Unsung Hero Award
Hi everyone, its that time of year to start thinking about who you would like to nominate for the Unsung Hero Award. For those of you who are new to ELAPs this year this is an award that we created in honour and memory of Frank O'Connell who worked tirelessly for ELAPs, helping out in many ways. This award is chosen by yourselves and you can nominate anyone at all in ELAPs for this award which will be presented at the AGM in January. It is all about who y...ou think puts in that extra effort and helps either you out personally and/or the group in general. Could you please email me or Keith Benedict or message me on Facebook or speak to me at rehearsal to let us know your nomination. Your nomination will not be disclosed to anyone else. We need to know your nomination by Monday 12th December. All your nominations will be counted and the ELAPs member with the most votes will be presented with the trophy at the AGM on January 12th.
Any parents reading this please convey this to your children who are ELAPs members as all votes count.
THE SNOW QUEEN IMPORTANT INFORMATION Costumes
Please could all cast bring their costumes to all SUNDAY REHEARSALS from now on.
Mirrors/villagers/robbers please note:
Plain black leggings/trousers, plain black socks, plain black soft-soled shoes (plimsolls. Jazz shoes or similar). All these should be marked/labelled with the actor’s name (we know from experience that they can easily be “lost” or misplaced);
Coat hanger(s) and a bag (marked/labelled with the actor’s name) to carry all costume items (including those hat ELAPS is providing).
All members of ELAPs are required the rules of membership to provide at least one raffle item (such as Xmas biscuits/sweets, wine, scented candles, toys). This raises quite a lot of money at each performance so is an important revenue source for us. Please start bringing these in as soon as possible but by the end of November at the latest.
There will be Sunday rehearsals every week now (1.00 pm until 5.00 pm) until the performances are complete and it is really important that everyone attends. If however there is something that prevents attendance please remember to write your name down on the calendar at rehearsal or text me.
Pantomime Alliance of Leicester 25th March 2017, Leicester
ELAPS will be competing in this as usual for the various awards that make up Leicestershire’s Panto of the Year (our “Oscars”). We have been invited to put together a 10 minute performance at the event to showcase our talents and my initial thoughts are to do 2 or 3 of our musical numbers. However, this can only be done if we have the relevant numbers available (both cast and some technical support). I would like to know how many of the cast would be interested in performing, so if you could let me know in due course, that would be great. It is usually a very good night out (even for our non-performers) and gives us the opportunity to see snippets from other pantos to see how ww measure against other groups. We have been known to win a few awards too!. Further details are available on request.
Front of House Assistance
We are short of a few extra hands (particularly for the Saturday performances (10th December) for the refreshments and if you know of anyone available please contact Maureen Eveleigh or let me have their contact details.
Yes I know, the panto isn’t over yet and here we are talking about the May production. Well, there’s so much preparation that is required for any production things need sorting early. The May 2017 has been confirmed. It is ‘Blithe Spirit’ and will be Directed by me, Sonya Oates.
If you are interested in auditioning can you let me know.
This is a very popular play written by Noel Coward. There are 2 Males and 5 Females.
Annette had hoped to direct this play last year, but could not cast it. I think it’ll be a great play to do and it’s one that most people have heard of and I’m sure, will bring in the audiences.
Apart from the acting side, as usual, there’s the ‘behind the scene’ people that are required. So if you’re interested in doing any of these important and vital roles please let me know.
There will be a read through of the play on 19th January, then auditions on 26th January, then straight into rehearsals from the then on. Please put the dates in your diary.