Our Lady's Light Opera Motherwell "A Christmas Carol the Musical"
The cast of “A Christmas Carol - the Musical, by Alan Menken, November 2013 at the Dress Rehearsal
A new name? For 50 years, our name was “Our Lady’s High School Former Pupils’ Association Light Opera Society” but, in January 2013, the members voted to change the name to “Our Lady’s Musical Society”. What do we do? We present musical shows and concerts in and around Motherwell, Scotland What and how often? We present either one or two "big shows" a year, in Spring and November. A list of past shows appears on the "History" page. Concerts are usually in aid of other organisations and charities. How is the Society made up? We're fortunate to have a fairly well-balanced chorus. We have some excellent principals and also have have adopted “open auditions” We present anything from 35 - 50 cast on stage. New members, especially men and younger folk, are always welcome. Who can join? The Society is open to everyone with the desire and ability to contribute to musical theatre, on stage or behind the scenes. More detail on joining are on the "Join us?" page. What's it like to be a member? We try to make everyone welcome in the Society, which people often remark has a strong "family-feeling" to it. We care about each other and do our best to help each other succeed. Our "drop-out" rate is relatively low. And "behind the scenes"? We welcome approaches from anyone interested in joining our stage crew - especially those with experience. We have other non- performing members taking on essential jobs such as “front of house” without the reward of applause.
Some Q and A about the Society
How is the Society run? Democratically, through a committee. Do you support charities? Many of our concerts are in support of charities. In addition, The Marian Trust is our own charity, enabling us to contribute every year to charities suggested by members. Find out more (and/or contribute), from the Marian Trust secretary, Moira Bradley, 110 Mill Road, Motherwell, ML1 1LL (Tel: 01698 269196) Are you members of NODA? We belong to District 5 of the Scottish region of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) which provides assistance and training in all aspects of theatre. It comprises over 2000 amateur theatre groups throughout the UK.
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