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HITCHIN THESPIANS

MARCH 2013

GORDON CRAIG THEATRE,

STEVENAGE


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Davies

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HITCHIN

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present

Music & Lyrics by IRVING BERLIN

Book by HERBERT & DOROTHY FIELDS

As revised by PETER STONE

WEDNESDAY 13th - Saturday 16th March 2013

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of R&H Theatricals of New York

HITCHIN THESPIANS ...COMING SOON...

‘A Viennese

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Friday 12th & Saturday 13th April 2013

Woodside Hall, Hitchin Tickets 01462 641575

‘An Evening with

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Thursday 18th, Friday 19th & Saturday 20th July 2013

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F R O M T H E

CHAIRMAN

Welcome to our first production of 2013, ‘Annie Get Your Gun’.

I first performed at this theatre with Hitchin Thespians in 1988 in

our last production of this show. It’s great to be doing this updated

version of Irving Berlin’s classic but this time in the role of

Frank Butler rather than a very new member of the chorus.

2013 is already shaping into an exciting year for us. Later this

year we will be returning to the Gordon Craig Theatre with the ever-popular

musical Grease which has finally been re-released to amateurs. We’ll be looking

for lots of young people to join us for this show and you won’t have to be a

member to audition. If you’d like to be in this show please contact our secretary

or log onto our website to look out for details. If, like me, you’re too old to join the cast of Grease then hopefully

we’ll see you at the show in September. Tickets are available now from the box office, so maybe you should get

them to avoid disappointment!In the meantime, sit back and enjoy this wonderful Broadway classic.

The Committee 2012 2013

CHAIRMAN: Tom Evans

VICE CHAIRMAN: Ann Crook

HON. SECRETARY: Lynne Leggat

HON. TREASURER: Melanie Troiano

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Sarah Bailes

BUSINESS MANAGER: Tom Evans

PUBLICITY MANAGER: Kier Home

SOCIAL & FUNDRAISING MANAGER: Vivienne Tadman

CHORAL MANAGER: Susan Osbourn

WOODSIDE HALL MANAGER: Ann Crook

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Holly Böhme, Alan Dickinson,

Margaret Coxall, Iain Fishpool, Jan Nash

LIFE MEMBERS: Ann Crook, Brenda Cundell, Marion Hargraves,

Audrey Jenkins, Derek Jenkins, Denis Rowland, Gordon Wharton

HONORARY MEMBERS: Bert Broe, Edgar Gilbert, Mollie Gilbert,

Roger Heath, Jim Snell, Justin Thomas

Woodside Hall Available for Hire

Hitchin Thespians have their own rehearsal facilities, Woodside Hall which is next to

the Queen Mother Theatre in Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SP, which is available for

group activities or private function hire. It is well equipped, with a main hall holding

up to 200 people, a smaller room off, which can accommodate about 40 adjacent to

a big kitchen. There is a fully stocked bar, good toilets including facilities for the

disabled and baby nappy change. There is also a good size lawn and free parking for

six cars outside. There is a ramp for wheelchair access.

For further details contact Ann Crook:

Email: woodsidebookings@hitchinthespians.org.uk Tel: 01462434181


THE PRODUCTION TEAM

JIM SNELL PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

Jim is delighted to be back with Hitchin Thespians for his 48th production for

the company, and working again with musical director Julie Davies having

collaborated with her recently in North London on 'Annie Get Your Gun'. He

has won many NODA awards for best production including four for Hitchin

Thespians. In the coming months he will undertake productions of 'Carousel'

and 'Hello, Dolly' for Bishops Stortford Musical Theatre, and 'Summer Holiday'

for Broxbourne Theatre Company. Jim is an active voluntary fund-raiser for

BREAKTHROUGH, the breast cancer research charity.

