Members of the Chester Operatic Society – Photo by Mark Carline
Submitted by Paul Crofts
The Chester-based community theater company is offering budding musical theater stars the opportunity to perform on stage at Chester’s prestigious Storyhouse as rehearsals begin for a brand new production of a classic musical.
The production of “Me and My Girl” will premiere at Storyhouse from Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11.
The musical features a host of feel-good songs including “The Lambeth Walk”, “The Sun Has Got His Hat On” and “Leaning on a Lamp post”.
‘Me and My Girl’ marks the Chester Operatic Society’s return to staging large-scale productions after Covid and follows its critically acclaimed sold-out production of ‘Singing In The Rain’ at Storyhouse in 2018 .
The production will be part of the Society’s centenary celebrations with a number of special events taking place throughout 2022.
Speaking about the production, the show’s Artistic Director and Choreographer, Rob Stevens, said, “We are thrilled to bring ‘Me and My Girl’ to the Storyhouse stage, especially as our previously scheduled production, ‘Made in Dagenham’ had to be shelved due to the pandemic.
“We have a fantastic main cast in place, but we are looking to add more performers to the chorus, especially males with strong tenor or bass voices or anyone (aged 13 or older) with a passion for dancing ( including tap shoes).
“There are fantastic cameo roles available, so if you have singing and dancing experience and have always wanted to appear on stage in a full-scale musical, now is your chance.
“If you’d like to join us but aren’t sure what it entails to be in production, please don’t hesitate to contact us.”
The production team is also keen to hear from volunteers to help with the costumes and anyone who would like to join the backstage team.
Rehearsals for ‘Me and My Girl’ are currently underway at St Mark’s Church Hall in Saltney near Chester and anyone interested in joining the cast or production team should email.
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