ROS Singin’ in the Rain (or sun)!
Reading Operatic Society turned up in full force on Saturday 3rd June to help raise funds (and awareness) of our upcoming production of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. The sun was shine and not a drop of rain…we were keeping that until September!. A massive thank you to all those that supported the society from running the stall, setting up or performing. A great response from all.
A massive thank you to those pictured (from left to right) Nicola, Kate, Gemma, Nicky, Ellen, Andrew, Ryan, Rhiannon and Becky, Sarah and Julia (not pictured).
Check out our ‘future shows’ (or click here) for the Singin’ in the Rain audition results!
Check out the Noda report for our production of Legally Blonde! Not only did the audience love it but so did Noda (see previous production/Legally Blonde)
Very sad news today to hear that our Vice President, Jill Lawes (or Jill Morgan as she was acknowledged in the Reading Operatic family) has passed away. Jill directed many of our shows up to 2009 and then went on to form the Mostly G&S group with husband John, also a ROS Vice President and former MD for the society of many years standing.
Jill also directed for Woodley Light Operatic Society and Starmaker among other companies and was a much loved dance teacher with the Linda Butler School of Dance, who are just about to present their bi-annual show at the Wilde this weekend. Rehearsals today were hard as a result of the news but everyone knew Jill would want the show to go on.
We know she would have adored the opportunity to direct Singin’ In The Rain, our next musical, so we’ll need to make that show all the more special again.
Jill, we’ll miss your calm hand, ready smile, generous spirit and unwavering sense of what is right in the theatre. You will continue to occupy a warm place in many hearts, for as long as we have feet to tap.
Our condolences and supportive wishes go to John and the family at this time.
Thanks to Blast Radio for inviting us in for a little chat. They even had a pink microphone for our Elle!