julie davies MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Julie Davies is delighted to be working with Hitchin Thespians again following

last year's successes as MD for the company with 'Gypsy' and 'A Grand Night

for Singing'. Julie is involved in many aspects of music, both on and off stage

and in the concert hall. Apart from heading up a music department in a

secondary school Julie has enjoyed a career as a soloist in oratorio, early and

contemporary music, and in recital performances. She spends her time these

days accompanying and working as an MD in Enfield and Hertfordshire.

sarah bailes CHOREOGRAPHER

Sarah is delighted to be working with fellow Hitchin Thespians once again as

choreographer. Recent productions have included 'Annie Jr' for Young Thespians

and 'Orpheus in the Underworld’ (Can-Can). The Small House of Uncle Thomas

Ballet from 'The King and I' and The Library Dance from 'The Music Man' are

amongst her favourites. Rehearsals for 'Annie Get Your Gun' have been a great

experience and she hopes you will also enjoy a taste of the Wild West!

Calling Young Thespians

Young Thespians meet at Woodside Hall, next to the Queen Mother Theatre, in Walsworth Road, Hitchin on a Sunday

morning from 10 until 12. Members must be aged 10 or above and we charge a fee of £25 per production. Each

year we present a musical show in the Spring, with rehearsals starting towards the end of September.After this show

we do a series of workshops on song dance and drama, for which we charge another £25, leading to a concert

toward the end of the summer term. There is no audition to join but we do audition for principal parts in the show.

For further details please contact Ann Crook 01462 434181 anncrook@btinternet.com


THE STORY...

Act ONE

When Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show visits Ohio, Frank

Butler, the show's handsome star challenges anyone in

town to a shooting match. Foster Wilson, a local hotel

owner, doesn't appreciate the Wild West Show taking over

his hotel, so Frank gives him a side bet of one hundred

dollars on the match. Annie Oakley enters and shoots a

bird off Dolly Tate's hat, and then explains her simple

backwoods ways to Wilson with the help of her siblings.

When Wilson learns she's a brilliant shot, he enters her in

the shooting match against Frank Butler.

While Annie waits for the match to start, she meets Frank

and falls instantly in love with him, not knowing he will be

her opponent. When she asks Frank if he likes her, he

explains that the girl he wants will "wear satin and smell

of cologne". At the shooting match, Annie wins, and is

invited to join the Wild West Show.

Over time, Frank becomes enamoured with the

tomboyish Annie. Frank plans to propose to Annie, but

she becomes a star, Chief Sitting Bull adopts her into the

Sioux tribe. Hurt, Frank walks out on Annie and the show,

joining the competing Pawnee Bill's show.

Act TWO

The Buffalo Bill show tours Europe with Annie as the star,

but the show goes broke. Annie, now well-dressed and

more refined still longs for Frank. Buffalo Bill and Pawnee

Bill plot a merger of the two companies, each assuming

the other has the money necessary for the merger. They

all meet at a grand reception, where they soon discover

both shows are broke. Annie, however, has received

sharpshooting medals from all the rulers of Europe worth

one hundred thousand dollars, and she decides to sell

the medals to finance the merger.

When Frank appears, he and Annie confess their love and

decide to marry, although with comically different ideas:

Frank wants "some little chapel," while Annie wants a big

wedding. When Annie shows Frank her medals, Frank

again has his pride hurt, and they call off the merger

and the wedding. They agree to one last shooting duel -

"Anything You Can Do". Annie deliberately loses to Frank

to soothe his ego, and they finally reconcile, deciding to

marry and merge the shows.


