& Operatic Society
The NA (Not Available) form is your 'commitment' to the production.
We always try to maintain a balance between informality and structure- this is a hobby after all! That said, we aim to produce high quality productions for the paying public. This means commitment to turn up when agreed and knuckling down when required. There is nothing worse than learning complex music/words/movement when someone is missing.
As an onstage cast member, expect at this stage to potentially be called to a rehearsal every week (regardless whether you're a principal or chorus member)- sometimes for the entire rehearsal sometimes only for part of it.
Off Stage Chorus - your commitment will be less, but please let us know availability for all the dates
As usual, for shows, rehearsals will run from 7:30pm to 10pm each Wednesday.
We normally have 20 rehearsals for a show.
COVID: With the ongoing spectre of Covid we need to have contingency in case we can't achieve that many Wednesdays. You will see there are a few Mondays scheduled - these will likely be initially for principal work, but may include others. Importantly we may find we're stopped due to restrictions or sickness. Mondays will become our back up days. We may, for example, find ourselves having a few weeks where we have to rehearse on Mondays & Wednesday to 'catch up'.
For now we're only interested in the dates listed, but please be aware you might be called on a Monday.
To assist with rehearsal planning, please complete the form asap.
We need your contact details along with the dates you CAN'T attend.
Please complete and return this form as soon as possible - ideally not later than 31 Dec
Please give us your 'best guess' regarding availability as things currently stand.
We know 'life' gets in the way, but need to know if there are any dates you know you can't make, and once you've advised us please try not to change your plans by booking a random trip to the sunshine as has been known in the past! The direction and production team have planned when they're going to be there, we trust you will do the same.
This year, in the same way as with our choral works, we are asking you to aim for a minimum attendance of 75% of rehearsals you're called for. Unlike our choral concerts we may consider exceptions to this rule, at the discretion of the Director(s).
NB – The first 3 rehearsals are likely to be music only rehearsals.
Costume Call: TBC This is tentatively planed for the afternoon of Sunday 13th March, but may change; watch out for more information.
Please keep yourself available for the mornings of Saturdays 14th and 21st May for possible promotional activities in town centre - we may need all the help we can get! (we normally only use 1 Saturday)
You'll notice the NA form stops on 18 May. This is because the last Wednesday rehearsal, on the 25th May is mandatory, as are the Tech and the Dress rehearsals:
- Weds 25th May - 7.30pm - 10pm - St Marys School
- Mon 30th May - possible tech for puppetry; 6pm-10.30pm Cooper School
- Tues 31st May - TECH - 6pm-10.30pm Cooper School
- Weds 1st June - FULL DRESS - 6pm - 10:30pm Cooper School
Thurs 2nd June (Bank Holiday)
Fri 3rd June (Bank Holiday)
Sat 4th June