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Tamworth Herald Press Release - 2nd July 2013
TAMWORTH ARTS CLUB SETS UP SHOP
2 July 2013... Popular local musical theatre group, Tamworth Arts Club, has unveiled its next production. To be staged 29th October-2nd November at Landau Forte Academy on Ashby Road, Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy horror with a range of fiendishly good songs that entertain young and old.
The show tells the story of Seymour, a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood. As it keeps growing, Seymour must appease the plant whose appetite spirals out of control. This theme is underpinned by a touching romance between Seymour and his work colleague Audrey. Songs with a kitsch 50s rock and roll flavour penned by Alan Menken, keep the action moving, ranging from the punchy title theme and highly charged 'Dentist!' through to sweet ballads like 'Suddenly, Seymour' and 'Somewhere That's Green'.
Under the expert direction of Brian Morris and Jenny Jennings, the production team is completed by talented musical director Sue Arthur and legendary choreographer Lisa Closs. But there is something missing from the show's stellar line up. Brian said, “We're very much under way with our rehearsals and everyone's having a lot of fun. But we're lacking a very important prop. Our deranged dentist character needs an old-fashioned foot-operated drill for his surgery, so we're appealing to the people of Tamworth to come forward if they know where we can find one to star in our production.”
Anyone able to supply an antique dentist drill should contact Tamworth Arts Club chairman Alan Tonks on 01827 260602.
To buy tickets for Little Shop of Horrors in advance, visit www.tamworthassemblyrooms.co.uk or phone Tamworth Information Centre on 01827 709618.
Little Shop of Horrors
29th Oct to 2nd Nov 2013
(including Saturday matinee)
From the creators of hit Braodway musicals 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'The Little Mermaid', comes 'Little Shop of Horrors', a mad cap, delightfully scary and quirky joy of a musical, that's a treat for the whole family.
Geeky florist assistant Seymour, finds his chance for love and sucess via a strange and extraordinary exotic plant. Can he cater to the demands of this rapacious man-eating plant and still win the afffections of sweet bubble-headed Audrey? One of the longest running and most sucessful off-braodway shows of all time, featuring songs such as Somwhere That's Green, Downtown, Feed Me and Suddenly Seymour.
With its wonderfully geeky hero, a demented dentist, a goofy girl and a singing plant, Little Shop of Horrors was the first major sucess for multiple Academy Award-winning creative duo Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Its a delightful, toe tapping experience which has spread its tentacles of pleasure and scariness far from its off-Braodway origins.
Our next shows are
29th October to 2nd November 2013
28th May to 31st May 2014
This is a list of shows we have previously produced
|1966 The Mikado||1986 Musical Memories||2002 Musical Magic|
|1967 The Gondoliers||1987 Show Boat||2002 Lights, Camera, Action|
|1968 The Pirates of Penzance||1987 Old Time Music Hall||2003 Sweet Charity|
|1969 Orpheus in the Underworld||1988 Finian's Rainbow||2003 Olde Tyme Music Hall|
|1970 The Yeomen of the Guard||1988 Peel Times||2004 Annie Get Your Gun|
|1971 The Grand Duchess||1989 Hello Dolly||2004 Oliver!|
|1972 The Desert Song||1989 Old Time Music Hall||2005 Half a Sixpence|
|1973 The Merry Widow||1990 Camelot||2005 Showstoppers II|
|1974 Rose Marie||1990 Annie||2006 My Fair Lady|
|1975 Old Time Music Hall||1991 Brigadoon||2006 Guys and Dolls|
|1975 Carmen||1991 Old Time Music Hall||2007 Anything Goes|
|1975 Voice and Brass||1992 The Yeomen of the Guard||2007 Musical Memories|
|1976 Die Fledermaus||1992 Robert and Elizabeth||2008 Jekyll & Hyde The Musical|
|1976 Iolanthe||1993 Guys and Dolls||2008 Amazing Journey|
