Into The Woods: 19th to 22nd April 2017
Rehearsals are now well underway for Into The Woods at Milborne Port, we look forward to sharing it with you in April 2017!
Milborne Port Opera nominated for 5 awards
15 December 2016. Milborne Port Opera, has been nominated by the Somerset Fellowship of Drama for 5 awards in the annual David Beach Awards for musical theatre. (Somerset's answer to the Tonys –Ed).
This is the 4th year in a row that the company has been nominated.
The nominations are for the group's last production, a re-working of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Sorcerer" They are:
Best Leading Man: Mark Blackham
Show Stopper: Whole company for the opening of Act 2
Best made set
Best Small Venue
The nominations are made by an expert panel of adjudicators who see each show. The winners will be announced at a dinner in Taunton on Saturday 4th March 2017.
There are 25 award categories in total, and over 80 groups across the county competing to win them.
Said Linda Mumford, who directed the Sorcerer" we are honoured and delighted to be nominated, as we know we are up against some very high quality competition. Now we have to win."
"The Sorcerer" played to delighted audiences last April. The show sold out on every night.
The company is changing tack for its next show. It will be staging Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods" a dramatic, dark and funny musical which intertwines the characters from traditional fairy stories into a spellbinding plot. Performance is 19th to 22th April, the week after Easter. Tickets go on sale in March.
The Telegraph lists The Sorcerer as one of the Five great 'neglected operettas' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opera/what-to-see/is-operetta-staging-a-comeback/ what do you think? And if you don't know, you don't have long to watch our version and form your own opinion...
Award for original show
Milborne Port Opera, has won a major award, against stiff opposition from over 80 drama groups all over Somerset, in the annual David Beach Awards for musical theatre, presented by the Somerset Fellowship of Drama (SFD).
Milborne Port Opera were nominated by a panel of experts for 2 awards, and carried home the "Challenge Trophy" for having the courage and enterprise to put on the original show "Spring Fate", written, composed, arranged, directed and scored by MPO's Neil Edwards, helped by a talented group of actors, musicians and set designers.
"Spring Fate" was Neil Edwards' third show for the MPO. It played last year to considerable critical acclaim. This is the second time MPO has won the Challenge Trophy.
Want to find out more, please contact our secretary, Sarah Bignell by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.