Now in its tenth year, the Stage Diary is not only an important guide to what’s on in all regions, but is also an on-line web introduction to potential expats researching community life in Spain. The diary also acts as a planning guide to assist groups avoid unnecessary clashes of production dates.
Careline Theatre: The autumn production is ‘Nil by Mouth’ by John Chapman, directed by Dennis Arthurs. This hilarious farce is set in a mixed ward of an under-funded and under-staffed NHS hospital (impossible, you say). With mistaken identities, wrongful diagnoses, visitors becoming patients and all manner of medical mishaps, laughter will be the best tonic. Dates are 19th to 21st October. Box Office opens in September.
Jávea Players: The Players' autumn production will be Ernest Thompson's 'On Golden Pond’ a touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years. Directed by Ron Skinner the production will play the Union Musical, Gata de Gorgos from 6th to 10th November. For further information, go to: www.javeaplayers.com.
New Cardinal Theatre Group: Now rehearsing ‘Let Us Entertain You’ an all dancing, singing and comedy family show scheduled for 18th, 19th and 20th of October. Tickets 7€ available from the tourist office in Urb La Marina, the council office, Cards are Us and our ladies Pam Sutton: 96 679 6828 and Sue: 96 671 3822. They are still looking for new members so why not contact Tom Ford on 96 679 0547. All tickets proceeds are donated to local charities.
Phoenix Dancers: The Dancers would like to thank everyone for their support during the present season, during which they raised lots of money for various charities. Rehearsals are now closed, but will resume again in September. As always, they are always on the lookout for singers and dancers. Anyone interested in joining this group should get in touch with Phaedra on 607 290 896.
Rascals: Following their successful show ‘On Broadway’ the group are taking a well-deserved rest. Coffee mornings will still be held at Sackos Bar El Limonar every Thursday at 11am. If you are interested in joining this fun loving group, why not pop along and meet them, or call Jill on 96 672 7282.
Sounds Familiar: The Company will be performing their show ‘Music of the Night’ at the Auditorio Municipal in Ondara on Friday 7th July and at the Centre Polivalent in Murla on Friday 14th July. If you would like to join the cast for their next production of a revamped version of "The Pirates of Penzance", to be performed in Spring 2018, then please contact Philip on 96 558 1483 for more information.
Stagestruck: Stagestruck are taking a summer break, whilst making their donations to the worthily charities they support, some 4,500€ has been given to local charities this month. The group would like to thank all the people who support them to help raise this massive amount of money. For more details, call Jenny: 608 129 983, or check out their Facebook page.
Studio32: Following on from their successful hit show ‘Mack and Mabel’ the group have now completed auditions for their winter show, that eternal Irving Berlin favourite ‘White Christmas’. Rehearsals are now underway before the company break for the summer. Advance tickets are on sale for the show scheduled to be staged from 29th November to 2nd December at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre, San Fulgencio. Full details on www.studiothirtytwo.org.
Valley Voices: The Voices recently sang Abba songs at Pepe’s Restaurant to a sell-out audience. An event organised by Jalon Valley Help which raised 650€ for their funds during a highly successful evening. So Valley Voices say “Thank you for the Music” Abba! Calling all singers, if you would like join this happy choir, contact Aileen: 696 514 613 or Jennie: 96 648 0062. Valley Voices are sponsored by www.garciavillas.co.uk.
Velvetones Harmony Choir: After a very enjoyable season, it’s time for a summer break, back again on 6th September when they start rehearsing songs for their Christmas concert. They would like to thank everyone for their support and look forward to seeing new singers in September. For further details, telephone Ena: 96 570 7598, Mary-Anne: 96 671 4973, or visit their website www.velvetonesharmonytorrevieja.com.
Article Published in Female Focus magazine - July 2017