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<style type="text/css">P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }A:link { }</style> <br /><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><a href="http://www.thedramaqueensdrawers.co.uk/me-and-my-girl-82-c.asp" target="_blank">Gifts for Me and My Girl </a>can include all kinds of variations on a theme of spoons, pearl buttons, coats of arms, aristocracy, cockneys, love and marriage.</span></span></strong></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aYqkBuG6S6U/UW62iBp-xGI/AAAAAAAAAKs/jaacD4Uozhc/s1600/Bracelet+buttons+mop.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"> <img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aYqkBuG6S6U/UW62iBp-xGI/AAAAAAAAAKs/jaacD4Uozhc/s1600/Bracelet+buttons+mop.jpg" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.thedramaqueensdrawers.co.uk/bracelet---pearly-buttons-5883-p.asp" target="_blank">Pearl button bracelet</a></td></tr></tbody></table></span></span></strong></div><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FpQk6ZgXzeQ/UW64S8pmBhI/AAAAAAAAAK8/SNr5q5rf4YY/s1600/Tie+Clip+Vintage+Car+.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FpQk6ZgXzeQ/UW64S8pmBhI/AAAAAAAAAK8/SNr5q5rf4YY/s1600/Tie+Clip+Vintage+Car+.JPG" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.thedramaqueensdrawers.co.uk/classic-car-tie-slide---pre-owned-5770-p.asp" target="_blank">Classic Car Tie Slide</a></td></tr></tbody></table><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><br /></span></strong><br /><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></div><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">And for Sir Jasper!</span><br /><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AYjyPE8PQY0/UW656KhcAMI/AAAAAAAAALA/6_HqRaL3RVQ/s1600/Eggbert+No+Spring+Chicken.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AYjyPE8PQY0/UW656KhcAMI/AAAAAAAAALA/6_HqRaL3RVQ/s1600/Eggbert+No+Spring+Chicken.JPG" height="320" width="240" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.thedramaqueensdrawers.co.uk/eggbert---no-spring-chicken-pre-owned-collectable-figurine-5047-p.asp" target="_blank">Eggbert - No Spring Chicken </a></td></tr></tbody></table></span></span></strong></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><br /></span></span></strong></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Visit the website at <a href="http://thedramaqueensdrawers.co.uk/">thedramaqueensdrawers.co.</a> for more suggestions and ideas.</span></span></strong></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><br /></span></span></strong></div>

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<br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TMLZnTKjTII/UWFqz12XUXI/AAAAAAAAAKc/gSTdKvC2tDI/s1600/three+ladies.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TMLZnTKjTII/UWFqz12XUXI/AAAAAAAAAKc/gSTdKvC2tDI/s1600/three+ladies.jpeg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">1930's fashion</td></tr></tbody></table><style type="text/css">P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }A:link { }</style> <br /><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Costumes for Me and My Girl are fun, set in the 1930's and covering day dresses to evening balls, there is scope to use all styles from tailored trousers to fantastic bias cut satin dresses. Think Hollywood glamour in its heyday, and the fashionable haute couture of the debutantes and their escorts, contrasted with the bright and cheerful flamboyance of the Cockney denizens of Lambeth. Production numbers can be themed in various ways, our director decided to colour co-ordinate the big ballroom numbers, one being all in red and black, and another in shades of green. The pearly king and queen lead the way for the cockney costumes, and various pearled accessories can indicate the class distinction (waistcoats, caps, etc) especially in the Lambeth Walk.</span></span></strong></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span id="goog_1014125908"></span><span id="goog_1014125909"></span><br /></div>

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1930's fashion

Costumes for Me and My Girl are fun, set in the 1930's and covering day dresses to evening balls, there is scope to use all styles from tailored trousers to fantastic bias cut satin dresses. Think Hollywood glamour in its heyday, and the fashionable haute couture of the debutantes and their escorts, contrasted with the bright and cheerful flamboyance of the Cockney denizens of Lambeth. Production numbers can be themed in various ways, our director decided to colour co-ordinate the big ballroom numbers, one being all in red and black, and another in shades of green. The pearly king and queen lead the way for the cockney costumes, and various pearled accessories can indicate the class distinction (waistcoats, caps, etc) especially in the Lambeth Walk.


