Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare
Director: Lisa Scott
Musical Director: Amy Bryce
Choreographer: Katie Leitch
Stage Manager: Sarah Wood
Show Dates and Times
When: Tuesday 16th – Saturday 20th October 2018
Number of performances: A total of 6 performances
Evening Performances: 7.30pm
Saturday Matinée Performance: 2.30pm
Performed at: Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey KT18 5AL
Set in the Upper West Side neighbourhood in New York City in the mid 1950s, an ethnic, blue- collar neighbourhood, the musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a white gang. The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang's leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The show explores the consequences of this love and is based on William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
ELOC Rehearsal Times and Venues
Rehearsal Days: ELOC rehearse weekly, on Mondays and Wednesdays (and closer to the show on Sundays too.) Monday rehearsals are for the company (chorus and principals).
Wednesdays rehearsals are mainly for principals, and sometimes dancers. Closer to the show the ensemble are also called for Wednesday rehearsals.
Sunday rehearsals are for the company, and start about a month before show-week.
ELOC will issue a detailed rehearsal schedule once the show is cast. Please make sure you check the schedule regularly for updates and changes. It is also important to let the production team know of any planned absences, so they can plan the rehearsal schedule accordingly.
Rehearsal Times: Monday and Wednesday rehearsals start at 7.50pm for a 8.00pm sharp start.
Sunday rehearsals are planned for the following dates and times:
- Sunday 16th September, 4pm-8pm
- Sunday 23rd September, 4pm-8pm
- Sunday 30th September, 4pm-8pm
- Sunday 7th October, 4pm-8pm
Technical and Dress rehearsals are as follows:
- Sunday 14th October - Band Call and Technical Rehearsal - Epsom Playhouse - 1.00pm* - 11.00pm
- Monday 15th October - Dress Rehearsal - Epsom Playhouse - 6.00pm* - 11.00pm
* Start time may vary, more details nearer the event.
The Technical and Dress rehearsals sometimes finish late, we will do our best to finish as soon as we can, but please be prepared for this!
- Mondays/Sundays - The Good Shepherd Church Hall, Station Approach Road, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5AH
- Wednesdays - The Vale Primary School, Langley Vale, 84-92 Beaconsfield Road, Langley Vale, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 6HP
- If for any reason the rehearsal venue changes, you will be informed.
|Monday 30th April 2018, 8-9pm||Launch Meeting||Good Shepherd Church Hall, Tadworth|
|May||Monday 7th||Bank Holiday, No Meeting|
|Monday 14th, 8pm||Audition Music Rehearsal|
|Wednesday 16th, 8pm||Dance Workshop
(for all, except adults)
|The Vale School, Langley Vale|
|Sunday 20th||Dance Auditions||Good Shepherd Church Hall, Tadworth|
|Monday 21st, 8pm||Auditions continued||Good Shepherd Church Hall, Tadworth|
|Monday 28th||Bank Holiday, No Rehearsal|
|Wednesday 30th, 8pm||Main Hall: Dance Rehearsal||The Vale School, Langley Vale|
|June||Monday 4th, 8pm||Musical Rehearsal||Good Shepherd Church Hall, Tadworth|
|Wednesday 6th, 8pm||Dance Rehearsal||The Vale School, Langley Vale|
|Monday 11th, 8pm||Rehearsal||Good Shepherd Church Hall, Tadworth|
|Wednesdays, 8pm||Main Hall: Dance||The Vale School, Langley Vale|
|Mondays, 8pm||Rehearsal||Good Shepherd Church Hall, Tadworth|
|Wednesdays, 8pm||Rehearsal||The Vale School, Langley Vale|
|September||Sunday 16th, 4-8pm||RUN ACT ONE||Good Shepherd Church Hall, Tadworth|
|Monday 17th &
|Act 1 Tidying: ALL Required|
|Sunday 23rd, 4-8pm||RUN ACT TWO||Good Shepherd Church Hall, Tadworth|
|Monday 24th &
|Act 2 Tidying: ALL Required|
|Sunday 30th, 4-8pm||FULL RUN||Good Shepherd Church Hall, Tadworth|
|October||Monday 1st &
|Runs/Tidying: ALL Required|
|Sunday 7th, 4-8pm||FULL RUN||Good Shepherd Church Hall, Tadworth|
|Monday 8th &
|Runs/Tidying: ALL Required|
|Sunday 14th, 1-11pm||BAND CALL & TECH||Epsom Playhouse|
|Monday 15th, 6-11pm||DRESS REHEARSAL|