Masquerade - April 2018

Masquerade

BFAOS invites you to join us for a veritable “Musical Merry Go Round”. Following on from our 2017 production of “Forbidden Broadway” we will be presenting a musical selection perfect for any musical theatre aficionado!

Tickets are priced at just £10 and available from the society or from any cast member.

Performances

Wed 18th April
St Stephens and West, Broughty Ferry @ 7:30pm
Thur 19th April
St Stephens and West, Broughty Ferry @ 7:30pm
Fri 20th April
Starlight Showroom, Dundee @ 7:30pm

Tickets

Tickets are available on the night or direct from the Society.
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Coming in 2018

Broughty Ferry Amateur Operatic Society are proud to announce that we will be presenting a production of “Titanic – The Musical” in November 2018

Synopsis

The story of the RMS Titanic, which in 1912 collided with an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, is one of the best known and most tragic disasters of the 20th Century.

Based on real people aboard the ship, Titanic the Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the passengers and crew who each boarded with stories and ambitions of their own.

With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone, the original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

Now you can experience this acclaimed and moving show for yourself, as Broughty Ferry Amateur Operatic Society presents Titanic the Musical at the Gardyne Theatre from 21st to 24th November 2018.

Previous Show – Mack & Mabel (November 2017)

Mack & Mabel

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Mack & Mabel

Mack & Mabel, originally released in 1974 (Michael Stewart’s book was revised for this version in 2015 by his sister Francine Pascal), is a fabrication of fact and fiction – delivered in flashback from the point of view of Mack Sennett (1880-1960).

Mack admits to two obsessions: movies and Mabel Normand (1892-1930). He is the struggling director in the teens of the 20th century, who transplants his studio “family” to California, sets up Keystone Studios and rat-a-tats out slapstick two-reelers. She is the girl from the deli who erupts on to the set with a sandwich delivery. Mack spots potential. Mabel becomes a star.

They fall in love, but he’s not romantic (“I won’t send roses”); she is (dreamily reprising this declaration of non-commitment). He wants “to make the world laugh”; she wants acting to be more than pratfalls and guffaws. Artistic differences tear them apart – spectacularly when Mabel’s on-set explosion sets off a custard-pie fight! She leaves to make feature films; he launches the Bathing Beauties, Keystone Cops and a thousand pie-in-the-face gags: “No one pretended that what we were doing was art.”

With spectacular production numbers and recreations of iconic silent film scenes mixed with a healthy dose of laughs, romance, action and tragedy – all topped off with the genius of Jerry Herman’s score – this show is pure entertainment.

 

About

Broughty Ferry Amateur Operatic Society is a musical theatre company, based in the Broughty Ferry area of Dundee. Set up in 1923, we have recently celebrated our 90th year of shows, and are one of the longest running societies in Dundee.

Rehearsals

Burgh Halls, Brook Street Broughty Ferry
Monday
19:30 – 22:00
Wednesday
19:30 – 22:00

Society Officials

President
Lisa Gould
Vice-President
Susan Leiper
Secretary
Jill Davidson
Treasurer
Elizabeth Wylie