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<style type="text/css">P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }A:link { }</style> <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e2RvGmk2Mxs/UVRdQm4VEYI/AAAAAAAAAKI/T-Lm8OfPbb8/s1600/Vintage+car.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e2RvGmk2Mxs/UVRdQm4VEYI/AAAAAAAAAKI/T-Lm8OfPbb8/s1600/Vintage+car.jpg" height="180" width="320" /></a></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">One of the set pieces that we as a company found fun was making the car for the opening number “A Weekend At Hareford”. This is built from pieces of luggage that fit together to form a large <a href="http://www.thedramaqueensdrawers.co.uk/classic-car-tie-slide---pre-owned-5770-p.asp" target="_blank">open top motor car,</a> and are then dispersed to the servants on arrival at Hareford Hall. Our “car” arrived with the set, so the first time we got to put it together was tech rehearsal, and it took a lot of patience and experiment to make it work for the cast and <a href="http://www.thedramaqueensdrawers.co.uk/backstage-crews-34-c.asp" target="_blank">crew</a>, and in time with the musical cues. Tech rehearsal was even more intense and fraught than usual with various teams trying to make it work to fit with everything it needed to, but , as ever, any problems were ironed out by <a href="http://www.thedramaqueensdrawers.co.uk/funny-greetings-card-opening-night-film-or-theatredqd023-22-p.asp" target="_blank">opening night</a>. Proof of the “It'll be alright on the night” philosophy. </span></span></strong></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br /></div>

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One of the set pieces that we as a company found fun was making the car for the opening number “A Weekend At Hareford”. This is built from pieces of luggage that fit together to form a large open top motor car, and are then dispersed to the servants on arrival at Hareford Hall. Our “car” arrived with the set, so the first time we got to put it together was tech rehearsal, and it took a lot of patience and experiment to make it work for the cast and crew, and in time with the musical cues. Tech rehearsal was even more intense and fraught than usual with various teams trying to make it work to fit with everything it needed to, but , as ever, any problems were ironed out by opening night. Proof of the “It'll be alright on the night” philosophy.


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Pearly King and Queen


The story of Bill Snibson; a cockney costermonger who inherits the lands and title of Lord Hareford.

This light hearted musical has some lovely characterisation and allows for all generations to take part, from the young friends of Bill and Sally to the older generation of the Duchess of Dene and the ancestors of the Harefords.

There are cameo parts for a pearly king and queen (who play the spoons!) and several smaller parts that can steal the show at points (eg.; Sir Jasper, Lord and Lady Battersby) as well as a broad spectrum of main parts, and plenty of chorus.
Famous songs include The Lambeth Walk, Me and My Girl,  The Sun Has Got His Hat On and Leaning on a Lampost.

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Gifts that can be given to players in this musical include

Violin badges or charms
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Violin pin badge


Russian dolls

Wedding favours

Menorah
Star of David charms

symbols of work ; Milk related items for Tevye, scissors and sewing things for Motel, books for Perchik, and so on.

Russian cossack dancers
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silver charm of a Cossack dancer



 Plus Matchmaker chocolates, sweet milk bottles, love hearts, chocolate money or coins.



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The snow in London today, and the freezing temperatures has me thinking I might need to find my costumes from Fiddler! Layers and layers of warm woollen skirts and shawls under and over coats. Babushkas (headscarves) and thick stockings and boots...... All things that under stage lights make you feel as though you are in the Bahamas rather than the Russian steppes. Not at all glamorous, but absolutely setting the scene of the lives of the poor. The place where you wear every item of clothing that you own in order to keep warm.

I am very glad that we in London rarely have this kind of weather, even though it makes beautiful scenery and is fun to play in.

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The snow in London today, and the freezing temperatures has me thinking I might need to find my costumes from Fiddler! Layers and layers of warm woollen skirts and shawls under and over coats. Babushkas (headscarves) and thick stockings and boots...... All things that under stage lights make you feel as though you are in the Bahamas rather than the Russian steppes. Not at all glamorous, but absolutely setting the scene of the lives of the poor. The place where you wear every item of clothing that you own in order to keep warm.

I am very glad that we in London rarely have this kind of weather, even though it makes beautiful scenery and is fun to play in.


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Fiddler on the Roof

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The story of a Jewish family in Russia at the time of the persecution and driving out of the Jews from their homes, this story focuses on the trials and tribulations of Tevye and his family of five daughters. The ups and downs of their love lives and the changes in their society that are challenging the structure and “Tradition” by which they all live. This is not a glamorous Hollywood style musical, but is heart warming and powerful nonetheless.

Much atmosphere is achieved by the attitudes of the characters and a lack of set or scenery does not detract from the story to any great amount, so this can therefore be a low budget show, at least as far as scenery and costumes go.

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The Fiddler by Marc Chagall

Fiddler on the Roof
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The story of a Jewish family in Russia at the time of the persecution and driving out of the Jews from their homes, this story focuses on the trials and tribulations of Tevye and his family of five daughters. The ups and downs of their love lives and the changes in their society that are challenging the structure and “Tradition” by which they all live. This is not a glamorous Hollywood style musical, but is heart warming and powerful nonetheless.
Much atmosphere is achieved by the attitudes of the characters and a lack of set or scenery does not detract from the story to any great amount, so this can therefore be a low budget show, at least as far as scenery and costumes go.

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Busy, busy, busy.

