ALL TOGETHER NOW!
This is the aptly titled revue/concert that will be performed by societies across the world on the same weekend.
Intended to welcome performers back to the stage, audiences back to the theatre, and societies to work together, global theatrical rights company MTI (Musical Theatre International) have developed a musical compilation for us to perform. Many of the numbers are from shows that have not even been released to amateur groups, so this is a wonderful opportunity to reopen the theatre doors. We are therefore delighted to announce that we will be presenting ALL TOGETHER NOW! at the Keighley Playhouse, on Friday November 12th, and two performances on Sat November 13th.
Numbers are limited, and so watch this space for ticket information.
Musical Director: John Sandland
Director: Peter Whitley
Choreography: Judith Chapman
KMTC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is to be held on Tuesday 14th September 2021
Due to the Coronavirus situation, we have delayed this as long as possible, however it is our duty to present the accounts no later than six months after the year-end. We are delighted that this year we are able to meet in person, and hope you are able to join us. More details below.
The AGM is a meeting we have every year when the Chair reports on the year’s activities, the accounts are discussed, and the Executive Committee is elected, presentation of NODA medals along with any other items on the agenda. Everyone is welcome but if there are any votes only ‘paid up’ members over 15 are allowed to vote. As we were inactive last year, we are including the previous years membership as paid up members. Therefore, if you renewed your membership since the last AGM, or you have been a member during the 2018/19 year (the year we did ‘Oliver!’ and ’Cinderella’), then you will be eligible to vote.
Message from our Chair
I am so pleased to write this letter to you to invite you to the Company’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday Sept 14th 2021 at, 7.30 pm in our new premises, The Riddlesden Institute, Scott Lane, Riddlesden, Keighley. It will be lovely to see everyone again… in person!
After the Committee’s many Zoom meetings and difficult decisions, we are very excited about our forthcoming production “All Together Now” to be performed at Keighley Playhouse on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 November, with two performances on Saturday. This musical review has been given to us by the rights holders, Musical Theatre International (MTI) and will be a global event designed to welcome people back into the theatre after such a difficult time. The first rehearsal will be held on Tuesday 31 August at 7.30 pm at the Institute.
A year we will never forget!
I don’t think anybody could have foreseen such a worldwide disaster that has affected everyone in some way. Here in our small town of Keighley we have all been hit hard by this pandemic as individuals, as families, and also as a group. We are fortunate to be strong, have a good committee and membership, and a loyal base of supporters that will be there at the other end waiting for us to return – and we will return!
The lock-down began in the middle of our Joseph auditions, and at the time we thought it was simply a setback that we could recover from. Unfortunately as things stand the best we can hope for is to be back on stage in October 2021. This decision – announced on our FaceBook page recently was difficult, but the safety of our cast, crew and audiences are of greatest importance. Sadly, the performance rights for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat are not available for next October, so we are now looking for a suitable technicolor alternative. We do hope to bring Joseph back when this is available again.
Please stay safe everyone, we hope to see you all again very soon!
The KMTC Commitee