Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Damn. Damn. Damn.

It's took me so so long to post this...

Last Thursday I did something really, really stupid.

I fell down the step in work, and badly sprained my ankle, we honestly thought it was broken the way I hot the deck and the amount of pain. Holy crap. I have never felt pain like it.

Rushed straight to A&E, xray and all that jazz, luckily... no brake, just a very bad sprain. Tuesday now, and I've only just started putting my heel on the floor to walk. It's swollen, bruised and very unstable.

So, no dancing for me for a few weeks at least.... dammit. Luckily we have JUST finised choreo for crazy & side by side. Phew.

Sunday's rehearsal was spent sat with my leg up, watching the blocking for "company" so at least I saw what I'm supposed to be doing!

Last night I wasn't called so I spent it with my feet up!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Mass update, and YAY IT'S SPRING!

Wooooo we HAVE been super busy.

The last few rehearsals we have been working on Side By Side, that is boxed of and set all the way through.

You Could Drive a Person Crazy is set and a work in progress, it's just gonna get better and better now!

Another Hundred People is set, as is all the scenes in/about/out of it.

It's all ticking along quite nicely, a lot to do, a lot of hard work but it's getting there.

Here's a sneak peak of what we've been working on:

Friday, February 12, 2016

Company rehearsals Monday 1/2/16, Sunday 7/2/16, Monday 8/2/16 and Wednesday 10/2/16

Monday 1st Feb
What an easy rehearsal, nice dance warm up (getting fitter.... ha!) then the Husbands and Wives set a bit more of "Side by Side" Whilst us Girlfriends went off and sang through "You Could Drive a Person Crazy" a few times! 2nd half we had a bash through "Company" - it's kinda tricky but not something we can't handle!

Sunday 7th Feb
Another easy rehearsal, I was only called to start on "Another Hundred People" - which we did about 30 minutes work on (anymore I think would be too knackering!) That was that... ended up watching the rest of the afternoon as it was more entertaining than going home to watch the TV.

Monday 8/2/16
This was a bit of a strange one, we had a lot of people missing, so we started with a dance warm up, which was great! Need to be doing these every day Haha!

Then the Husbands & Wives went on to re-cap and set some more of "Side by side" - a part of which we girlfriends are not in, SO I stood in for someone who was not there (we were a bit thin on the ground on Monday night!) Therefore I have learned choreo for a bit that I am not in, then when I do come in will be doing something totally different!

After a short tea break, we again did some work on "Company" It's really hard when half the cast are MIA but we battled through... and didn't even get to the bit where Marta joins in... ho hum.

Wednesday 10/2/16

DANCING TIME! wahoo, we began to set the choreo... hang on a sec... did I just WAHOO Dancing... this is something I never thought I'd do. I'm not a natural dancer (I'm very clumsy) anyway, we started choreo for "You Could Drive a Person Crazy" - It's so fun, kinda cute, and incredibly sassy!

Things are really starting to come along now and we are back at rehearsal on Sunday, for blocking all my scenes... ooo this should be fun!

Till the next update....

Monday, February 01, 2016

Monday 25/01 & Sunday 31/01

Monday 25th Jan.

We had an hour long dance class and then we started the music for "side by side" - nice easy start to the reheasal process for Company

Sunday 31st Jan
Crecy audition for Kathy and got the role! Yay! So we have a nearly complete cast!
We did a bit of singing (side by side) - then the hubbies & wives started choreo and us gfs had a bash through "you could drive a person crazy" - we then read through the 1st act.

After the break we did a bit more choreo and read through 2nd act.

All in all a great rehearsal!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday 18/0/16

Last night was our last Monday rehearsal for "Great American Song Book" as due to "Company", rehearsals for "GASB" are going to be moved to a Wednesday night. With "Company" rehearsals being on a Mon night.

We rehearsed "Blue Moon" - which has been stuck in my head ever since and made a start on "Porter" which is a Cole Porter medly.

Next week the real hard work begins as I will have rehearsals Sunday, Monday & Wednesday!

Friday, January 15, 2016

I can't believe it's 2016

My last post was 2012....

Oh boy.

I feel like neglecting this blog is an awesome hobby...

So, we did Titanic in 2012 and it didnt make as much money as planned, artistically it was wonderful and the creative experience was brilliant, but the result was a big loss for the society.

So.... since then we haven't staged a major show.

2013 saw "eurobeat" with Neston Players. I was the lead singer for Hungary. I had to sing in Hungarian!!

2015 was supposed to be the year we did Sister Act, we held auditions, in October 2014.
I got cast as michelle or tina... we never got round to deciding which part as the show never went ahead, for many, many reasons. It resulted in a major shake up with the society and the formation of a new committee & new chairman - all for the better of the society!

2015 we staged a "moved concert" called "From this moment on" - a new beginning and new chapter in WKLOS history

We have done many different concerts including The Philharmonic Hall (A DDay celebration concert) and St Georges Hall (A Christmas Concert) 

So, onto 2016.

In the first half of 2016 we are doing 2  productions.

The first is Stephen Sondheim's musical comedy "Company" in May at Westbourne Hall

In July we will be producing a full company concert celebrating all the classic American Composers in "The Great American Songbook"


Company ia going to be brilliant. We had a fantastic couple of nights workshops, going through the music and exploring the dance side of the show!

Last Sunday was audition day.... oh god the nerves.... the whole hall was buzzing with tension and nerves. Everyone wanted to bw a part of this small cast (14) musical so much!

I auditioned for Marta & Susan.

We then had to wait unitil the following WEDNESDAY. Oh lordy the wait was excruciating. Every time my phone buzzed with an email my tummy flipped!

Then, on Wednesday night I got THE EMAIL.

I GOT THE PART!!! I have been cast as Marta
Well. I screamed, I was shaking, I cried a little bit!

Now the hard work starts. We start reheasals soon and I am most definitely going to be keeping a blog of our rehearsal process as this is a first MAJOR role in a show for me! Had lots of small roles before...

So. COMPANY 2016... bring it on!!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Wow.... SO LONG. I am a bugger for neglecting my blogs. I will try not to in future.


2009, Chess... AMAZING. So much fun was had!

2010 - Once Upon A Time at the Adelphi. Major premire of this musical written for the 2008 capitol of culture in Liverpool, we were the first amature society to perform it... (I was an "Adelphi Singer")

2010 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Protean)- This was the BEST SHOW I HAVE EVER DONE. So so so funny and the best cast ever, some of my best friends and some really talented people made this show one I will NEVER EVER forget doing!

2011 - Guys and Dolls (Hot Box Dancer/Chorus) Another good show, shame our audiences were lower due to it being on in Wales just a couple of months previously!

Now, on to the BIG ONE.

Titanic: The Musical.
We're currently in rehearsals for this show, to be staged at the Liverpool Empire in June 2012.

It's going to be epic, and a fitting tribute to the centenery of the disaster.

We've also got a few concerts coming up. More about them in due time! :)

Peace. Amy x