News & events

  • Meet the cast of Sweet Charity

    Opening night in drawing closer. This is the point of the process that the cast and production team both love and dread at the same time. Not only do our wonderful cast have to remember their dance moves, lines and songs, but they also have to negotiate with scenery, props and eventually the rest of the theatrical arts that get Continue Reading

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  • How do I get tickets for Sweet Charity?

    We have only five weeks to go until opening night and rehearsals are well under way and progressing nicely! Sweet Charity is famous for being full of Bob Fosse signature choreography and it’s difficult to watch a music video these days without seeing Fosse inspired moves in action - Beyone- Single ladies... 90% Fosse, 10% Beyone. Our Ms Fosse herself, Continue Reading

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  • From as little as £5, you can become a patron of GAOS.

    Becoming a patron of GAOS is like becoming a friend of the society. It is one way of showing your support and helping to ensure GAOS continues to flourish by agreeing to give a small financial contribution. Your first £5 (minimum contribution) will get you – two patron priority booking vouchers. Each voucher entitles you to priority book one ticket on Continue Reading

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  • Noda Long Service Medals – Ten is the magic number!

    It’s that time of the year again, when we ask our members to tally up the number of productions they have been involved in to see if they can apply for a long service award. The first long service award is 10 years and then every five years after that (15, 20, 25 etc) The shows don’t need to run Continue Reading

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  • CAST ANNOUNCEMENT

    Following successful casting auditions last week (10th & 11th September), we are delighted to announce the cast for our 2019 production of Sweet Charity. The competition was fierce and our production team would like to thank everyone who came along to try out. In addition to our company rehearsals on Monday evenings, our principles will start rehearsals from this Wednesday. LET'S Continue Reading

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  • Sweet Charity Auditions

    For this year's production of Sweet Charity, we are looking for a number of principles, supporting character roles and dancers. Auditions will be held at the Burgh Primary School in Galashiels on Monday 10th September (Dance) and Tuesday 11th September (singing and acting). Auditions information, including songs and monologues were provided to the cast in the first few weeks of rehearsals. Continue Reading

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  • What’s Sweet Charity all about?

    Our next production 'Sweet Charity' (4th -9th March 2019) tells the story of Charity Hope Valentine, a down on her luck dance hall hostess who longs to find love. The music is by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Book by Neil Simon. Charity, and a number of her friends work at the seedy Fandango Ballroom, owned by Herman. Charity Continue Reading

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  • Welcome night for Season 2018/19

    Our new season begins will begin on 20th August 2018. If you are interested, come along and meet the company, hear what Jeff and Marie have to say about their plans for 'Sweet Charity' and have a sing through some of the numbers. Sweet Charity is a funny, lively show with lots of well known numbers you will recognize. Membership Continue Reading

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  • AGM update

    Gala Opera committee held our Annual General Meeting on Monday 14th May. We confirmed the Office Bearers for next year (cue an update of our committee web page) and dates for next year year’s production of Sweet Charity. It will be on Sunday (preview) 3rd March 2019 - 9th March 2019. Other updates will be provided through the formal AGM Continue Reading

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