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This month flies past in the run up to Christmas and the New Year, so I am only going to post today to wish everyone a joyful run up to the holiday season, and “Break A Leg” to all those enjoying pantomime performances.

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Oh and of course, A Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all.

**The Drama Queen's Drawers will be taking orders for second class posting up until 18thDecember, and for Special Delivery until noon on 21stDecember 2012

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Busy, busy, busy.

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This month flies past in the run up to Christmas and the New Year, so I am only going to post today to wish everyone a joyful run up to the holiday season, and “Break A Leg” to all those enjoying pantomime performances.

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Oh and of course, A Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all.

**The Drama Queen's Drawers will be taking orders for second class posting up until 18thDecember, and for Special Delivery until noon on 21stDecember 2012



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Just a quick drop in today with an article that appeared in The Guardian newspaper on Wednesday 28th November 2012.

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An interesting look at what professional actors think that amateurs need to know. A follow up to the programme on Sky Arts which features a competition to find the best amateur company.

Nation's Best Am Dram continues on Sky Arts 1 on 5 December at 9pm.

Are you watching it? What do you think of the programme?Please add a comment.

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Just a quick drop in today with an article that appeared in The Guardian newspaper on Wednesday 28th November 2012.

here is the link : click here

An interesting look at what professional actors think that amateurs need to know. A follow up to the programme on Sky Arts which features a competition to find the best amateur company.

Nation's Best Am Dram continues on Sky Arts 1 on 5 December at 9pm.

Are you watching it? What do you think of the programme?Please add a comment.


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Gifts for Annie Get your Gun

There are some similarities with Oklahoma! for gifts for this show, although there is more emphasis on the cowboys and indians aspect of the Wild West Show of the time.

Cowboys : toy guns, rope lariats, western shoelace ties with decorative fasteners, cowboy hats, boots etc., Native American beaded jewellery, tomahawks and peace pipes.

from The Drama Queen's Drawers you can get pin badges and keyrings in the shape of guns and boots.

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Drama mask badges, keyrings, etc, to represent Show Business

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Love tokens such as can be found in our “Themes” “love” category

And funny greetings cards to add to your gift

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There are some similarities with Oklahoma! for gifts for this show, although there is more emphasis on the cowboys and indians aspect of the Wild West Show of the time.

Cowboys : toy guns, rope lariats, western shoelace ties with decorative fasteners, cowboy hats, boots etc., Native American beaded jewellery, tomahawks and peace pipes.

from The Drama Queen's Drawers you can get pin badges and keyrings in the shape of guns and boots.

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Drama mask badges, keyrings, etc, to represent Show Business

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Love tokens such as can be found in our “Themes” “love” category

And funny greetings cards to add to your gift 

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cartoon card



 




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One of the fun things (and perhaps also the most awkward from a health and safety point of view) is that doing this show is like playing cowboys and indians, with lots of gunplay and dressing up. Depending on your wardrobe capability you can include full native American chieftain head dresses, medicine man costumes, squaws and braves etc as well as cowboys with chaps, buckskins, and six shooters with gunbelts and holsters.

Gunshot sound effects and sharp shooter targets, trick knife throwing targets, all things to give your stage crew nightmares or lots of fun depending on their mindset! How to shoot the bird from Dolly Tate's hat without being able to actually shoot it? To make it look real? Or perhaps for her to exit into the wings in order to react as though it has happened.....how inventive can you be?

There are also many opportunites for tricks to be played (a last night tradition in some companies, and one that can be great fun as long as they don't interfere with the action or detract from the audience's enjoyment)

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One of the fun things (and perhaps also the most awkward from a health and safety point of view) is that doing this show is like playing cowboys and indians, with lots of gunplay and dressing up. Depending on your wardrobe capability you can include full native American chieftain head dresses, medicine man costumes, squaws and braves etc as well as cowboys with chaps, buckskins, and six shooters with gunbelts and holsters. 
Gunshot sound effects and sharp shooter targets, trick knife throwing targets, all things to give your stage crew nightmares or lots of fun depending on their mindset! How to shoot the bird from Dolly Tate's hat without being able to actually shoot it? To make it look real? Or perhaps for her to exit into the wings in order to react as though it has happened.....how inventive can you be?

There are also many opportunites for tricks to be played (a last night tradition in some companies, and one that can be great fun as long as they don't interfere with the action or detract from the audience's enjoyment)


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The story of Frank Butler and Annie Oakley, how they met and joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. This musical features the songs “There's No Business Like Show Business”, “ Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” and “ You Can't Get A Man With A Gun” among others.

The Wild West Show gives opportunities for demonstrations of sharp shooting, rodeo lassoing and ropework, and knife throwing. Whatever skills your cast can muster can become part of the “Show Business” juggling, balancing, dancing girls; the Wild West Show made the most of all kinds of spectacle, almost like a circus with added gunfire.

