Theatre Diary by Benny Davis

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benny newA very merry old fashioned Christmas to all our board-treaders and their supporters.

Next month, the Stage Diary will be entering its 11th year of publication. Not only is it an important guide to what’s on in all regions, but is also an on-line web introduction to potential expat’s researching community life in Spain. The diary also acts as a planning guide to assist groups avoid unnecessary clashes of production dates.

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Actors Community Theatre Company: ACTS would like to thank all who came to support their latest venture 'Key for Two' allowing them to donate 2,000€ to the Benijofar Crisis Appeal, making a grand total of 8,000€. This play was very well received and they are all looking forward to their next venture 'Duets' a series of four short one act plays. For further information contact chairman Tony Goddard: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Cantabile Ladies Choir: The choir’s second Christmas concert will be performed on Thursday 14 December at 3pm in Los Balcones Church, Torrevieja. This is a new venue for the choir. After a well-deserved break, they will return with a new programme for 2018. They always welcome new members to this friendly ladies choir. For further information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 96 679 58 16. Rehearsals Fridays 2.45pm – 5pm La Siesta Church, Torrevieja.

 

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Caprice: After a concert based on love in all its guises, Caprice ladies choir will be showing a different side to their repertoire in the spring with their next concert 'Just One of Those Things' which will include jazzy music by Gershwin and Cole Porter. For more details, see the website www.capriceladieschoir.com or contact musical director Aileen on 696 514 613.

 

 

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Careline Theatre: It's 'party at the panto' in Alcalali with a free glass of cava on the opening night of 'Robin Hood – The Panto'. Directed by Marian Carter, it will have all the traditional pantomime ingredients with Careline's trademark professional touch. Dates are 18 to 21 January at 8pm, with matinees on 20 and 21 January at 3pm. Contact the Box Office on: 605 181 726 and at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

cb male voice choir femalefocusonline dec17Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir: The choir will be performing their ever popular 'Christmas Carol Concerts' in Benitachell Church on 13 December at 7pm and Teulada Church on 15 December. Further information from Mike Evans: 96 574 4577 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

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Jávea Players: Next production at their Studio Theatre, 22 to 27 January is, 'Are There More of You?' Written and performed by professional actress Alison Skilbeck, her characters include Claire, a bright, abandoned Ambassador’s wife with blood on her hands, Italian Sophia, who serves egg ‘n chips by day, Ossobucco and Verdi by night, Sara, the local spirit weaver and Sam a bluff northern business woman. Bookings:
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New Cardinal Theatre Group: 'Let Us Entertain You' performed over three nights was exceptionally well received and raised 2000€ for ADIMAR, an association for invalid children and the Dancing School in San Fulgencio. A special thank you to Studio32 for their immense help. The group are now looking for sound, lighting and stage management volunteers, so if you feel you could help, contact: Tom Ford: 96 679 0547.

 

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Oliva Drama and Cultural Association: ODCA are delighted to announce their recent show '4 For Autumn', raised over 1000€ for local charities Vedama and PEPA. They are now rehearsing 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' a pantomime to be staged at the Olimpia Theatre, Oliva, next February - more information next month. They meet every Saturday morning in Oliva so if you are interested in joining, phone: 644 889 155 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Photo courtesy of Dave Proctor.

 

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Phoenix Dancers: The Phoenix Dancers and the Phoenix Babies would like to take this opportunity of wishing all its friends and supporters A Very Happy Christmas. As always they are looking for new dancers and singers for their show group. Anyone interested should get in touch with choreographer Phaedra: 607 290 896. Remember to watch the press for details for all their Christmas and New Year Shows.

 

 

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Rascals: The group have two venues where they will be singing Christmas songs to raise money for children's charities. Carmens Bar La Siesta on Wednesday 6 December at 2pm and San Luis Square on Saturday 9 December at 2pm. Further venues will see this happy group singing their hearts out to bring seasonal cheer and help to other charities including a Fair and annual party for the students at ALPE. Contact Jill: 96 672 7282.

 

Rojales Pantomime Group: Tickets are now available for; 'Alibaba and the 40 Thieves' by contacting Chris at
678 212 034. Mustapha pea and Mustapha dribble played by Sue Sellwood and Dawn Lovell are two of the thieves in this pantomime which suggests plenty of slapstick and custard pie throwing. The group urgently need someone to operate their sound equipment on the nights of the show, 11, 12 and 13 January, so please contact Thelma if you can help on: 634 339 588, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Sounds Familiar: The group's next production, a musical theatre version of, 'The Pirates of Penzance' is well underway and will be performed in March 2018. The show has been re-vamped with updated music, although the songs themselves have not been changed. For more information please contact Philip: 96 558 1483.

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Stagestruck: Tickets for the November Charity Night sold out very quickly and there are only a few left for their 9 December show to be held at Leafs bar in Doña Pepper. The night is a collection of different talent showcased by the group. Songs, comedy sketches and good old fun entertainment is promised. Hopefully the group will be able to perform a spring show in April / May. Contact Jenny on 608 129 983.

 

 

studio 32 femalefocusonline dec17Studio32: The group have just announced their summer show which will be the Broadway hit 'Chicago'. Provisional dates are Wednesday 29 May to Saturday 2 June at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre in San Fulgencio. Full details are on their website, www.studiothirtytwo.org. Reserved seating tickets are now on pre-order, priced at 10€ each. Call Philip on 602 474 793 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

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Valley Voices: The choir will be performing two 'Christmas Carol Concerts' the first at Orba Church at 7pm on Friday, 8 December, jointly with the Orba Choir which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Then Monday 11 December at 7.30pm, at La Musical in Parcent with a hugely varied programme of Christmas music both old and new. Contact Jennie Tollan: 96 648 0062 or Aileen Norbury: 96 648 2382.

 

velvetones femalefocusonline dec17Velvetones Harmony Choir: Following a very successful concert in November the choir are busy entertaining in different venues with their Christmas programme. They would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and health and happiness for 2018. Singing is good for your health and happiness, so why not pop along to El Paraiso, Torrevieja in the New Year and hear what they have to offer. Check their website for further details. www.velvetonesharmonytorreivieja.com.

 

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Article Published in Female Focus magazine - December 2017