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The launch for our 2014 season, which is our 50th year, will be on Wednesday 31st of July 7pm for a 7.30pm start. 

The Arcadians Lamplighters and Minstrels proudly present ‘A Song For You’  on Tuesday 6th of August & Sunday 11th of August BOOK TICKETS HERE

Sheerluck Holmes is the next production for the Arcadians Children’s Theatre Season is 20th September – 22nd September BOOK TICKETS HERE


Carousel * Coming Soon *

The Arcadians Theatre Group is introducing a season ticket!  One price – three shows  $66 – only one booking fee and you get to select your seats a week before they go on sale!  BUY IT NOW this offer is available until the 8th of March 2013.  The season pass excludes tickets to our concert Men ALOUD which is on Feb 9th & 10th $15 flat price for everyone

Following the spectacular success of the first Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Oklahoma! (1943), the pair sought to collaborate on another piece, knowing that any resulting work would be compared with Oklahoma!, most likely unfavorably. They were initially reluctant to seek the rights to Liliom; Molnár had refused permission for the work to be adapted in the past, and the original ending was considered too depressing for the musical theatre. After acquiring the rights, the team created a work with lengthy sequences of music and made the ending more hopeful.

The musical required considerable modification during out-of-town tryouts, but once it opened on Broadway on April 19, 1945, it was an immediate hit with both critics and audiences. Carousel initially ran for 890 performances and duplicated its success in the West End in 1950. Though it has never achieved as much commercial success as Oklahoma!, the piece has been repeatedly revived, and has been recorded several times. A production by Nicholas Hytner enjoyed success in 1992 in London, in 1994 in New York and on tour. In 1999, Time magazine named Carousel the best musical of the 20th century.

Company opens on the 15th of June

COMPANY  winner of 6 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL opens 15th to 30th June. 
Company revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends.   Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. 
Company was shaped into a musical, thanks to the vision of legendary director Harold Prince. At Prince’s suggestion, Furth reworked these one-acts into a libretto examining the pros and cons of marriage, and Stephen Sondheim was brought in to provide the music. To tie all the pieces together, Furth added the character of Robert, a bachelor whose 35th birthday party provides the occasion to bring all of Furth’s characters together at the opening of the play. It seems everyone but Robert is married or getting married, and they are all eager for their bachelor friend to follow in their footsteps, but Robert isn’t quite ready to take the plunge. He’s sure that “Someone Is Waiting”, the perfect girl just for him, and until she makes herself known, he is content to amuse himself with the countless women who come to New York every day. 
Meanwhile, Robert has the opportunity to observe the lives of all of his married friends, and what he sees does not exactly fill him with encouragement. They fight, plan affairs, talk of divorce, and take refuge in cigarettes and alcohol. It’s enough to make Robert question whether he ever wants to join the ranks of the married. In the end, however, in spite of all his friends’ failings, he comes to the conclusion that there is no point in “Being Alive” unless one has someone to share it with. 
 Songs include You Could Drive a Person Crazy, Getting Married Today, The Ladies Who Lunch and Being Alive

Check out the Broadway version as performed at the Tony awards.

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Divine Divas

Divine Divas was a fundraising concert to celebrate the wonderful women that make up the Arcadians theatre group.  What a fabulous weekend – we raised $2,773 towards our termite problem.  We had a 147 people attend.  Many thanks  to Adam Foster, Pat Green and David Gallacher for steering this venture into a great success.  Kudos of course to the brilliant women that participated, such a great process, turning up with their songs ready to go. We are so lucky in this group to have so much talent.  Thank you to all who attended and participated, hopefully we can do more of these in the future. The feedback from attendees was all positive and our performers were grateful for the opportunity to perform, to do their own thing, t’was lovely.

Community Forum to discuss IPAC show:
Thanks to the members who attended the forum on Sunday 29th May after the concert.  We discussed  the team that would be leading our venture into IPAC and the process we will go through to select the show and director.  We welcome any feedback and/or suggestions but remind our members that committee has the final say and we would appreciate your support in the decisions we make – even if it means you’ve  missed out.  We would like this to be a unifying experience for the group.  So please help out where ever you can.

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