My Fair Lady 1st - 5th May 2018

Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning story of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady is widely considered one of the greatest musicals of all time.

When Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady opened on Broadway, it collected six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, while the film version took home eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores, including: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with an unmistakable Cockney accent which keeps her in the lower rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor Henry Higgins tries to teach her how to speak like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish

Launch Night for the show - December 7th 2017 

Music and Movement rehearsals prior to auditions January 11th and 18th

Principal Auditions Sunday 28th January 

Ensemble Auditions Monday 29th January

We are looking for anyone who is interested in being in My Fair Lady next year. Why not come and audition either for a Principal role or just Ensemble – we would love to see you!

We have a launch night at 7.45pm on Thursday December 7th at St Matthews School, Linkfield Lane in Redhill RH1 1JF and two music rehearsals in January leading up to auditions on January 28th 2018.

We rehearse on Monday and Thursday evenings generally but you are unlikely to be required on both nights at the beginning of the rehearsal schedule (unless you are a Principal).

Further details on the roles, the Show and more will be on the website shortly.

We hope to see you either at the Launch or in the lead up to Auditions.

If there are any queries please do not hesitate to contact Chris Wait – chris@w-songhurst.co.uk 

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The Phantom of the Opera

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics by Charles Hart

Additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe

Book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Based on the novel "Le Fantôme de 'l'Opéra" by Gaston Leroux

Originally directed by Harold Prince

Orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Original production by Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. and The Really Useful Group Ltd.

An amateur youth production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd.

 

Andrew Lloyd Webber 70th Birthday Celebration

YESOS is thrilled to announce, in celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70th birthday in 2018, the monumental musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill.

Based on Leroux's 1909 novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, the musical opened in London's West End in October 1986 and on Broadway in January 1988 where it has been running concurrently ever since, with the London production celebrating it's 30th anniversary in 2016. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is the world's most financially successful entertainment event to date, grossing an estimated $6 billion worldwide and has played to over 140 million people in 164 cities in 35 countries. The musical won seven Tony Awards at the 1988 ceremony, including Best Musical.

Set within the 19th century Paris Opera House, and it's labyrinth below, the beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, becomes the object of obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius.

The musical features some of Lloyd Webber's best known songs, including Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Think of Me, Masquerade, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again and the titular song The Phantom of the Opera.

Auditions will be open to all YESOS members aged 11 to 21 years(due to licensing laws) and requires a large ensemble cast.

​Click here for more information www.yesos.co.uk

There are also dance opportunities for those with strong classical ballet and pointe technique.

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White Christmas 14th - 17th November 2018

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin | Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank | Book by David Ives and Paul Blake

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

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