Funeral details for Lyn Aldred

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGED ARRANGEMENTS for Lyn’s Funeral:

Due to circumstances beyond our control and in order to better accommodate all of those that wish to attend Lynn’s service it has been moved to Nowra City Church and will now be held on Tuesday, September 1st at 3pm. We apologise for the change and hope that those who wish to attend are still able to do so.

At the service there will be a rendition of “Do You Hear The People Sing”, the arrangement as per the Ed Lojeski medley we have used before. If you would like to join the performance on the day you are welcome.

THERE IS NOW A REHEARSAL AT 2.30PM, prior to the service at 3pm.

Here are the lyrics for the section of the song that is being used:

Do you hear the people sing? Lost in the valley of the night?

It is the music of a people who are climbing to the light

For the wretched of the earth there is a flame that never dies

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise

They will live again in  freedom in the garden of the Lord

They will walk behind the plough-share, they will put away the sword

The chain will be  broken and all men will have their reward!

 

Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me?

Somewhere beyond the barricade is there a world you long to see?

Do you hear the people sing? Say, do you hear the distant drums?

It is the future that they bring when tomorrow comes.

 

Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me?

Somewhere beyond the barricade is there a world you long to see?

Do you hear the people sing? Say, do you hear the distant drums?

It is the future that they bring when tomorrow comes.

 

Ah!_______________Tomorrow comes!

It is in the key of Ab.

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Sad passing of Lyn Aldred

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On Thursday, August 20, 2015 the Shoalhaven lost a great musical force when Lyn Aldred died unexpectedly. In her lifetime Lyn touched many lives within our community and beyond through her teaching, her work with massed choirs and her engagement with young people through activities such as the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod.

Lyn had been an active member of amtc, serving as Secretary/Treasurer in 1984 and also Musical Director for the Sound of Music, the Mikado, Calamity Jane, Annie, Snugglepot & Cuddlepie and two of Sondheim’s musicals Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods. She also performed on stage, but her quality Musical Direction will be her lasting legacy for amtc.

A Primary School teacher and a teacher of dance, piano and vocals Lyn added ‘published author’ to her list of credits and ended her life as the Musical Director/Conductor of the Shoalhaven Lydian Singers. At times a hard taskmaster, Lyn expected no less than she was prepared to give; she always got the best out of our performers.

The tributes that are flowing are a solid testament to her place in our hearts and our community. She will be sorely missed.

Our sincerest condolences go out to her husband Doug and family.

Photo courtesy of The Lydian Singers

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Grease Rehearsal Information

Rehearsal information for Grease will be posted on the “Grease” page – please click on the link above to access.

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Grease Audition Information

AUDITION DATES & TIMES

AUDITIONS AT NOWRA SCHOOL OF ARTS – BERRY ST

AGE LIMIT 16+

Dance Workshop Sunday 26th July 11AM – EVERYONE TO ATTEND

Individual Auditions Sunday 26th July from 1PM

Individual Auditions Monday 27th July from 7:30PM

Please Call Ron Hawthorne 0413 044 621 to book individual audition time.

All cast are to book an individual audition. If not able to attend dance workshop, please advise when booking.

If you are not a strong singer, you may be able to join the ensemble as a dancer only.

Everyone else is required to sing something in their audition. Preferably this will be something from the show or a similar style song. We will make available karaoke versions of the main songs (keys based on the movie). If not singing something from the show, please bring backing tracks (not sheet music) on either CD or USB.

Callbacks will be Monday 3rd August. Rehearsals commence Wednesday 5th August 7:30

REHEARSALS

Monday and Wednesday Nights 7:30-10:30

Some Sundays & other days TBA

PERFORMANCE DATES

Bump-In SEC Sunday November 8th

Opening Night Friday Nov 13th

Matinee & Evening performance Sat Nov 14th

Matinee Sunday Nov 15th

Evening Thursday Nov 19th

Closing Night Friday Nov 20th

Bump-Out Saturday Morning Nov 21st

CHARACTERS

  • Danny: Confident & good-looking. Strong Singer. Key Song: Sandy
  • Sandy: Sweet, wholesome, cute. Strong singer Key Song: Hopelessly Devoted to You
  • Rizzo: Tough, sarcastic but vulnerable: Strong singer Key Song: There are Worse Things I could Do
  • Frenchy: Good-natured but not academic: minimal singing.
  • Marty: Pretty, false sophistication. Good singer. Key Song: Freddy, My Love
  • Jan: Loud, comical, compulsive eater. Minimal singing.
  • Kenickie: Tough, surly. Strong singer. Key Song: Greased Lightning
  • Doody: Younger, looks up to other guys. Good singer. Key Song: Those Magic Changes
  • Roger: Stocky, mischief –maker. Good singer. Key Song: Rock n Roll Party Queen (with Doody)
  • Sonny: Slick, thinks he’s a lady killer. Minimal singing.
  • Patty: Attractive & athletic cheerleader. Twirls a baton. Minimal singing.
  • Cha-Cha: Homely & loud mouthed. Great dancer.
  • Eugene: Stereotypical awkward ‘geek’. Minimal singing.
  • Vince Fontaine: Radio DJ, slick & fast talking. Hits on Marty.
  • Johnny Casino: Rock & Roll band leader. Strong Singer Key Song: Born to Hand-Jive
  • Teen Angel: Crooner, good-looking. Sings “Beauty School Dropout” to Frenchie. Strong singer. Key Song: Beauty School Dropout
  • Miss Lynch: Adult English teacher. Minimal singing.

Ensemble/Chorus 15-20 estimate – other students

Backing Vocalists

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Tri-monthly meeting

Tuesday 14th July, 7.30pm, School Of Arts Hall

This is an opportunity to catch up after our “Fabulous and Forty” show and celebrations, return cast costumes and welcome any new or past members.

 

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Sellout second show and first not far off.

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Monday 22nd June Rehearsal

Tonight we are trying a different use of the space to simulate our stage and wing areas:

1. You will need to enter the Hall from the front foyer, the side carpark doors will remain closed.
2. You will need to stay in the front foyer and kitchen areas so that we can use the stage wing areas as they are meant. Certainly help yourself to a chair, but make sure you then put it away before you leave.
3. Rock group to set up on the carpark side of the hall.
Don’t forget we are starting with the bows tonight, then heading into Act 2.
Please make every effort to maintain a quiet atmosphere, particularly around the kitchen. Be aware of the show run so you make your entries on time. You need to get yourself in place before the item starts.
If you use something from the kitchen please wash it and return it to where you got it.
Thanks for your help in running a smooth rehearsal for us all.

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forty and still fabulous

Anniversary dinner

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A fun night. Some photos here:

https://plus.google.com/photos/106307859565358044257/albums/6162479860430288465?banner=pwa

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Next Show

Grease info night

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Most of our cast

Missing about 10 and stage crew and 24 orchestra members

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Larger size here;

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h0ks4ps7vtl0djc/D75_2193.jpg?dl=0

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