News & events

  • 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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  • New look for Gala Opera’s website

    Galashiels Amatuer Operatic Society celebrated its 110th Birthday in 2017 and our old website was feeling that old too! As a society we continue to welcome new members who want to support us and perform with us, therefore our committee thought a fresh new digital look was key. Go us …#gaos The usual stuff can be found here including; contact details, Continue Reading

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