Theatre in Wales

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Billboard Ensemble

Barry
phone :(01446) 400055 / 07709927809
contact person Jon Mason Coombs
e-mail jcoombs50@hotmail.com
artistic policy Billboard Ensemble formed in 1996 and is Barry's premiere Amateur Dramatics company.However there is nothing Amateur about this group,often staging 1sts in the Vale area this company has wowed local audiences for nearly 10years with such hit shows as:AnythingGoes,Crazy for You,Me and My Girl,Sweet Charity,Little Shop of Horrors,Gypsy,Annie Get Your Gun,plus a very spectacular christmas pantomime each year we have a large junior section,who perform their own shows too, all shows are staged in the Barry Memorial hall Thatre.Often with casts of over 50 people with spectacular scenery and costumes large orchestras and an abundance of talent!!We also hold fundraising nights such as a talent show ,stars in their eyes night,where members both performing and non performing can do a turn!! quiz nights and a summer and christmas Ball.

Billboard Ensemble is a non profit making orgainisation and is run by an administration team and a production team.Any profits from any show is ploughed back into next production.One of our current Directors has trained professionally and has worked as an Actor in London and is a qualified secondary teacher. All the production team(s) involved with the junior section our police checked,so it is a safe happy enviroment for all. 

Billboard is a very friendly,welcoming and fair company holding open auditions for all productions for new and exsisting members to audition.

Lots of our members stay with Billboard for many years,both in the chorus and in the principle line up this is testement to the company and how friendly it is.

Many of our members have gone on to sucessfully audition and gain places at top London theatre schools.Members of Billboard Ensemble  have gone to train at The London Acadamy of Performing Arts(L.A.P.A) and Arts Educational school(Arts Ed).Many of our junior section are with agencies and often appear on T.V.one member Luke Perry aged eight recently apeared in the new Dr Who Series,episodes 8 and 9 (the Empty child) as the child!Senior members are often asked to audition and take part in other companies productions,but all our members are greatful for the stage skills they are given with Billboard Ensemble

2006 promises to be a very exciting year for Billboard who will be celebrating their 10th Aniversary and also a very busy one!with three major productions firstly the junior section with their own specially written musical then the senior section will stage the hit musical 42nd st in late july and then the whole company will perform in thier annual christmas pantomime Cinderella! Billboard are even planning to try and stage a play sometime in the year,as their comedy plays staged in the past have been very successful.

If you wish to join this highly sucessfull company please contact us, either in the capacity of a performer or to join our very professional back stage crew.
other notes Principle/Director:Jon Mason Coombs, BA hons Sec drama,post Grad in Acting,Nat Dip

Director:            Victoria Jones

Director:             Claire louise Timney,Nat.Dip in performing arts 

Musical Director:  John Gossett

Accompanist:      Gaynor Grant, A.L.M.C
 

 

 

 

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