WCAODS win 3 Awards at NODA District 5 Dinner!

WCAODS members had a great time at the first NODA District 5 Awards Dinner at the Last Drop Village on 8th February. 

We had 16 nominations in various categories and were absolutely thrilled to win THREE awards on the night! 

Adrienne Wormald won Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role as Carlotta Campion in Follies.

Lara Syddall won Best Choreographer for 42nd Street.

And for "sheer talent", Vicki Wilson won the Adjudicator's Sparkling Star Award for her roles as Phyllis Rogers Stone in Follies and Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street. 

The winners will now become nominees at the NODA North West Awards Dinner which is usually held at the start of May. 

Over 20 WCAODS members attended the Awards Dinner and judged it a resounding success.


Ticket booking to open earlier

Following the high demand for tickets for our last show, 42nd Street, our ticket booking will open earlier from now on. 

Priority ticket booking for members will be open shortly and general ticket sales will open to the public via TicketSource and our usual Box Office phone number (01204 305812) from Saturday 16th February

Our next production, "Sugar" (the musical adaptation of the much-loved movie classic "Some Like It Hot") is sure to be popular. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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".

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