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.

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 acts

 

Actors Community Theatre Company: The Company are gearing up (or should that be down?) for October. In this hot weather the ladies are keeping cool by shedding their clothes and posing for a ‘Calendar Girls’ calendar.  18, 19 and 20 October are the show dates but the calendar, in aid of AECC, will be available in September. Further details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 adante

 

Adante Classical Choir: After the choir’s successful end of season concerts, they are now taking a break until the Autumn whilst many members return to their home countries for holidays. A new programme of choral music will begin in the Autumn ready for concerts at Christmas and Easter time. New members are welcome so if you think you would like to join them, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone: 96 671 6016 or mobile: 625 707 294.

 

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 cantobile

 

Cantabile Ladies Choir: The choir are on a summer break but will be back to perform Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ during November, as part of their 20th anniversary concerts. It is believed, this was originally written for a girls’ orphanage. A selection of other sacred music will also be performed at this time. They always welcome new members so if you are interested, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 96 679 5816.  Rehearsals are Fridays 2.45pm – 5pm at La Siesta Church, Torrevieja.

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 caprice

 

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: www.capriceladieschoir.com.

 

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 careline

 

Careline Theatre: In a change to the advertised production, Careline will now be performing ‘Dirty Dusting’ this October. When faced with redundancy, a trio of OAP cleaners start 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 to be announced soon. See www.carelinetheatre.com and on Facebook for more details.

 

 

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 cbmvc

 

Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir: The choir rehearses once a week at Bar Mediterraneo in Teulada from 5.45pm to 8pm. Anyone interested are welcome to go along to their first rehearsal on 18 September at about 5.30pm to listen, talk to members, join in if you want and experience the fellowship and benefits of singing in a choir. Their first concert is a joint one with Valley Voices on 9 November, followed by their annual appearance at the Remembrance Service in Moraira on 10 November.

 

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 javea players

 

Jávea Players: Currently between shows - but take a look at www.javeaplayers.com for information about joining and supporting the Players, whether on the stage, behind the scenes, manning the bar, or oozing charm front of house when selling programmes. Help is always welcome with making scenery, likewise wardrobe and props. Any innovative ideas for improved publicity also appreciated. Meanwhile, singers needed for the chorus of ‘My Fair Lady’ in March 2019.

 

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 New Cardinall

 

New Cardinal Theatre Group: The group, will be presenting a new show; ‘It´s ShowTime’ on 19, 20 and 21 September. A variety show full of dancing, singing and comedy. Totally Dance from Benijófar will be on stage and the children will be performing a number from Oliver. Tickets on sale 7€from, The Post and Card Shop, Benijófar Urb La Marina, Tourist and council office, Cards and More, in the area of Lara Cars. Or telephone: Linda 96 671 2089, mobile 648 524 372, Pam, 96 679 6828 or Sue, 96 6713 822.

 

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 ODCA

 

Oliva Drama and Cultural Association: ODCA are currently rehearsing their Autumn variety show. This will be held on 26 to 28 September at Viva España restaurant on the N332 near Oliva and will consist of sketches and musical numbers. More information on tickets next month, or you can phone: 644 889 155, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or see their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OlivaDrama.

 

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 phoenixPhoenix Dancers: The dancers are taking a short break but will be available again from September. They hope all their friends and supporters have a great Summer and look forward to seeing everyone again in the Autumn. Remember they are still available on 607 290 896 should you need the dancers for that special function.

 

 

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 rascals

 

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.

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 rojales

 

Rojales Pantomime Group: The group’s recent summer Party in Margaritaland, an exclusive resort in Benijófar, turned into a Murder Mystery when Jack Daniels, Casanova of the pool bar, was murdered – who done it amongst the partygoers, some of who definitely had motive for murder!  The culprit was revealed by Sgt Ford and the revellers were soon enjoying the rest of the party.

 

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 sounds familiar

 

Sounds Familiar: The Company are in rehearsals for their next show, ‘Show Stoppers’ which will mark their 10th anniversary.  The group will continue to rehearse throughout the Summer, so if you are interested in joining them, or trying out this fun hobby, then please contact Philip: 96 558 1483 for more information.

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 stagestruck

 

 

Stagestruck: The group are looking for a director - do you have what it takes? This well-established Company based in Torrevieja, raises much needed funds for local charities twice a year performing original musical comedies. Skills in writing would also be welcome. If you think you may fit the bill, contact Jenny 608 129 983.

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 studio32

 

Studio 32: Their recent sell-out success ‘Chicago’ raised 4,500€ for local charities and good causes. The company have now cast their next show ‘The Wiz’ and rehearsals will be in full swing starting September. The show will be staged at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre, San Fulgencio from 28 November to 1 December. Ticket reservations are available now, early booking is recommended. Full details are on their website, www.studiothirtytwo.org.

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 the chaplaincy singers

 

The Chaplaincy Singers: Musical director Philip Ashley, will be performing their concert ‘Welcome’ on Saturday 8 September at the Ermita San Josep in La Fustera. at 7pm. Tickets 10€ including a drink, available from Eileen: 607 706 904. Proceeds in support of the Anglican Chaplaincy. They rehearse on Monday mornings at 11am at the Ermita San Josep. If you love to sing, male or female, do go along. For more information, give them a ring, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also find them on Facebook.

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 valley voices

 

Valley Voices: The Voices next concert is at Citrus bar in Orba on Sunday 9 September when they will repeat the very popular ‘Cava, Cake & Song’ format from 4.30pm. Tickets at 8€ can be purchased from Citrus bar, or by contacting Jennie: 96 648 0062 or email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The choir always welcome anyone who would like to add their own voices to this fun and friendly mixed choir.

 

stage diary femalefocusonline aug18 velvetones

 

Velvetones Harmony Choir: The Velvetones are on a Summer break but will return to rehearsals on Thursday 6 September at 5.15pm to 7.45pm. They practice 4-part harmony at El Paraiso, Torrevieja. Check out the website www.velvetonesharmonytorrevieja.com or follow them on Facebook (Velvetones Harmony Chorus) or call Mary-Anne on 96 67 14 973. Photo by Kristoff.