Rehearsals & Auditions
We rehearse throughout the year on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings and stage two major musical productions annually in late March and September.
Cody OPSOC welcome all enthusiatic performers, whatever your experience, to join in our productions. If you are new to the Society then some pointers for auditions are given below, and for further details of membership click here.
Rehearsals for each new production start almost immediately after the previous show. Therefore if you are interested in joining the society as a performing member then the best time to consider this is at that time, please contact one of our secretaries for further details.
We conduct open auditions for anyone, member or not, for most principal parts for each production. Take a look at our future productions page for cast lists and specific audition information.
These auditions will usually take place at our normal rehearsal venue on a Sunday afternoon, 2-3 weeks after the previous production, with a read-through for auditionees on a Tuesday or Thursday prior to the audition day. Again please check for times and audition material against the production information, or contact one of our secretaries.
New Member Auditions
We generally have vacancies for any new member looking to 'tread the boards' for either non-auditioned minor principle parts, chorus and/or dancers. We have a very good reputation for the quality of our productions in terms of both our singing and how we put the whole show on, so we do have auditions for new members, but welcome all talent, experienced, or 'yet to be moulded'... we look to create high quality entertainment in a fun and stimulating atmosphere. (For insurance purposes the minimum age is 17 at the time of the show, except where the production requires younger members).
To register as a new member for a production please contact one of our secretaries and join in our first rehearsals. At the end of these rehearsals new members are invited to sing any song you like, choose something that you know and that will show the committee what you can do. Bring the music along to the audition and our accompanist will play for you. Everyone is nervous - we do understand and everyone listening to you has done an audition too!!
Please do not worry that you have never sung much before or not done anything on stage. What is far more important is for a new member to be enthusiastic and want to join - we can teach you stage craft etc, that is why we have experienced and highly skilled directors to do the job! (or that's what they tell us!!)...
For full details regarding membership of the society see here