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Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines

Aberdeen

The Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is a chorus of around 90 women from Aberdeen, Scotland who sing in four part harmony a cappella style. It is one of the top women's barbershop choruses in the UK having won the UK Championships no fewer than 6 times.
The first step in joining the Aberdeen Chorus is for you to sing a quick song (usually Happy Birthday) for the Musical Director, so that she can decide which part you would be best suited to sing.
You will then be given a learning CD (or you can download tracks for your mp3 player) of 2 songs along with the sheet music, which you can practise for between 3 and 6 weeks. During this time when you come to Chorus there will always be other members willing to take you aside and sing with you until you have your audition which will be with some members of the Music Team.
If you don't pass first time you can try again the following week. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere and not nearly as difficult as it sounds!President email president@aberdeenchorus.co.uk
Secretary email secretary@aberdeenchorus.co.uk
Membership Secretary - Email membership@aberdeenchorus.co.uk

Aberdeen G&S Society
www.gilbertandsullivansociety.co.uk


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Aberdeen

Founded 1976, regarded as one of finest amateur operatic groups in N.E. Scotland.
We are unique as the only group staging G & S operettas in Aberdeen.
We are one of the longest-running Aberdeen University Student Societies, and have been in existence since 1976. Every year, we get together to rehearse and perform a Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta, staged at the Aberdeen Arts Centre.
Full membership is open to students and non-students alike on payment of an annual subscription. The only restriction is that you must be at least 16 years old (for insurance purposes).

Aberdeen Opera Company

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Aberdeen

One of the most prominent amateur societies in the North East of Scotland. For 70 years we have entertained local audiences with first-class performances, all of which are produced to a consistently high standard.
We produce Operas, Operettas and Musicals
Age Range: 16+
Rehearsals: Mondays and Sundays. Wednesdays for Principles.
Aberdeen Opera Company (AOC) - one of the most prominent amateur societies in the North East of Scotland. For over 65 years we have entertained local audiences with first-class performances of operas, operettas and musicals, all produced to a consistently high standard.
We undertake one major show in February/March, often at His Majesty’s Theatre - a stunning 1400-seat professional venue in the heart of the Granite City. Most recently we have performed Fiddler on the Roof on this prestigious stage, and in 2011 we look forward to presenting the Scottish premiere of Phantom by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit.
We also stage a small-scale summer show or concert in June, which gives the company an ideal opportunity to showcase its outstanding vocal capabilities. In recent years we have produced choreographed concerts of medleys from movies, musicals and even a celebration of 50 years of pop music . In 2010, in our 70th Anniversary year, we presented SEVENTY at Aberdeen Arts Centre, a vividly illustrated musical retrospective of the company's history.
AOC also enjoys a lively social calendar of theatre trips, seasonal festivities and after-show parties. Our aim is for people to benefit from their membership both on and off stage, and to reap rewards beyond those that come with treading the boards. So if you are interested in joining us, don't be shy about getting in touch - we are a friendly and welcoming group!
Each year, the company faces an increasing financial challenge to maintain the high standard of production that our enthusiastic audiences have come to expect. Fortunately, we have formed positive relationships with local businesses through sponsorship packages, which have given us the financial support we need to produce shows of professional quality. Our partners in business find working with us extremely rewarding. If you would like to find out more about sponsoring AOC, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Company, please contact us via our website or social media

Aberdeen Vocal Ensemble

Aberdeen

Aberdeen Vocal Ensemble (AVE) was formed in November 1999 by David Mogendorff, Richard Perrie and Brian Gunnee as an independent offshoot of the Total Aberdeen Youth Choir, allowing local members to continue performing demanding choral music to as high a standard as possible throughout the year.
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ATTIC THEATRE

