Spring Concert & Sunshine on Leith Auditions

Spring Concert 2015

 

SC poster 2015 webFriday 22nd & Saturday 23rd May, Pillar Hall, Victoria Halls, Helensburgh
This years Spring Concert will feature a tour of the whole history 150(-ish) years of musical theatre, from the early music halls right up to the latest hits of stage and screen. With music from the likes of Evita, Iolanthe, Little Shop of Horrors, Guys N Dolls and Frozen, to name just a handful.
Tickets £6 (£4 u.18) available now from First Class, Helensburgh and on the door.

Sunshine On Leith Auditions

Helensburgh Savoy Musical Theatre Group will be holding Open Auditions for principal roles in their upcoming production of Sunshine on Leith, the lively musical based on the songs of The Proclaimers. Our Director this year will be Gemma Davidson, who returns to us having previously directed us in Fiddler on the Roof. And we are delighted that Pamela Frew has again agreed to act as Musical Director this year. The production will run 4th -7th November.

Auditions will take place on Wednesday 3rd June, from 7.30pm, in St Michael’s Church Hall, Helensburgh. Anyone wishing to audition must register their interest on the 27th May by attending rehearsal at 7.30pm at the same venue. A pre selected song and piece of dialogue will be issued according to the roles being auditioned for. Those wishing to join the chorus need not audition but are encouraged to come along on the 27th also.

For further information contact info@helensburghsavoy.org.uk

Sing For Your Supper 2015

Thank you to everyone that performed in and supported our annual charity concert, this year we raised £850 for Erskine Veterans Hospice.

Dates for the Diary

16th May – Craft & Tabletop Sale, URC Hall
22nd & 23rd May – Spring Concert, Victoria Halls
20th June (tbc) – Duck Race & Picnic fundraiser, Hermitage Park
19th Sept – Craft & Tabletop Sale, URC Hall
2nd Oct – Quiz Night fundraiser, URC Hall
4th-8th Nov – Sunshine on Leith, Victoria Halls

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2015 Update & Show Announcement

Sing For Your Supper 2015

Friday 6th February, Victoria Halls, Helensburgh
In 2015 our annual charity concert, featuring performances by over a dozen local performance groups, will be raising funds for Erskine Veterans Hospice.
Tickets £6 available from First Class, Helensburgh and on the door.

SFYS 2015 poster

Savoy AGM 2015

The AGM was held on Wednesday 14th January with the following appointments to the club committee.

Chairperson: Jane Hepworth (returning)
Secretary: Pauline Forrest (returning)
Treasurer: Graham Philips (returning, new role)
Friends of Savoy Secretary: May Connelly
Child Protection Officer: Elaine Donaldson
Ordinary Members (min 3): Euan Forrest (returning), Frances Rapallini (returning), Toby Rettie

The committee would like to thank Paul Lyden, who is retiring both as treasurer and from the club, for his work in recent years helping steer the club through a financially difficult period.

Main Show 2015

Helensburgh Savoy are pleased to announce that our 2015 production will be Sunshine on Leith.

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Dates for the Diary

6th March – The Savoy will be performing in the Trefoil Guild Charity Concert
16th May – Craft & Tabletop Sale, URC Hall
22nd & 23rd May – Spring Concert, Victoria Halls
20th June (tbc) – Duck Race & BBQ fundraiser, Hermitage Park
19th Sept – Craft & Tabletop Sale, URC Hall
2nd Oct – Quiz Night fundraiser, URC Hall
4th-8th Nov – Sunshine on Leith, Victoria Halls

South Pacific & Looking Forward

South Pacific

A huge thanks to everyone who came to see this years production. The show was a great success, thoroughly enjoyed by the cast and highly praised by our audiences.

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This years Christine Begg “Beggsie” Award for services to the club was given to long-serving accompanist and current chairperson, Jane Hepworth.

NODA Today Cover

Helensburgh Savoy would like to congratulate past member Lillian Thorn (neé Forrest) and Northampton Musical Theatre Group for a photo from their 2014 production of Blitz! appearing as the November cover of the NODA Today magazine for amateur musical theatre groups.
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Christmas Carols (Christmas Tree Festival 2014)

Wednesday 17th December, United Reform Church, Helensburgh
Helensburgh Savoy have traditionally taken an evening stint performing various traditional and unusual carols at this annual event.
Free 

Savoy AGM 2015

7.30pm, Wednesday 14th January, St Michaels Church Hall, Helensburgh
The club AGM and appointment of committee members will take up the first hour, followed by the first rehearsal for Sing For Your Supper.

