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  1. We're looking for someone to play Angel in RENT Southampton Musical Society are looking for someone to play the role of Angel Dumott Schunard in their forthcoming production of RENT. Rehearsals are underway so we require someone available to start immediately. Rehearsals are held in Woolston, Southampton every Tuesday and Thursday evening, 7:30-10:00pm. The show will be performed at The Point Eastleigh between the 8th and 14th April 2018. Character requirements: Stage Age: early to late twenties Vocal range: Tenor with falsetto (C3-A4) Angel is a young drag queen and street percussionist. He meets and falls in love with Collins. He has HIV/AIDS and dies of the disease in Act II. As a person, Angel is the most generous and selfless character in the show. Angel hands out money to the neighbourhood while dressed in Santa drag. Though he has HIV/AIDS, he embraces life and lives it to its fullest. People are naturally drawn to him, and his smile lights up the room. His death is mourned by all of the characters and eventually inspires them to live each day to the fullest. Tom and Angel’s relationship is the heart of the show, as the genuine love and devotion they have for one another brings hope and inspiration to the entire group. They show the world how to truly live life and not be afraid. The actor playing this role must be an excellent actor, singer and mover. He must be comfortable with same sex physical intimacy and a drag queen persona, including dancing in heels. Percussion skills desired but not required. If you’re interested in auditioning for us please contact mark.barton-leigh@southamptonmusicalsociety.co.uk
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    New Member Auditions

    NEW MEMBER AUDITION NOTICE If you want to be able to audition for our next production ‘RENT’, you will need to be a member of the Southampton Musical Society. To become a member you will need to attend our next open audition event which will be held on Thursday 19 October 2017. Keep your eyes on our Facebook page for further details. Please note this will be your ONLY opportunity to join the Society in time to audition for Rent - there won't be any additional auditions.
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    Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and irreverent farce.Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards.Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress, Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!Tickets £17.50 / £14 concessionsBox Office: 023 8065 2333www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk
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    Made In Dagenham The Musical

    Set in 1968 and inspired by a true story, MADE IN DAGENHAM is an uplifting musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O'Grady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, the kids off to school and herself to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it's announced that the girls in the stitching room of Ford's Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to 'unskilled'. Finding a voice and inner strength she never knew she had, Rita leads the loyal, working class women on a trailblazing battle for equal pay, taking on the Unions, Ford's top brass and the Government. As the girls' inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, is the pressure too much for some? Can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she's worked so hard for? Funny, touching and timeless, MADE IN DAGENHAM shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together. Warning: contains strong language Tickets £16.00 / £13.00 Matinee on Saturday at 14:30 Click here to book tickets
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    Rock of Ages

    Set on L.A.'s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, ROCK OF AGES tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. ROCK OF AGES is a rock/jukebox musical with a book by Chris D'Arienzo, built around classic rock hits from the 1980's, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe among other well known bands. WARNING: This show contains scenes of rock 'n roll debauchery. Prepare to have you faces melted! Venue: The Point, Eastleigh Dates: 21st - 24th September 2016 Tickets: £15.00 / £12.50 concessions
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    New Member Auditions

    Southampton Musical Society are holding new member auditions at St Mark’s Institute, 37 Victoria Road, Woolston, Southampton, SO19 9DY on Thursday 9th April commencing at 19:30. Those wishing to audition are invited to register by e-mail to newmembers@southamptonmusicalsociety.co.uk
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    Inspired by the music of Madness, Southampton Musical Society will be performing the Olivier Award-winning musical OUR HOUSE at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End in April. Based in 1980’s Camden Town, the musical tells the story of London lad Joe Casey who, on the night of his sixteenth birthday, takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out on their first date. In an effort to impress her with bravado, he breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey Street, which is owned by Harold Pressman, a high-end property developer. The police turn up, at which point Joe’s life splits into two: the Good Joe, who stays to help, and Bad Joe, who flees. The Berry Theatre, Hedge End Wed 1st Apr - Sat 4th April 2015 Tickets are available by calling the theatre box office on 023 8065 2333 or online at www.theberrytheatre.co.uk Tickets £13.50 / concessions £11.00 Matinee tickets £11.00 / matinee concessions £8.50 Schools rates available on request to secretary@southamptonmusicalsociety.co.uk Follow us on Twitter @musicalsociety or on Facebook www.facebook.com/SouthamptonMusicalSociety

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