It’s not too late to join us for our February show!

Regular visitors will know that our next show is to be ONE NIGHT ONLY, with all profits going to MacMillan cancer support.  We would welcome any new singers or dancers who want to come along and join us.  We rehearse on Monday nights, starting at 7.15pm, at Seathorne School (off Church lane, Winthorpe).  Subscriptions for the year are just £20 for adult members.  Junior members (aged 14 to 17) only have to pay £10 for the year.

Fancy giving us a try?  Come along and see if you like us – there’s no obligation to join immediately, but we know you’ll want to!

Extraordinary General Meeting

An EGM of the society is to be held at Seathorne School on Monday 21 November 2011, starting at 9l30 pm (following rehearsal).  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss members’ subscriptions for this year.  It is proposed to reduce the subscription to £20 for this year only.

It is important that you attend this meeting; we need at least 50% of the membership present in order to vote on the resolution.

Latest news from SMTC

Firstly, I am pleased to announce that Paul Johnson has taken up the position of Vice Chairman.   Paul is an enthusiastic committee member, and we are certain that he will work hard on behalf of the society.  We are also delighted to welcome Sandy Chapman to the committee; Sandy has attended her first meeting, and is already contributing and working hard.  We still have one vacancy, so please speak to any committee member if you are interested.

The committee has decided that all profits from our 2012 show will go to MacMillan Cancer Support.    To help promote our show we will also perform at the MacMillan Strictly Come Dancing night at the Southview Hotel on Saturday 12 November.  We will sing excerpts from our show, between 7.00 and 7.30 pm, while guests are arriving for their welcome drink.  Please make sure you attend rehearsals between now and then, and make yourself available for Saturday 12 November, so we can put on a good preview performance.

If anyone would like tickets for the Strictly Come Dancing Night, there are still some available.  The tickets cost £30 and include a three course carvery, entertainment by Sid Dennis, plus two local singers, the Macmillan Top Toe Tappers, and disco.  The highlight of the night will be five local amateur couples competing for the Strictly trophy!  Speak to Sandra for more information.

Look forward to seeing you all on Monday evenings, 7.15 at Seathorne School.  Watch this space for rehearsal schedules – Lisa will be joining us soon so there will be some dance rehearsals in October.

Rehearsals have started!

Rehearsals have now started for our next production, to be held on Friday 24 February 2012FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

We’re rehearsing some great music from across the whole spectrum of musical theatre - some is funny, some is really emotional – but it’s all starting to sound fantastic.

Last night we welcomed another four new faces to our group, but we would still love to see some more of the old faces back.  So come along next Monday to Seathorne School at 7.15 pm and see what next year’s show is all about.

‘ONE NIGHT ONLY’

Hello all you members – past, present, and future!

We hope you’re coming along to our first rehearsal, on Monday 12 September, 7.30 pm at Seathorne School, Winthorpe.  Don’t forget that as it’s National Cupcake Week we are bringing along cupcakes to have with our tea.  We’ll also be hearing all about next year’s exciting show, and loosening up those vocal chords again with some chorus numbers.

If you haven’t sung as part of a chorus before, this is your chance to learn how to sing in different voice parts in harmony, whilst making some new friends and having fun!

The date of next year’s show has been moved to Friday 24 February at the Embassy Theatre.  That means we have slightly less time than usual to rehearse, but we won’t be compromising on standards – we’ll just be working harder!

See you all next week.

2012 SHOW – BIG NEWS!

We have exciting news about next year’s show, so put Monday 12 September in your diary – that’s our first meeting after the summer holiday.

As usual, our first ‘rehearsal’ will be a social occasion so we can all catch up, and as it’s also National Cupcake Week, we’d like you to make some cupcakes if you can and bring them along!  We can then discuss plans for our 2012 show and you can all give us your thoughts and ideas.

And now the big news ………..

If you were at the AGM you will know that Doug had to resign as producer of Camelot.  This left us in a difficult position, with no-one to take up the challenge.  So, by way of a change, we have decided that next year we will perform a song and dance extravaganza – for one night only – at the Embassy Theatre.  It will be a fully staged event, with a set and costumes and special effects, and we hope to include extracts from a whole range of shows including some current ones which we cannot perform in full.   For example we are looking at Joseph, Grease, South Pacific, Cats, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, The Sound of Music, Oliver, Chicago, Billy Elliott .. the list is endless, and we would welcome any input if you have any suggestions.  The show will not just be a series of musical numbers, so if you’re a closet uni-cyclist or juggler this could be your chance!

We hope that as many of you as possible will audition for parts in this show, as there will be many different styles of singing and many different formats – you won’t have to stand and sing a solo.  There will be duets, ensemble numbers and full chorus numbers in four part harmony – in other words there is something for everyone, be it singing or dancing or comedy drama.  Let us see what you can do!

We intend to donate all profits from the show to a Charity which will be decided by the committee; we feel that it would be a good idea to give something back to the community this year, having had a profitable show last year. 

Here are the important dates for your diary:

  • First rehearsal Monday 12 September, 7.30pm, at Seathorne School
  • All day rehearsal Sunday 4 March, at the Embassy Theatre
  • Show date:  Friday 23 March at the Embassy Theatre (to be confirmed)
  • Technical and dress rehearsals:  Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22 March at the Embassy.

CAMELOT NEEDS YOU!!

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic producer for our 2012 production of CAMELOT.  This is a fabulous show, with music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, and we’re really looking forward to performing it at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness next March.  Rehearsals will start in September, with auditions for main roles taking place early in October.  Once again, our Musical Director is Peter Coughtrey-Wellsted, and Richard Hall will be stage manager, so you’d be part of an experienced team who could help you all the way.

If you would be interested in producing/directing our show please get in touch with us – we’d love to hear from you.

2011 Committee

Congratulations to the following people on being elected to our committee at the Annual General Meeting:

President:  John Turner, Vice President: Dr D Pendrigh

Chairman: Andrea Hall, Vice Chairman: Wendy Cassidy, Treasurer: Carol Goulden, Secretary: Sandra Colman

Committee members:  Jo Fitzwilliams, Rebecca Hill, Paul Johnson, Jon Russell

Musical Director:  Peter Coughtrey-Wellsted, Wardrobe Mistress:  Mary Ali

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Members please note:  the Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 June, at the Vine Hotel, Skegness.  A notice of meeting has been sent out to everyone, asking for nominations for committee and officers.

Please make the effort to attend, so you can have your say in the running of your society.  Any apologies should be sent to the secretary please.

Hope to see you there.

Autumn concert – September 2011 – CANCELLED!

We regret that we have had to cancel the concerts to be held in September.  You can still see us in Camelot next March! 

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The Society will be going on tour this autumn, in a short series of concerts.  We will be performing songs from a variety of shows that we will probably never have the opportunity to produce in full, so it should be really enjoyable for everyone.   It also means we get the chance to sing all summer, as rehearsals will be on Monday evenings at the Embassy Arts Room, starting at 7.15pm.  The first one will be on Monday 9 May; please put the date in your diary – more information will be sent out in the post.

If you’re interested in joining our society, then this could be your opportunity to see if you like us!   Please get in touch via the website if you would like to know about membership.

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be held on Wednesday 15 June 2011, starting at 7.30pm, at the Vine Hotel, Skegness.  The official notice will be sent in the mail to you.  In the meantime, please think about giving something back to your Society, by standing for the committee.  We need enthusiastic people who can give up a little of their time to help shape the future of the society, and promote us to our public!  If you would like to know more, please contact a committee member (past or present!).