THE COMPANY

Annie Oakley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gina Abbatt

Frank Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom Evans

Buffalo Bill Cody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Barker

Dolly Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sarah Cunningham

Tommy Keeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cathal Prendergast

Winnie Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lucy Arnold

Charlie Davenport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kier Home

Foster Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jonathan Fletcher

Chief Sitting Bull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Iain Fishpool

Pawnee Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Paul Adams

Messenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stephen Holder

Jessie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sophie Allen

Nellie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emily Osborne

Little Jake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Max Abbatt

Dancers

Donna Barrett, Holly Bohme, Caroline Bonja, Caroline Hirst, Ranae McCrae,

Carly McHugh, Nicola Niles, Sue Rayner, Jessica Symonds, Melanie Troiano

CHORUS

Mandy Atkins, Jean Austin, Belinda Gee, Judith Harrison, Dawn Lambert,

Katherine Males, Julia Skinner, Barbara Thomas, Vivienne Tadman, Peter Bailey, Roger Bailey,

Cliff Gulbis, Richard Lambert, Jack Lardent, Nick Morgan, Bryan Summers

THE ORCHESTRA

Keyboard - Robert Day, Reeds - Sue Pettitt, Reeds - Chris Pettitt, Bass - Nigel Emerton

Trumpet - Ian Lynch, Trombone - Richard Hyams, Violin - Tina Forsdyke, Drums - Emanuel Antwi


ACT ONE

SCENES & SONGS

prologue - the big top

1. 'There's No Business Like Show Business' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank & The Ensemble

SCENE 1 - THE FRONT LAWN OF THE WILSON ARMS HOTEL IN CINCINNATI, OHIO

2. 'Doin' What Comes Natur'lly' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie, Wilson & The Kids

3. 'The Girl That I Marry' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank & Annie

4. 'You Can't Get A Man With A Gun' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie

5. 'Show Business' (Reprise 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank, Buffalo Bill, Charlie & Annie

SCENE 2 - A PULLMAN CAR ON THE OVERLAND STEAM TRAIN

6. 'I'll Share It All With You' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tommy, Winnie & The Ensemble

7. 'Moonshine Lullaby' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie, The Kids & The Ensemble

SCENE 3 - THE MAIN TENT ON THE MINNEAPOLIS FAIR GROUNDS

8. 'Show Business' (Reprise 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie

9. ‘They Say It's Wonderful' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie & Frank

10. 'My Defences Are Down' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank & The Ensemble

SCENE 4 - ANNIE'S DRESSING TENT

11. 'You Can't Get A Man With A Gun' (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie

&

&


ACT TWO

SCENES & SONGS

prologue - the european tour

1. Entr'acte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie & The Ensemble

SCENE 1 - THE UPPER DECK OF A CATTLE BOAT

2. 'I Got Lost In His Arms' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie

SCENE 2 - THE BALLROOM AT THE HOTEL BREVOORT IN NEW YORK CITY

3. 'Who Do You Love, I Hope' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Winnie & Tommy

4. 'I Got The Sun In The Morning' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie & The Ensemble

5. 'An Old Fashioned Wedding' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie & Frank

6. 'The Girl That I Marry' (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank

SCENE 3 - THE PROPERTY ROOM

SCENE 4 - THE SHOOTING MATCH

7. 'Anything You Can Do' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie & Frank

8. 'They Say It's Wonderful' (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie, Frank & The Ensemble

9. 'Finale Ultimo' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Ensemble

There will be an interval of 20 minutes after Act One.

The use of cameras, mobile phones and other

recording equipment is strictly prohibited.


THE COMPANY

Annie Oakley - Gina Abbatt

Gina is over the moon to be returning as Annie, after playing music hall singer/World War 1

nurse in 'Oh What A Lovely War'. Gina joined Thespians in 2004 playing Mary Magdalene in

'Jesus Christ Superstar'. Since then, appearances have included Bianca in 'Kiss Me Kate', Julie

Jordan in 'Carousel', Vicki Nichols in 'The Full Monty' (& Edinburgh Fringe), Dorothy Brown in

'Thoroughly Modern Millie', Pitti Sing in 'The Mikado', and Adelaide Adams in 'Calamity Jane'.

Some other favourite past roles are Luisa Contini in 'Nine', Dorothy Brock in '42nd Street', Carrie

in 'Carousel', Hodel in 'Fiddler on the Roof', and Nancy in 'Oliver!' This show is particularly special

for Gina as she is sharing the stage with her son, Max, for the very first time. Playing Little

Jake, he has found it really amusing to have Mum play “big sis”!

