Get involved in our COS 2018 concert…
This year our summer concert is called “Seven deadly Sins” and is being directed by COS member Sarah White with Gordon Rob as Musical Director.
Pre-audition rehearsals start on Monday 26th February, 7.30pm at Colchester Officer’s Club and Thursday 1st March at Prettygate Junior School.
Audition Date: Monday 5th March At Colchester Officer’s Club
Performance Dates: 21st – 23rd June 2018
Rehearsals will take place on a Monday and Thursday evening and the occasional Sunday.
You must be a paid up member to audition (Fee £10) and aged over 16. There will also be a concert fee of £30 payable for each successful cast member.
We welcome new members to our pre-audition rehearsals to meet us and see what the concert is all about. Our membership secretary will be there to go through any necessary paperwork and take payment. If you have any further questions you can email our membership secretary at email@example.com or use our membership enquiry form or contact us form on this website.
Some of our lovely ladies from the Hairspray cast had the opportunity to get some Hair and Make up styling tips from Chocodolly in preparation for our upcoming production of Hairspray. Chocodolly is a local vintage store that opened their doors for us after hours so we could not only get hair and make up inspiration but get to try on some of their beautiful vintage clothes, as you can see in the photos below. Thank you so much to Carli Norris and her team at Chocodolly.
If you fancy some Vintage style then visit their store 35a Sir Isaacs Walk, Colchester (01206) 562961.
You can download a registration form by clicking here.
Colchester Operatic Society present this energetic and fun show that will have your feet tapping, and your heart singing.
With music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray.
In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, auditions for a spot on Local Television’s “Corny Collins Show” and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion! Tracy uses her new found fame and status as a teen sensation to fight for equality and bring racial integration to the show. Will she succeed and finally get the boy of her dreams?
This production of Hairspray is directed by David Rutter, a member of Colchester Operatic Society who has performed and directed shows both with COS and his own theatre company locally. He is joined by Geoff Osborne as musical director, a well know music teacher and musical director across the region, and Debbie Marks as choreographer, an experienced dancer who runs her own theatre academy.
This show never stops and you are sure to be entertained by the fabulous cast of this award winning amateur dramatic society.
The show runs from 24th Jan – 3rd Feb 2018
At The Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Evening performances start at 7.30pm, with Saturday Matinees at 2.30pm
NB: MATINEES NEARLY SOLD OUT (NOV 2017)
(No performances on Sunday 28th)
Ticket prices range between £15 and £21.25 and are available from the theatre….
Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT
Telephone: 01206 573948