GLOC’s Summer Songbook — 11 & 12 August 2016

GLOC’s Summer Songbook
11 — 12 August 2016

Summer is (finally!) here — the sun is out, everyone is happy and although Carol Kirkwood might be telling us the lovely warm weather may not last long, we are here to make your summer one to remember!

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Join us for an evening of songs from the musicals and celebrate a glorious summer. Taking place in The Albany Function Suite (10 Orangefield Place, Greenock) on 11 & 12 August, tickets are now on sale!

TICKETS

Tickets cost £12.50 which includes a light supper and can be purchased by calling The Albany on 01475 866100.

Guaranteed to be a great night out for all the family, book your tickets today before it’s too late.


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2016 Show Announcement

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Anything Goes has been voted for by club members as the next production from Greenock Light Opera Club (GLOC).

The production will take place between 3 and 5 November 2016 at the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock, pending successful application for the performing rights from the current licence holders. The committee will be contact the licence holders in the imminent future to secure the performance rights.

Sister Act — Audience Feedback

Sister Act Cast

Greenock Light Opera Club (GLOC) performed Sister Act: The Musical to five sold out audiences last week.

Here’s a selection of the feedback we received…

“What an incredible show, it gave the professionals a run for their money!”

“Who needs to go to Glasgow when you have talent like that on your doorstep.”

“That was utterly fabulous, baby!”

“Best show I have ever seen. Hands down.”

“Such class, such professionalism, such talent. Worth every penny.”

We hope you enjoyed the performance and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Our November 2016 production will be announced in February, so don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up to our Newsletter to be the first to know.


While we are delighted at having five sold out performances, the club is still in need of funding to continue to put on shows like Sister Act in the future. The cost of putting on productions has increased considerably over the past few years, and we may only just be able to cover the costs even with five sold out performances.

You can support GLOC by becoming a Patron or by sponsoring the club. To find out how you can do so and find other ways to support us, please click here.

Sister Act opens this week!

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We have just moved in to the Beacon Arts Centre for our week-long residence, as we get ready to bring you the hottest and holiest of musicals to town — Sister Act: The Musical.

Sister Act tells the story of disco diva wannabe, Deloris Van Cartier (Kirsty Campbell) who seeks refuge in a convent after witnessing a murder at the hands of her married boyfriend.

At first, unable to settle in to her new life, Deloris grows to find a sisterhood of her own while supported by new friends.

Tickets are selling very fast, and at the time of writing only a handful remain. Our Friday night performance is SOLD OUT, so get calling the Beacon Arts Centre today on 01475 723723 to book now!

Songs from the Shows — 1 & 2 October 2015

Greenock Light Opera Club (GLOC) will be bringing musical theatre home, as they perform a medley of songs from all-time favourite Broadway and West End smash hits this October.

Songs from the Shows

Shows will include: The Producers, South Pacific, Guys & Dolls, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Avenue Q, The King & I, Matilda, Les Miserables… and many, many more.

Taking place in St. John’s Church, Gourock on 1 October and again in Notre Dame High School on 2 October, the performances start at 7:30pm.

GLOC will also be joined by special guests, the children form Prominence Academy of Performing Arts who will showcase the talent of tomorrow with their powerful rendition of some modern musical hits.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Tickets cost £8 (£5 for under-16s) and can be purchased from any GLOC club member or by emailing greenockloc@gmail.com

Guaranteed to be a great night out for all the family, book your tickets today before it’s too late.

Sister Act cast list announced!

The cast list for GLOC’s production of Sister Act has been announced!

Kirsty Campbell, a leading lady of previous GLOC productions, has been cast as disco diva Deloris Van Cartier while Mary Goodwin, one of GLOC’s longest serving club members, has been cast as Mother Superior — the leader of the convent where Deloris seeks refuge after witnessing a murder.

Sister Act Cast List

Based on the 1992 film of the same name, Sister Act tells the story of aspiring disco diva Deloris Van Cartier. Trying to work her way to the top in 1970s Philadelphia, Deloris falls in love with a very tough—and very married—gangster boyfriend named Curtis, and when Deloris witnesses him commit a murder she ends up in hiding on police orders in a convent whose parish has fallen on hard times. Though the sequin-free lifestyle doesn’t agree with her, Deloris finds her calling working with the choir, and breathes new life into the dusty convent while discovering a sisterhood she’s never had before.

