Fee at the Rockfield Centre got in touch with me about a paid acting job coming up soon – all the details are below and you would need to be free on 29th and 30th October and have your own car. It’s via a company called Vanishing Point. It says to get in touch by today but having only just heard about it today if you are interested it’s worth getting in touch still asap. All the details are below.
On Tuesday 14th March 1961 The Oban Operatic Society was founded at an open public meeting in Raasay Lodge, Esplanade, Oban. The group put on a wide variety of operettas with “The Gondoliers” being the first to take to the stage. Over the years it morphed to become OOpS and then Spotlight Musical Theatre Group. Although the style of music has changed, the passion for musical theatre that was integral to the founding company very much remains. To mark this auspicious occasion, we are putting together an audio recording of anecdotes, extracts of songs and memories. It will be available later in the year. We plan to overlay the audio with images of cast photos, posters etc.
This is where WE NEED YOU. We are looking for members and former members to contact us with memories and photo memorabilia. In addition, if you are interested in recording an audio snippet about your favourite show/memory, or even singing an extract of one of the earlier shows (Gilbert & Sullivan etc) then that would be amazing. You can record yourself or we can help with that. Just get in touch and we can work out the best way to get your recordings and photos.
In these times where we can’t perform on stage, we can keep the theatre alive through this celebration.
Although going to the theatre can’t happen this year, we are excited to announce we are bringing a filmed version of our 2015 panto Puss in Boots by Ben Crocker to the Oban Phoenix Cinema on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December.
Puss in Boots tells the tale of penniless Jack Miller and his faithful cat, Puss. Jack falls for the beautiful Princess Esmerelda but the wicked ogre Grimgrab has plans to wed her himself. He employs the services of bad fairy Pernicia to oversee her kidnapping by Jack’s hapless brothers Jasper and Jethro. Luckily Pernicia’s sister, the good fairy Priscilla, is never far away to ensure things don’t get too out of hand. Attempting to help, but often unknowingly hindering Jack and Puss, are Queen Wendy, King Wally and Bobbie the Royal Page.
Panto regulars Roddy MacEachan, Kevin Baker, Morven Wright and Fran Melville share the stage with a 30-strong talented cast including Stephen Glen-Lee as the King, John Robinson as Jasper, Richard Baker as Jack with Nicole O’Brien as Princess Esmerelda, Aimie Baker and Ellie Cooper as the good and bad fairies, David Johnston as Grimbag, Stevo Finlayson as Bobbie and Sue Baker as our fearless talking cat who knows how to rock a pair of boots!
Will Puss save the day from a cat-astrophe? Showings are at 2.30pm on Saturday 12th Dec and 1pm and 4.30pm on Sunday 13th Dec. All tickets cost £2 and are available from www.obanphoenix.com (social distanced seating system in place). Don’t miss out, get your tickets now for a purrfect festive treat.
Due to the current restrictions on group gatherings we will have to cancel next week’s EGM on choosing a show – If you have any proposals that you would like us to consider please email to email@example.com
Interested in performing in a musical theatre concert? Want to make a difference in your community? We are producing a concert to raise funds for the next stage of development of the Oban Phoenix Cinema. The concert will be performed on Saturday 16th May at the cinema. To bring the show to a wider audience we are also perform at Appin Village Hall on Friday 15th May.
This concert is in association with Spotlight Musical Theatre Group (Spotlight MTG) and the lead production team are Louisa Hyde, Ellie Cooper and Stephen Day. For insurance reasons all cast will become temporary members for the duration of this production. Spotlight MTG is usually only open to 16+ but this is an opportunity for younger budding stars of the future to get involved and tread the boards.
We are holding an open meeting on Wednesday 19th February at 7.30pm at the Guide Hall in Oban to share more information and work out the rehearsal schedule. If you are interested in performing or helping out backstage please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can gauge interest in the project.
We are currently having difficulty finding skilled joiners to volunteer to help us construct our set for the 2019 pantomime.
Do you know anyone in your circle of friends and family who would be willing to help us? The set has all been designed, we just need someone to construct it. This could probably be completed within a weekend in November.
If you know a joiner who would be keen to help could you please ask them to contact Sally by emailing email@example.com or PMing us on Facebook
We are extremely excited to get started on our next production – Camelot the Panto which will be performed at the Corran Halls from 4th – 7th December 2019.
Casting is now complete and here are our principals who will be ably supported by our amazing ensemble cast –
MORGAN LE FAY Kate Bate
VALERIN John Robinson
VALERIN’S MUM Kate MacGregor
KING UTHER Michael Wall
LAUGHALOT Richard Baker
PRINCE ARTHUR Jack Anderson
GUINEVERE Katie Baker
NELL Aimie Baker
CONNIE Roddy MacEachen
TEDDY Morven Wright
MERLIN Andy Crabb
YOUNG MERLIN Finlay Brown
VERY YOUNG MERLIN Lachie D’Arcy
MARLON Ellie Cooper
BISHOP Peter MacArthur
Other parts and lines spoken by members of the chorus will be allocated in rehearsal.
We are at full capacity for on-stage performers but if you are interested in getting involved we are always looking for help in our production team, from costumes and props to tech crew. Contact us by messaging us on our facebook page or use the contact us section of our website.
Rehearsals start on Thursday 15th August at the Rugby Club at 7.30pm. See you there for lots of medieval fun!