Aberdeen

ATTIC THEATRE was developed in the late 1950s by Annie Inglis, with students from the College of Education, who had just completed a production of HAMLET.
"Developed" rather than "founded", ATTIC, under Annie's firm and guiding hand, has since presented an awesome array of drama to audiences in Aberdeen and beyond.
The first production was THE RIVER LINE, by Charles Morgan; the 100th, MAN OF LA MANCHA.
In between there have been numerous productions;
PLAYS, such as A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG (1969), THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (1980), ONE FOR THE ROAD (1992)
MUSICALS, from the classic WEST SIDE STORY (1975), and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (1982), through the off-Broadway gem THE FANTASTICKS (1988), to the farcical, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (1993)
PANTOMIMES, from the perennial favourites, CINDERELLA, ALADDIN, DICK WHITTINGTON, to the less conventional TREASURE ISLAND
... and so much more.
ATTIC has performed mainly in Aberdeen Arts Centre and His Majesty's Theatre although other venues include;
Village halls, The Winter Gardens, Cathedrals, Schools, Graveyards, and Provost Skene's House ... for an entertainment officially called IT HAPPENED HERE (1977). Unofficially known as THE HISTORICAL HOUSES, and referred to affectionately by those involved as THE HYSTERICAL HOUSES, for reasons best known to themselves.
Secretary: secretary@attictheatre.co.uk
Treasurer: treasurer@attictheatre.co.uk

Centre Stage Theatre Company

Aberdeen
The Hub, Elphinstone Road, Old Aberdeen AB24 3TU

If you are looking to take part in any aspect of the theatre then you have come to the right place. Centre Stage is one of the University's largest and most active societies that offers the chance to take part in all aspects of drama and production, from acting, directing and producing, to lighting, set design, and costumes - we even give you the opportunity to have a go at writing your own play.
The society puts on four full-scale productions a year, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. We also hold a festival of new writing, acting, and directing each spring. Our festival of one act plays uses pieces that have been written by our members, and has been hugely successful over the past few years. Keep an eye out for posters around campus, or notices on the web site, telling you when to come and audition, or volunteer to help out with the backstage work for forthcoming plays.
Centre Stage also holds weekly workshops for its members. These cover all sorts of topics, ranging from stage combat to lighting to Shakespeare, so there is bound to be at least one to interest you. The workshops are also the perfect place to come along and meet the rest of the society and the committee, and discuss any ideas you have for the society.
We are a very social society and have at least one social event a month, aside from our, now institutional, Monday night trips to the pub! In the past we have staged murder mystery evenings, Christmas meals, and the legendary pub golf tour - and the annual masquerade ball is definitely not one to miss.
Centre Stage is always on the lookout for new members, no matter what aspect of the theatre you are interested in. We are a friendly and outgoing bunch, and the society is well worth your membership fee! If you wish to find out more, or become a member, don't hesitate to contact us by e mail at centrestage@abdn.ac.uk, or come along to a Monday night workshop!
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Culter Theatre Club

Culter Theatre Club
www.culterthetreclub.co.uk

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Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeen, AB14 0UD

Pantomime, Amateur Dramatics, Song and Dance, brought to the stage for you by a gang of (slightly crazy) people!
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We're always happy to encourage new people to join in with our shows. If you think you have what it takes look out for our calls for people and come along to an audition.
Age Range: minimum of 10 to anything!
Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Contact: website@cultertheatreclub.co.uk or via our website or social media

Flying Pig Productions

Aberdeen
Flying Pig Productions, C/o John Hardie, 432 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TR

The Flying Pigs first came together in 1997, when we were the last folk standing at the Aberdeen Student Show last night party. Within the year we performed our first show, ‘Last Tango in Powis’ at the Lemon Tree Studio Theatre, which attracted a sell out audience of close friends and dutiful relatives.
We had another shottie the following year, with ‘Where Seagulls Dare’ which some folk who didn’t know us came to see, and which most folk thought was a bittie better. Since then we’ve been trying to get a bittie better every time, and for the last 11 years we’ve been entertaining ever growing audiences throughout the North East and beyond.

Greenroom Productions

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Aberdeen

A musical production company based in Aberdeen, producing high quality musicals for the people of Aberdeen. We bring together the best of local talent on and off stage with the best of modern musicals - many of which are seldom performed in the area.

Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society

Aberdeen

HHCOS has several choirs suitable for singers of all ages. The choirs are not auditioned and membership fees are low.
Haddo Voices (Junior Choirs)
Haddo Combined Treble Voice Choir
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HHCOS
New members to all our choirs are always welcome, or maybe you're a lapsed member who would like to return? Either way, you are assured of a warm welcome.
To get a taste of what HHCOS or Voices do, you are always welcome to attend any single rehearsal throughout the year free of charge. If you want to to join late on in a rehearsal period, you may not be eligible for the next event (unless you know the works extremely well already), but you can join properly for the next event after that.
You can join us at any time through the year at a suitable juncture. Haddo operates a NO AUDITION policy.
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Harlequin Productions

