Trevor goes the extra mile to take on Yul Brynner’s iconic role of The King of Siam

Trevor Fenton always gives 100% to his performance – but this year he has gone the extra mile, by having his head shaved to take on the role of King Mongkut of Siam in the King and I.   Trevor decided against wearing a bald cap, and allowed Mrs Anna (Katy Meadows) to shave his head for the role.   Katy soon overcame her initial nerves at using clippers for the first time, and was cheered on by the cast as she slowly but surely removed all of Trevor’s hair. 

As this year’s show coincides with Comic Relief, we will be passing collection buckets around the auditorium, so if you want to sponsor Trevor’s head shave, please give generously.

Rehearsal schedule – January

Happy Christmas everyone!   It’s time for a well deserved rest from rehearsals, but we’re back in January, ready for some hard work.  The rehearsal schedule has been circulated, but if you haven’t seen it, here is a summary of the first couple of weeks.  Principals are required from 7 January, with the chorus required from Sunday 13th. 

Monday 7 Jan:  singing rehearsal for principals at Jane’s house.

Friday 11 Jan: 7.30 to 10.00 at Lisa Jay’s – Anna, Captain Orton, Louis, Phra Alak, Kralahome, King, Tuptim, Lun Tha, Chululongkorn, Louis (Act 1, sc 1 pp 4-8, sc 2, pp 10-13, sc3, sc4 pp 28-30)

Sunday 13 Jan:  2.30 to 4.30 at Lisa Jay’s – All cast involved (Act 1, sc2, pp15-17, sc3, sc4 pp 21 – 28)

Monday 14 Jan: 7.30 – 10.00 at Savoy Hotel – Tuptim, Kralahome, King, Anna, Thiang, Lun Tha (Act 1 sc2 pp 10-13, sc4 pp 28-29, sc5 pp 31 – 35)

Friday 18 Jan: 7.30 to 10.00 at Lisa Jay’s – Wives and any other cast involved in these scenes (Act 1, sc2, sc4, sc6, Act2 Sc1, sc3, sc6).

As you will see, Sunday and Friday rehearsals will now take place at the Lisa Jay Stage Institute on Grosvenor Road.  Monday rehearsals (usually for principals) will be at the Savoy.

As always, if you have any questions please get in touch with Andrea.

Rehearsal schedule for December

Thank you to everyone for your hard work so far; the show is coming along really well.  Here is the schedule for December rehearsals, all to be held at the Savoy Hotel as usual.  Sunday’s rehearsals are from 2.30 until 4.30 pm, and the evening rehearsals on Mondays and Wednesdays start at 7.30 pm.    For principal rehearsals, please check your lib and score to see if you are required.

Wednesday 5 December:  PRINCIPALS – Act 2, scene 1, pp 46-48, and scene 4, pp 58-66

Sunday 9 December:  ALL CAST INCLUDING CHILDREN – Recap all scenes including March of the Siamese Children, Getting to Know You, Prayer to Buddha and Finale Act 2

Monday 10 December:  PRINCIPALS – Act 1, scene 1, pp4-9, Act 1, scene 2, pp 10/11, Act 2 scene 4 (musical numbers only)

Wednesday 12 December:  NO REHEARSAL

Sunday 16 December:  ALL CAST INCLUDING CHILDREN – Recap all scenes set so far including musical numbers as previous Sunday

Monday 17 December:  ALL CAST INVOLVED IN ACT 1 – Run Act 1 (excluding Tuptim and Lun Tha scenes), including musical numbers.

Hope all of that makes sense, but if in doubt please give Andrea a call.  Thank you.

New rehearsal venue

We are really pleased to announce that our rehearsal venue for ‘The King and I’ will be the Savoy Hotel on North Parade.  We will be in their function room, which is a lovely space with a dance floor, and ideal for our rehearsals.  There is a bar downstairs, where you will be able to buy cold or hot drinks.   Ample car parking is available on the Seafront as well, so you won’t have too far to walk. 

We know we will be well looked after at the Savoy, so we look forward to seeing you all there.

Principal auditions will be held there on Monday 1 October, and our first chorus workshop will be on Monday 8 October.  Members old and new are very welcome, so please come along and bring some friends!

Would you like to be one of the King of Siam’s children?

Skegness Musical Theatre is performing  The King and I, on 14, 15, 16 March 2013 at The Embassy Theatre, Skegness.

We need lots of young people to act as the King of Siam’s children, as well as two teenage boys to take the roles of Louis and Prince Chulalongkorn.

Auditions will be held at Seathorne School on Sunday 30 September, starting at 2.30 pm, so why not come along and sing us a song of your choice?

Parents:  if you would like to know more, please come along to the auditions and meet the production team, or send us a message via the website or our facebook page.

Don’t forget – first rehearsal on Monday 10 September, 7.30 pm, at Grand Central

We’re looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces, and lots of new faces too, at the first rehearsal for The King and I.  This will be a chance to get together with friends old and new, sing through the songs, and pick up audition pieces.  We’ll also give you all the information you need about show dates, rehearsal dates, etc, so make sure you come along.

Not been in a show before?  That doesn’t matter – we’re a very friendly bunch and you’ll get the chance to shine, whether you’re a singer, a dancer, or an actor (or good at all three!).

So don’t be shy – we’ll see you on Monday night!

 

Rehearsal and audition dates for The King and I

Members will be receiving a letter in the next couple of weeks, outlining all the important dates for The King and I.  In the meantime, here is a brief summary of the dates for your diary.

First get together:  Monday 10 September, 7.30 pm at Grand Central.  All of the audition pieces will be available to take away, and we will have a sing through of some of the show songs.

Principal auditions:  Monday 1 October (if you can’t make that date, you will have to audition earlier).

Show week is from Sunday 10 March, so you need to be free all of that week.  Performances are on 14, 15 and 16 March at the Embassy Theatre.

There will be an all day rehearsal on Sunday 3 March, at the Embassy.

Our production team this year is Andrea Hall as producer, Peter Wellsted as Musical Director, with Choreography by Lisa Jay.  Jo Fitzwilliams will be acting as Dance Captain at rehearsals.

Please get in touch if you have any questions – we look forward to seeing all of you on 10 September.  New members are always welcome, so come along and see whether you like us!