Sing For Your Supper 2015

Friday 6th February, Victoria Halls, Helensburgh
In 2015 our annual charity concert, featuring performances by over a dozen local performance groups, will be raising funds for Erskine Veterans Hospice.
Tickets TBA 

September Update

South Pacific Poster & Re-casting

We are happy to unveil this years show poster:

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the following principle roles have been re-cast for the show.

Nellie Forbush – Elise McLean
Seabee Luther Billis – Paul Lyden

Craft & Tabletop Sale

Savoy will be holding one of our regular craft and tabletop sales this coming weekend (October 4th), with soup and bacon rolls on sale as usual. Entry is £1 and includes a free cup of tea or coffee.

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Casting, Concert & Duck Race

Spring Concert 2014

Our 30th anniversary concert was a great success with audiences, with a near-sellout on Friday night and a good number on Saturday. A gallery of photos from the concert can be found on our facebook page.

As with 2012s Trial By Jury, we were able once again to record our “potted” performance of The Mikado, you can watch the whole thing on youtube here.

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Duck Race

Thanks to everyone that came along to our Duck Race and BBQ fundraiser on 14th June. The top prize went to club member Kenny McLean, pictured below; 2nd from Frances Duke’s sheet; 3rd from Jennifer Russell’s sheet; with the traditional Toilet Duck prize for last-of-the-last going to Tessa Charters. A full set of photos can be found on our facebook page.

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South Pacific Casting

We are pleased to announce the following have been cast in the 6 major roles of this years show (5th-8th November).

Nellie Forbush – Maxine Stiles
Emile de Becque – Kenny McLean
Seabee Luther Billis – Andrew Graham
Lt. Joseph Cable – Steve Sweeney
Bloody Mary – May Connelly
Liat – Laura Brown

Minor roles and the roles of the two children in the show will be cast after the summer break.

Helensburgh Dorian Choir presents “Get A Handel On Gershwin”

Our friends at the Helensburgh Dorian Choir will be hosting this special event at the end of the summer.

Come and Sing with Matthew Todd

And accompanist Jane Hepworth

“GET A HANDEL ON GERSHWIN”

To include Zadok the Priest, Summertime and Steal Away.

Saturday 23rd August, 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

In the United Reformed Church, Helensburgh

Entry £10, use of music included, one hour lunch break, could bring a packed lunch. To reserve a place contact canda.begg@talktalk.net or phone 01436 675765

Previous experience not required. Come along and have a go.

Spring Concert: 30 Years of Helensburgh Savoy

The Big Quiz Night

Thanks to everyone that came along to our quiz night fundraiser on Friday 2nd May. The event was well attended with 5 teams vying for the prize, with “The Leftovers” coming out on top at the end of play.

Spring Concert 2014

After last years success, we will once again be performing the concert on two nights. The show will feature a narrated version of Gilbert & Sullivan classic, The Mikado, which was the Savoy’s first ever production. This will be followed by a selection of songs from all of our productions since 2000 and end with a preview of this years show, South Pacific.

Friday 30th & Saturday 31st May
Pillar Hall, Victoria Halls, Helensburgh
Tickets £6 (£4 u.18s) available now from Stewart Travel, Sinclair St & on the door
Starts at 7.30pm, Doors at 7pm

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South Pacific Auditions

Due to our later than usual Spring Concert this year, the first read-through and announcement of audition pieces will happen on Wednesday 4th June, with a further rehearsal on the 11th and auditions on Sunday 15th June, with the show due to be fully cast before we break up for the summer.

Tabletop, SFYS Total & 2014 Show

Craft & Tabletop Sale

10am Saturday 5th April – United Reformed Church Hall, West Princess St., Helensburgh.
We expect the usual wide selection of stalls including Savoy’s own baking stall, soup and bacon rolls. All our stalls have been booked.
Entry £1 includes a cup of tea or coffee.

Sing For Your Supper 2014

Thanks to everyone who took part in and came to see this years Sing For Your Supper charity concert in aid of Mary’s Meals. We’re pleased to announce the final total raised this year was £1,000, thanks again to the generous donations and the efforts of all.

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The Big Quiz Night

7.30pm Friday 2nd May – United Reformed Church Hall, West Princess St., Helensburgh.
Once again Quizmaster Euan will be devising a wide range of questions for our popular annual Quiz Night fundraiser. Teams of up to 6. Tickets will be available very soon.

