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Welcome to BOS
- About Us: An introduction to the Society, who we are and what we do.
- Whats On: Our forward programme including a calendar, dates and times.
- Past Shows: Features a searchable facility on our previous productions.
- Contact Us Give us a call drop in for a chat and a free cuppa on stage and back stage roles for all!
Please contact us with any questions
BOS is essentially based on home grown talent which we are proud and privileged to showcase for productions and concerts and in doing so enjoy a great deal of fun and enjoyment often enhancing knowledge and stagecraft along the way.
Since our first production in 1981 the Bromsgrove Operatic Society has grown in strength and popularity. Over the last 30 years we have been entertaining audiences locally and from further afield with shows from Broadway, UK including My Fair Lady, Carousel, Oliver, The Mikado, Oaklahoma, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes Pirates of Penzance, Annie Get Your Gun, Ruddigore and and our most recent production Crazy For You. Our past programme has also included the wonderful wit and musicality from the comic duo Gilbert and Sullivan.
Advanced information on our current programme and details for 2016 can be seen on the What’s On page and if you would the opportunity to be part of the exciting opportunities by being involved in local amateur musical theatre then we will be delighted to hear from you.
We are always looking to welcome new members both on stage and behind the scenes so please get in touch.
We will always welcome new members to extend our existing membership www.bromsgroveoperaticsociety.org.uk/events.
We will shortly be announcing our Autumn 2017 series of Concerts plus our Show for 2018. Watch this space for details.
If you would like to be part of these magical and exciting events where you can be assured of the opportunity to express your individual talent and enthusiasm. Please contact us and our professional leadership team will be on hand to offer guidance and support in our friendly group.
Our main rehearsal time is 7.30pm on Monday evenings at Catshill Methodist Church, Golden Cross Lane, Bromsgrove, B61 0LG.
Occasionally arrangements may be subject to some changes due to hall availability and the commitments of producer/musical director, etc. If you are in any doubt please contact us and we will confirm the details with you.
Please note that as the week of a concert or show approaches, additional rehearsals may take place, Please contact us for information.
We are always delighted to welcome new members whether for an on stage or behind the scenes role so if you would like to be part of the BOS happy family and enjoy the opportunity to join us, please get in touch or come along for a chat and a free cuppa!
How and Where to Book:
FOR SHOWS AND CONCERTS BOOK DIRECTLY WITH BROMSGROVE OPERATIC SOCIETY TO AVOID THEATRE BOOKING OFFICE CHARGES
Bromsgrove Operatic society is a registered charity (511840) and we rely on contributions and fund raising activities by members supporters.
If you are interested in sponsoring your local society we would welcome your interest please contact us at email@example.com
BOS perform 1 main show a year and an Autumn/Winter Concert. Our main show in June runs for 6 nights at Artrix in Bromsgrove a venue that attracts keen theatregoers and show sponsors would feature in our printed programme . (this can include a website link if applicable).
We are a Bromsgrove based group with a strong members and friends base and encourage our members to support the local companies that sponsor us
Benefits for sponsors in our show programme.
Publications that is paid for – Theatre programmes are paid for which places a much higher intrinsic value on the programme, aiding retention.
Quality product with a long shelf life – Theatre programmes are treasured souvenirs. Much of our audience will come from friends and relatives of those involved with Bromsgrove Operatic Society
Read in a relaxed environment – Theatre programmes are read by people when they’re out enjoying themselves, an ideal time to attract receptive responses
Lifestyle of local people -Theatre programmes offer a high quality medium for local exposure.
For further information regarding sponsorship, we would be pleased to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org
BOS scoops a prestigious award
Bromsgrove Operatic Society was awarded the Barnes Trophy by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, (NODA), for the ” Iolanthe” programme. This after winning the Richards Cup, a West Midlands Region award and being out forward to the national competition.
The cup is presented annually to the society judged the best throughout the whole of the 2011 season.
Pictured are Derek Gratridge newly elected NODA National President in one of his first duties presenting the Barnes Trophy and certificate award to Society Chairman Ian G Cox , at the associations national conference in Cardiff on Saturday 6th October.
Commenting on the societies success Ian said: “We are delighted with this, which gives enormous inspiration for us all at Bromsgrove Operatic Society. Those involved in the programme compilation and all Members of BOS can feel very proud of being recognised with this national prestigious award.
