitted to be considered alongside the auditions on the day. For further information please contact us.
Well done to our cast, musicians and production team for a great concert this year. It was enjoyed by audiences who made comments such as “very slick” and “The harmonies were outstanding” and “It flowed really well”. You could tell everyone on stage enjoyed being part of it too and audiences particularly loved the chorus numbers. It was a challenge transporting a concert that worked so well in the Headgate (a small venue) onto the Mercury stage with limited time but all those involved worked hard and did a great job with the time they had. the Mercury Theatre are very grateful of our support and performance on the day and they raised £3,500 for their Mercury Rising campaign.
Ann Platton from NODA saw the Mercury performance and you can read her review here.
Here are some pics taken at the dress rehearsal….
The cast of our summer concert “seasons with swing” have been hard at work rehearsing for this show. Here is a compilation of rehearsal footage to give you a taster. You won’t want to miss it, so get your tickets now! There are links to ticket sales for both venues on our home page so it couldn’t be easier!