Amazing 16 NODA nominations for District 5 Awards!

We are delighted to announce that we have received an amazing 16 nominations for the NODA District 5 Awards for our productions of "Follies" and "42nd Street". The full list of nominations is shown below.

This is the first time that Region 5 are hosting their own awards ceremony, which will be held on February 8th at the Last Drop Village, and we are very proud that our society has received so many nominations among the 20 societies in our District. 

We wish the very best of luck to all nominees. 

The nominations are:

Youth - Best Male in an Adult Musical
Jonathan Allen - Young Buddy - Follies
Tom Gillard - Young Ben - Follies

Youth - Best Female in an Adult Musical
Katie Ryding - Young Sally - Follies

Best Supporting Male in a Musical
Joe Davies - Bert Barry - 42nd Street

Best Supporting Female in a Musical
Adrienne Wormald - Carlotta Campion - Follies

Best Male Lead in a Musical
John Preston - Benjamin Stone - Follies
John Preston - Julian Marsh - 42nd Street

Best Female Lead in a Musical
Vicki Wilson - Phyllis Rogers-Stone - Follies
Vicki Wilson - Dorothy Brock - 42nd Street
Lindsay Farnworth - Peggy Sawyer - 42nd Street

Best Choreographer
Lara Syddall - 42nd Street

Best Musical Director
Tim Power - 42nd Street

Best Director
Nora Howcroft - 42nd Street

Best Ensemble
42nd Street

Best Staging
42nd Street

Best Show
42nd Street

Thank you for wearing your Christmas jumpers!

Members enjoyed a lovely Christmas get-together in the Founder's Room on Tuesday 18th December and everyone looked resplendent and festive in their Christmas jumpers. By wearing them and donating £2 per jumper, members raised £90 for Save The Children! A fantastic effort!

We also raised £63 towards our own funds through the raffle. 

Well done, all you generous members. Have a lovely Christmas, everyone! 


"Sugar" cast is announced

Our next production, "Sugar - the Some Like It Hot musical" is now fully cast. Click to go to the Sugar page for full details

"Sugar" auditions on 27th November

Auditions for our next show "Sugar - the Some Like It Hot musical" will be held on Tuesday 27th November from 7:30pm at the Parish Hall Theatre. Details of the audition pieces are posted on the "Sugar" show page

Please remember that you must have paid your annual membership subs before you audition. In the meantime, come down to rehearsals from 6th November to sing through the audition and chorus songs and collect scores/libs (for which you must leave a returnable cheque as deposit - £40 per book) or copies of the audition pieces. 

Both shows announced for 2020 season

We are thrilled to announce that our shows for the 2020 season will be "Guys & Dolls" and "Annie".

These are two perennial favourites, which will be great fun for our members to perform and for our audiences to watch.

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For anyone who doesn't know, Guys & Dolls is the lively story of New York gamblers and their unlikely relationship with a Missionary Band in the heart of New York in the 1950s. Packed with great tunes, including "Luck Be A Lady Tonight", "A Bushel And A Peck" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat", Guys and Dolls is a toe-tapping treat.

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Annie is a 20th Century Oliver Twist - a little orphan girl, who escapes the hard-knock life of the orphanage and finds happiness and love when she is adopted by billionaire Oliver Warbucks. The up-tempo, family-friendly score includes the modern classics "Tomorrow" and "It's a Hard Knock Life".

Open Night for prospective members

We will be holding an Open Night on Tuesday 6th November for all members and prospective members. We have a strong, talented membership and we know there are lots of people out there who are interested in joining the society. This is an ideal opportunity to come down and find out what we are all about.

Our Director, Nora, will be talking about the next production "Sugar - the Some Like It Hot musical" and there will be the opportunity to listen to some of the music, discuss the audition pieces and sing along in a friendly, informal atmosphere.

If you've ever considered being in a musical or helping backstage - or you know someone who is interested - come down on 6th November and have a great night out.

WCAODS win at BATS Awards Night 2018

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The annual BATS Awards Night Dinner was held on Friday 31st August at the Holiday Inn, Bolton and WCAODS had another great night, scooping a win and three other nominations!

Adrienne Wormald won Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Lilli/Katherine in Kiss Me Kate.

Other nominations were Best Actor in a Musical for Steve Benson as Fred/Petruchio in Kiss Me Kate, Best Director of a Musical for Nora Howcroft for Follies, and Best Junior Production for AKT for Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies.

Huge congratulations to Adrienne for her award and well done to all the nominees.

Members attending the event had a great evening, mixing with friends from other societies. It was great to see once again how theatre is flourishing in Bolton.

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