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Aberdeen

Harlequin was originally formed in 1994 to provide an outlet for young performers who wanted to take an active role in Producing and Directing material that they were performing on stage.
Harlequin Productions is dedicated to showcasing the very best of new musical theatre. The company strives to steer clear of jazz hands and cheesy grins, favouring instead nuanced and detailed performance work to create absorbing and affective entertainment. In an age of spectacle, it aims for honesty and simplicity, looking to engage a wide range of audiences through committed and convincing story-telling.
With a reputation for producing challenging shows not typically tackled by other companies, Harlequin were a regular feature on the Aberdeen stage until various work and personal commitments saw a core team disband.
In 2011, the company made a resurgent entry back to the Aberdeen stage with an acclaimed production of "Spring Awakening".
Director and Harlequin stalwart Stuart Mearns is delighted that Harlequin is back where it belongs , bringing fresh, thought-provoking theatre to North East audiences.

Just Cause Productions

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Aberdeen

Contact email info@justcauseproductions.co.uk

Opera Allsorts

Aberdeen

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Phoenix Theatre & Phoenix Youth Theatre

Phoenix Theatre & Phoenix Youth Theatre
www.phoenixaberdeen.co.uk

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Aberdeen

Phoenix Theatre is a critically-acclaimed musical theatre company based in Aberdeen, Scotland. For almost 30 years, we have presented both classical musicals and plays, as well as premiering many exciting hit shows.
In addition to our adult company, we run Phoenix Youth Theatre, a well-established drama and dance school, with classes for children aged 4-18.
We can also be hired to provide top-class corporate entertainment for any occasion - from small private parties in intimate venues, to extravagant events in large arenas.
Contact info@phoenixaberdeen.co.uk

Shazam Theatre Company

Shazam Theatre Company
www.shazamtheatrecompany.co.uk

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Aberdeen

Shazam Theatre Company makes drama accessible to many young people in the North-East of Scotland and uses drama as a way to develop young people’s confidence, creativity and social skills. Over the past two years our performances have included “Bugsy Malone” and “The Wizard of Oz” at the newly renovated Tivoli Theatre, “Too Fast” which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer, “The Musicians” and “Remote” as part of the National Theatre’s “Connection’s” festival and many other productions. Finalists for a number of national awards, Shazam now boasts a 50-strong cast of young people who attend their five youth theatres.
Contact: info@shazamtheatrecompany.co.uk

Studio Theatre Group

Studio Theatre Group

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Aberdeen

Est. 1960s
Studio Theatre Group are an Aberdeen based company that perform a varied type of theatre from comedies to tragedies both modern and classic.
Contact: stg.aberdeen@gmail.com

The Lyric Musical Society

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Aberdeen

In 1952, the Aberdeen New Light Opera Company, which had produced three Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, found themselves unable to continue, partly because the Aberdeen Opera Company were already too well established in the Gilbert and Sullivan market. However, one of its members, the young lawyer Frank Connon, and three friends, called a public meeting to consider setting up a new company to perform a wider range of shows, and on the 17th of June 1952 the Lyric Musical Society of Aberdeen was formed with Mr Connon as its first secretary. The first show, produced in May 1953 at Powis School theatre, was "Merrie England", to celebrate Coronation Year, followed in 1954 by "The Bartered Bride" in the High School Assembly Hall.
After the success of the first two shows in School halls, the Society decided to take the considerable financial risk of moving to His Majesty's Theatre for the 1955 production of "Pink Champagne", a move which was justified by 'House Full' signs on the closing night. For several years, light opera was the theme of the Society's productions, until 1964, when the production of "Showboat" heralded a change of emphasis to more modern musicals, which are now the mainstay of the Society. Among the early shows, major highlights were "The Merry Widow" in 1959 and "Tales of Hoffman " in 1965, and the Society reverted to operetta once more when they celebrated their Silver Jubilee in 1977 with "The Great Waltz".
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Treading the Boards Musical Society

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Aberdeen

Est. 1989
Aberdeen University's Theatre Company - Run by students, for students=]

University of Aberdeen Opera Society

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Wayward Theatre Company

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Aberdeen

Wayward Theatre was formed in December 2008 with the aim of producing high energy amateur musicals with a cast of young adults from Aberdeen, Scotland.
We normally rehearse on Sunday evenings from 6-9pm and principals are also required on some Thursday evenings.