FRANK BUTLER - TOM EVANS

Tom joined Hitchin Thespians in 1987 and his first show with us was 'Annie Get Your Gun'

at the Gordon Craig Theatre.Since joining Tom has played many leading roles with Hitchin

Thespians. Among his favourites has to be Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde in 'Jekyll and Hyde',

Adam in 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' and the Russian in 'Chess'. By day Tom is

headteacher of Martins Wood Primary School and he is delighted that a couple of

children from his school have joined the cast to play Annie’s younger sisters.

BUFFALO BILL CODY - MIKE BARKER

This is Mike's 30th show with Hitchin Thespians. He has performed many character

roles for us, such as Prince Nikki in 'My One and Only', Alexander Molokov in 'Chess',

Henry Miller in 'Calamity Jane' and Harold in the Edinburgh Festival production of 'The

Full Monty'. Mike has also enjoyed taking lead roles for other local societies such as

Eric 'Rubber-Legs' Devine in 'Slice of Saturday Night', Dr. Whackoff in 'Saucy Jack and

the Space Vixens' and Colonel Pickering in 'My Fair Lady'. He has been performing,

directing and choreographing shows locally for many years and has just finished

directing the 2012/13 Panto - 'Pied Piper'.

FOSTER WILSON - JONATHAN FLETCHER

Jonathan is pleased to be performing as Wilson with Hitchin Thespians again having

last performed with them in 2009. He also performs with Letchworth Arcadians and has

enjoyed playing many character roles over the years. His favourite roles include Greylag in

'Honk', Eugene Fodor in 'Crazy for You', Sir John Tremayne in 'Me And My Girl', Lord Evelyn

Oakleigh in 'Anything Goes' and Nigel in 'Salad Days'. Professionally, Jonathan works in

London for an International Design Company as an Interior Designer. His job involves some

travelling abroad so always finds he has to juggle his attendance at rehearsals to enable

him to continue his passion for performance.


THE COMPANY

Charlie davenport - kier home

Kier has been a member of Hitchin Thespians since joining us in 2003 for 'West Side Story'

and is looking forward to playing the acting-heavy character Charlie Davenport for our

production. Kier has a degree in Performing Arts and has performed various roles in

different shows, but his favourites are all from Hitchin Thespians productions.These include

Anthony in ‘Sweeney Todd’, Jacey Squires in ‘The Music Man’, Lun Tha in ‘The King and I’,

Luiz in ‘The Gondoliers’ and the fun character of John Styx in ‘Orpheus in the Underworld.’

Kier is sure that Charlie will soon be added to that list of favourites!

dolly tate - sarah cunningham

Sarah joined Hitchin Thespians in 2000 for 'Mack and Mabel' and has been involved,

in one way or another, in most shows since, if not on stage in the chorus or as a dancer

then helping with make-up, props or wardrobe. Dolly is Sarah's 1st principal role since

she was a teenager with Lytton Players. Sarah says her greatest performing experience

to date was undoubtedly being a dancer in the Opening Ceremony of the 2012

Paralympic Games - an amazing experience she will never forget. Any spare time Sarah

has is spent enjoying time with her husband and 3 year old twins!

tommy keeler - cathal prendergast

Cathal is delighted to be joining Hitchin Thespians for 'Annie Get Your Gun'. New to the

company, he is no stranger to performing. Since 2009 he has played many roles in

neighbouring society, Letchworth Arcadians, such as Patrik Martin in 'Little Shop of

Horrors', Pritsch in 'The Merry Widow', Mingo in 'Crazy for You', solo vocalist in 'A Grand

Night for Singing', Lamar in 'Godspell'. He also played Jimmy in 'Thoroughly Modern

