Well folks - the moment you've all been waiting for - yes tickets for this years Culter Panto, "The Wizard of Oz" are on sale from Monday 28th October, by contacting the Village Hall. Just pop in or telephone 01224 734371 to get yours.
Over the last few months the club has also been investing in a whole load of new lighting and sound equipment, which our technical crew are eager to show off, so we'll have some extra special tricks up our sleeves which should make this years performance something never seen before in Culter!
So remember - don't delay, book today! Tickets always sell out fast so don't wait until it's too late, or you might miss this years fantastic show!
I think the dedicated team from the theatre club should just about have recovered now after the weekend of baking and serving the teas at the Peterculter Heritage Hall, to raise funds for the club's sound and lighting project.
We had some wonderful baking done by volunteers from the club - and we kept it coming to feed all the visitors to the hall on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We had a display of photographs from some of our past panto's and performances, plus we had our leaflets out again to spread the word about the Theatre Club and how people can get involved. We were also able to run a bottle stall on Sunday afternoon too - so quite a few people went away with a prize or two as well as having their tea and cake!
So a great big THANK YOU to all our wonderful supporters, club members and the visitors who came along and enjoyed a cup of tea and a fine piece with us. We managed to raise an absolutely wonderful £622.30 - which really means a lot and goes a long way to helping pay for the new equipment we're buying and installing as part of our sound and lighting "modernisation" project. Rest assured, if you come along to the panto this Christmas you'll be able to see a lot of the new equipment in action - it promises to be something very special indeed!
Well a great big thank you to all the very talented people who came along to audition for parts in this years pantomime, "The Wizard of Oz". We have some really tough choices to make as there are so many who'd be wonderful in the show. We'll be undergoing our deliberations this week, and hope to let everyone know the casting by this weekend.
Don't worry if you don't get a part - or if you weren't even at the auditions. We're also needing help backstage and for all the other vital roles in putting together a production. So if you're handy with a paintbrush, have a flair for design, or can make a nifty costume do let us know as we really need your help too!
Well whether you were expecting it or not, August has crept right up on us - and you know what that means? Yes that's right: it's audition time again! This month marks the start of the work in earnest for this year's panto.
So, have you always wanted to have a go on stage but never dared? Do you think you have what it takes to "ROAR!" like the lion, "CLANK" like the tin-man or simply "THINK" like the scarecrow? Or perhaps your renditions of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" mean you'd like to go for the part of Dorothy herself? And in addition to the usual suspects, there're some other slightly more esoteric characters... including "The King" himself!
Whether you'd like to be a principle role, or you'd prefer just to dabble your toe in being part of the chorus line, why not come along to one of our auditions and try out for a part? We don't bite, and we'd love to see new people come along.
Audition songs this year are “If I only had a brain” and “Somewhere over the Rainbow”. Excerpts from the script are available to collect from the village hall week beginning 19th August, or you can also just pick one up on the night (you don't have to memorise it!).
Thursday 22nd or Tuesday 27th August
Culter Village Hall
Children aged 10-16: 7pm-8:30pm
Adults & Over 16s: 8:30pm-10pm
If you'd like to put up a poster for the auditions, you can download one here. We hope to see you one of the audition nights!
Well folks, we haven't been sitting around doing nothing since the end of ’Allo ’Allo - great plans are afoot. Not least of which is that we've now decided on our Christmas panto for this year:
“The Wizard of Oz”
We've had a fun time having a read-through of different scripts, and we've now selected one that we're sure you'll enjoy - it's got all the old favourites in there, plus one or two surprises, and lots and lots of laughs for young and old alike! There's a bit of work to do over the summer to get everything in place, but this year's Christmas panto is already shaping up to be a corker - and we have the promise of some pretty amazing special effects…
As ever, auditions for parts will open in August, so watch this space for more news about the show as it comes!