Theatre Diary by Benny Davis

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The Stage Diary now in its 11th year of publication is not only 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 Society. Don't miss `Calendar Girls´ at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre in San Fulgencio on 18, 19 and 20 October. Tickets available at box office, phone: 646 277 724, by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. and at local outlets in Benijófar, Doña Pepa, La Marina, and Los Dolses. Watch the local press for details of events when Tricia Stewart - the original Chris – will give a very personal account of the story. 



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Adante Classical Choir: The Choir start weekly rehearsals for Christmas concerts on Thursday 4 October between 7pm and 9pm. at Benijófar Church. They have a feast of classical choral music to learn and enjoy including Vivaldi's Gloria amongst other works. Anyone who enjoys this kind of music is very welcome to join them. Previous choir singing or an ability to read music is not essential but obviously helpful. For more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 625 707 294.



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Cantabile Ladies Choir: The Choir has now started to rehearse again for its 20th Anniversary concerts in November, at which they will be performing Vivaldi’s Gloria in its original three-part form along with other sacred works. More details next month. This friendly choir is always ready to welcome new members, the ability to sing in tune being the main requirement. Rehearsals are from 2.45pm - 5pm Friday afternoons at La Siesta Church, Torrevieja. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 96 679 5816.


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New Cardinal Theatre Group: The group are in rehearsals for their 2018 variety show, ´It´s Show Time´. All family entertainment with singing, dancing, and comedy. Performance dates, 19, 20, 21 September at 7.30pm. Tickets available soon at 7€. All proceeds donated to local charities. Still looking for lighting and sound engineers, contact Tom Ford: 96 679 0547 or pop along to the Community Centre at the back of Urb La Marina police station, Monday or Thursday at 2pm.



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Rascals: Due to unforeseen circumstances the group have cancelled their October show. Hopefully they will be able to produce a Christmas show early December. If you have a talent and would like to take part in this, or any of their productions, pop along to Sackos Bar El Limonar for a coffee any Thursday from 11am or call Jill: 96 672 7282.


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Rojales Pantomime Group: Bob Clayton for MABS was delighted to accept a donation of 300€ from Mike Smith, President and his wife Christine, raised from their last pantomime production. Rehearsals get underway in September for the next amazing production, `Camalot the Pantomime´ - a pantomime with a difference. All performances are staged to raise money for various charities, so if you want to join this merry band of thespians and social group, ring Thelma: 634 33 95 88 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Stagestruck: The group are planning to perform the Pantomime, `Babes in the Wood´ in November/ December under the new directorship of Susanne Stokes, well known for her writing and directing skills. Dates of the performance are still yet to be decided and there is still time for any budding thespians to join the cast. The group is also looking to expand its back-stage crew, props and lighting team. If you feel like joining a very friendly theatre group, look no further. Contact Jenny: 608 129 983.



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Studio 32: Their last production, `Chicago´ raised 4,500€ for local charities and good causes. The company have cast their next show `The Wiz´ with rehearsals now back into full swing. The show will be staged at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre, San Fulgencio from 28 November to 1 December. Tickets are available now and early booking is recommended. Full details are on their website:

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Velvetones Harmony Choir: The ladies will return on 6 September to El Paraiso, Torrevieja at 5.15pm to 5.45pm for a jolly good sing! If any ladies are looking for a fun hobby and want to meet new friends, drop in and join them for a coffee! Check out the website: or follow them on Facebook VelvetonesHarmonyChorus. Alternatively, call Mary-Anne on 96 671 4973.




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Caprice: After another successful, sell out concert in June, the ladies are looking forward to their Autumn Programme.  This will include a mixture of songs with general appeal, from Gershwin, Cole Porter, Carpenters and the odd madrigal. If you would like to join this choir under a professional Director, contact Aileen: 696 514 613 or via the choir's website:


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Careline Theatre: The group will be performing `Dirty Dusting´ this October. A chance wrong number gives a trio of OAP cleaners facing redundancy the idea of starting a telephone sex line - and that's when the fun really begins. Calling themselves the `Telephone Belles they will tickle your fancy with their feather dusters! Performance dates are Thursday, Friday, Saturday 18 to 20 October. See and on Facebook.


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Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir: The Choir ended their season on a record high with two sell-out concerts at the wonderfully-acoustic Cueva de las Calaveres in Benidoleig and were rewarded with standing ovations on both evenings from very appreciative audiences. A busy programme is already being planned for the new season starting in September and as always, the choir would like to recruit new members. For further information call 965 744 577 or email cThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Jávea Players: From Shakespeare to farce and everything in between the Players take their productions seriously, but always with the emphasis on enjoyment and fun. They are a friendly bunch and would be delighted to hear from you whatever your age or experience. Some members started acting for the first time when they joined the Players and have made a huge success of it. Interested? For more information:



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Oliva Drama and Cultural Association: ODCA announce their Autumn dinner show 'The Final Curtain', being stages on September 26th and 28th at the Viva España restaurant on the N332 near Oliva. The fun show of sketches and musical numbers will be followed by a three-course meal with wine or soft drinks. Tickets cost €20, payable in advance. Doors open 18:30. For information, please phone 644889155, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or see their Facebook page


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Phoenix Dancers: The Phoenix Dancers are now back rehearsing on Saturdays at Marcia’s Dance Centre in Calpe. They are always on the lookout for dancers and singers for their forthcoming shows.  Anyone interested in joining this happy band, please phone choreographer Phaedra on:  607 290 896. Watch out for future show dates in the local press and on Facebook.



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Sounds Familiar: The Company are in rehearsals for their next show, `Show Stoppers´ which will mark their 10th anniversary. If you are interested in joining this group with a difference, or trying it out as a fun hobby, please contact Philip: 96 558 1483 for more information.



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The Chaplaincy Singers: A relatively new choir who have worked throughout the summer to build a repertoire under the baton of Musical Director, Philip Ashley. New members are welcome meet the choir at rehearsals on Mondays 11.00 until 13.00. They will be performing, 'Welcome' on Saturday 8th September at the Ermita San Josep, La Fustera. Tickets10€, contact Eileen 607 706 904, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. It promises to be a pleasant evening.


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Valley Voices: Please note a very important delicious late change of venue for the `Voices' sparkling concert `Cava, Cake & Song´ - it's the popular Black Apple Bistro, Jalon! New tickets for Sunday 9 September at 16:30 can be bought from Heidi's Flowers, Tom at the Black Apple, Jennie on 966480062 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A big thank you from the choir to The Black Apple for their support! The choir rehearses Mondays at 4pm in Alcalali; don't be shy, pop along and give them a try!

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