|1977 Oklahoma||1993 Old Time Music Hall||2009 The Wizard of Oz|
|1977 Old Time Music Hall||1994 Oklahoma||2009 Oklahoma!|
|1977 Ruddigore||1994 Wonderful World of Music||2010 Copacabana|
|1978 La Belle Helene||1995 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers||2010 West Side Story|
|1978 No No Nanette||1995 That's Entertainment||2011 Hello Dolly|
|1979 The Gypsy Baron||1996 The Pirates of Penzance||2011 Jesus Christ Superstar|
|1979 Old Time Music Hall||1996 The Merry Widow||2012 Flicks Hits & Broadway|
|1980 The Quaker Girl||1997 South Pacific||2012 Disneys Beauty and the Beast|
|1981 My Fair Lady||1997 Showstoppers||2013 Crazy For You|
|1981 Old Time Music Hall||1998 The King and I|
|1982 South Pacific||1998 Life is a Cabaret|
|1982 The Mikado||1998 The Boyfriend|
|1983 New Moon||1999 Century of Song|
|1983 Old Time Music Hall||1999 Best Little Whorehouse in Texas|
|1984 Calamity Jane||2000 Me and My Girl|
|1984 Oliver!||2000 Orpheus in the Underworld|
|1985 Fiddler On The Roof||2001 Crazy For You|
|1985 Old Time Music Hall||2001 All aboard the S.S. Nostalgia|
|1986 Carousel||2002 The Sound of Music|
Little Shop of Horrors
Tuesday 7.30pm - £12.50 (£11.50 Concessions)
Wednesday 7.30pm - £12.50 (£11.50 Concession)
Thursday 7.30pm - £12.50 (£11.50 Concession)
Friday 7.30pm - £12.50 (£11.50 Concessions)
Saturday 2.30pm - £12.50 (£11.50 Concessions)
Saturday 7.30pm - £12.50 (£11.50 Concessions)
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance starts
Performed at Llandau Forte Sixth Form Academy, Tamworth, Ashby Road, Tamworth B79 8AA
The Tamworth Box Office is situated in the Tourist Information Centre. You can purchase tickets online, in person, or over the telephone. They can reserve tickets for 5 days or pay by credit card and have them posted to you. Tickets purchased are non-refundable, if you wish to exchange tickets, an administration fee of £1.50 will be charged per transaction.
Ticket Sales from Tamworth Information Centre, The Philip Dix Centre, Corporation Street, Tamworth, B79 7DN
Telephone 01827 709618
Online Tamworth Information Centre
9.00am - 7.00pm Monday - Friday
9.00am - 5.00 Saturday
For those of you who don't know us . . .
TAC has been based in Tamworth, Staffordshire (UK) since 1946, and has members from the local areas. We put on two shows each year - usually West End and Broadway musicals, with an occasional Gilbert and Sullivan operetta or compilation show.
Select 'Past Shows' form the Menu on the left to see all of our previous productions.
. . . why not join Us?
We are delighted to welcome new members to audition for any show.
If your talents are more suited to helping behind the scenes we'd like to hear from you too, particularly if you can sew, paint, construct scenery or props.
Rehearsals take place each Wednesday (7.30-9:30) at St. John Ambulance Headquarters, Moor Street, Tamworth. and on Fridays (7.30-9.30) for principals (and occasionally chorus) at Central Methodist Hall, Aldergate, Tamworth.
Why not just turn up to any rehearsal and ask for a committee member or membership secretary, Michelle Johnson, or telephone our Chairman, Alan Tonks on 01827 260602
Membership subscriptions are much less than some societies, presently £30 per year and an additonal £2 per week during rehearsals for each show. There is a 50% reduction for members in full time education.
. . . or become one of out Patrons?
Alternatively, if you're happy just to support us why not become a patron?
Rising costs make it more and more difficult to put on a high quality production without increasing ticket prices, so our patrons support is valuable to us.
For £25 you will receive 2 tickets, one for each of our shows, copies of our newsletter, other benefits and the warm glow that comes from knowing how much we appreciate your help!
For anything at all please contact our Chairman - Alan Tonks on 01827 260602, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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