Welcome to the first post on the JTC’s blog. In an effort to push, pull or otherwise drag the Theatre Company into the 21st century we’ve decided to embrace the latest in social media by revamping our website, creating a facebook page thingy (whatever that is) and sign up for Twitter. We hope that you enjoy reading our escapades and support us by attending our productions.
As you may know by now, our next show is Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which is licenced to us with the kind permission of Lord Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group.
In mid December 2011, a casting call was held and many old and new faces attended our rehearsal room to find out details of the production. Joseph really is a truly amazing show, a complete musical with no dialogue at all.
Competition for some of the leading parts was fierce and inevitably there were one or two disappointments. We always try and accommodate everyone’s wishes but sometimes there are simply not enough parts to go around. Despite this, everyone was eager to be a part of the production and rehearsals are now well under way.
Robert Margolis our veteran Director returns in his truly unique style to lavish his years of experience on the cast and shape them to perfection. If you haven’t ever worked with Rob before it can be quite an eye-opener and many are intimidated by his style. But his bark is much worse than his bite and underneath it he’s a bit of a pussy cat. We’re truly blessed to have the benefit of his directorship.
Vader Margolis is ably assisted by our resident Choreographer Debbie Hilton, who co-incidentally, happens to be the Dark Lord’s sister. Debbie has helped the JTC many, many times and has ship- shaped and Bristol fashioned many a cast into performing some amazing dance routines for us. Having the two of them work together is a delightful experience.