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BOST presents ‘Stars In Their Eyes’

Published: August 7th, 2017

Saturday 29th July 2017 Well, what a fabulous night we had at BOST HQ with our own rendition of Stars In Their Eyes.  We even had our very own ‘Tonight Matthew’ with Matthew Furness making his hosting debut and an excellent job he did of it ...

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Oliver! Auditions Update

Published: June 13th, 2017

  TUESDAY 13th JUNE  OLIVER!  AUDITIONS. Thanks for a very good response. Approximate timings as follows: NANCY, 7pm. FAGIN, 8pm. SIKES, 9pm. BUMBLE & CORNEY, 9:30. Be aware that, if everyone turns up, things are likely to over-run.   OLIVER!  AUDITION TIMES on THURSDAY 15th June    The approximate timeslots ...

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BEST MUSICAL AWARD

Published: June 4th, 2017

We were so proud to be nominated for 7 NODA Awards for our last production, “White Christmas.” Our  nominations were: – Best Musical – Best Musical Direction: Trish Gaskell  – Best Choreography: Graeme Henderson – Best Leading female actor: Gina Phillips – Best Supporting male actor: Frank ...

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A Sumptuous Treat.

Published: September 11th, 2015

The feedback from last night’s Jekyll & Hyde Taster concert, “This Is The Moment” has been nothing but sweet.

Compered by well respected local Theatre and TV critic Peter Grant, the evening served to welcome everyone to BOST’s world and to explain the background to next months’s show, Jekyll And Hyde ~ The Musical.  Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story set in the 1880s, the show features a thrilling score from multi-Grammy and TONY nominated Frank Wildhorn & double Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse.  The tale of the epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage, as love and virtue are pitted against murder and chaos in this mesmerising gothic musical.

BOST’s chorus and a selection of soloists gave performances from their back catalogue, to introduce themselves  to the gathered audience of  300 musical theatre lovers .  Songs from Sir Elton John,  Claude-Michel Schonberg, Rogers & Hammerstein, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kander & Ebb provided a smorgasbord of auditory delights, much appreciated by those present, if the enthusiastic applause was anything to go by!

Resident Artistic Director of more than 4 decades, Elsie Kelly, spoke about “her” Company and how she has beaten them into (professional) shape over the years.  She commented on their dedication to BOST and their overall determination to do whatever it takes to perform to the standards for which the Society is so well known.

To introduce the evocative score of Jekyll & Hyde ~ the Musical, a challenging and passionate chorus number “Facade” was performed followed, in the second half, by two beautiful duets and the concert’s title song, powerfully sung by leading man, Jekyll and Hyde himself, Chris Simmons.

 

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