Millie' with the Young Arcadians. Originally from Ireland, he brought his Irish accent to

the role of Jim Farrell, an Irish passenger, in Mimram's recent production of 'Titanic'.

winnie tate - lucy arnold

Lucy got bitten by the performing bug from an early age, watching her mum rehearse. She

has appeared in many productions with Hitchin Thespians, but her favourite to date has

been at the Cambridge Corn Exchange starring as ‘Annie’ in the musical of the same name,

with CAMCIT Players. Outside of musical theatre, Lucy is a teacher at a local primary school

where she is trying to infect the children with the performing arts bug.After taking time out

to complete her degree, Lucy is thrilled to be back with Hitchin Thespians.

Chief Sitting bull - IAiN FISHPOOL

This will be Iain's 5th show with Hitchin Thespians and he is thrilled to have been cast

as Chief Sitting Bull. Iain's introduction to musical theatre was playing Vulcan in

'Orpheus in the Underworld' at secondary school more than 10 years ago. He has been

a member of Hitchin Thespians since 2010 and has enjoyed being involved in some

great shows with them since then.


THE COMPANY

THE OAKLEY KIDS

Little Jake - Max Abbatt

Jessie - Sophie Allen

Nellie - Emily Osborne

DANCERS

(Top L to R) Jessica Symonds, Caroline Hirst,

Donna Barrett, Melanie Troiano, (Bottom L to R)

Holly Bohme, Caroline Bonja, Sue Rayner.


STAGE & SCREEN

Dorothy Fields had the idea for a musical about Annie

Oakley, to star her friend, Ethel Merman. Producer Mike

Todd turned the project down, so Fields approached a

new producing team, Richard Rodgers and Oscar

Hammerstein II. After the success of their first musical

collaboration, ‘Oklahoma!’, Rodgers and Hammerstein

had decided to become producers of both their own

theatrical ventures and those by other authors. They

agreed to produce and asked Jerome Kern to compose

the music; Fields would write the lyrics, and she and her

brother Herbert would write the book.

The show's eventual hit song ‘There's No Business Like

Show Business’, was almost left out of the show because

Berlin mistakenly got the impression that Richard

Rodgers did not like it. In imitation of the structure of

‘Oklahoma!’, a secondary romance between two of the

members of the Wild West Show was added to the

musical during its development. For the 1999 revival,

Peter Stone revised the libretto, eliminating what were

considered insensitive references to American Indians,

including the songs

‘Colonel Buffalo Bill’’

and ‘I'm An Indian Too’.

The 1950 Metro Goldwyn Mayer movie release was

directed by George Sidney. Despite some production

and casting problems (Judy Garland had to withdraw

from the film because of ill health), the film won the

Academy Award for best score and received three other

nominations. Star Betty Hutton was recognized with a

Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.

The 1986 stage version was the first London revival

of Irving Berlin's musical, and starred American rock

musician Suzi Quatro as Annie Oakley and Eric Flynn as

Frank Butler.The revival was a David Gilmore Chichester

Festival Theatre production. It toured in the UK then

moved to the Aldwych Theatre in London's West End.

For Hitchin Thespians

Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Richard Cobb

Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . .Matt Cooper

Stage Crew . . . .Viv Stephenson, Wayne Skelton-Hough,

. . . . . . . . . . . . .Neil Leggat, Isaac Evans, Emily Napier

Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sarah Bailes

Production Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holly Böhme

Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Nott

Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gordon Craig Theatre

Scenery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rosemary Bianchi

Props . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark Savage

Continuity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alex Evans, Judith Coen

Costumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stage Costume Company

Wardrobe Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Janet Morris

Make Up Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Donna Barrett

Make Up Team . . . . . . . . . .Jenna Knight, Ron Burton,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sarah Barry, Lorraine Davies

Front of House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jan Nash

Programme Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TeeeGeee Design

Programme Editors . . . . .Susan Osbourn, Nick Morgan

Programme & Poster Printing . . . . . . . . . . .Design Print

Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ralph Rapley/XM04

Rehearsal Accompanist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Day

Librarian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holly Böhme

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HITCHIN THESPIANS - Founded in 1902

