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* Please see below the Chairman's Report which unfortunately missed the print deadline for our March 2012 issue:
"Chairmans Report March 2012
It is with very mixed emotions that I write what will be my last report as Chairman of Dereham Operatic Society. My time at the helm has been enjoyable and rewarding helping to guide the society towards a new era of growth.
As Director and Chairman how gratifying it was to see so many people come to the Panto. Our first production in the new hall and if this is a sign of things to come then we should smile as we look to the future. A massive thankyou to all the production team/cast/crew/backstage helpers/FOH /everyone who was involved. The most financially successful production DOS has ever done. What a way to start.
No sooner was the Panto finished than the Studio was buzzing with rehearsals for “When we are Married” and “Bugsy Malone” how good it is too see this space being fully utilised. I am sure that both Tim Cara and John McInnes were working their respective casts very hard to help achieve the high standard that we strive for.
The play has had an up and down relationship with Dereham audiences and when it opened we were still not sure how well it would sell. There was no need to worry, the Dereham audience came out to support us. As I sat there on opening night with 100+ people around me all laughing and following this “you couldn’t make it up” situation unfolding on stage, I knew it was going to be successful. And it was. Congratulations to Tim Cara and to the cast/crew for giving us a good nights entertainment. I look forward to there being many more.
To all of our younger members GOOD LUCK WITH BUGSY – I am looking forward to it.
(see Emmas report for more details)
The production team is in place for Oklahoma – Anna Lawrence will be directing/choreographing and Malcolm Crane will be the MD. The committee were pleased when Anna agreed to direct Oklahoma having directed Oliver so successfully for the DOSYTCo last year. Malcolm has been an MD for other societies but has recently moved to the area and so it is a pleasure to welcome him to Dereham. Check the website for sing/read throughs and audition dates
Don’t forget the festival - some of us will be appearing in the Old Time Music Hall – book early to avoid disappointment.
Finally, the society still needs help with organising our very busy schedule and as the committee is changing this year please volunteer some help, offer to become a committee member, offer to become a co-opted member and help someone on the committee or just offer some help in any way you can. The Society is only as strong as its members/patrons and this is where Dereham has always been ahead of the rest, long may it continue.
See you soon
Martyn – Chairman DOS"