The Pocahontas Players are well into rehearsal for our up and coming summer production , ‘Extracts from 7 Brides for 7 Brothers’. Its hard to believe as we start our first rehearsals, stumbling over lines clutching to our scripts like its some kind of safety blanket, for the Directors Jeannie Tooley and Peter Everingham. Clearing our throats in order to hit all the top notes of the very famous catchy songs for the Musical Director Tony Bishopp and trying desperately not to put a foot wrong in the fast dance routines for our Choreographer Jaime Parry but as the weeks go by, with lots of practice and hard work, we do get stronger and stronger ready to put on a polished production for our audiences.
It was great to see Jaime walk through the door, after having her maternity break. We really do appreciate her giving up her precious new family time, to put us through our paces . For this production we see three new faces – Elaine Verweymeren who passed the audition to play the role of Millie (Brother Adams wife) With her came her amazing singing voice, which we are sure you will all enjoy, as we do during each rehearsal. Anne and Noel Gill also joined us. Noel saying that he didn’t want to act on stage but would do any back stage work. He soon got settled on the lighting controls. Anne has a small walk-on-part but also is the cast member who most of us lean on? Yes, Anne is The Prompt!
The stage prop making is going well. Dave Curtis has a pencil stuck behind his ear and saw in hand, making stairs! Yes, stairs. This is the first Pocahontas Players production, where stairs have been built and used. A shop counter-come-church alter is going to be somewhat difficult to build but with Dave and many other capable DIY cast members, we are sure they will come up with something outstanding?
The dates for this show are FRIDAY JUNE 24th – 7.30pm
SATURDAY JUNE 25th – Matinee 2pm & Evening 7.30pm
HEACHAM PUBLIC HALL, Station Rd.
TICKETS – Adults £8 and Children 13 and under £5
Please phone – Janice – 01485 570402
Jim – 01485 571267
Jeannie – 01485 570280
Poster and more information will be in Next Months News Letter.
If you would like to sponsor our Programme please give Dave (The Chairman) a call (01485 570402)
THANK YOU – Looking forward to seeing you all there – from Janice (on behalf of Heacham Pocahontas Players Drama group)