PAST PRODUCTIONS INCLUDE:

1970 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kismet

1971 . . . . . . . . . . .The Merry Widow

1972 . . . . . . . . .The Sound of Music

1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hello Dolly

1973 . . . . . . . . . . .Most Happy Fella

1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Night in Venice

1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .South Pacific

1976 . . . . . . . . .The Beggar’s Opera

1976 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bitter Sweet

1977 . . . . . . . . .Robert & Elizabeth

1977 . . . . . . . .Yeomen of the Guard

1978 . . . . . . . . . . . .Die Fledermaus

1979 . . . . . . . . .Fiddler on the Roof

1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Showboat

1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hello Dolly

1982 . . .Orpheus in the Underworld

1983 . . . . . . . . . . . .The Music Man

1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Grease

1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carousel

1985 . . . . . . . . . . .The Merry Widow

1986 . . . . . .The Pirates of Penzance

1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trial by Jury

1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kismet

1987 . . . . . . . . . . . .West Side Story

1988 . . . . . . . . .Annie Get your Gun

1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Mikado

1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Boyfriend

1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .My Fair Lady

1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kiss Me Kate

1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cabaret

1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oklahoma

1992 . . . . . . . . .The Sound of Music

1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trial by Jury

1993 . . . . . . . . . . . .H.M.S. Pinafore

1994 . . . . . . . . . . . .Guys and Dolls

1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Charlie Girl

1995 . . . . . . . . .A Little Night Music

1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barnum

1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42nd Street

1996 . . . . . .The Pirates of Penzance

1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hello Dolly

1997 . . . . . . . . .La Cage Aux Folles*

1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Crazy For You

1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chess

1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oliver!

1999 . . . . . . . . .Singin’ in the Rain*

2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mack & Mabel

2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .South Pacific

2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The King & I

2001 . . . . . . . . . . . .Half a Sixpence

2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carmen

2002 . . . . . . . . . . . .My One & Only

2003 . . . . . . . . . . . .West Side Story

2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barnum

2004 . . . . . . . . . . .Seven Brides for

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Seven Brothers*

2004 . . . . . . .Jesus Christ Superstar

2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kiss Me Kate

2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carousel

2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Me & My Girl

2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Full Monty

2006 . . . . . . . . . . . .Jekyll & Hyde*

2007 . . . . .Thoroughly Modern Millie

2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Mikado

2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chess

2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Calamity Jane

2009 . . . . . . . . . . . .Sweeney Todd*

2009 . . . . . . . . .Fiddler on the Roof

2010 . . . . . . . . . . . .The Music Man

2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The King & I

2011 . . . . . . . . . . . .The Gondoliers

2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gypsy

2012 . . .Orpheus in the Underworld

2012 . . . . . .Oh, What A Lovely War!

2013 . . . . . . . . .Annie Get your Gun

* NODA Region 9 Eastern Area Award


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Hitchin Thespians Choir is looking for new members...

Do you enjoy singing? If so you will receive a warm welcome any Tuesday evening from 7.30 to 10.00 pm.

We love to see new faces, particularly tenors and basses, although sopranos and altos will also be most

welcome. Each year we perform concerts in which the choice of music varies from songs from the musicals,

through opera to oratorio. The whole object is to enjoy singing and hopefully make new friends along the way.

If you are interested you can email our Secretary at:

secretary@hitchinthespians.org.uk or write to:

The Secretary, Hitchin Thespians, Woodside Hall, Walsworth Road,

Hitchin, SG4 9SP

Visit our website at www.hitchinthespians.org.uk to learn more.


HITCHIN THESPIANS PRESENT

Melodies in

Waltz Time

Musical Director Alan Childs

Accompanist Ben Hodson

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th April 2013

Woodside Hall, Walsworth Road, Hitchin 7.45pm

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