Set in the latter part of the 19th Century the costumes range from the backwoods of the American West to the European court balls when Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show goes on tour and Annie Oakley is feted by the aristocracy of Europe.

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The story of Frank Butler and Annie Oakley, how they met and joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. This musical features the songs “There's No Business Like Show Business”, “ Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” and “ You Can't Get A Man With A Gun” among others.
The Wild West Show gives opportunities for demonstrations of sharp shooting, rodeo lassoing and ropework, and knife throwing. Whatever skills your cast can muster can become part of the “Show Business” juggling, balancing, dancing girls; the Wild West Show made the most of all kinds of spectacle, almost like a circus with added gunfire.

Set in the latter part of the 19th Century the costumes range from the backwoods of the American West to the European court balls when Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show goes on tour and Annie Oakley is feted by the aristocracy of Europe.



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Finale. Gift ideas for Oklahoma!

Lots of ideas for this show;

Cowboys : toy guns, rope lariats, western shoelace ties with decorative fasteners, cowboy hats, boots etc.,

from The Drama Queen's Drawers you can get pin badges and keyrings in the shape of guns and boots, along with more ideas in our Oklahoma!Category.

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For the ladies; gift baskets (related to the Box Social) and anything that might have gone into them, such as gooseberry pies, sweet potato pie, or plain old American Apple Pie. Straw hats and bonnets, tarot cards, smelling salts (or perfume), gingham ribbons or lavender sachets.

For Laurey and Curly ; wedding charms, love tokens, corn dolly.

For Jud ; “French” postcards, a toy kaleidoscope, or perhaps a coffin shaped keyring (Pore Jud is Dead)

Will Parker ; Sweet kisses ( or jelly lips), fifty dollars (monopoly money perhaps), rope lariat, toy cow or bull.

Ado Annie ; toy cat ( persian?) lip gloss (cherry or berry) sweet kisses,

These are just a few ideas for you. Please visit our website to find all kinds of gifts for those who tread the boards, or help behind the scenes.

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Finale. Gift ideas for Oklahoma!

Lots of ideas for this show;

Cowboys : toy guns, rope lariats, western shoelace ties with decorative fasteners, cowboy hats, boots etc.,

from The Drama Queen's Drawers you can get pin badges and keyrings in the shape of guns and boots, along with more ideas in our Oklahoma!Category.



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Keyring

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Pistol Pin Badge





For the ladies; gift baskets (related to the Box Social) and anything that might have gone into them, such as gooseberry pies, sweet potato pie, or plain old American Apple Pie. Straw hats and bonnets, tarot cards, smelling salts (or perfume), gingham ribbons or lavender sachets.


For Laurey and Curly ; wedding charms, love tokens, corn dolly.

For Jud ; “French” postcards, a toy kaleidoscope, or perhaps a coffin shaped keyring (Pore Jud is Dead)

Will Parker ; Sweet kisses ( or jelly lips), fifty dollars (monopoly money perhaps), rope lariat, toy cow or bull.

Ado Annie ; toy cat ( persian?) lip gloss (cherry or berry) sweet kisses, 

These are just a few ideas for you. Please visit our website to find all kinds of gifts for those who tread the boards, or help behind the scenes. 


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I have been fortunate to take part in this show twice, the first time taking the cameo role of Gertie Cummings – the girl with the grating laugh; and both times getting to dress up as one of the grotesque dancers (Jud's French postcard girls who come to life in Laurey's dream) enjoying portraying the vastly different characters.

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We had great fun with the variations of barn dance in “Territory Folks” (otherwise known as The Farmer and The Cowman) incorporating some acrobatic lifts and cartwheels before the choreographed fight that ensued until Aunt Eller took charge. This was a really cheerful contrast to the dream ballet at the end of Act One, which turns into Laurey's nightmare of being subjected to Jud Fry's attentions.

The power of the story is contrasted by the comedy from Will Parker and Ado Annie, and the audience is encouraged to laugh and cry in turn. Curly and Laurey's wedding is the climax of Act Two, featuring the outstanding Oklahoma! song, followed by Jud's appearance and subsequent fight with Curly which results in his death. When Curly is declared Not Guilty of killing Jud, the whole town unites in a big send off for Curly and Laurey on their honeymoon. With an appearance of the Surrey with Fringe on Top as a final triumph, when space and availability allow. We found that the presence of the surrey meant the chorus were squashed in very close proximity for the finale, and the fight for space meant some of us were at least halfway into the wings. Fortunately our director decided the surrey wasn't required for the final walkdown, so we got a second shot at singing “Oh What A beautiful Morning” in clear sight of the MD, much to the relief of both the chorus and the conductor. (Singing in the wings seems to be fraught with danger, being behind the beat, or racing the music, being common problems when you cannot see the beat but only hear it.)

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