A 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
Article Published in Female Focus magazine - December 2017