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HAMILTON OPERATIC SOCIETY FOR SCENERY
GWYN ACE AND CEDRIC WRIGHT FOR LIGHTING DESIGN
WYCLIFFE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
JAMES WHITE, PHOTOGRAPHER FOR PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPHS
RAY SINGLE FOR SOUND EQUIPEMENT [EQUIPMENT]
THEATRE COMMITTEE, NAPIER CITY COUNCIL FOR ALTERATIONS TO MUNICIPAL THEATRE
PETER PERREAUX FOR SOUND EQUIPMENT
OLIVER CHRISTOPHERSON & DIGBY EDGECOMBE PUBLICITY ART WORK
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ALL THE LITTLE THIEVES, MUMS AND DADS FOR TRANSPORT
MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF BOTH SOCIETIES FOR CATERING
The Napier Operatic Society The Hastings Light Opera Company
PRESENT THEIR 1972
TWIN CITY PRODUCTION
LIONEL BARTS OLIVER
MUNICIPAL THEATRE – HASTINGS
August 31st- September 9th
MUNICIPAL THEATRE – NAPIER
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WHAT ‘OLIVER’ AND HIS FRIENDS WOULD HAVE GIVEN FOR CURLY TOP SOFT DRINK WITH THEIR MEAL.
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“Well I demand service and selection, quality, value and credit: yes, and convenient surroundings, modern merchandising ideas, pleasant atmosphere and car park facilities too!
Naturally central location, informative advertising and good public relations are important.”
That’s quite a list for any one store – but as Hawke’s Bay’s most progressive departmental store, we do our best to give you all those – plus the confidence of shopping time after time, completely at ease we’ve all the girlish, feminine, female things – everything it takes to make a gal look beautiful and at prices that prove she’s clever too. These high fashion, young fashion, casual fashion, shoes, accessories, millinery,
under fashion and cosmetics there’s manchester and chinaware gift lines, menswear for the fellows to browse in fact, everything for fashion and family needs.
For Shopping Excitement ROACHS The Big Lively Store
IN THE GOLDEN HEART OF HASTINGS
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or write to: P.O. BOX 155 NAPIER.
a twin city production
OFFICERS FOR THIS SEASON
Chairman F. TWYFORD
President Hastings R. WALKER
President Napier J. COLLIER
Chairman F. TWYFORD
Secretary E. REAY
Treasurer F. TWYFORD
Committee J. COLLIER, P. DIXON, A. JONES, R. WALKER, B. WILTON, P. WARING, B. BROWNE, P. DEAN, B. PARKER, Mrs. S.E. REAY.
The societies combining to bring ‘OLIVER!’ to the Hastings and Napier audiences have been meeting regularly over the past two year period prior to staging. Each society realised that the mounting costs of bringing new shows before the public, the problems of casting, stage crews, lighting, preformance [performance] periods and other factors must be considered before any sort of union could be achieved. Both societies have a jealously guarded reputation and in spite of parochial pundits who stated, it could never work, here at last is OLIVER! A twin city production of 22 preformances [performances] brought about by the determination of elected members to the joint committee. With a little give and take from both societies, here we have an example of co-operation within the operatic movement which other groups within and outside could well take note of.
Who knows? – If OLIVER! is the success we hope it will be we may one day have one Hawke’s Bay Operatic Society which could be without par elsewhere in New Zealand.
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We take pleasure in commending to you OLIVER for your entertainment but see us for all QUALITY ELECTRICAL GOODS
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Ces has been associated with both societies as musical director for many years. His love for music however extends over a wider field and he is well known throughout New Zealand particularly in choral and band work. For ‘OLIVER!’ his rehearsal of orchestra, principals and chorus and his conductorship ensure Lionel Barts music loses nothing under the control of his baton. While coaxing the best of them all, his sense of fun is a delight to everone [everyone] who works with him. His dedication to his music assures theatre goers ‘OLIVER!’ will musically be remembered long after the season has finished.
James is resident producer and runs a theatre workshop for the Napier operatic society. He has also produced for the Hastings light opera company. Although invited to produce elsewhere in New Zealand, he had remained loyal to Hawke’s Bay. A perfectionist in so far as the show is concerned, the greatest demands James makes are on his own ability. His creative production, his insight into action and his wonderful knowledge of theatre, enable him to pass on to the cast the ingredients required for a successful production. Training a cast of 44 including 16 of Fagans little thieves is no mean feat. We hope audiences will find ‘OLIVER!’ a unique and delightful experience in the history of theatre in Hawke’s Bay, if so, the credit will be in no small measure the product of our talented and gifted producer to whom both societies say thank you James Morgan.
Rehearsal pianist is the person both the producer and musical director must depend upon for the smooth running of rehearsals. Her high standard of musical ability and her interest in ‘OLIVER!’ carry over into the orchestra as pianist For the many long hours she has so willingly given, both societies acknowledge their thanks.
Also to MISS LORNA DULEY who has proved an able assistant to Christine, we also acknowledge her rehearsal work with thanks.
