Dear Members and Friends,
After a very successful Pirates of Penzance we are now rehearsing for our next show “The Music Man” from 21st – 25th October with Saturday matinee.
We have Betty Moore as our Producer and Musical Director and her daughter Helene is our Choreographer.
This will make for a very happy show. At the time of writing we have a record 48 people taking part. This is a very popular show with fantastic songs like “76 Trombones”, “Till there was you” and “The Wells Fargo Wagon”.
The cast list is as follows:
Harold Hill- Allen Clark
Marian Paroo - Lynne Johnson
Mrs Paroo - Meryl Spinks Train conductor - Peter May
Charlie Cowell - Brian Lovell
Winthrop Paroo - Alec Stevens and Sam Dexter
Amaryllis - Sophie Gibson
Mayor George Shinn - Maurice Cole
Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn - Carole Cooney
Ewart Dunlop - Brian Lovell
Maud Dunlop - Jill Sowerbutts
Oliver Hix - Richard Pennicard
Alma Hix - Liz Gibson
Jacey Squires - Peter Spencer Charles
Mrs Squires - Hilary Weal
Olin Britt - James Kemble
Marcellus Washburn - Miguel Martinez de Aquirre
Ethel Toffelmeir - Jaqui de la Salle
Tommy Djilas - Uncast at present
Zaneeta Shinn - Kerry Elliot
Gracie Shinn - Rebecca Craythorne
Constable Lock - Iain Johnson
5 traveling salesmen -
Iain Johnson, George Rust, Maurice Steddon, James Kemble, William Beard
Newspaper readers -
Ann Horemans, Emma Ware
River City Townspeople and kids
Tickets will be available from Dizzy on 01245 360352 and from Avrohurst, 53 High St. Ingatestone, nearer the time. I think this show will be a sell-out so book early.
We have just had new curtains fitted in the hall and on the stage. They are looking very smart and there is an Open Afternoon on June 14th at 2.30 to 4.30pm so people can come along and have a look around the Community Club, have a cup of tea, listen to light music and songs from the shows played on the piano and meet representatives of other user groups such as bowls, tennis, W.I., NADFAS, Drama and Young Expressions, to see what these clubs have to offer. Come along and see what is going on.
Norma organised a very successful theatre outing to see My Fair Lady at the Empire Theatre, Southend. Afterwards we went to Norma and David’s new house for a buffet supper. As usual, Norma and friends had provided a delicious spread and it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Well done Norma – you really are remarkable. You also made about £130 for our funds.
Norma is also organising our next social event at Hutton Hall – by kind permission of Derrick Sanders, on Sunday 13th July from 1pm. Tickets are £12, children under 16 - £6 and under fives, free. This includes a welcome drink, buffet lunch from 2pm and the use of the swimming pool. There will be a bar selling wine and soft drinks at reasonable prices. Please bring your own towels and garden chairs. There will be a tombola stall and a raffle. Any contributions will be welcome. Contact Norma on 01702 472752 or Dizzy, for tickets. Bring friends and family and make this a very special day out. Hutton Hall is set in a peaceful garden with ancient trees and lakes. The original Hutton Hall was mentioned in the Doomsday Book and has a lot of historical connections. We are indeed fortunate that Derrick, who was a member of our Group for many years and took part in lots of our productions, is still a keen supporter.
After trying to get permission for Half a Sixpence and My Fair Lady for our next show in 2009 (which I could not get because they were restricted), I have sent off a cheque for Carousel. James Sinclair is producing and Ali will be Musical Director.
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I hope you all have a very happy Summer- when it comes. Put the show dates in your diary and mention it to your friends early this time. I hope to see you at Hutton hall,
Lilian Hunter (Chairman)
There is always some thing going on at IMOG.