2019 Broadway Cabaret
2018 Little Shop of Horrors
2017 Cheeky Pirates of Penzance
2016 Oliver The Musical
2015 Movies to Musicals
2014 Crazy For You
2012 – Annie Get Your Gun
2011 – Iolanthe
2010 – Kiss Me, Kate
- 2009 – Carousel
- 2008 – White Horse Inn
- 2007 – Oliver
- 2006 – Oklahoma
- 2005 – Me and My Girl
- 2004 – Pirates Of Penzance
- 2003 – Guys And Dolls
- 2002 – The Mikado
- 2001 – Die Fledermaus
- 2000 – Half A Sixpence
- 1999 – Yeomen Of The Guard
- 1998 – Call Me Madam
- 1997 – Anything Goes
- 1996 – Calamity Jane
- 1995 – The Gondoliers
- 1994 – My Fair Lady
- 1993 – Pirates Of Penzance
- 1992 – Viva Mexico!
- 1991 – The Merry Widow
- 1990 – HMS Pinafore
- 1990 – Bless The Bride
- 1989 – White Horse Inn
- 1988 – Iolanthe
- 1987 – Captain Noah/Concert
- 1987 – Gypsy Baron
- 1986 – Trial By Jury/Music Hall
- 1986 – Orpheus in the Underworld
- 1985 – Patience
- 1983 – Merrie England
- 1982 – Die Fledermaus
- 1982 – An Evening with G&S
- 1981 – The Gondoliers
Annie Get Your Gun
Mon 14 May 2012 7:30 PM
Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ
This magnificent Broadway show is based on a most captivating true story, Annie Oakley an outspoken happy country girl and sharpshooter becomes the star of a Wild West show, falling for Rifleman Frank Butler. The production promises to be a spectacle full of colour and vibrancy, enhanced by music from one of the incomparable Irving Berlin’s most memorable scores, including; “Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly” “The Girl That I Marry” “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun” “They Say It’s Wonderful” “My Defenses Are Down” “Anything You Can Do” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business”
An exhilarating show for the whole family.
MON 9TH – SAT 14TH MAY
IOLANTHE – BROMSGROVE OPERATIC SOCIETY
BOS – incorporating Bromsgrove Musical Productions presents
BOS celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2011 and is returning to Artrix for this year’s production with a story of love, politics and misunderstandings.Iolanthe is one of the most well-known G&S operettas with gorgeous music rousing choruses and enchanting characters.
Gilbert and Sullivan can be enjoyed at their brilliant best in this fanciful comedy of witty and waggish dialogue which though written and first performed over 100 years ago retains the same relevant satire and humour. Gilbert’s lyrical wit and humour combined with Sullivan’s magical music is applied to the political scene where satirical swipes at Liberals and Conservatives are particularly resonant today.
After Iolanthe, a fairy, commits the capital offence of marrying a mortal, she is banished from Fairyland for life. She gives birth to their son, Strephon, who, as a result, is half mortal, half fairy. 25 years later the Queen agrees to Iolanthe’s return. Strephon, his legs mortal while his upper half remains fairy, is engaged to the mortal Phyllis, a ward of the Lord Chancellor. When Phyllis catches him embracing his mother, mistaking her for a 17 year old love rival, the wedding is off. Phyllis turns instead to her guardian and the House of Lords to provide a husband. The Fairy Queen speaks up for Strephon, appointing him a Member of Parliament, along with other punishments – ending their expense accounts, and appointing Lords by competitive examination.
Devotees of G&S and those not so familiar with this comic duos work will enjoy the traditional music and modern vibrant production of enchantment and musical harmony. It is a.topsy-turvy love story involving fairies and members of the House of Lords – a political fairy tale that only Gilbert & Sullivan could conceive and can be assured to delight.
Monday 9th – Saturday 14th May at 7.30pm
Tuesday – Thursday: £11
Friday and Saturday: £13
KISS ME KATE
MON 10TH – SAT 15TH MAY
An invitation to ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’ awaits audiences for Kiss Me Kate, the title of this knockabout musical comedy with its classic score and timeless story. The play-within-a-play has egotistical actor-producer, Fred Graham, and his ex wife, Lilli Vanessi, bickering and romancing their way through one of Cole Porter’s most-loved musicals, a parallel of Shakespeare’s Pretrucio and Kate in Taming of the Shrew.
This production is a must for the whole family and all at BOS will extend the warmest of welcomes to their 2010 production.
Monday 10th – Saturday 15th May at 7.30pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: £12
Thursday – Saturday: £13
Tickets are available from Bromsgrove Operatic on 0121 445 3120