Spring Concert 2014

After last years success, we will once again be performing the concert on two nights, Friday 30th & Saturday 31st May, at the Victoria Halls, Helensburgh. Tickets will be available nearer the time.

Main Show 2014

And finally…

Helensburgh Savoy Musical Theatre Group are pleased to announce that for our 30th anniversary year our main autumn production will be Rodger & Hammerstein’s South Pacific.

Due to our later than usual Spring Concert this year, the read-through and auditions will happen quite promptly in June, with the show fully cast before we break up for the summer. Full dates will be announced in May.

Pamela Frew will be back once again as Musical Director and we are in final discussions with who we hope will be this years Director.

Spring 2014 Update

Sing For Your Supper 2014

Thanks to everyone who took part in and came to see this years Sing For Your Supper charity concert in aid of Mary’s Meals. We’re just waiting on a slight delay before we can announce the final total raised this year, but it’s looking like we’ll be able to make our usual generous donation thanks to the efforts of all.

Spring Concert 2014

Savoy are pleased to announce that rehearsals are now underway for this years Spring Concert. There’s still plenty time to come and join in – the sooner the better!

As 2014 is the clubs 30th anniversary we are doing things a little differently. To celebrate 16 years of back-to-back Gilbert & Sullivan productions in our early years, we will be performing a “potted” Mikado, much the same as our Pirates of Penzance segment at last years Spring Concert.

This will be followed by a number of solos, duets & chorus numbers from each of the “non-G&S” shows we have put on in our history. So expect music from the palaces of The King & I, the prairies of Oklahoma!, the grimy streets of Oliver! and the fantastical Wizard of Oz among others – as well as ending the evening with the usual medley from this years upcoming main show (yet to be announced).

After last years success, we will once again be performing the concert on two nights, Friday 30th & Saturday 31st May, at the Victoria Halls, Helensburgh.

Craft & Tabletop Sale

10am Saturday 5th April – United Reformed Church Hall, West Princess St., Helensburgh.
We expect the usual wide selection of stalls including Savoy’s own baking stall, soup and bacon rolls. To book a stall (£8) please call Jane on (01436) 674891.
Entry £1 includes a cup of tea or coffee.

The Big Quiz Night

7.30pm Friday 2nd May – United Reformed Church Hall, West Princess St., Helensburgh.
Once again Quizmaster Euan will be devising a wide range of questions for our popular annual Quiz Night fundraiser. Teams of up to 6. Tickets will be available nearer the time.

Big 2014 Update

Anything Goes Recap

Thanks once again to everyone who came and supported our 2013 show back in November. We’ve had great responses from everyone who came to see performances and the cast and crew had a great time putting the show on; and the club would like to thank Jennifer Russell of the Helensburgh Advertiser for all our increased coverage in the run up to the show.

Some photos from the show, as well as a digital version of the programme have been posted to our facebook galleries. Below is a photo of all the cast & crew taken by Robert Bell of West highland Photography after the final dress rehearsal.

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Beggsie award 2013

During show week the 2013 Beggsie Award for services to the club was presented to Euan Forrest in recognition of his hard work throughout 2013 as a committee member, Friends of Savoy Secretary, designer of all out posters, programmes and tickets, as well as being Stage Manager for Anything Goes.

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Christmas Lights Switch On

For a change of pace, in 2013 Savoy decided not to sing at the URC’s Christmas Tree Festival and were instead invited to lead the crowds in carol singing prior to the turn on of the Christmas lights in Helensburgh’s Colquhoun Square.

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AGM 2014

The clubs AGM was held on 15th January. The following members were elected onto the committee for the year ahead.

Chairperson: Jane Hepworth (returning)
Secretary: Pauline Forrest (returning)
Treasurer: Paul Lyden (returning)
Friends of Savoy Secretary: Frances Rapallini (returning, new role)
Ordinary Members (min 3): Euan Forrest (returning, new role), Kelly-Marie McColl Beggs, Aimi Phillips and Graham Philips

As we head into our 30th Anniversary year the committee hope to improve the clubs finances and rejuvenate the clubs social aspect.

Sing For Your Supper 2014

This years Sing For Your Supper charity concert is being held in aid of Mary’s Meals. The concert will be on Friday the 7th of February at 7:30pm in the Victoria Halls, Helensburgh. Tickets are £6 inc. a sandwich supper and will be available from Stow Away from this week on & on the door.

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