Join us aboard the SS American!
We're sad to be leaving Godspell behind us, but as always we are looking forward to our next show! Next Spring, we will be performing Cole Porter's classic musical Anything Goes at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading.
The Cole Porter classics follows stowaway Billy Crocker on his whirlwind endeavour to win the heart of glamorous society heiress, Hope Harcourt, before the ship reaches port. With the hep of his friend Reno Sweeney, and several cases of mistaken identity, Billy rigs a plot to trick Hope's overbearing mother, her wealthy aristocratic fiance and the ship's Captain, so he can be alone with Hope and confess his love. But will it all go according to plan?
Awash with some of Cole Porter's best loved songs including: 'You're the Top', 'Friendship', 'It's De-Lovely' and the title song 'Anything Goes'.
If you would like to join us aboard the SS American as we cruise along this journey, tickets will be on sale soon.
Of course a cruise ship needs crew as well as passengers! If you're interested in helping us in any way behind the scenes or with the technical equipment, please fill out our membership form or contact our membership secretary Anne Lowder on 0118 972 4464.
Autumn 2018 - Little Shop of Horrors
We are so excited to announce that the show after Anything Goes will be Little Shop of Horrors, performed at Leighton Park School from Wednesday 24th October to Saturday 27th October 2018. Featuring songs including "Suddenly Seymour" and "Somewhere That's Green", Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of a monstrous plant that takes over a shop in Skid Row and the love story that blooms in this strange situation.
If you'd like to join us for this show, on stage or behind the scenes, our first rehearsal will be held on Monday 28th May 2018, but you can always come down to the Grange Church on a Monday or Wednesday evening to talk to us about it.
Top Tips for Auditions
Even those who are incredibly comfortable performing on stage can find auditions really scary, and it's natural to get nervous before an audition. As the Sainsbury Singers have just had their auditions for Anything Goes, here are the members' Top Tips for getting through audition night.
Multi-NODA Winning Society
In June 2017, the Sainsbury Singers were delighted to receive 6 District Awards and 4 Trophies from NODA! (National Operatic and Dramatic Association). You can read more about the awards and meet our winners in our special blog here.
Future dates for your diary:
- Anything Goes, 16th-19th May 2018 - The Hexagon, Reading
- Gospel Workshop with Jo Sercombe, 1st September 2018 - The Grange Church, Southcote
- Little Shop of Horrors, 24th-27th October 2018 - Leighton Park Theatre, Reading
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