Filling in supporting roles for the production will be Gillian Mitchell as Sister Mary Robert, Jacqui Templeton as Sister Mary Patrick, Sharon Tucker as Sister Mary Lazarus, Gerard Gordon as Curtis and Ruairidh Forde as Eddie.

Tickets are no on sale via the Beacon Arts Centre website, priced from £13.00 to £18.00, or by calling 01475 723723.

Tickets for Sister Act now on sale!

Sister Act flyerTickets for the hottest — and holiest — show in town are now on sale!

Greenock Light Opera Club (GLOC) presents Sister Act at the Beacon Arts Centre from Wednesday 11 November to Saturday 14 November, every evening from 7:30pm (including 2:30pm matinee on Saturday 14 November). One of the first amateur productions of Sister Act in Scotland, tickets are priced from £13 to £18.

Sarah Campbell, GLOC President said “Sister Act is a fantastic feel good show that will have the audience tapping along to the upbeat disco music that the West End smash is known for.

“We are delighted to perform Sister Act during our 40th anniversary celebrations and looking forward to bringing the best of local talent to the Beacon stage.”

Based on the 1992 film of the same name, Sister Act tells the story of aspiring disco diva Deloris Van Cartier. Trying to work her way to the top in 1970s Philadelphia, Deloris falls in love with a very tough—and very married—gangster boyfriend named Curtis. When Deloris witnesses him commit a murder she ends up in hiding on police orders in a convent whose parish has fallen on hard times. Though the sequin-free lifestyle doesn’t agree with her, Deloris finds her calling working with the choir, and breathes new life into the dusty convent while discovering a sisterhood she’s never had before.

Tickets for GLOC’s production of Sister Act can be bought by visiting the Beacon Arts Centre website or by calling 01475 723 723.

Doing the full monty… in Largs!

GLOC members are taking on a challenge in Largs this week, as they join The Largs Players performing The Full Monty.

A total of five club members are involved with the production, including Ruairidh Forde as the director and choreographer.

The Full Monty

The Full Monty is about six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, who decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of the Chippendales. One of them, Jerry, declares that their show will be better than the Chippendales dancers because they’ll go “the full monty” — strip all the way. As they prepare for the show, working through their fears, self-consciousness, and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie.

Club members Jordan Benacci and Gary Allan are playing the roles of Jerry and Malcolm, part of the six-strong troupe of male strippers, while Julie Henry and Jacqui Templeton play supporting roles as the wives of the steelworkers.

The Full Monty is packed with laughs, original songs and dances, and is guaranteed to make you giggle and greet. Please note this production is for over 15’s only, as these fellas do not leave their hats on!

Playing at the Barrfields Theatre, Largs on Thursday 30th April until Saturday 2nd May. Tickets are priced at only £14 for adults, plus bookings of 10 tickets  only pay for 9! Tickets are available by telephoning 01475 688777 or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/kaleisure

GLOC members star in upcoming musical at the Beacon

Members of GLOC will be starring in the musical adaptation of the box office smash, The Witches of Eastwick. 

 
Based on the movie that starred Jack Nicolson, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer, it’s about three friends who don’t quite fit in in their sleepy New England town and who each imagine the perfect man who could change their lives. Enter Darryl Van Horne who changes not only their lives but the whole town’s – and not for the better.

 
The show stars GLOC members Elaine Graham, Sarah Campbell and Kirsty Campbell as the Eastwick ‘witches’, while GLOC stalwart Jordan Benacci takes on the role of the devil himself, Darryl Van Horne. Several GLOC members fill up various supporting and chorus roles in the show.

The Witches Of Eastwick is on at The Beacon from Wednesday 27 May to Saturday 30 May. Tickets are priced from £13 to £18, available from the Beacon Arts Centre.

Parental guidance is recommended as there are some adult themes.

GLOC launches new website for 40th anniversary

GLOC website

Greenock Light Opera Club (GLOC) has launched a new look website for their 40th anniversary. The website has also been optimised so it will work on mobile and tablet devices.

The new look website can be found via www.greenockloc.org.uk — the same URL as before — but now runs on a WordPress format.

New features for the site include a blog, live sign-ups to the quartlery GLOC newsletter, galleries of previous productions and information how to support GLOC.

Feedback of the new website is very welcomed and can be sent by emailing greenockloc@gmail.com.

A huge thanks to Gemma Watson for helping the club develop the new site.