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BOOK OF MUSIC BY LIONEL BART
OLIVER Robert Rogers or Richard Cook
AT THE WORK HOUSE
Mr. Bumble, the Beadle Bob Murray
Mrs. Corney, the Matron Gillian Davies
Old Sally Judy Brereton
AT THE UNDERTAKERS
Mr. Sowerberry, the Undertaker Anthony Bewley
Mrs. Sowerberry, his wife June Keough
Charlotte, their daughter Susan Unsworth
Noah Claypole, their apprentice Brian Overend
AT THE THEIVES’ [THIEVES’] KITCHEN
Fagin Peter Mackie, Ron Hill on Mondays and Fridays
Artful Doger Alan Rench
Nancy Robyn Houston, Jill Tobin on Mondays and Fridays
Bet Jacky Eagle
Bill Sykes Bunny Unsworth
AT THE BROWNLOWS
Mr. Brownlow John Hodges
Dr. Grimwig Eric Reay
Mrs. Bedwin, the Housekeeper Daphne Dixon
STREETCRIERS Marilyn Mollring, June Keough, Deborah Alexander,
Keith Ormerod, Digby Edgecombe
WORKHOUSE ASSISTANTS Mike Kyle, Hugh Sweeney
WORKHOUSE BOYS & FAGINS THIEVES Ian Westbury, David McNight, Wayne McCormick, David Evans, Jon Brazier, Michael Hughes,
Gary Burnett, David Danks, Wayne Thornton, Ivan Coombs or Aaron Cash
Ross Jackson or Tony Sanderson, Wayne Moon or Philip Kyle, Terry Moore or William Wong
VENDORS AND GENTRY Bill Beckett, Doug Cook, Hugh Sweeny,
Mike Kyle, Digby Edgecombe, Keith Ormerod, Anthony Bewley,
Ron Hill, Brian Overend, Jan Geary, Judy Brereton, Lynda Poynter, Susan Muers, Marilyn Mollring, Shirley Kauter, Daphne Dixon, Deborah Alexander, June Keough, Stephanie Norris, Moyra Bewley
SYNOPSIS OF SCENES
THE PLACE IS LONDON, THE TIME IS ABOUT 1850
SCENE 1 The Workhouse – Early evening
SCENE 2 The Workhouse Parlour – Later (into Street)
SCENE 3 The Undertaker’s
SCENE 4 The Undertaker’s – Next Morning
SCENE 5 Paddington Green – Morning, a week later
SCENE 6 The theives [thieves] kitchen – Later (into the street)
SCENE 1 The “Three Cripples” a public house in Clerkenwell.
The following evening (into the street)
SCENE 2 The Brownlows’ morning room – Two weeks iater
SCENE 3 The theives [thieves] kitchen – (ending in street)
SCENE 4 The workhouse – a few days later (into street)
SCENE 5 The Brownlows’ house – (into street)
SCENE 6 London Bridge – Midnight
Overture and opening scene
Chorus (with Oliver and boys) “FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD”
Chorus (with Mr. Bumble and Widow Corney) “OLIVER”
Duet (Widow Corney and Mr. Bumble) “I SHALL SCREAM”
Song (Mr. Bumble) “BOY FOR SALE”
Trio (Mr. Sowerberry, Mrs. Sowerberry & Mr. Bumble “THAT’S YOUR FUNERAL”
Song (Oliver) “WHERE IS LOVE”
Song (The Artful Dodger, Oliver and Chorus) “CONSIDER YOURSELF”
Encore (Chorus) “CONSIDER YOURSELF”
Song (Fagin with the boys) “PICK A POCKET OR TWO”
Duet (Nancy and Bet with the boys) “ITS A FINE LIFE”
Ensemble (The Artful Dodger, Nancy, Oliver, Bet, Fagin and the boys) “I’D DO ANYTHING”
Song (Fagin, the Artful Dodger and the boys) “BE BACK SOON”
Song (Nancy and Chorus) “OOM-PAH-PAH”
Song (Bill Sykes) “MY NAME”
Song (Nancy) “AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME”
Reprise (Mrs. Bedwin) “WHERE IS LOVE”
Ensemble (Oliver, Street Criers & Chorus) “WHO WILL BUY”
Reprise (Nancy, Bill Sykes, Fagin and the Artful Dodger) “IT’S A FINE LIFE”
Song (Fagin) “REVEIWING [REVIEWING] THE SITUATION”
Reprise (Widow Corney and Mr. Bumble) “OLIVER”
Reprise (Nancy) “AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME”
Reprise (Fagin) “REVEIWING THE SITUATION”
CONDUCTOR Ces Fitzwater
PIANIST Christine Julier
VIOLINS Enid Dunn, Anita Rae, Charlie Jukes, Winifred Bickerstaff
CELLO Joan Palmer
BASS Clifford Howell, Leon Speakman
FLUTE Christine Mori
CLARINETS Alan Thorpe, Arthur Buckley
TRUMPETS Phillip Jennings, Alan Laing
TROMBONES Douglas Robinson, Keith Robinson
FRENCH HORN Michael Winter
PERCUSSION Brian Rae
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JUNE KEOUGH ANTHONY BEWLEY
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Assistant Stage Managers
Sound Technican [Technician]
Robin Le Comte
Fly Floor Staff
June Kauter (assistant wardrobe mistress)
Front of House Staff
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